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AWE at Night - December 2023

DATE: Thursday, December 14th, 2023
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 401 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor, ON


  • Current AWE Members: free admission
  • Non-Members: $10 Admission

On December 14th, Art Windsor-Essex is open late for a spectacular evening of art activities, community conversations, guided tours, delicious food/ drinks, music, and good vibes!

DIY Fabric Ornaments ⎮ 5pm – 9pm,  2nd floor Education Studio 

Join us for a festive sewing ornament activity led by @designsby.sav. Using hand-stitched techniques or a sewing machine, create personalized holiday decorations using fabrics and sparkling embellishments. Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or a sewing beginner, this hands-on workshop is sure to bring the holiday cheer!

Indigenous Youth Fashion Show ⎮ 5pm – 6pm, 3rd floor galleries

Witness the runway come alive as our talented young designers showcase head-to-toe looks celebrating their cultural and personal identity. Over the course of eight workshops, participants were guided by creative mentors from the community to create their distinctive outfits. This is an Indigenous-led project, in partnership with AWE and the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre Of Windsor, was co-developed by Indigenous community members and is supported by the Solcz Family Foundation.

Conversation with IAIN BAXTER&⎮ 6pm – 6:30 pm, 3rd floor galleries

Join us for an engaging dialogue with the renowned Windsor-based artist IAIN BAXTER& as he discusses his work, currently showcased in The Once and Future City.

Is Windsor an Event City ? A Community Conversation ⎮ 6:30pm – 7pm, 3rd floor galleries

Discover the vibrant side of Windsor-Essex! Join our expert panel as they unveil hidden gems, showcase the vibrant arts and culture, and highlight the exciting experiences that define Windsor as an events city. Let’s reframe the narrative and shatter the myth that it’s anything but exciting!

Speakers: Steve Green, Zule Ankamah and Adriano Ciotoli

Moderated by Craig Pearson, The Windsor Star

Artist Talk: Jessica Rachel Cook⎮ 7pm-7:30pm, 2nd floor galleries 

Jessica’s work Under the Blanket is currently featured in the exhibition Nii Ndahlohke / I Work, curated by Mary Jane McCallum and Julie Rae Tucker. Jessica Rachel Cook is an Oji-cree from the wolf clan whose family is from Constance Lake First Nation and Bkejwanong First Nation. As a formally trained fine artist, Jessica seamlessly navigates traditional and contemporary mediums, photography, and multimedia. In addition to being a passionate educator involved in community outreach and group art projects.

Music, food, and drinks ⎮ 6pm – 9pm,  3rd floor 

Let’s celebrate! Cap off the night on the third floor with music, delightful food, and drinks provided by Windsor Eats.

Other Exhibitions + Displays on now

See all exhibitions

Waawiiatanong Forever

Location: South Project Gallery, 2nd floor

The Once and Future City

Location: Third Floor

Nii Ndahlohke / I Work

Location: Third Floor