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Summer Art Fest 2015 July – August, 2015

Annual Arts Festival including open and curated off-site exhibitions, mixed media site installations, video and projection works, site interventions and performances.
Various, Windsor-Essex County, Detroit area, international artists.
Open show; installation and material support, Artcite memberships & documentation to all.

Artcite will again invite artists to team up with downtown Windsor businesses and/or have works placed in vacant storefront spaces to showcase their art during our 8th annual summer festival. SAF features window installations, performance, video, projections, experimental sound and music, site-specific works, workshops, and lectures, located in and around downtown Windsor and the region.

Artcite's Summer Art Fest Walking Tours Saturday July 25 1:00 & 4:00pm

Guided, descriptive tours of off-site SAF exhibits, events and performances.
SAF Walking Tours to selected off-site exhibitions and gallery spaces are led by the SAF Outreach Coordinators. Exhibiting artists at the off-site mini-exhibits are on hand to provide information on their works to the public. Artcite’s SAF Walking Tours offer a unique opportunity for a large, general public to experience contemporary art works by area artists in a non-traditional, non-threatening (and non-gallery) context.

SAF Walking Tours, SAF S’n’B/ ATC, Free 4 All Walls, Summer Children’s Workshops

Following in the footsteps of previous Visual Fringe (with the Windsor International Fringe Festival) and Summer Art Fest events

Alley Art Show, Arts Council Windsor Region, Baker Investments, B.V.s House of Pong, Canada Gift Shop/Shanfields-Meyers Jewellery & China Shop, The Capitol Theatre, Downtown Smoke Shop, The Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association, Dr. Disc, FiveTen Design, The Front Room Gallery, Full Circle Clothing Shop, Green Bean (Downtown), Mandarin House, Milk Coffee Bar, one ten park: a working space, Phog Lounge, Rogue’s Gallery, Squirrel Cage, Starbucks, Terra Cotta Pizzeria, Villains Beastro, Visions of Canada Gallery, Windsor Pride Community, Windsor Symphony Orchestra

logoJune 12 – August 1, 2015Anchor Exhibition for Summer Arts Fest 2015

Brandon Vickerd (Hamilton, ON)


Chopper Series
2012 Steel, resin, foam, automotive paint

The "purposely diverse" work of Brandon Vickerd straddles the line between high and low culture, acting as a catalyst for critical thought while addressing the "failed promise of a modernist future predicated on boundless scientific advancement". Whether through the seduction of his fine craftsmanship, the creation of spectacle, or a dose of broad humour, Vickerd's goal is to provoke the viewer into questioning the dominant myth of progress ingrained in our Western world views.

“Sputnik Returned 2 ” (crashed) on the roof of a donated car is parked in front of the gallery for the two months of the show,
which will also serve as the anchor exhibition for Artcite’s Summer Arts Fest 2015.



S'n'B/ATC - come on out and make some of these! ATC's by"Chuck" Stake, 2011

Every month Artcite presents “Stitch ’n Bitch” and “Artist Trading Cards” events in our gallery space or at select off-site locations.
“Stitch ’n Bitch” events feature “how-to” and technique workshops, opportunities for collaborative creation and guest presentations on various issues relating to the feminist landscape.
“Stitch ’n Bitch” is an international movement empowering and reclaiming “women’s work” but guys can show up
and mend their socks too!

Artist Trading Cards (ATC) are teeny works of art (2.5" x 3.5") that are made specifically to trade.
There are no restrictions of medium or theme and materials can range from collage, drawing, painting, glass, ceramic,
metal, fabric and melted wax to computer-generated imagery and photography, etc.
The creative intention behind the creations and trading of ATC’s is to present a non-commercial, non-hierarchal
avenue for artistic exchange — but more importantly, ATC sessions are meant to be FUN!
Cards are traded one-to-one and people of all ages and artistic abilities are encouraged to participate.

Artcite’s first monthly ATC event was launched in Spring 2007, with a generous gift of several ATC’s
by Vancouver artist Chuck Stake, for Artcite’s “25 Years to Life” anniversary art exhibition and festivities.
The local component of ATC production and trading has proven to be a success and the gallery
has seen a diverse and increased interest with each trading session.

“Stitch ’n Bitch” and “Artist Trading Card” sessions are usually held on the last Thursday of every month.

Stitch ’n Bitch” and Artist Trading Cards at Artcite now has a Facebook Group!
visit: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=105498902816276
to see what's next!


logoSummer 2013 through 2015

Curated and organized by Dan (D3N!@L) Bombardier (Windsor ON)

With the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation


Read The Windsor Star's coverage of the project:

Read TheMetroPlex coverage: http://themediaplex.com/ward-3-coun-fulvio-valentinis-said-thats-not-graffiti-that-is-art/

Juxtapose: "FREE 4 ALL WALLS" PROJECT IN WINDSOR, CANADA" http://www.juxtapoz.com/street-art/free-4-all-walls-project-windsor-canada
and the earlier:

More coverage from the Street Art press: http://www.fecalface.com/SF/good-stuff/5803-qfree-for-all-wallsq-canada

dan wall pre web
The test wall for the street art project - looks impressive!

see also http://www.freeforallwalls.com/#about

F4AW (Free 4 All Walls) is a large-scale public mural project that will run from summer 2013 through 2015, in Windsor, Ontario.

Omen 514 / Denial - Free For All Walls Project. Also at: http://youtu.be/anjHdJuMf5o

Nychos paints! Also at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98108432@N04/sets/72157634363809068

Artcite Inc., Windsor's artist-run center and gallery for the contemporary arts will host a project curated and organized by local entrepreneur/artist Daniel (D3N!@L) Bombardier to feature, fifteen street-art murals that will be created in Windsor’s downtown core (and surrounding areas).

Dynamic murals will replace dull walls that were subject to vandalism (or ‘tagging’), neglect or disrepair. Works will be completed in high traffic, high visibility areas to be experienced by the largest audience possible. Each work will be geographically dependent, reflecting the individual site and a specific community. These works created by internationally recognized street-art muralists will serve as positive gestures to the community, bringing long lasting character, energy and beauty to the city, and placing Windsor on the forefront of the international street-art movement.

F4AW Lead Artists so far:

NYCHOS - Austria - http://www.rabbiteyemovement.at/ Tentative paint date: June 22, 2013
BASK - Florida, USA - http://www.knownasbask.com/bask/ Tentative paint date: July 16, 2013 ( site: Alley North of Maiden Lane between Pelissier and Ouellette Ave.)
SIZEO & GLOBE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht9zbJcN4to Tentative paint date: July 11, 2013

Ben Frost - Australia - http://benfrostisdead.com/ Tentative paint date: August 1, 2013
XRAY - Montreal - https://www.facebook.com/misterxray?fref=ts Tentative paint date: July 15, 2013
ELICSER - Toronto - http://www.elicser.com/ Tentative paint date: August 15, 2013
DENIAL - Windsor/Detroit - http://www.enjoydenial.com
HIGH5 - Toronto - https://www.facebook.com/jasondearyart
ABOVE - USA - http://www.goabove.com/ Tentative paint date: October 15, 2013
OMEN - Montreal - http://omen514.com/ Tentative paint date: August 9, 2013
David Ross (PERSUE) & Nykolai Burke (NEKOES) - San Diego - http://cargocollective.com/nekoburke Tentative paint date: October 1, 2013
NOSEGO - Philadelphia, USA - http://www.nosego.com/
KWEST - Toronto ON - http://www.flickr.com/photos/torontostreetart/9060799500/
GAIA - Baltimore, MD/ Brooklyn, NY. USA - http://gaiastreetart.com/
CZRRZR - Stone Park Il, USA - http://czrprz.com/
SPUD - New York USA - https://www.facebook.com/SpudBomb
LABRONA - Montreal PQ - http://www.labrona.net/
EARTHCRUSHER - Montreal PQ - https://www.facebook.com/theearthcrusher

Newest roster of confirmed artists will always be posted HERE: http://www.freeforallwalls.com/#joinRoster

Call for participation - Yes, you can still be a part of F4AW!

Interested in being a part of this project? Great! Applications are open to everyone, but we’re specifically looking for artists with experience in alternative forms of public art. Applications are not limited to individuals, groups or collectives are encouraged.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate experience working on large scale, outdoor pieces.

VISIT: http://www.freeforallwalls.com/#join for more information!

Presented by ARTCITE INC.; D3N!@L; I Was Here and Twentieth Century Design Co. with generous project support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


Artcite also acknowledges the generous support of

Canada Council


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L'an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l'art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.


the Ontario Arts Council

The City of Windsor

. . . and members and volunteers like you!

September 4 – October 9, 2015



Steve Goodman (London, UK),
Dr. Tobey Heys (Manchester, UK)
Dead Record Office - An infrasound/ultrasound and video installation

Partners/ Collaborators Detroit Underground, Ghostly Records
A sculptural sound installation and a parallel online archive exploring the history of sonic warfare and the weaponization of sound. AUDiNT’s latest installation includes sculptural references to Ellsworth Kelly’s grid paintings, WWII Ghost Army battlefield decoys, a three-part sonic element played on highly directional speaker arrays, and an ongoing coded torrent upload of “hidden narratives.” A live performance by AUDiNT is scheduled for the exhibition opening reception.

Ghost Army: live sonic performance by AUDiNT.
September 4, 2015
AUDiNT – Steve Goodman (London, UK)
Dr. Tobey Heys (Manchester, UK) Live performance of experimental audio.
Partners/Collaborators Detroit Underground, Minus Records, Noiseborder Ensemble

Public lectures and Q & A sessions
AUDiNT – Steve Goodman (London, UK),
Dr. Tobey Heys (Manchester, UK) Partners/
Collaborators Detroit Underground, Ghostly Records
Artists’ talk and Q & A sessions. Presented at the School of Creative Arts (Sept 8),
University of Windsor and Department of Screen Studies, University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, MI (Sept 9).

logoThrough December 24,
34TH ANNUAL DOIN’ THE LOUVRE Holiday FUN(d)raising®™ Exhibition
Gala opening for artists, guests and patrons: Friday, November 27, 7:00 pm

Show & sale runs from Friday November 27 - Friday December 24, 2014

Special Christmas shopping hours: Tues - Sat, 12:00 noon - 6 pm -

dtl front
2013 invite card art - We'll come up with something AMAZING for 2015 too!

*Artists' Submission deadline: Saturday Nov. 21, 2015*

Artcite's annual Christmas FUN(d)raising exhibition and sale which takes place every December! This annual event is not only important to Artcite as a fundraiser but is also an opportunity for many artists (some of whom have never previously shown their work) to exhibit and sell their works. It features an immense amount of artworks (!) by over many artists from the area, and-as always, many pieces are created specifically for this special exhibit by old and new Artcite members (and many non-members); as a rule, all work is priced under $99.99!

Last year's show profiled by Murad Erzinclioglu
Also at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOOZoxrLc8I

Artcite Inc., Windsor's non-profit, Artist-Run Centre for the Contemporary Arts, is pleased to present "Doin' the Louvre": Artcite's 32nd annual Christmas FUN(d)raising exhibition and sale.  Give the gift they will enjoy for years to come: give the gift of  ART! (Or-at our crazy prices--add to your OWN fine art collection!)

ORIGINAL ART--paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed media, sculpture--and artist-made gift items (xmas ornaments, books, toys, cards, 'art wear', jewellery, etc.) created by established and emerging Windsor and Detroit area artists will all be exhibited "salon style" (floor to 18' ceiling, ala "The Louvre"), with all work priced for Christmas giving! BIG sale prices for these one-of-a-kind art pieces start at 99¢(!) -- and NOTHING is priced over $99.99! Shopping for unique X-mas items has never been so easy! Lat year's DTL featured more than 1000+ artworks (!) by over 85 Windsor & Detroit area artists, and, as always, many pieces were created specifically for this special fundraising exhibit by Artcite artist-members old and new... This year's show promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Time-lapse video of our 2013 DTL setup and opening reception. How does one hang a show with so much art?
With plenty of help from our members, friends and volunteers! Thanks and congratulations to everyone!
Also at: http://youtu.be/i8h4jTtdtUM

Can't decide from all of the choices? Want something really special and expensive for that special someone? As in past years, we will be offering our gallery visitors the chance to win original artworks by distinguished Windsor artists! A $2 ticket may win you an artwork valued over $500! As always, the DTL raffle wall will be located on the back East wall.

And, as in previous years, our DTL holiday window display was presented to brighten your downtown shopping stroll.

HOW TO DO THE LOUVRE: All the art on the walls and shelves has tiny control numbers affixed at the bottom right hand corners. We will have a good supply of "DTL Price Lists" by the door. Grab one, look up the number and see the artist, title and the price. Opening night might be too crowded to get a big work down from the walls, but a deposit will "red dot" it and reserve it for you to pick up soon after. See something you want that is already sold? Let us know and we'll call the artist to see if they have more, or similar.

But wait, there's more! As always we will be featuring our amazing vintage toy and assorted xmas doo-dads display in Artcite's gallery windows, to brighten up the downtown street scene! This year's decorators were Sasha Opeiko, Dennis Hunkler and Martin Stevens


Our past DTL archives can be seen in our history section by year:

Here is a spot from Tom Lucier's DWBIA blog reporting on our 2010 sale:

Youtube video courtesy of Tom Lucier/ DWBIA

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Artcite gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors:

Canada Council




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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays

. . . and members and volunteers like you