We Are Here – Community Engagement Series

Oct 20, 2023—Nov 17, 2023


Please note date change: Friday, November 17th 6-8pm @LP Wilson Community Center

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We Are Here: Community Engagement Series

Music, spoken word, conversations.


Please note: The October 29th event has been postponed.

The third event has been rescheduled to Friday, November 17th 6-8pm.

Registration is required as space is limited. To register, click the date you would like to attend above.

As part of the Town of Windsor’s Community and Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program, the Windsor Art Center is thrilled to invite our community to be a part of a unique experience!

Event Highlights:

Join us for a memorable evening of Music, Spoken Word, and Community Conversations at the intersection of the arts and downtown revitalization. Here’s what you can expect:

Hour One: Enjoy mesmerizing music performances, indulge in snacks and beverages, and mingle during our social hour.

Hour Two: Engage in facilitated community conversations about the arts, sharing your ideas for future expanded programming initiatives.


The beginning of the program will feature performances by highlighted musicians and spoken word. Highlighted musicians include Tang Sauce and Quinn Mitchell. Welcoming hospitality including light snacks and beverage with the chance to connect with others in the greater arts community.

We are honored to introduce our facilitator and acclaimed spoken word artist, Tarishi “M.I.D.N.I.G.H.T.” Shuler. Tarishi has a remarkable track record, having opened for notable figures like Saul Williams, Dwele, Abiodun Oyewole, Def Jam Comedian Talent, and even former US President Bill Clinton! A Connecticut native, his talents have taken him from stages in Los Angeles to Tokyo.

This initiative is presented by Windsor Art Center in partnership with First Town Downtown and Windsor Adult Education. Made possible in part through the Town of Windsor’s Community and Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program, and supported by the Windsor Recreation Department. Our programs are made possible through the generous donations of individuals like you. Please consider making a donation today.


Join us as we look forward to growing the arts in our community together!


Event Details:

Meet our facilitator and spoken word artist:

Award winning American Artist Tarishi “M.I.D.N.I.G.H.T.” Shuler altered the status quo of the spoken word art scene by presenting an ingenious style of delivery using clever metaphors and a dance between two dimensional storylines.

Resonating with audiences nationwide, by 2011, Tarishi had begun dominating stages with his dramatic performances taking home numerous awards year after year and raising the bar for his counterparts. Often abrupt, always gracefully delivered yet playfully unfiltered, his poetry hangs in an intrinsic balance of  raw truth and art imitating life.

Among his many accolades, Tarishi has opened for notable individuals such as Saul Williams, Grammy nominated Neo-Soul Artist Dwele, Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, Def Jam Comedian Talent and former US President Bill Clinton. In 2020, he shared a staged with Omari Hardwick at Da’ Poetry Lounge in Los Angeles, California.

A native of Connecticut, you can find Tarishi modeling, acting, body building, teaching or directing while also discovering new audiences in stages close to home, and as far as Tokyo, Japan.

Highlighted Musicians:

Quinn Mitchell

Tang Sauce

Can’t make it in person, but would like to participate in the conversation on visions for the arts in your community?

An online survey will be publicly available online for those who are not able to participate during the in-person listening session. Results will be culminated and publicly available on our website.


The Windsor Art Center is committed to the idea that the arts can create a more vibrant and equitable community. This program is a crucial step in revitalizing the arts in our community. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the arts and cultural sector in Connecticut has suffered significant losses. The “We Are Here” series aims to inspire residents to engage with the arts while providing valuable insights for strategic planning.


Who can attend? All who work, play, create, or stay in the Windsor, CT area.

Are the facilities wheelchair accessible? Yes

Can I make a donation to support the Windsor Art Center?

Why, yes you can!

This program is presented by Windsor Art Center in partnership with First Town Downtown and Windsor Adult Education.


This program is made possible through the support of the Town of Windsor’s Community and Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program. Support is provided by Windsor Recreation Department.


For more information, please email Windsor Art Center at info@windsorartcenter.org or call us at 1-860-688-2528.

Our office hours are limited, so please allow time for a response to your voicemail.

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