Contemporary, classic and cutting edge. For the curious and the creative, Manitoba is teeming with art galleries that reflect our unique regions, cultures and histories. These galleries are found in every corner of the province, delivering thought-provoking and compelling works from international talent and artists found right here in Manitoba. Here are 10 amazing art galleries you can’t miss!
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
With a lengthy history dating back to 1907, the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is now one of the most well known galleries in Manitoba and a quintessential piece of Brandon’s character and identity. Rooted in community, the spacious AGSM focuses on contemporary art exhibits, events and education. See what’s on this month.
A variety of different artists set up home base at cre8ery, a small gallery located in the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District. Known simply as a ‘creative space for creative people,’ cre8ery has been an essential starting point for new and emerging artists, and since the gallery runs on rented spaces and galleries, visitors can always expect something new and unpredictable. What’s on this month.
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
Housed at 460 Portage Avenue, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art was designed in a way that displays feature exhibits to passer-bys, making it one of the most well-known art galleries in Winnipeg. Dubbing itself a laboratory for research and art that challenges ideas and issues of present day society, Plug In is a hub for all things architecture, film, television, photography and new media. What’s on this month.
An Exchange District gem, Urban Shaman is an Aboriginal-run centre for artists and creative expression. Focusing on Indigenous art, the gallery presents contemporary pieces as not only artwork, but also as important tools for Aboriginal peoples. It is a admission-free gallery that also offers workshops, residencies and other programming. What’s on this month.
Gimli Art Club
The Gimli Art Club came into fruition back in the 60’s, and has since grown into one of the most noteworthy establishments of Gimli, Manitoba. Dedicated to encouraging the creation of artwork, the Gimli Art Club not only houses art but also offers activities and workshops. Gallery displays include stained glass designs, glass works, jewelry, batik and photography. The Club is behind the iconic, 977 foot Seawall structure along the Gimli harbour, which features over 60 colourful murals that depict the Interlake.
Gurevich Fine Art
Established and emerging artists exhibit side-by-side in one of the most popular art galleries in the Exchange District, Gurevich Fine Art. Gurevich Fine Art houses national and international works from artists of all levels and participates in sending travelling exhibits around the globe. What’s on this month.
Home is where the art is, and in Bulrushes Gallery’s case, home is Winnipeg Beach. Winnipeg Beach provides a tranquil backdrop to this art hub, where visitors can browse and buy a unique collection of Canadian art. Wander through paintings, drawings, prints and curious objects with no limit on style. Expect modernist, traditional, historic and contemporary works.
Small town, big art scene. Located in a former CP Railway Station now known as the CPR Historic Centre, Arts Mosaic acts as a centre for all creative endeavors in the community as well as in surrounding communities. Stop into Arts Mosaic on your way through southwestern Manitoba for an amazing art gallery and gift shop. What’s on this month.
Standing for Northern Visual Arts, the NorVA Centre recognizes and celebrates the visual artists of Flin Flon and surrounding communities. Art classes, free exhibits and affordable studio space lends to create a creative and dynamic community of artists who can develop and grow their craft. What’s on this month.
Gallery in the Park
Mark this gallery on your must-see list for this summer! The seasonal Gallery in the Park is located in and alongside Altona’s historic Schwartz house and features an art gallery and a unique sculpture garden. The serene Gallery is a highly recommended stop for art enthusiasts and tourists alike.
Have a favourite gallery that we missed? Tell us about it in the comments!