Windsor is the newest arts destination thanks in part to outdoor galleries taking over the city. World-renowned artists have come to transform bare walls into lively murals. Visitors from around the world are coming to see the creations made by these big-name artists.
Artists like Daniel Bombarbier, or otherwise known as Denial, have famous artwork around the world. Denial has contributed to our street art scene greatly, encouraging other artists to make over and beautify our city as well. Windsor is now seen as an energetic city with hidden gems throughout the entire region. Walls and alleyways are no longer areas of avoidance but now offerings of admiration for Windsorites and visitors alike.
Our art is scattered all over our region! Downtown Windsor would be a great place to start touring our murals with Artist Alley. This public project is dedicated to turning downtown alleys into outdoor galleries. You can check out the Windsor Sculpture Park along the riverfront, a two and a half kilometre stretch of the Windsor waterfront garden is worth millions and has electrified the arts scene and tourists alike..
As you’re moving West, you will get to Olde Sandwich Towne. There are many historic murals telling the story of the War of 1812, the Underground Railroad, and historic leaders in the African-Canadian community. The same distance from Artist Alley in downtown Windsor, only east, is Walkerville and Ford City. Here you can find more expressions of art and learn more about our automotive heritage. A little bit further east is Olde Riverside with five prominent murals. If you head south toward our EPIC Wine Country, you will see even more murals in the towns of Amherstburg, Essex and LaSalle, some even painted on Bell Canada utility boxes or fire hydrants.
Our public art not only entices exploration, but serves as perfect photo opportunities, whether you’re taking a selfie or a group picture!
To learn more about our galleries without walls and what you can discover please click here.