Art in the Park


Art in the Park is held on the Grounds of Willistead Park

1899 Niagara Street in Windsor, Ontario



Hours of Weekend event:

Friday, June 6th – Friday Night Launch Party

6:00pm to 11:00pm


Saturday, June 7th – Opening Day

Exhibitors Open – 10:00am to 7:00pm

Spirit Tent Open – 11:00am to 11:00pm


Sunday, June 8th – Day Two

Exhibitors and Spirit Tent – 10:00am to 5:00pm


It's official - we are proud to present the two happy winners of our Paul Murray Raffle.

Meet Ginny Gray, who has been attending Art in the Park for many years.  She purchased her single ticket at Art in the Park on Saturday, and today that ticket was the first ticket drawn as our #1 Winner of the 40x40 Paul Murray Print. 

Our 2nd winner was Pamela Arundine and her three little boys were excited to pose with her winning Paul Murray Print.  Pamela who attended Art in the Park when she was young, now brings her children to enjoy the event.

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets for our draw.  All the proceeds of the raffle will go towards our Rotary Foundation to continue our efforts to help our community.  Of course this raffle would not be possible without the generous donation from the incredible artist himself - Mr. Paul Murray.  We can't say enough about Mr. Murray and his wife Kati-Jane who have supported Art in the Park for years!

Although Sunday started a little on the wet side, the sun arrived in the early afternoon and provided another great day for Art in the Park 2014 with close to 6,000 adult guests coming through the gates. 
After a year of planning this event, it's always sad to see it end!  But that just means we get to start planning for 2015!
Thank you to everyone who had a part in making this year's event a success.  Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you next year!


Today the crowds were lining up long before the gates were opened, and the line ups continued outside the gates till late afternoon.  A truly incredible opening day, we recorded over 15,000 paying guests through the gates; not to mention thousands of children under 12.  Thank you to everyone who made today a success; guests, exhibitors and volunteers alike!

We plan to do it all again on Sunday from 10:00 till 5:00 for what should be another exciting day at Art in the Park!


FRIDAY, JUNE 6 at our Friday Night Launch Party, Autumn Hill was amazing.  Their velvet tones, in perfect harmony wowed the crowd.  This duo is the genuine article, both gracious and classy, they took pictures with their delighted fans and signed autographs for over an hour after their performance!  They definately made fans of everyone in the Spirit Tent.  We hope to see them back in Windsor real soon!

Before Autumn Hill hit the stage, the Mike Ure band gave an impressive high energy performance!.  This young local country band definately have what it takes, and they are just getting starting. 


Art in the Park officially opens it's gates Saturday, June 7th @ 10:00am.  Follow the Diplomats Drum and Bugle Corps as they march us through Willistead Park's 15 acres where we have carefully filled with talented Artisans from all over Ontario and Quebec.  We welcome you to wander the manicured grounds that lead you through an endless selection of unique treasures and delights. 

You’ll find convenient rest stops at various locations around the park where you can relax under the shade of tall mature trees.  Have a snack at the AIP Food Court, listen to minstrels here and there around the grounds.   

Little ones will love the bigger and more exciting AIP Kid's Zone with plenty of supervised things to see and do; including an Art Mural, bouncy castle, crafts, Karaoke for kids, and scheduled shows provided by popular children's entertainer Beebo who will be performing Saturday and Sunday in the Kid's Zone.

Not only do you have a chance to win two beautiful pieces of art by Paul Murray in our AIP Raffle for $5 each, but you also have the opportunity to visit with the artist; the creator of these passionate, soulful works of art .  Bring your art from home and Paul will personalize it just for you!
PAUL MURRAY RAFFLE                    
Another opportunity to win a beautiful Paul Murray work of art at Art in the Park.
Thanks again to the generosity of Essex County native Paul Murray, raffle tickets are now available for two chances to win his renowned "Lil Miss" print.