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 September 29th – October 30th // 2016 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 September 29th – October 30th // 2016.

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! We don’t start reaching out to selected artists until July 15th, so please be patient!

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



Friday, October 21st @ The Rondo:
F Is For Fashion Show
Designs From: Bound By Tracey // Dilly Daisy // Stephen Drouin // Hello Beautiful // Shhh Fashions // St.Clair College Fashion Design Students
Followed by Indie Dance Fridays w/ DJ Stephen Hargreaves
Film Night On Wednesday, October 5th @ Snackbar-B-Q, 7pm-Close: Celebrating 10 years of film submissions with special selections from the FAM Archives.
Art shows featuring 50+ local artists run throughout October at:

A Dog’s Breakfast
Artspeak Gallery
Common Ground Art Gallery
Craft Heads Brewing Company
Milk Coffee Bar
Phog Lounge
Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House
The Squirrel Cage
(Group Show Lineups Announced Soon!)

Saturday, October 22nd:
Five Ten: Part Art Part Party Part 9 (Art Battle Finals!)
Soul Brother Stef w/ Over The Border (Windsor-Detroit)
Featuring art from ALL FAM Fest 2016 participating artists

Thursday, September 29th:
Craft Heads Brewing Company:
10:00pm – Kelly Grace
11:00pm – The Universe featuring Ray

Friday, September 30th:
WAVES 2016: Windsor Sculpture Park between Crawford and Caron
4:00pm – Tire Swing Co.
5:00pm – The Bracewell Collective (Windsor-Detroit)
6:00pm – Foxhart Fishman
7:00pm – A Welcome Breeze
8:00pm – Two for the Cascade
9:00pm – Teenage Geese
10:00pm – Deperuse

Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House:
7:00pm – Tire Swing Co.
Saturday, October 1st:
WAVES 2016: Windsor Sculpture Park between Crawford and Caron
4:00pm – James Oltean-Lepp (of James O-L and the Villains)
5:00pm – Salt Shaker
6:00pm – Crissi Cochrane
8:00pm – Sundays and Mondays Theatre Collective Presents “Shallow Waters”
9:00pm – Goodnight, Sunrise (Toronto)
10:00pm – Border Patrol
Sunday, October 2nd:
Dominion House Tavern (The DH):
9:00pm – The Lele Danger Band
10:00pm – Tony Coates
11:00pm – Bobby Sproat
Monday, October 3rd:
Phog Lounge: FAM JAMS w// James OL
Tuesday, October 4th:
Phog Lounge:
11:00pm – Soul Brother Stef
Wednesday, October 5th:
Milk Coffee Bar:
10:00pm – Learning
11:00pm – Ethrelite
12:00am – Hustle Flesh
Thursday, October 6th:
The Windsor Beer Exchange (Main Floor):
9:00pm – C. Scott Barlow
10:00pm – Siamese (Detroit)
11:00am – Wolves From Dogs
Friday, October 7th:
Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House:
7:00pm – Conchobar Mac Nessa

Villains Beastro:
9:45pm – The Reckless Upstarts
10:45pm – Dirt
11:45pm – Black Vulcan
12:45am – THIS IS WAR.

Phog Lounge:
11:00pm – What Seas, What Shores
12:15am – The Greedy Echoes

Milk Coffee Bar:
9:45pm – Old Code (Toronto)
10:45pm – Water/Heart
11:45pm – Of the Pack
12:45am – Huttch
Saturday, October 8th:
The Windsor Beer Exchange (Upstairs):
10:45pm – Silent Movie Type
11:45pm – Muelkik (Ottawa)
12:45am – Marusya

Phog Lounge:
11:00pm – Le Pélican Noir (Montreal)
12:30am – IOFS

Villains Beastro:
10:30pm – Colin Wysman (of Middle Sister)
11:30pm – Run Coyote (London)
12:30am – The Love Department
Friday, October 14th:
Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House:
7:00pm – Tony Coates Music
Friday, October 21st:
Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House:
7:00pm – Len Wallace
Saturday, October 22nd:
Five Ten: Part Art Part Party Part 9 (Art Battle Finals!)
Soul Brother Stef w/ Over The Border (Windsor-Detroit)
Featuring art from ALL FAM Fest 2016 participating artists
Friday, October 28th:
Rino’s Kitchen & Ale House:
7:00pm – Zarasutra

Thursday, October 20th:
Phog Lounge:
8:00pm – Windsor Poetry Slam wsg/ Matt Loeb (WPS Founder)
Tuesday, October 25th:
Phog Lounge:
9:00pm – Toast Open Mic Poetry: Halloween

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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