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AWE at Night - June 2024

DATE: Thursday, June 20th, 2024
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 401 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor, ON


  • Current AWE Members: Free admission Art Windsor-Essex
  • 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! As part of AWE’s National Indigenous People’s Day Festival, join us on June 20th for a special edition of AWE at Night. Art Windsor-Essex is open late for an evening of art activities, community conversations, guided tours, and good vibes.


Art Activity ⎮ 5pm – 9pm,  2nd floor Education Studio

Join us in the studio for a collaborative art activity. This is open to all, no artistic experience needed!

River Bookshop Pop-up Shop ⎮ 5pm – 9pm,  3rd floor

River Bookshop will be on hand selling copies of Lloyd Alter’s publications: Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle (2021), and The Story of Upfront Carbon (2024). As well as Richard Peddie’s new publication, Great Small Towns of Ontario (2024).

Performance: Dialogue no. 8 by Ed Janzen and Collette Broeders ⎮ 4pm – 6pm,  2nd floor galleries 

The performances and installation of Dialogue no. 8 respond to over 500 ‘letters of love’ submitted by participants. The artists directly engage with these texts through rhythmic, interactive performances that transform and expand the gallery space throughout the duration of this exhibit. The performances follow 3 rules: 1) Perform letters of love submissions, 2) Connect with the textures of the space, and 3) Embody the sense of touch.

Ed Janzen and Collette Broeders have been collaborating since 2020. Their work consists of performative large-scale drawings and video installations expressed through drawing and rhythmic movement. Written text, surroundings of place, and tactile sensory experience influence their work. Their individual practices share an interest in mark-making, walking, and the use of text.

Mini Roundance @AWE⎮ 5pm – 6pm,  2nd floor galleries 

Let’s join hands and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Days in Windsor-Essex! Everyone is welcome: all ages, backgrounds and cultures. Presented in honour of the exhibition Waawiiatanong Forever. Hosted by Shane Lyon with William Corttelle (Aamjiwnaang FN) Animikeence Plain (Aamjiwnaang FN), and Adrian Klein (Oneida Nation). Light refreshment by Hoby Maracle.

Artist Talk: Michael Belmore⎮ 6pm – 6:30pm,  2nd floor galleries

Michael Belmore uses a variety of materials and processes that at times may seem disjointed, yet, the reality is that together his work and processes speak about the environment, about land, about water, and what it is to be Anishinaabe. Michael was recently commissioned by Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) to create a work of art that will be installed at the Canadian Port of Entry at the Gordie Howe International Bridge. His work is also featured at AWE in the exhibition, Love Languages, curated by Julie Rae Tucker.

Small Town, Downtown: A Community Conversation⎮ 6:30pm – 7pm,  3rd floor galleries 

Join Richard Peddie, Lloyd Alter and Chief Mary Duckworth of Caldwell First Nation for a conversation about community building, growth and sustainability.  River Bookshop will be on hand selling copies of Lloyd Alter’s publications: Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle (2021), and The Story of Upfront Carbon (2024), as well as Richard Peddie’s new publication, Great Small Towns of Ontario (2024).

Curator and Artist Tour: Jordan Sook & Jennifer Matotek⎮ 7pm – 7:30pm,  2nd floor galleries

The Closest I’ve Felt to God features new works by Toronto-based artist Jordan Sook that reflect on the history of the Underground Railroad. Developed in close conversation with descendants of Freedom Seekers who crossed the Detroit River in their pursuit of freedom, Sook’s exhibition unites community voices to honour the past and inspire a brighter future. This exhibition is curated by Jennifer Matotek and supported by Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority.

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.

Photo by Justin Elliott @jel_media.

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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