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: November 2022
DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2022
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 2nd and 3rd floor, AWE
Looking for something to do as the sun goes down?
On November 17, AWE will be open late from 5-9 pm for AWE at Night featuring art activities, community conversations, food and beverage as well as lively entertainment. Meet young creators and makers from Windsor-Essex using art as a tool for change and connection. Come on out for the beautiful views – both inside and out!
Beading Workshop with Krystal Bigsky ⎮ 5pm – 9pm, 3rd floor
Join guest facilitator Krystal Bigsky on the 3rd floor of AWE to try your hand at beading! Krystal will help you create your very own beaded pin.
Open Rehearsal ⎮ 5:30pm – 6pm, 2nd floor galleries
Kick off the evening with members from the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra! The AWE galleries will transform into an open rehearsal space hosting young musicians as they fine-tune their instruments and fill the galleries with music. Guests are welcome to engage with the musicians and contemplate the art that surrounds them.
Film Screening ⎮6pm – 7pm, 2nd floor, Education Studio
To commemorate Treaties Week, AWE presents the films It starts with a Whisper by Shelley Niro (30 mins) and These Are My People (1969) by Roy Daniels, Willie Dunn, Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell and Barbara Wilson—members of the Indian Film Crew (IFC) (13 mins). Corn soup and fry bread will be served before the screening. This program is organized in partnership with Turtle Island: The Aboriginal Education Centre at the University of Windsor and curator Czarina Mendoza.
Community Conversation ⎮ 7:30pm – 8pm, 3rd floor
Meet young creators, makers and doers from the Windsor-Essex community during this lighting community conversation! Members from the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Vanguard Youth Arts Collective, and the AWE Teen Arts Council will share how they harness the power of art, music, and collaboration to activate change and connection in their communities. Join us on the third floor of AWE from 7:30pm – 8pm for this fast-paced community conversation. We encourage engagement and respectful, curious questions about the topic of this conversation. We look forward to welcoming our community into this important conversation!
Music, food, and drink ⎮ 7pm – 9pm, 3rd floor
Head up to the third floor to join us for music, food and drinks provided by Windsor Eats and CJAM 99.1 FM! Non-alcoholic beverages will be served at this edition of AWE at Night (pops and water, alcohol-free versions of margaritas, “whisky”, “gin” and non-alcoholic beer).
AWE at Night is a free event that requires gallery admission to attend. Admission to the gallery 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.