Harvesting the fam

Fashion - Film - Art - Music // Windsor, Ontario

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About the Fam

Harvesting The FAM is Windsor, Ontario’s largest independent inter-arts festival designed for the promotion and development of Film, Fashion, Artistic and Musical talents (FAM), working in any medium or genre. The festival creates a positive, open-minded space for artists to exhibit, promote, perform and sell their works.

This year’s festival runs October 1st – 10th //2015 at a variety of venues and spaces transforming the downtown core of Windsor into a cultural mecca for the masses. FAM Festival acts as a collective call to inform the people of Windsor, as well as communities throughout North America, that creativity lives here.

Showcases and events are FREE to the public. There are zero application fees for participating artists and no commissions taken from the sale of works. We work to create a place for emerging talents to be seen and heard. Can you dig it?

Be a part of the festival.

Interested in taking part in this years festival? We are looking for applications from any interested fashion designers, visual artists, film-makers, solo musicians or bands. Any medium or genre is welcome to apply. This year’s festival runs from October 1st – 10th // 2015.

We do things a bit differently at FAM Fest. We don’t think it’s fair that we charge you a fee to tell you did or didn’t make the cut for this year’s event. Our events are free but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be compensated for your time. We have developed a system to put money in the hands of performing artists and we take zero commission from the sale of works from any participating artists.

To Apply please fill out the following form and a representative will get in touch with you as soon as humanly possible! Deadline is July 1st! Thanks!

Apply as an Artist



Volunteer to help.

Interested in helping us organize and run the festival? We’re always on the look out for motivated, creative people interested in volunteering their time to help us ensure that everything runs smoothly.

We’re looking for volunteers no matter how much or how little time you can give. Fill out the form below and someone will get in touch.

We look for volunteers to take part in a variety of capacities including but not exclusive to: Sound Techs, Stage Managers, Social Media Managers, Marketers, Promotors, Artist and Volunteer Liaisons, Photographers and Videographers.

No matter your skill-set or past experience, we can find a place for you to learn, teach and develop your portfolio.

Become a Volunteer



Our 2015 schedule won’t be posted until late August, but feel free to peruse last year’s lineup to get an idea of the type of artists we represent.



Wednesday, October 1st @ Milk Coffee Bar, 8pm, All Ages:

FAM Film Revue – Our favourite flicks and videos spanning 9 years!

Sunday, October 5th @ Phog Lounge, 9pm:

FAM Film Revue – Our favourite flicks and videos spanning 9 years!


Friday, October 10th @ Venue Music Hall, 9pm:

‘F’ Is For Fashion Show featuring:
Bras By Jillish // Dilly Daisy // Rita El-Hadi // Jodi Green // Hello Beautiful // Rejected // St.Clair College Fashion School

Musical Performances From: The Locusts Have No King & The Reply (Toronto)


All Art Shows Open October 1st, 2014

Artcite Inc.: Reception: Oct.3rd, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Daniel Bombardier – Denial
Derek Cerovski – DC
David Creed
Stephen Gibb
Tony Gray
Julia Hall
Dave Kant
Kevin Kavanaugh – kevkav

Common Ground (Mackenzie Hall): Reception: October 9th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Brianna Benore
Judy Depassio
Christy Litster
Ricki Oltean
James OL
Pete Palmer
George Palmer
Tracy Paterson

Milk Coffee Bar:

Creative Works By Amy
Paul Labute
Brandon Ed Lemire
Keith Ledoux – WMXXIII Productions
Reannon Price
Steve Richter
Wanda Seegar
Nadia Silvestri
Katie Whitehead

Phog Lounge:

Ray Akey
Diane Dosen
Sean Fox
Ashleigh Gunter
Raven Kroon
Julia Monk

Rinos Kitchen:

Joey Acott
Kevin Buckriden
Brian Dawes
Emg photography

Rinos Kitchen: Craft Sale – Oct.4th 12pm-5pm:

Culture Shock Jewellry
Chained Up Accessories
Sherry Gardner Originals and Custom Creations
Mercantile 519
Reclaim Artistry


Friday, September 26th:

Waves Stage (Riverfront @ Crawford):

4:00PM – Tire Swing Co.
5:00PM – Myskow Family Music
6:00PM – Crissi Cochrane
7:00PM – Middle Sister
8:00PM – Leighton Bain
9:00PM – The Unquiet Dead
10:00PM – KERO & Annie Hall

Villains Beastro:

11:30PM – Beams (Toronto)
12:30AM –The Blue Stones

Phog Lounge:

11:00PM – Le Pelican Noir (Montreal)
12:00AM – Atsuko Chiba (Montreal)
1:00AM – In(Our)Finite Space

Saturday, September 27th:

Waves Stage (Riverfront @ Crawford):

4:15PM – Atsuko Chiba
5:15PM – Denigan
6:15PM – Grit Lounge
7:15PM – Tara Watts
8:30PM – What Seas What Shores
9:15PM – Dstructo/Speekrcreep
10:00PM – Noise Border Ensemble

Friday, October 3rd:

FM Lounge:

10:45PM – Minors
11:30PM – No Hands
12:15AM – I Smell Blood (London)
1:00AM – Worry

Phog Lounge:

10:30PM –A Welcome Breeze
11:30PM – Masked Boy
12:30AM – Safe Word

Saturday, October 4th:

Rino’s Kitchen:

1:30PM – Zarasutra
2:30PM – Tony Coates
3:30PM – George Manury

Coach & Horses:

10:15PM – Johnny Red Eyes (Toronto)
11:15PM – Baby Labour (Guelph)
12:15AM – Bardos (Toronto)

Thursday, October 9th:

The Dominion House:

10:00PM– James OL
11:00PM – Learning

Friday, October 10th:

Venue Music Hall:

11:30PM – The Reply (Toronto)
12:30AM – The Locusts Have No King

Coach & Horses:

11:00PM – Uncle Ray
12:00AM – Monolith
1:00AM – The Line Drawn

Saturday, October 11th:

The Windsor Beer Exchange:

11:00PM – Watershed Hour (Peterborough)
12:00AM – Takers & Leavers
1:00AM – Eric Welton

Villains Beastro:

10:45PM – Toque
11:45PM – The Vaudevillianaires
12:45AM – Violent Vatican

Phog Lounge:

10:30PM – The Lovliest Skies
11:30PM – Lee Gaul
12:30AM – Two For The Cascade

Get in touch.

Need to get in touch with festival organizers? Drop them a line using the form below.

General Inquiry



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