The Windsor Mayor’s Arts Awards celebrate local artists, arts organizations, and arts supporters. They are presented every two years, in partnership with the Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) awards and grants.

 “Art changes lives, and it does not exist without the artists, arts organizations, volunteers and teams of people working every day. The awards provide an opportunity to recognize our local artists and arts supporters by showing how much we appreciate, value and respect them. Windsor has a proud history of investment in our arts, culture and heritage. The arts are vital to our quality of life, our sense of identity, and our understanding of our stories and of the people and places that make our community come alive.”

– Mayor Drew Dilkens

Award Recipients:


  • Individual Artist – Christy Litster
  • Arts Organization – Arts Collective Theatre
  • Arts Volunteer – Rod Turton


  • Individual Artist – Dr. Bruce Kotowich
  • Arts Organization – The Arts Council Windsor & Region
  • Arts Volunteer – Peter Wasylyk


  • Individual Artist – Erin Armstrong
  • Arts Organization – Literary Arts Windsor / BookFest Windsor
  • Arts Volunteer – Elissa Abboud


  • Individual Artist – Leslie McCurdy
  • Arts Organization – Downtown Music Initiative
  • Arts Volunteer – Peter Coady