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

Image of artwork by Denise Higginson

Read more about the current window display in the Anne Foster Windows:
Try Not to Believe (PDF, 105.5 KB)
by Denise Higginson

Past displays

Paper cutouts of leaves in a wreath encircling hand-painted text that reads Listen to the City's Sounds

Listen to the City’s Sounds (PDF, 316.8 KB)
by Amy Egerdeen

Call for Artists

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

  • The displays will celebrate Hamilton's music scene
  • Artists must submit by the deadline to be considered for this opportunity
  • 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

Application form

Download the application form (PDF, 364 KB) which includes details on the application process and criteria.

Application deadlines

  • *New date* December 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm (For all 2018 and 2019 displays)
  • April 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm (For September 2018, December 2018 and all 2019 displays)

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