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. 

Image of Lister Block

Opening Reception for Jude Johnson’s Anne Foster Windows Display

The public is invited to attend the opening reception on June 8, for the newest Anne Foster Windows display at Lister Building, 28 James Street North.

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Current display

Anne Foster Windows Whitney Mcmeekin Display

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

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

Past displays

Image of artwork by Denise Higginson

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

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.

View the window measurements.(PDF, 645 KB)

Application deadlines

  • April 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm (For September 2018, December 2018, March 2019 and June 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