Music in Hamilton

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.

Call For Artists

The City of Hamilton invites Hamilton artists to propose installations for the Anne Foster Windows Program that celebrate Hamilton's music scene. Each window installation will be displayed for approximately 3 months and a $1,000 honorarium is paid to the selected artist. Interested artists are encouraged to contact staff if they would like to propose a window display. The City of Hamilton’s Tourism and Culture Division coordinates this pilot program as part of their ongoing support of Hamilton’s creative industries.


Current Display

Hamilton Hip Hop Portrait Mix Tape

by Anthony Haley

“Hamilton Hip Hop deserves to be recognized in Canadian and North American Hip Hop history and that’s what this series aims to prove. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing artists and subsequently befriending them within Hamilton’s Hip Hop community.  The culture has allowed me to connect with so many different people, from emcees, DJs, producers, promoters, photographers, B-boys and B-girls from all backgrounds of life.” 

Read more about Anthony Haley's window display in the Anne Foster Windows (PDF, 175 KB)

Past Displays

The Faces Behind The Music (PDF, 92 KB)
by Stephanie Montani

Some Outsider Music Hamilton (PDF, 166 KB)
By by Becky Katz and Aaron Hutchinson 

Records exhibit by Juliana LaChance in the Anne Foster WindowsWorld Records (PDF, 180 KB)
By Juliana LaChance

Collection of photos by Nelson Nash of live concerts in HamiltonLive in Hamilton, 2018 (PDF, 332 KB)
By Nathan Nash

Image of installation “Music to the Bone!” Audiotorium Orchestra“Music to the Bone!” Audiotorium Orchestra (PDF, 234 KB)
by Dave Gould

Anne Foster Window - Stylo StarrPOPSTARRS: A Retrospective [2011-NOW] (PDF, 88 KB)
by Stylo Starr

Anne Foster Windows Display: Ariel Bader-Shamai[Untitled] (PDF, 210 KB)
by Ariel Bader-Shamai

Jeff Butters Anne Foster windows displayGo for the Byrne (PDF, 316 KB)
by Jeff Butters

Jude Johnson's Anne Foster Windows displayMy Roots are Showing Too (PDF, 332 KB)
by Jude Johnson

Anne Foster Windows Whitney Mcmeekin DisplayAn Ode to Anne Foster (PDF, 173 KB)
by Whitney McMeekin

Image of artwork by Denise HigginsonTry Not to Believe (PDF, 105 KB)
by Denise Higginson

 

Contact

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