Art Talk/Art Walk: Representing Representation

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Dinner and an informal talk followed by a guided walk through Exchange Galleries & Studios 5:30: Doors open 6pm: Dinner 6:15pm: Art Talk 7:30-9pm: Art Walk Please reserve and pre-order: wfpnewscafe@gmail.com or phone 204.421.0682 (Please choose one: Almond crusted chicken . Tilapia fillet with parmesan. Vegetable noodle stir fry.) $20.00 (pp incl. tax and gratuity) We’ll be talking with Jenny Western — curator, writer, educator and part of The Ephemerals artist collective — about her own multilayered practice, about ideas of identity and representation, and about recent directions in Indigenous art. Presented with the generous support of: The Winnipeg Arts Council & The Manitoba Arts Council.

The Laundry Room Theatre

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The program for Winnipeg’s first pop-up movie theatre is out now! Join us at the Laundry Room Theatre from August 2nd to August 10th to watch independent and experimental films from Manitoba and around the world. Aug 2nd 7 pm to 10 pm To celebrate our opening, we’re playing a selection of our favourite Winnipeg Film Group films from the past! We’ll be screening “Kubasa in a Glass” by Atelier Nationale du Manitoba, along with a handful of other legendary Manitoban shorts. Aug 3rd Noon to 7 pm Short films by donation in the gallery. 7 pm to 11 pm First Friday at The Laundry Room! The band (proper noun) will be performing a live soundtrack to a surprise 1960s …

Concert Movies at the Cube

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We’re in the heart of summer, and the Exchange District continues to be the perfect spot for taking in many of Winnipeg’s best festivals, patios, shopping and dining— or simply enjoying the gorgeous backdrop of our turn-of-the-century national historic district. This summer, we’re adding even more to the fun with Concert Movies at the Cube, which kicks off on Friday, August 3rd with Talking Heads’ iconic Stop Making Sense. Heralded by Rolling Stone (and many others) as “the greatest concert movie ever,” we’ll be screening this classic outdoors on the big screen. “Just like we’ve done with Alleyways in the Exchange, we wanted to take a good idea, give it an Exchange District twist, and make it something unique and …

Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

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The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival brings together local, national, and international performance companies for 12 days of exciting theatre! Venues are located throughout the Exchange District and around downtown Winnipeg. Enjoy the food vendors, shopping, live entertainment, and music in Old Market Square, and check out some innovative, affordable theatrical experiences.

Historic Places Day in the Exchange

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Join the Exchange District BIZ in celebration of the second annual Canada’s Historic Places Day! Historic places tell us the stories that brought Canada to life, teach us about our heritage in a way history class can’t, and can give us a sense of collective identity. To learn more about Canada’s Historic Places Day, and see the other historic sites in Manitoba, visit historicplacesday.ca. A national historic site since 1997, the Exchange District is home to a stunning collection of heritage buildings from the turn of the 20th century that reflect the booms and busts of Winnipeg’s early history. To celebrate, we are excited to offer FREE scheduled tours on July 7th! The tour schedule is below. There is a …

ART TALK/ART WALK: ART WE LOVE

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Dinner and an informal talk followed by a guided walk through Exchange Galleries & Studios Please reserve: wfpnewscafe@gmail.com or phone 204.421.0682 $20.00 (plus tax) 237 McDermot (The Winnipeg Free Press News Café) At this month’s Art Talk, Nils Vik — designer, owner of Parlour Coffee and longtime supporter of the Winnipeg art community — and Sarah Jo Kirsch — vocalist and passionate music pundit — will chat about why they love the art they do. Looking at some key artworks, they’ll talk about what draws them, what connects them and what visual art has meant in their work and their lives.

First Fridays in the Exchange

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Gallery hop. Eat. Stroll. Shop. Talk to artists in their studios, experience an Art Gallery opening, explore unique shops, enjoy a stop at one of the cafés or restaurants. Looking for an art piece? First Fridays is the perfect way to connect with many of the wonderful and diverse artists in Winnipeg! FREE, all welcome!

Acclaimed Sculptor, Joe Fafard, at Mayberry Fine Art

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On Friday, July 6 Mayberry Fine Art is opening an exhibition of never-before-seen sculptures and recent works by internationally acclaimed Saskatchewan artist Joe Fafard. And as part of First Fridays in the Exchange Joe Fafard will be at Mayberry Fine Art for an opening reception on July 6, from 5-9 pm. Considered one of the most original Canadian artists of his generation, Fafard is perhaps best known for his sculptures of animals, however his work is also focused greatly on the human form. He has created portraits of many well-known artists considered as masters in western art history (Carr, Picasso, Rousseau, Kahlo, Rivera, Matisse, Renoir etc.) as well as Vincent Van Gogh, a re-occurring muse of Fafard’s. The exhibition sees …

Wayfinders here to help you navigate the area

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We are excited to introduce our new wayfinders! You can easily spot these new additions to our team out and about in the Exchange District, possibly even on bike! Just as their name suggests our wayfinders are here to help you find your way around the Exchange District. Our area is growing fast, and we are introducing new active transportation infrastructure – like the new protected bike lanes, that have been beautifully painted by local artists. And we want to be sure that we are making the area accessible and easy to navigate for all modes of travel. Whether you need direction and information about lanes and biking programs in the area, help with parking, help taking full advantage of …

Brown Bag Bocce with Lindsay Somers

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Beginning Friday, June 15th, we will be hosting Brown Bag Bocce at Stephen Juba Park. Come out and play. Take a break in your day to spend time outside, sit in the park and have a picnic. What: Bocce ball + brown bag picnic lunch When: Fridays from noon-1pm, June 15 – July 6th Where: Stephen Juba Park Space is limited, reserve a spot for your group of 4-8 players for some bocce ball fun on your lunch break! Invite your team members, clients and other contacts you’d love to connect with over a friendly game of bocce! We’ll have picnic blankets for you to sit to eat your lunch on, chill out and relax on before and after your …