The Alliance’s goal is to strengthen the arts and cultural sectors through cooperative relationships, special events and community projects. Many artists and artisans work in isolation, we believe that making connections and forming networks is very important to the sustainability of arts and cultural sector. Our programs are designed to meet those needs. Regular newsletters, a speaker series and promotion of community events all support our mandate.
Sitting at the geographic and economic intersection of Canada and the United States, our region is a superhighway of diverse cultures, nationalities, and experiences that result in a place that's got it all. Walk, blade, or bike along our magnificent riverfront. If the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds or the public art in our sculpture garden don't impress you, the breathtaking view of the Detroit skyline just across the river will. Or you can enrich your mind and senses in a stunning setting by taking in a performance of the Windsor Symphony or strolling through the internationally acclaimed Art Gallery of Windsor.
Our true beauty, though, is our people, especially our resilience, sense of justice, and selfless generosity. You'll see it in the John Freeman Walls Historic Site & Underground Railroad Museum, which celebrates black history or the distillery whose founder Hiram Walker took on and conquered Prohibition. You'll also see it in our many festivals such as Carrosel of Nations where the whole city celebrates its ethnic diversity through food and music, or annual Pride festival where friends and loved ones stand shoulder to shoulder in support and unity, not to mention fun and sassy entertainment and one heck of a dance party. Most of all, though, is how you will see it in the small ways: a friendly hello from passerby who actually makes eye contact or the jovial sharing of a joke from a stranger while standing in a line. You'll be struck by our unassuming nature and our inability to put on airs which was shaped by the road behind us. Sure, it gave us a few bumps and bruises, but you will soon see how it has also given us a certain authenticity, making you feel right at home.
The Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) is a non-profit organization that serves all disciplines of individual artists, arts organizations and non-arts partners in promoting, developing and realizing creative activity. Our energies are focused on providing our community with valuable services like Artspeak Gallery, Art.Work workshops, Individual grant consultation, an in-office resource library, and our website which hosts resources, a community arts calendar, and profiles of our members and their work
The mission of the Northstar Cultural Community Centre is to establish and operate a community centre to be used for workshops, social, cultural, literacy and employment programs. We also provide a place for the general public to participate in drama, art, music, handicrafts, hobbies and recreational activities, some of which takes place at our drop-in centre located at 225 A Erie Street.
Art. Culture. Heritage. Wellness. Find it all. Find it here. Originally a 19th century district courthouse and gaol (jail), Mackenzie Hall is a heritage building and Cultural Centre for the City of Windsor, with performing arts space, theatre, art galleries, meeting facilities and a ballroom for private rentals and special events. Opportunities for group historical tours, delightful group show packages and excellent dedicated catering services are available.
The Windsor Jewish Community Centre provides educational, social recreational and cultural programming to the Jewish and general communities of Windsor and Essex County. Its programs embody concepts of charity and social justice contained in the Jewish tradition. Consistent with this philosophy, Centre programming places a special emphasis on the elderly, immigrants, children, and those in need. The WJCC promotes social interactions which strengthen family unity and bind one generation to another as an interdependent community.