Downtown Windsor BIA hosts Arts Fair

a component of Open Streets 2022

On Sunday, September 18, the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA) is bringing back its hailed Arts Fair as a component of Open Streets.


Over 40 vendors will be on-site selling paintings, sculptures, glass works, and a myriad of other products lovingly made by hand. Families will be thrilled to participate in free events, including face painting, hands-on arts & crafts station, and spin art. A Zumba dance instructor will be on-site to conduct classes, and live entertainment will be performed by The Coffee House Combo.


Participating vendors and performers include:

Images courtesy of Alana Kinsey; Whiskeyjack Boutique; YNOT; and Yasmeen’s Shop

Activate Transit Windsor Essex

Alana Kinsey, Visual Artist

Alice Welsh Pawttery

Amy Lock, Arts & Crafts Station

Artcite Inc.

Big Time Entertainment

Bishop’s Artwork Wonders

Capitol Theatre & Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Designs by Sav

DiFazio T-Shirts

Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative

Foxwood Gifts

Ganpati Om Downtown

Gentle Wolf Collection

Hand-Carved Natural Stone Antiques

Higher Limits Crystals


Insight Advantage

Little India

Mirror World Publishing

Museum Windsor

Nillie Doodles

Reese’s Peaces

School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor

Sharonneke’s Fashion Jewelry

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre

Smile Wagon Mobile Dental Hygiene Clinic

Spin Art by Joe

Strøm Designs / Variegated Botanicals

Ted Paints Faces

The Best of Everything

The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County

The Knot House

Treasured Stitches

University Players

What’s Poppin’ Popcorn Factory

Whiskeyjack Boutique

Windsor Essex Housing Corporation

Windsor International Film Festival

Windsor Light Music Theatre

Windsor Toastmasters Club #6416

Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women

Wood Sculptures

Yassmeen’s Shop


Video courtesy of Alyssa Horrobin, DWBIA

The beloved family-friendly event will be located on Ouellette Avenue between Chatham and Park Streets, and on University Avenue between Victoria Avenue and Freedom Way.


“This event is always so eagerly embraced because it exposes the work of brilliantly talented artists,” says DWBIA spokesperson Pat Papadeas. “Art lovers and collectors enjoy having this opportunity to engage with one another.


“The Arts Fair is a reminder of the talent of such a diverse group of local artists, and we’re thrilled to be able to promote them.”


The Arts Fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendance is free and all are welcome.