The Lampshade Installation project is set to transform the alleyway into an attractive, safe, functional public space, which will increase the footprint of programmable and accessible spaces at the Pelissier Street Parking Garage and the abutting alleyway.
Each of the lampshade artists are renowned in their own right.
Ostoro Petahtegoose is Nishinaabe of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek with European descent currently living in Windsor, Ontario.
Tony Castro, who goes by the name YNOT, is a mixed media artist based in Windsor, Ontario.
Kiki Symoné, originally a chalk pastel portraitist with a specialty in urban expression, has been honing her skills as a digital artist for the past several years.
Julie Hall is an artist and horticulturist who hails from Windsor-Essex.
Talysha Bujold-Abu is an illustrator and researcher, holding a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Windsor.
A special highlight is the work of this incredible graffiti artist:
Born David Derkatz, DERKZ’s contribution to the Canadian art world has been paintings of considerable size, murals that have illuminated urban Canadian streets and alleyways.