Travel Manitoba eNews - June 2013
Don’t be surprised if your appetite for art increases this summer. Here are a few more ideas that will satisfy your artistic cravings.
The Gallery in the Park in Altona is a turn-of-the century house turned into art gallery complete. This stately home is the perfect setting for a relaxed stroll admiring art in a variety of mediums. The grounds of the house have been turned into an extensive sculpture garden complete with water fountains. Plus, while you’re in Altona, pay a visit to the world’s tallest painting on an easel – a replica of Van Gough’s Sunflowers standing at 76 feet tall.
The Interlake region is a hotbed of artistic activity. And the resident artists are inviting the public to tour their studios on a self-guided tour August 31 and September 1. The WAVE Interlake Artists Studio Tour follows a scenic route through cottage country along Lake Winnipeg’s western shore, with over 40 artists opening their studio doors. Speak with their artists about their work and their inspiration, and of course, enjoy the views of the picturesque Interlake region.
Winnipeggers have driven by them countless times. So why not learn more about these works of art on a West End BIZ Mural Tour, a guided walking tour run in the city’s West End. There are over 50 pieces of public art in this neighbourhood, and each represents an interesting point about the history and culture of the area. The two-hour tour includes a stop at a local eatery, and the cost is only $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under.