ArtsNotes: Have Some Pride

(WINDSOR, ON) – Check out this week’s ACWR ArtsNotes, your weekly guide to the arts in Windsor and Essex County. Read more about the arts in the area by checking out the Arts Council Windsor and Region website.

Submitting to Arts Notes? Would you like your arts-related event, exhibition, performance, concert to appear in Arts Notes/Community Calendar? Submit your event through the Community Calendar by Monday at 5:00pm.

EAT YOUR CITY RESTAURANT @ Any Participating Eat Your City Restaurant

August 7 – August 13 @ All Day

Visit any Eat Your City Restaurant Week participating restaurant and indulge in 3-course meals for lunch or dinner at great value across the county …MORE

PELEE ISLAND STONE & SKY MUSIC & ART SERIES @ The Quarry

Saturday, August 12 @ 6pm

Jenny Sampirisi, is a literary activist, recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award, and instructor at Ryerson University. Music: Windsor Classic Chorale believes that choral music expresses the deepest parts of our humanity …MORE

WINDSOR PRIDE FEST @ Starting at Ouellette Ave & Elliot through Downtown Windsor

August 13 @ All Day

Our annual Parade will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 11:00am beginning at Ouellette Avenue & Elliot Avenue and proceeding through Downtown Windsor to the Riverfront Festival Plaza …MORE

FREE WEEKLY PLEIN AIR PAINT/SKETCH OUT @ Various locations throughout Windsor & Essex County

Monday, August 14 @ 10am

The Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Society is an active group of like minded artists who regularly meet to paint on location. We are accepting new members. The locations are announced via email, on our Facebook page and group …MORE

CRAFTERNOON WORKSHOP – YARN PARTY @ InTune

Saturday, August 12 @ 1pm – 2:30pm

Weaving, painting, sewing, wrapping, gluing, decorating…who knew yarn could be so fun! Create colourful take-home projects all inspired by these versatile scraps and strands …MORE

ART CAMP WITH ARTIST, APRIL MORRIS @ SB Contemporary Art

August 2 – 11 @ 9:30am – 12pm

Artist, April Morris is a fantastic art teacher! She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, has completed her Bachelor of Education and is currently completing a Masters of Fine Arts at the School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor …MORE

ACROSS THRESHOLDS: DENNIS SMITH & VIVIAN CATT @ Gibson Gallery

August 7 – September 3 @ 11am – 5pm

Fine artists Dennis K. Smith and Vivian Cattaneo present images of doors and entranceways that allow the viewer to go beyond the image and cross over the threshold of imagination …MORE

IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CAMP @ InTune Windsor

August 14 – August 18 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm

Kids will love exploring different elements of the garden each day through songs, sounds, instruments, creative movement activities, crafts, and more! The perfect camp to engage your creative little ones …MORE

PREGNANCY PACT – A MUSICAL @ The Rondo

August 14 – August 17 @ 10pm

Come have a drink and watch this talented cast bring to life a Canadian Premiere. This musical is based on the true story of the pregnancy pact made in a Massachusetts high school in 2008 that took the media by storm …MORE

TOAST OPEN MIC POETRY @ Phog Lounge

Tuesday, August 15 @ 9pm – 10pm

Toast Open Mic Poetry is a collaboration of art, writing, and performance with poets from all different backgrounds. It happens the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Phog Lounge beginning at 9:00 PM …MORE

DRAWING 101 WITH ARTIST SASHA OPEIKO @ SB Contemporary Art

(Wednesdays) July 12 – August 16 @ 1 – 3:30pm

Have you always wanted to learn to draw, or you love to draw but are out of practice! Come and join Artist, Sasha Opeiko for this 6 week drawing course this summer. Get your creativity flowing again while learning the basics of drawing, explore new techniques …MORE

GRACELAND – THE BANK THEATRE FUNDRAISER@ The Bank Theatre

August 16 – August 20 @ 2pm

If you can’t go to Memphis come to GRACELAND by Ellen Byron. Graceland is a play about two women wanting to be the first to enter Elvis Presley’s mansion, Graceland, in June 1982 …MORE

DRAMA CAMP @ Windsor Light Music Theatre

August 7 – 18 @ All Day

Our program builds self-confidence, promotes a love for the performing arts, and builds life-long friendships, all through exploration of music, dance, and acting …MORE

UPCOMING CALLS, AUDITIONS & JOBS

WIFF – Call to Film Lovers Aged 13 – 17 | Deadline: August 20, 2017 …details

DEGROOTS NURSERIES – Call to Artists: Under the Glass Show …details

SB CONTEMPORARY ART – Call to Artists: SB Studio Space Available …details

WIFF – Call to Filmmakers: WIFF Local ‘2017’ | Deadline: September 5, 2017 …details

WINDSOR ART MARKET – Call to Artists: Windsor Art Market – receiving inquiries on an on-going basis …details

CANADIAN CRAFT BIENNIAL – Call to Crafters: Two Day Symposium | Sept 15 – 16, 2017 …details

THEATRE ONTARIO – Call to Artists: Must be a Member of Theatre Ontario. Grant Deadline: Oct 1 …details

ACWR – Call for Participants: Professional Development Survey | On-going …details

ACWR – Call for Facilitators: Art.WORK Workshop Series 2017 – 2018 | On-going …details

CURRENT AND ONGOING @ THE GALLERIES

ART GALLERY OF WINDSOR –  The Sandwich Project | Walking Tours May 27 – October 1 …details

ARTSPEAK GALLERY – ArtSpeak renovation with Lowe’s Heroes | Gallery Closed: Aug 1 – 4 …details

GIBSON GALLERY – White Works | Dennis & Dylan White. Exhibition runs July 10 – Aug 6 …details

WINDSOR SANDWICH SHOP – Lake Art Studios Gallery Exhibit | Andrea Mercier & Arlene Murphy. Exhibition runs January 16 to December 31 …details

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About the Author

Kaitlyn Briden
Kaitlyn Briden is pursing an advanced diploma at St Clair College. She is a proud Windsorite who is passionate about community involvement and making Windsor a place anyone can call home. She is the Programs Assistant for the Arts Council Windsor and Region. Email Kaitlyn Briden

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