Kings & Queens Gallery-Hamilton

$1,500 of $100k goal

Raised by 11 people in 13 months
Sean Hartley  Hamilton, ON

Hamilton is home and we are happy to be back.  My name is Anna-Maria Hartley I am sooo excited to tell you about our plans for this great city.  We are opening a Gallery/Lounge right downtown to enjoy art, wine, cocktails, entertainment and even a few weddings in a very classy building; the old Capitol Theatre at 103 King St. East.  My husband, Sean Hartley, was born in Hamilton and I came from Poland.   After many years living outside the area he convinced me to move here and give this great city a chance.  I am very glad I did.  Our original plan was to look for space in the Toronto area but soon realized that Hamilton was perfect. We have such amazing people that you sometimes forget just how big this city is.  We want to give something back to the arts and entertainment scene. The old Capitol Theatre won our hearts as the jewel on King St.  

I am an artist and after the renovations we will operate like a traditional gallery with a twist. We will rotate shows and have special events, gala's, balls, fashion shows, body painting, music, dancing, burlesque.....the list goes on.  Our amazing venue is also available for weddings, corportate events, photo shoots, and anything else you can think of.  Sound amazing?  Wait til you see our decor.  

We have collected vintage Victorain furniture from many families in the Hamilton area to use in our lounge. Each peice has a story and we wanted our space to be filled with love and amazing memories.  Why not start with the right energy and share it.  


The views from our 2 balconies overlooking King St make us very unique. Using our space for weddings, corp events, and special galas will help expose the amazing arts and entertainment Hamilton has to offer. With a glass of wine our customers will spend precious time socializing in an elegant space. We have over 4000 square feet of Gallery/Lounge on 5 different levels. A main Bar, a Martini Bar, and a second floor Gallery Bar.

We are looking to raise $100000 to help us complete the inside of the Capitol Theatre at 103 King St. East Hamilton; just across from the Royal Connaught condos.  Our beautiful old lady needs some serious tlc to bring her back to glory.  The glass arched window will be preserved and an all new constructed glass entrance will be stunning; spiral staircase included.

All donations are given back to you in gift certificates and rewards to use when we open.  We are not looking for handouts.  If Kings and Queens sounds like a place you would visit then please support us now so we can be open sooner!

We can't wait to show you more.....

Sincerly,
Anna-Maria and Sean

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Update 23
Posted by Sean Hartley
6 days ago
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Work is starting next week on the glass facade. Notching out the stone to fit the steel frame. Minimal changes to the stone A-Pillars. Exploratory demo of the arch glass window mantle to find suitable anchor points for the glass frame. Minimal damage again.
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Update 22
Posted by Sean Hartley
12 days ago
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Our first ever art show is coming next week. PoP Up Art Show - "Oniomania" (compulsive impulse buying)
Artist submissions Deadline is March 15th. Email us for application at arts.kingsqueens@gmail.com
Show is March 23 6-11pm Come and see us under construction. No cover charge.
PoP Up Art Show March 23 6-11pm
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Update 21
Posted by Sean Hartley
23 days ago
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We have updated our story please check it out.
Glass facade final engineering is almost done.
Time to order materials.
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Update 20
Posted by Sean Hartley
1 month ago
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Huge update here. Building permits fully approved and construction has started on our new glass facade. Excavation started yesterday for the concrete footings to support the curtain wall glass entrance. See the pic .
Very exciting. We are actively looking for larger investment partners. Starting at $5000. Equity or term loan at 8% (interest only, bal due at term end)
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$1,500 of $100k goal

Raised by 11 people in 13 months
Created February 1, 2016
$250
Donna Warring
11 days ago

This is so exciting for Hamilton! So Important to support the Arts! We salute you for this upcoming experience.

DM
$50
Debra Mills
1 month ago
$250
Stephanie Lechniak
1 month ago

Haunted Hamilton is so excited and honoured to be working with the Kings and Queens Gallery Lounge on future spooky projects! All the best in your endeavors Sean & Anna-Maria! You guys are gonna rock it! Lots of Spooky Love! ~ Spooky Steph www.hauntedhamilton.com

LC
$25
Lauren Campbell
3 months ago
$250
Anonymous
11 months ago
RH
$100
Ronald Rons Hagel/Pesowsky
11 months ago

Come on Hamilton, jump on the bandwagon and support our New Downtown!

$25
Anonymous
12 months ago
$25
Anonymous
13 months ago
$25
Jennifer Coomber
13 months ago

Jay and I wish you the best of luck!

CH
$250
Christina Hannus
13 months ago
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