Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
- Hours, Admission & Directions
Plan your visit to Art Windsor-Essex. With two floors of constantly changing exhibitions of historical Canadian and contemporary art, workshops for families, adults, and teens there is something here for everyone.
Tuesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am - 5:00 pm
- AWE members
- Children under 6
- Treaty Card Indian Status and Métis Card Holders
- Support Workers with clients
Joint Adult Visit (AWE & Chimczuk Museum): $13.25
Art Windsor-Essex Parking Lot
- Parking lot entrance is on Church St.
- Parking spots are located on the north side of the shared parking lot
- 3-hour time limit
- 6 regular parking spots
- 2 Accessible parking spots
- There is ample bike parking
- The Gallery is located right near the transit hub.
The City of Windsor offers many options for Downtown Parking. Additional parking, including accessible parking spots, are available on the west side of the aquatic centre, next to AWE.
AWE welcomes all visitors and we are committed to being accessible to everyone. Read more about accessibility here.
AWE’s accessibility statement is coming soon. Should you need to access information about AWE’s current equity initiatives, including our accessibility initiatives, you may click here to access AWE’s equity statement.
Any questions or barriers to access? How can we help make your visit more comfortable? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book your personalized field trip to Art Windsor-Essex! Explore our collection, discover new perspectives, and participate in wellness exercises and art-making activities. Tours are offered in French and in English.
Free Guided Gallery Tours
Have you ever wondered what secrets lie within the works of art in our galleries? Find out for yourself during our Public Guided Tours of Art Windsor-Essex! Join our knowledgeable Gallery Guides for interpretive tours of the gallery. Learn about the artistic approach and vision of the fascinating artists featured in our current exhibitions.
- Free guided tours are offered every Saturday from 2pm – 3pm. Attendees will meet their Gallery Guide on the 2nd floor. Tours are FREE with admission to the gallery.
Are You a Teacher?
At our guided tours and hands-on studio workshops, your students will learn about art and have fun while meeting curriculum goals. AWE will transform how your students see the world through art and experience an unforgettable journey.
If you want to help your students develop visual arts skills, and grow how they think about and understand art, culture, and history – book your visit today! Tours are available in French and in English.
Bring your headphones to engage with Cuseum!
AWE has gone digital with Cuseum, a virtual platform that offers self-guided audio tours, insights into our artists and exhibitions, and fun facts about the work in the Gallery! Here are some tips to access Cuseum during your visit:
- Look for QR codes in the Gallery, and use your smartphone to scan the codes. This will launch Cuseum. Learn more about the artwork nearby.
- Bring your headphones to see and hear the curatorial statements, artist statements, artist interviews, and audio tours on Cuseum.
- AWE has free wifi that you can use to access Cuseum.
If you have any questions about Cuseum during your visit, don’t hesitate to ask a staff member for help!
AWE encourages guests to keep each other healthy and safe by following the health & safety guidelines recommended for our region, maintaining social distancing, and wearing a mask during your visit.
AWE may modify masking policies and other health and safety guidelines to comply with provincial and regional health restrictions and public health measures.
AWE encourages visitors with mobility or special needs to notify the Gallery of their upcoming visit so we can provide you with the best possible experience. Our Visitor and Membership Services team can be reached at (519) 977-0013 x 117, Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Read more about accessibility.
The art on display is fragile. Please refrain from touching as the oils and salt from your skin will damage the art. Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.
AWE makes images from its collection available for personal use except where indicated. We ask that you respect the rights of artists and their representatives under Canadian copyright law.
Commercial use or reproduction of any photograph or image taken from AWE’s website without express written permission of the copyright holder is strictly prohibited. Should you wish to obtain a reproduction-quality image of a work from our collection, please contact us.
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