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Art Windsor-Essex Celebrates the Launch of its New Website

September 15th, 2022

WINDSOR, ON – As part of its new branding, direction, and community mission, Art Windsor-Essex is excited to announce the launch of a new website to improve its online fundraising, marketing, and programming strategies. This project was made possible thanks to a generous $201,500 Community Building Fund – Operating grant by the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

“Art Windsor-Essex has been at the centre of the visual arts in our community for many years now,” said Lisa Gretzky, MPP Windsor West. “This OTF Community Building Fund – Operating grant will allow it to continue to serve Windsor-Essex as we move further into the digital age. It is well-deserved and I congratulate everyone involved.”

“We live in an increasingly digital world, and we wish to remain flexible in our approach to online strategies. To meet this demand and maintain our artistic vision, AWE must increase its marketing and communications footprint,” says Jennifer Matotek, Executive Director of AWE. “The Ontario Trillium Foundation has kindly awarded us $201,500 from their Community Building Fund to help us develop our new web strategy and innovation.”

To recognize the gracious support the gallery has received and to officially launch the new website, Art Windsor-Essex will be hosting an event on Thursday, September 15 from 10-11 am, on the third floor of Valiant. There will be remarks from Executive Director Jennifer Matotek and Board Vice Chair Alex Baker, and representatives are invited to talk on behalf of OTF. Refreshments will be provided, and the presentation will be completed via projector.

In addition to designing and building a new website, this grant allows the gallery to expand its social media advancement and digital marketing strategies to reach and engage as many community members as possible in Windsor-Essex.

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About Art Windsor-Essex (AWE)

Established in 1943, AWE is the largest public art gallery in Southwestern Ontario and has grown with incredible support from the Windsor-Essex community. For over 75 years, AWE has experienced great change - in leadership, our collection, and our address. With every adaptation, we keep getting better at what we do: inspiring growth through the power of art. At AWE, we share historical Canadian, Indigenous, and contemporary art with the Windsor-Essex community in inventive and creative ways. Through our activities, we spark creativity and conversations, and educate and engage. With 15,000 square feet of exhibition space, new takes on our permanent collection of nearly 4,000 artworks, and through unexpected partnerships, AWE is the creative heart of Windsor-Essex. At Art-Windsor Essex, change happens here.

About the Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit to learn more.

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Land Acknowledgment

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 Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.