5th Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival

Mar 24 - Mar 26

  • Admission: $0-$90

Bringing together the best in music, art, whimsy and story from Winnipeg’s musical, literary, dance and visual arts communities, the Winnipeg Crankie Festival unites folks from all walks of life and invites them to participate on and off stage for an interactive and collaborative festival experience.

A Crankie is a moving panorama, an old storytelling art form that was popular in the 18th century. Scrolled art is mounted on hand-cranked spindles held together in a frame. As music plays or a story is told, an artist cranks the spindles so that the picture moves with the story, creating a uniquely magical experience for the audience.

Our 2023 Artist Lineup includes Corin Raymond, The D Rangers, Dominique Reynolds, Daniel Koulack & Family, David Graham, The Hiebert Family, James Culleton, Jessee Havey & The Banana Band, Juvel, Kael Sauerborn, Kate Ferris, Little Miss Higgins, Matt Gordon & Leonard Podolak, Raine Hamilton String Trio, Scott Nolan, Son Del Norte, Walking Wolf Ray Coco Stevenson, Walking Wolf Singers And Dancers, World Village Gospel Choir, Debra Lyn Neufeld and more.

For more detailed information & ticket options please visit crankiefestival.com