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The story begins... with a standing ovation amid the stage lights of a Broadway-class production. Your cultural
journey continues with world class independent film or strolling through incomparable art in the galleries or the most unique art venue – the Odette Sculpture Park located on the Detroit River. A museum without walls, the Odette Sculpture Park is a unique park showcasing more than 31 large-scale internationally recognized works of contemporary sculpture by world-renowned artists. The Art Gallery of Windsor, the city’s public art gallery, has a collection of over 3,000 works of art, providing historical, contemporary and educational exhibitions. Annual events including Art in the Park on the stately grounds of Willistead Manor, Art by the River at Fort Malden and Motown favourites at the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor attract thousands of tourists each year. Our region has a thriving network of artists displayed in local galleries and public spaces. Whether visiting the Pelee Island Art Works studio or learning about the history of the Heinz Company at the Leamington Arts Centre, our region is a treasure trove of cultural experiences that range from theatre to festivals, from folk art to ballet. Diverse and distinctive artistic activities exist all around the region, highlighted by cultural organizations and festivals. That breathless hush as the curtain rises marks the opening act of your story, here in Windsor Essex Pelee Island.