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AWE at Night - October 2023

DATE: Thursday, October 19th, 2023
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 401 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor, ON


  • Current AWE and/or Museum Windsor Members: Free admission to both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum
  • Non-Members: $13.25 – Admission to both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum

Be amongst the first to discover new exhibitions! On October 19th, both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum are extending their hours until 9 pm for AWE at Night! Join us for an evening of art activities, community conversations, guided tours, delicious food and drinks, music, and good vibes.


Pumpkin Painting with the AWE Teen Arts Council ⎮ 5pm – 9pm, AWE 2nd floor Education Studio 

Get ready to unleash your inner artist with the newest members of the 2023-2024 Teen Arts Council. Join us in the education studio for a spooktacular pumpkin-painting workshop! Don’t be scared to let your imagination run wild. We’ll provide the pumpkins, paints, and all the festive decorations you need to make your masterpiece. Come dressed in your Halloween best! This workshop is open to all and great for all skill levels. 

Children’s Gallery and Learning Space ⎮ 5pm – 9pm, Chimczuk Museum, main floor 

Interactive. Educational. Fun. Discover the Children’s Gallery and Learning Space at the Chimczuk Museum – perfect for the young and young at heart. Explore history and heritage through interactive games, crafts and activities.

Artist Talk: Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois⎮ 5:30pm-6pm, AWE 2nd floor galleries 

Join us for an artist talk with Windsor-Essex-raised Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois, the artists behind the new exhibition, Hiba Abdallah & Justin Langlois: Minor Stipulations. With Minor Stipulations, the artists show how demands can open space for conversation and help us consider how we might use our power and influence in making fair demands. 

Worlds Of The NightGuided Tour with the Chimczuk Museum⎮ 6pm-6:30pm, Chimczuk Museum, main floor 

This travelling exhibition uses both dimmed and glowing light atmospheres to provide a mysterious and exciting experience while learning about astonishing night facts. Children will finally have the opportunity to stay up all night! Worlds of the Night was produced by the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science with contributions from the Museum Assistance program from Heritage Canada, Atmosphere, and FLIR.

What Gets to Be History?: A Community Conversation ⎮ 6:30pm – 7pm, AWE 3rd floor galleries

How can we safeguard our communities histories in the lack of archival records? What do public records and institutional history tell us about our past, and what do they omit? How can oral history help us to reclaim our heritage? This conversation will center on oral history’s ability to empower local communities, and the ways in which personal narratives can function as a tool to preserve history. 

Moderated by Craig Pearson.

Artist Talk: Sarah Maloney ⎮ 7pm – 7:30pm, AWE 2nd floor galleries 

Sarah Maloney, RCA (b. 1965) is a contemporary sculptor and textile artist who is nationally recognized for her representations of botanicals and the human body. Using media ranging from embroidery to bronze, Maloney challenges ideas of “women’s work,” craft, and artistic labour. She looks at Western history and culture through a feminist lens, and the results are depictions of plants, bones, and organs that reference gender, pleasure, desire, and power. Her craft is joyful, beautiful, and indicative of the structured nature of our biological, social and economic systems.

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

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


  • Current AWE and/or Museum Windsor Members: Free admission to both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum
  • Non-Members: $13.25 – Admission to both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum

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 by Justin Elliott @jel_media.

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