Anne Foster Windows

In celebration of Hamilton’s music scene, local artists have been invited to design music-themed displays for the Anne Foster Windows. The Anne Foster Windows are located in the historic Lister Building, 28 James Street North, in the same storefront where the Anne Foster Music shop operated from 1942 to 1995. 

Current display

Anne Foster Window - Stylo Starr

Read more about the current window display in the Anne Foster Windows:

POPSTARRS: A Retrospective [2011-NOW] (PDF, 88 KB)
by Stylo Starr

Past displays

Anne Foster Windows Display: Ariel Bader-Shamai

[Untitled] (PDF, 209.78 KB)
by Ariel Bader-Shamai

Jeff Butters Anne Foster windows display

Go for the Byrne (PDF, 316 KB)
by Jeff Butters

Jude Johnson's Anne Foster Windows display

My Roots are Showing Too (PDF, 332 KB)
by Jude Johnson

Anne Foster Windows Whitney Mcmeekin Display

An Ode to Anne Foster (PDF, 173 KB)
by Whitney McMeekin

Image of artwork by Denise Higginson

Try Not to Believe (PDF, 105.5 KB)
by Denise Higginson

Opening Reception for Stylo Starr’s Anne Foster Windows Display

Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm

The City of Hamilton invites the public to attend the opening reception for the newest Anne Foster Windows display on Friday, March 8 from 6 to 9 pm at the Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, 28 James St. N.

Created by local artist Stylo Starr, the window display features local Hamilton musicians. The opening reception will include remarks from Starr and music by DJ Smooth Transitions. The reception takes place during the monthly James Street N Art Crawl however Starr’s display can be viewed until May 27, 2019.

Local artists were invited to submit applications to create window displays for the Anne Foster Windows. 

  • The displays will celebrate Hamilton's music scene
  • A $1,000 fee will be paid to each selected artist
  • Applicants must live within the boundaries of the City of Hamilton
  • Displays will rotate every three months from September 2017 to 2019

The City of Hamilton’s Tourism and Culture Division coordinates this pilot program as part of their ongoing support of Hamilton’s creative industries.


Sarah Ehmke
Cultural Projects Specialist, Creative Industries and Cultural Development
Tourism and Culture Division, City of Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 7505