Windsor 125 Public Art Installation
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​ Windsor 125 Public Art InstallationBrick transformer casing

Public Art Installation Unveiling 

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017 (Canada Day).
Time: 10:00 AM.
Location: Transformer Casing Wall in the Parking Lot at the Chimczuk Museum, Art Gallery of Windsor and Adventure Bay Family Water Park presented by WFCU Credit Union.

Call to Artists - Application phase is now closed - April 21, 2017 3pm

The City of Windsor, with generous funding from the Canadian Department of Heritage; Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program is inviting Windsor artists to participate in creating a Public Art Installation.

The City of Windsor is seeking to commission an artist or artist-led team to create a permanent new creation to be integrated onto the 2 facades of the transformer casing in the parking lot of 401 Riverside Drive.  The commissioned artist(s) will be expected to complete the project by June 23 2017.  Artists may apply for one or both of the locations with the deadline remaining firm.

Artwork must focus on the celebration of the City of Windsor’s 125th Birthday – commemorating the date in 1892 when assent was given to the incorporation of the City of Windsor – to help our community celebrate 125 years in an interesting and unique way. The final created work will commemorate the date in a way that becomes a permanent part of the stories that are told to the public for generations to come.

The competition is open to artists living in the City of Windsor, Ontario. Applications may be made by individual artists or a group of artist collaborators (all artist collaborators much be residents of the City of Windsor).
Budget for the project is Short Wall: $7,350 or Longer Wall: $14,650. Total budget for the public art project is $22,000.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submission: April 21 2017 - 3pm. Application phase is now closed.
  • Winning project announcement: May 20 2017
  • Project Installation Deadline: June 23 2017
  • Project unveiling: July 1 2017

Important Documents

  • Artist Application -  Please print and complete in OR fill in directly on the PDF. Please note the form cannot be saved online, and must be completed in one-sitting, and then printed, to avoid losing any of your entered information.


For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, please contact the Cultural Affairs Office as follows:

Michelle Staadegaard (nee Le Chien), Cultural Development Coordinator (A). Phone, 519-253-2300 ext. 2746. Email,

You may download all the required forms. Please see Related Links for all necessary forms and documents.

 Related Links

Project Guidelines
Application Form
Installation Location
Public Art - City of Windsor