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Drag Me to Windsor: An Exhibition Celebrating 150 Years of Windsor-Detroit Drag History
March 7 - March 18

Curator: Cole Fortier
Research: Walter T. Cassidy

FREE admission

ArtSpeak Gallery is located at 1942 Wyandotte St. East.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday 1-5pm
Wednesday 1-7pm
Thursday 1-5pm
Friday 1-5pm

Reception at ArtSpeak Gallery:
March 10th (6-8pm)

The purpose of this exhibit is to showcase the extensive local history of drag and male/female impersonation in the Windsor-Detroit region. The earliest documented show featuring a ‘female-impersonator’ in the region was 155 years ago, in the year 1868. In recent times drag performers have been targeted by certain political and religious groups, leading many people to misconstrue drag as a modern concept and a contemporary counter-culture. It is extremely important in this current climate to celebrate queerness, and to continue to educate future generations about 2s-LGBTQIA+ history.
Cole Fortier is a local artist and drag queen who curated this exhibit in collaboration with the ACWR and ArtSpeak gallery. Thank you to Walter T. Cassidy (local teacher and historian) for contributions of historical research and artifacts.
We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the land on which we gather for this exhibit is the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibwe, the Odawa, Huron/Wendat and the Potawatomi Peoples.



Organized by

Arts Council Windsor & Region ⋅ 519-252-2787 ⋅

March 7 - March 18

Event Website/Tickets  

Artspeak Gallery

1942 Wyandotte Street East
Windsor, ON N8Y 1E4 Canada

Phone: 519-252-2787