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109 University Ave. W., Windsor, ON, N9A 5P4

G A L L E R Y  H O U R S :
Tues – Sat, 12 – 5 pm or by appointment


Artcite Inc. is a non-profit, artist-run centre for the contemporary Arts, dedicated exclusively to expanding the visibility of contemporary arts within our region and advancing the professional presentation, promotion and animation of contemporary art forms.

Incorporated in 1982, Artcite Inc. is a registered charitable organization and is a member of Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference [ARCCC], and Artist-Run Centres & Collectives Ontario [ARCCO] and is directed by; its membership, a volunteer board, and a team of staff members – the majority of whom are practicing professional artists themselves.

While primarily a visual arts centre, Artcite strives to continually expand traditional definitions and understandings of contemporary art by exploring the multiplicity of Canadian artistic practice representative of the diverse social and cultural make-up of this region. We endeavour to exhibit, present and support regional, national and international artists who work in various media and disciplines, and who are at varying stages of their careers, with particular support for emerging, new generation and culturally under-represented artists. Our mandate extends to the promotion of professionalism in the arts. This means that we support the artists we exhibit by paying professional artist fees at nationally established rates.

In our efforts to create progressive, inclusive, and engaging forums for critical dialogue, professional development, cultural exchange and outreach between the contemporary artists and communities we serve, Artcite also presents guest artist lectures,
workshops and residencies; site installations and public art projects; social advocacy actions; film and video screenings; public readings by Canadian authors and poets; multi-disciplinary performance events and other special projects.

Artcite is located in a storefront space in the Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre in Windsor’s downtown core. Our exhibition space is fully climate-controlled, barrier-free and wheelchair accessible. Our gallery offers approximately 122 feet of running wall, 1100 square feet of exhibition area and large storefront windows that can be used for public, street-level displays.

For alternative and non-traditional art events like our Artseen and Summer Art Fest, which are multimedia, multi-artist, multi-venue exhibits of site-specific installation, Artcite works with community partners to secure vacant spaces and display opportunities with businesses and allied galleries.

Our activities serve to promote downtown Windsor as a vibrant cultural hub. Located 10 minutes from downtown Detroit Michigan, Artcite maintains strong connections with the greater South East Michigan arts community.

All Artcite exhibits are free and open to the public – there is never an admission charge to view a show at Artcite. A nominal admission charge may be levied for fundraising or off-site events.

Community Partners:

Included among other arts and service organizations we have partnered with in our recent past programming periods are:

The Art Gallery of Windsor
The Arts Council Windsor & Region
Atelier Virginianne
BookFest Windsor
BCL Civic Space
The Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre
CARFAC Ontario
Cinematheque Ontario
The Capitol Theatre
Common Ground Gallery
Contemporary Arts Institute, Detroit (CAID)
The control.burn collective
Cranbrook Academy of Art
The Detroit Filmmakers Centre
The FAM Festival
The Goethe Institute
Images Festival and PleasureDome, Toronto
Literary Arts Windsor
Media City
Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit (MOCAD)
Nobel Peace Project
one ten park ; a working space
Phog Phest
Rampike Magazine
rEvolutionary Gallery & Studio (kingsville)
The Scoop
SB Contemporary Art
Ten Thousand Villages
Visions of Canada Gallery
Windsor Community Museum
Windsor International Film Festival
Windsor Endowment for the Arts
The Windsor Feminist Theatre;
The Windsor Printmakers’ Forum
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra
University of Windsor SOCA (School of Creative Arts)
University of Windsor Labour Studies Program
University of Windsor English Department
University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts
University of Windsor Department of Communications Studies
University of Windsor Faculty of Women’s Studies
University of Windsor Faculty of Arts and Sciences
University of Windsor Visual Arts Student Society
University of Windsor SODA / School of Dramatic Arts Student Society
University of Windsor Music Student Society
College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts – Wayne State University, Detroit MI
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL
The University of Milwaukee WI

Our presenting partnerships with non-arts groups and organizations for our exhibitions and events programming include:

The Windsor & District Labour Council
Windsor Workers’ Action Centre
OSSFT (Ontario Secondary School Federation of Teachers)
CAW Local 200/444
CAW 444 Retirees
Ontario Public Service Employee’s Union
WUFA – Windsor University Faculty Association
The Consul General of Cuba
The Canadian Cuban Friendship Association Windsor
The Citizens’ Environment Alliance
Scale.Down Windsor
The AIDS Committee Windsor
CJAM 91.5 fm (now 99.1 FM)
The Downtown Mission of Windsor
Metropolitan Community Church of Windsor
Place Concorde Francophone Association
The Teen Health Centre
Ten Thousand Villages
Windsor Women Working for Immigrant Women
Women’s Enterprise Skills Training
Windsor Pride
Windsor Youth Centre
The City of Windsor
The Town of LaSalle
LaSalle Kin Club
Windsor’s Downtown BIA
Ford City Business Improvement Association
Windsor Public Library
Coffee Exchange
Common Ground Gallery
Havana Smoke Shop & Convenience Store
Lefty’s Underground
Milk Coffee Bar
Phog Lounge
Coffee Exchange
Common Ground
Frenchy’s Poutinery
Green Bean Café
Havana Smoke Shop & Convenience Store
Lefty’s Underground
Milk Coffee Bar
Phog Lounge
Fiveten Design Factory and Printhouse
Rogue’s Gallery & Comics
Squirrel Cage
Terra Cotta
Vibe Tattoo Studio
Villain’s Beastro

Our generous private donors include:

Brenda Francis-Pelkey
Craft Heads Brewing Company
Cyndra MacDowall
Daniel Bombardier
Jamelie Hassan
Karl Jirgins
Lois Smedick
Mikhail Holdings
Ron Benner
The Estate of Tom Brophey
Troy Ouellette
Wayne Tousignant
Victor Romao
Michele Goulette
Vince Kogut
Patricia Coates
Katherine Roth


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

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Nous tenons à remercier le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario, un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario, de son aide financière.

Generous project support for 2017 Summer Art Fest provided by the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs Youth Employment Program.

. . . and members and volunteers like you!