Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
AWE at Night: March 2023
DATE: Thursday, March 16, 2022
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 2nd and 3rd floor, AWE
Looking for something to do as the sun goes down?
On March 16, AWE will be open late from 5-9 pm for AWE at Night featuring art activities, food and beverage as well as lively entertainment. Come on out for the beautiful views – both inside and out!
Seed Bomb Workshop⎮ 5pm – 9pm, 2nd floor, Education Studio
Become a guerilla gardener! With spring fast approaching, join us in the studio to create seed bombs that will bring local wildflowers to our communities. Wildflowers attract pollinators and insects that support our gardens and green spaces. Choose from a selection of different seeds and use clay and compost to craft your seed bombs. These small pods are perfect for tossing anywhere that needs an extra burst of flowers. Watch as our community blossoms!
In Conversation: Sara Graham and Nadja Pelkey ⎮ 6pm-6:30pm, 2nd floor galleries
Join artist Sara Graham and curator Nadja Pelkey for an artist talk and guided tour of Graham’s current exhibition, Sara Graham: Cut-outs, Offcuts, and Cast-offs. Her work explores ideas and issues of the contemporary city, looking at the connections and disconnections between the built environment and the landscape it occupies. Much of her work is inspired by the way she experiences the city through walking or using public transit. There is room to think while moving through a city, to notice, to wonder.
Community Conversation ⎮ 6:30pm – 7:00pm, 3rd floor galleries
In 2022, the provincial government passed Bill 23 that has the province planning to build 1.5 million homes over the course of 10 years. Windsor is expected to build 13,000 new homes by 2031. However, over 6,000 households in Windsor-Essex are currently waiting for affordable housing options. With a six-year wait time, rising costs of living and lack of resources, many Windsorites are asking themselves if this will be enough to support our region’s growing population. How can we plan for a more accessible, inclusive, affordable, and sustainable community?
On Thursday, March 16, from 6:30pm to 7pm, join us for Affordable Housing? A Community Conversation, moderated by Craig Pearson, The Windsor Star. We encourage engagement and respectful questions about the topic of this discussion. We look forward to welcoming you for this important discussion.
Guided Tour of Rick Leong: Hard Look Soft Gaze ⎮ 7pm – 7:30pm, 3rd floor galleries
Join us for a guided tour of Rick Leong: Hard Look Soft Gaze. Rick Leong selected and curated works depicting landscapes from AWE’s collection of nearly 4,000 works, and to activate them by creating a painting of his own. Leong’s newly-finished large-scale work is presented alongside 30 works from AWE’s collection, evoking the ways in which we move through space and time and inhabit the landscapes around us.
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 provided by Windsor Eats and CJAM 99.1 FM.
Admission to attend AWE at Night is $10. Members always have free admission.
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.
Photo credit: Justin Elliott @jel_media