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AWE at Night - April 2024

DATE: Thursday, April 18th, 2024
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 401 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor, ON


  • Current AWE Members: Free admission
  • Non-Members: $10

Accessibility: Accessibility and accommodation requests must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. Please contact for questions.

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Save the date! On April 18th, Art Windsor-Essex is open late for an evening of art activities, community conversations, guided tours, and good vibes.

Art Activity: Quillwork Zig Zag Stitch with Vanessa Dion Fletcher ⎮ 5pm – 9pm,  2nd floor Education Studio

Learn how to zig zag stitch using porcupine quills! Vanessa Dion Fletcher is a Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist. Her family is from Eelūnaapèewii Lahkèewiitt (displaced from Lenapehoking) and European settlers. She uses porcupine quills, wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally.  This workshop is supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, University of Winnipeg.

Art Activity: Cut and Paste: Mixed Media Collage with @arthoejoe_ ⎮ 5pm – 9pm,  3rd floor, Solcz Family Suite

Meet Joe I., better known as @arthoejoe_. Joe channels their healing into art that encourages viewers to notice life’s details. Using mixed media, stickers and text, Joe’s work combines large and small elements to convey the message that it’s okay to face inner battles. Through colorful art with deeper meanings, Joe aims to inspire self-acceptance and the importance of mental and physical well-being, nurturing others to grow into their best selves. Channel your inner 2000s self as we create epic collages and sticker masterpieces!

Art for Auction?: Collection Care for the 21st Century  ⎮ 6:30pm – 7pm,  3rd floor galleries

Art Windsor-Essex recently announced details of a new endowment fund to support the care and diversification of AWE’s collection. To establish funds for this endowment, AWE will be deaccessioning select works of art, some of which will go up for public sale by Canadian auction house, Cowley Abbott, as part of their annual Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian & International Art on Thursday, May 30, 2024. Join us for a community conversation on deaccessioning to learn more about this initiative, and to discuss how museums are approaching deaccessioning to support collections growth. 

With speakers Colette Denali Montoya-Sloan, Robert Cowley, and Emily McKibbon. Moderated by Julie Rae Tucker.   

Guided Tour of Last Look with Emily McKibbon⎮ 7pm – 7:30pm,  2nd floor galleries

Last Look is an opportunity to view select works that have been deaccessioned from AWE’s collection. From out of the vault, into the gallery for one last time, these works will soon be removed from AWE’s collection as they are out of scope of AWE’s collections focus on visual arts production in Canada.

Music, food, and drink ⎮ 7pm – 9pm, 3rd floor

Let’s celebrate! Head up to the third floor to join us for music, food and drinks by Windsor Eats, and good vibes.

Photography and videography will be present throughout the event. By entering this event site you agree to be filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.

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