Open studio tour 2019

Registration is now open!


The Windsor Essex Open Studio Tour aims to promote local artists and artisans.  Artists open their studios and workspaces to exhibit and sell their art and meet visitors (some artists offer free demonstrations). The tour is a marketing opportunity for serious professionals and a supportive environment to nurture and present new talent. The studio tour is a project of The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Windsor Essex County - a non-profit membership organization serving the needs of professional artists.

If you are an individual artist and are looking for a space to showcase your art during the Tour, we are offering a shared space for an additional fee.  We will be facilitating a shared artist space at the Windsor Business Accelerator for a maximum of 10 artists.  This will be available on a first come first serve basis.  

Two or more artists can collaborate in one space as well.  

all about the Studio Tour

Who can participate?

Any artist, group of artists, gallery or cooperative.  The goal of the OST is to bring new eyes to the art of this vibrant city.

When is it?

The first weekend in May 2019.  Saturday and Sunday May 4 and 5 from 10 am to 5 pm.

How much does it cost?

Prices for participation as an individual artist is $75 and $125 for galleries/cooperatives.  A spot for shared space at the Windsor Business Accelerator is an additional $100, and is limited to 10 artists.  Fees includes a one year membership to the Arts and Cultural Alliance.  

Attendance is free to everyone!

What are the benefits of participating

The event will be advertised through free and paid options and cross promoted amongst all participants .

What are the advertisement channels?

Paid advertising may include The Windsor Star, Arts Council Windsor and Region ArtsNotes/Calendar, TWEPI and others and Facebook and Instagram paid posts.  


Every participant will be featured individually on the ACA website and social media individually.


Do I need to provide refreshments?

It is recommended but optional.  We think the ideal situation is for every participating studio to have some refreshments available.   

How are the entries judged?

The executive board of the Arts and Cultural Alliance will jury the entries.  The board consists of experienced members of the art community in WE.  Declined applications will receive a full refund.  

Are you printing maps?

Each participant will be indicated with a location on a digital map, which will be searchable online well before the event begins. 

Do you accept sponsorships?

We would love to work with one or two sponsors, please get in touch. 

Do I need to pay upfront?

Payment must be made with all applications to be considered final.  

What if I need more information or help?


Asaph Maurer  at 226-260-9495 


Katrina Rutter  at 226-674-4777

for any questions, concerns, ideas or suggestions

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As an alternative to applying online, these forms can be printed and mailed.  

Payment can be made on this website or a cheque can be made out to "The Alliance" and mailed to   

WEOST 2019

ATTN: Asaph Maurer

691 Ouellette Ave

Windsor, ON


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