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AWE at Night: Pride Edition

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August 18, 2022, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Looking for something to do as the sun goes down?
On Thursday, August 18, the Gallery will be open late from 5 – 9 pm for AWE at Night featuring food and beverage pop-ups from local vendors as well as lively entertainment. Come on out for the beautiful views – both inside and out!

To commemorate Pride month in Windsor-Essex, this AWE at Night will also feature several activities to celebrate our local 2SLGBTQIA+ community!

Make your own buttons: 5 – 9 pm
Looking to create? Make your own buttons using our AWE button press! Choose from a selection of designs that feature gender-inclusive pronouns and 2SLGBTQIA+ flags, or create a unique design to wear with pride.

Makeup demos with Disco: 6 – 8 pm
Ever wanted to witness the magic of a drag transformation? Now’s your chance! Join drag performer Disco Jesus in our Studio as she preps her makeup for a show-stopping performance. Ask questions or bring your own makeup to follow along!

Curator tour: 6 – 6:30 pm
Join us for a tour of Marcel Dzama: Illustration and Other Worlds, led by exhibition curator and special guest Talysha Bujold-Abu.

Pride Power: A community conversation: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
What events in queer history led to the local Pride celebrations we know today? Where is the future of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community headed in Windsor-Essex? And how can we use art and creativity to document the queer stories critical to this region?
From 6:30 – 7:30 pm, join moderator Craig Pearson and panelists Derrick Carl Biso, Walter Cassidy and Rachel Pieters on the third floor of AWE for “Pride Power: A Community Conversation.” We encourage guests to familiarize themselves with AWE’s Code of Conduct prior to joining this event.

Music, Food and Drinks: 7 – 9pm
CJAM 99.1 FM, WindsorEats and Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards are back! Head up to the third floor to hear what CJAM has in store, and grab a drink from WindsorEats and Cooper’s Hawk.

Drag performance: 8 – 8:15 pm
Gather in the soft evening glow of the Rodzik Gallery for a show-stopping performance of “Reflection” from Disco Jesus!

Regular admission prices apply. Free for members.


August 18, 2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Art Windsor-Essex
401 Riverside Dr West
Windsor, ON N9A 7J1
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