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Black Box Sessions

OVERCOATS PERFORM "WALK ON" AND "I DON'T BELIEVE IN US" LIVE IN THE COLLECTIVE ARTS BLACK BOX AT INDIE88. When Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell first met at University in Connecticut in 2011, they quickly bonded …

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The Blue Stones

THE BLUE STONES PERFORM "BE MY FIRE" AND "BLACK HOLES (SOLID GROUND)" LIVE AT INDIE88 IN THE COLLECTIVE ARTS BLACK BOX. The Windsor-ON based garage blues-rock duo of Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier have been friends …

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Jane's Party

JANE'S PARTY PERFORMS "YOU'RE THE LIGHT" AND "WAIT FOR YOU" LIVE AT INDIE88 IN THE COLLECTIVE ARTS BLACK BOX. In this Collective Arts Black Box Session, we’re joined by the Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Jane’s Party performing …

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JEEN PERFORMS "MEDICATE ME" AND "ANY MOMENT" LIVE IN THE COLLECTIVE ARTS BLACK BOX. In addition to her solo work, prolific songwriter Jeen O’Brien has created tunes for a slew of great Canadian artists including Serena …

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Top 5 Albums of December

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No matter how diligently you plan, you never really know what will happen on New Year’s Eve. I, for one, found myself in rural Manchester, Vermont playing cover songs for unenthused baby boomers. Rather unceremoniously, …


Live Music Venues in Vancouver You Should Visit

We’re entering the last two weeks of our BC Call for Musicians! Collective Arts is currently hosting a this call with our friends at do604 and The Railway Stage and Beer Café until December 31st. …

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Top 5 Albums of October

October is the month of the ghastly, the grotesque, and the indulgence of fantasy - it’s the one month of the year where we freely celebrate what frightens us by memorializing our greatest fears. Our …

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Top 5 Albums of September

The turning of September is a checkpoint that affects most everyone, be it in the climate cooling or the anxious mentality of pre-hibernation. Though January marks our entrance to a new year, September marks our …


Bash in the Brewery, Series 8 Launch

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August 12, 2017 marked the reveal of our 8th Series of labels! We partied in the brewery in #HamOnt with Weaves, DJ RacOne, Hogtown Sound and Dean and Jake from Hollerado, all while Jordan Warmington …


Bash in the Brewery, the Series Six Launch

May 14 of 2016 was one helluva party, #HamOnt. We launched our Series Six labels, introduced new beer, and danced all night. You remember, you were there! This party also marked the six month anniversary …


We Can Officially Call Hamilton Our Home.


Photos courtesy of Andrew Williamson If you were in Hamilton, Ontario this past November 14th and 15th, you may have been at our brewery Open House and Bash in collaboration with Nickel Brook Brewing. If you …


Series Four Label Reveal Party


February 19th was one of those nights you don't easily forget, Toronto. Not just because it was -40 outside (hi and welcome to Canada), but because we at Collective Arts threw a party complete with …


Liquid Art Fest Recap

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Liquid Art Festival 2018 from Collective Arts Brewing on Vimeo.

Series 8 Bash in the Brewery with Weaves

On August 12, 2017, Juno- nominated Weaves rocked the brewery to celebrate the reveal of our Series 8 Labels. In a little over two short years, Weaves have gone from a collection of voice memos on …

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Series 7 at Honest Ed's

We said goodbye to an iconic piece of Toronto, Honest Ed's. There was dancing. There was art. There was a beer festival in a maze. This was one of our most epic events and we were …

Series 6 Bash in the Brewery


Allison Bamcat

Featured Artists

Allison Bamcat is a contemporary illustrator living in Los Angeles, CA. Through her use of lumpy props and characters suspended in a candy-coated landscape, speckled with botanicals, Bamcat's works transport the viewer to a friendly, …

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Leonardo Quiles

Leo Quiles is a writer, illustrator and animator. He received a Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration from the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School; he studied Illustration at Parsons School of Design, and received …


Natalie Very B.

Natalie Very B. is a published Polish-Canadian illustrator and designer. Having grown up in a country with a strong patriarchal regime and an obvious system of inequality, she finds solace in painting ethereal shapes of female …

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Chelsea Stephen

Chelsea is an illustrator, designer, maker, doodler, a joker and general adrenaline junkie. When she's not creating are work she's either shredding waves, pavement, or snow. Its not unlikely that you’d find her living out …

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Just Tapped

Toronto's Twist was first conceived in late 2013 as a collaborative project between songwriter Laura Hermiston and Brian Borchedt of 'Holy Fuck'. The pair met as Hermiston's earlier band was dissolving and Borchedt was in …


Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy was started by Philadelphia high school friends Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar). In 2016 the band quietly released their first recordings, including the single “Astrovan” which much to their surprise …

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The Weird

Street art crew The Weird, were founded in 2011 when ten members based throughout Germany and Austria came together to transform urban centres internationally. They all come from a graffiti background and focus on high-quality character …


the Beaches


The Beaches Two sisters, and two best friends from Toronto's The Beaches make for a not-so-average Rock'n Roll girl band. Evolving over the years from naturally just growing up (they started as a band in high …

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International Women's Day Panel


In honour of International Women's Day, we are hosting a panel discussion in collaboration with Hamilton HIVE featuring local women professionals/artists/activists/business owners/bad asses! From 6-7PM Andrea Pohlmann of Hamilton HIVE will moderate a panel discussion with …

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We're excited to announce the 2019 Liquid Art Festival Music Lineup! The headliners, in order of play include The Blue Stones (Windsor, Ont), Valley (Toronto, Ont), Birds of Bellwoods (Toronto, Ont), and Real Estate (NJ, USA). …


Winter Beer Lineup

IPA No. 9 Our newest in our IPA series is a Double Dry-Hopped Brut IPA . Crisp, bubbly and utterly bursting full of fresh Azacca and Citra hops. The aroma and flavour of bright citrus and …

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Surround Sound with Amarillo & Simcoe hops

Our newest version of our Surround Sound DIPA has brilliant notes of mandarin citrus, with pleasant undertones of tropical fruit and pine thanks to a huge 20 g/L dry hop dosing of Simcoe and Amarillo …