Art in the Park
June 2 & 3, 2018
Art in the Park is held the first full weekend in June of each year - Rain or Shine! - and is the signature event that launches Windsor's festival season. As one of Ontario's largest outdoor arts and crafts shows with exhibitors from all over Ontario and Quebec, Art in the Park is a popular event in Windsor/Essex County. The 270+ artists and artisans 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 Olde Walkerville (Windsor), Ontario.
While visiting, take a moment to step back in time as you explore Willistead Manor and marvel in its original beauty, decor and craftsmanship. Speak with one of the Friends of Willistead and enjoy stories from the Manor's past. Most importantly, though - have fun finding new treasures and experiencing the amazing craftsmanship of our exhibitors.
2018 marks not one but two significant milestones
Not only is it Art in the Park's 40th anniversary, its founding club, Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), is also celebrating 100 years of service both in our community and around the world.
Proceeds from this event are shared by the Willistead Restoration Fund and the charities supported by the Windsor Rotary Club (1918). Over the past 40 years, Art in the Park has raised over $1.3 million dollars for the restoration of Willistead Manor and its grounds and an additional estimated $2.1 million to support local community organizations including John McGivney Children's Centre, Maryvale and others.
Your support is greatly appreciated - Thank You!
FREE BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM ART IN THE PARK
The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) will once again provide FREE Shuttle Service for our Art in the Park guests. We encourage you to consider taking advantage of this convenient service for a ride - right up to our gates!
Art in the Park has always provided "Free Park and Ride" service from the Hiram Walker parking lot at the corner of Riverside Drive E and Montreuil Ave. on Saturday and Sunday. We can't thank Hiram Walker & Sons enough for the many years that they have supported Art in the Park and donated the use of their lot in this capacity!
Windsor Regional Hospital Shuttle Lot at 1591 Kildare Road (north of Tecumseh Road East - behind The SWT Group). We kindly thank Windsor Regional Hospital for their generous offering of their lot for our use again this year.
** Saturday shuttles run from 9:40am until 7:30pm **
RIDE YOUR BIKE!
Bike Windsor-Essex will be hosting a Bike Valet service again this year at Art in the Park. The gate located off of Chilver Ave. will be a dedicated express entry for cyclists.