5 outdoor art events to enjoy this summer!
We think it is finally safe to say that Spring has sprung in Windsor-Essex! With the arrival of warm weather comes excitement for getting out into the great outdoors and exploring what the region has to offer. Here are 5 outdoor art events coming up in Windsor-Essex that are sure to make your summer a great one.
This spring, AWE launched Against the Current, a collaboration with Moment Factory, a Montreal-based studio specializing in multimedia experiences.
Against the Current is an outdoor web-based experience accessible through participants’ portable devices. Throughout the art walk, participants are encouraged to use an interactive online map to move across Downtown Windsor to discover eight locations that feature artwork reproductions from AWE’s collection. Mini-games at each stop reveal the stories of these artists — their passion, imagination and acts of rebellion. Participants will collect unique milestones tied to each artist’s legacy and be invited to visit AWE for one last surprise.
Have you gone Against the Current? Download the app here!
Saturdays from May 28 — October 8
Zip around Windsor on an official Bird Canada electric scooter, rolling through streets and alleys to see the many visually stunning ways artists, both local and internationally renowned, have used the urban landscape as their canvas. This tour will take you to some of Windsor’s best photo spots and ensure you get the perfect pic. It’s a great way to explore the city for both tourists and locals alike and you’ll be able to leave with great shots that will give all your friends FOMO.
June 4 — 5, Willistead Park
Art in the Park is held the first full weekend in June of each year and is the signature event that launches Windsor’s festival season. This event is one of Ontario’s largest outdoor arts and crafts shows, with exhibitors from all over Ontario and Quebec. The exhibitors display and retail their wares in booths set up around the 15.5 acres of gated grounds surrounding the beautiful and historic Willistead Manor in Walkerville (Windsor).
Look out for Art Windsor-Essex’s booth at Art in the Park, where you’ll get to make some crafts and meet our Teen Arts Council!
Love art? Join over 170 unique artists and artisans in Amherstburg, on August 27 and 28 at Art by the River, Essex County’s original arts and crafts festival. 2022 is the 55th year! Browse before you buy from 10–5 at Fort Malden NHSC. Enjoy the art, music, and history at Art by the River — an olde town, end of summer tradition since 1967.
There are plenty of markets in Windsor-Essex popping up around Pelissier Street, Ottawa Street, Walkerville, and more — many of which feature pieces created by talented local artisans! The Downtown Windsor Farmer’s Market is one such market. While the market boasts delicious produce and fresh foods, it also features unique pieces and offerings from local creatives. You can catch AWE at these markets on May 28, June 18 and 25, July 9 and 30, August 13 and 27, and September 24!