generation green’s wildflower project pop-up workshops
sunday, july 21, 2019. 11am-6pm | cloakroom wellness
Join us at the beautiful, new Cloakroom Wellness space for a variety of workshops:
11am-12pm: Block Therapy: Create, Inflate, Maintain Space.. Join us for this special intro price Block Therapy Class.
1:30-4:30pm: Intuitive Vision Board Workshop: Second workshop of the day, you will learn how to create an intuitive led vision board that will allow your hearts desire to be seen & heard.
5-6pm: Holding Space Yoga With Intention Class: In this final workshop we will create a stillness in both our body and mind.
STAGES biennial 2019
AUG 16 - SEPT 8, 2019. | OFF SITE LOCATIONS
As an exhibition, STAGES sets out to activate the city of Winnipeg with temporary public sculpture, installation and performances by artists based in Norway, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Paris, Toronto and Winnipeg. The biennial takes place in different abandoned industrial sites, apartment buildings, parks and other public sites. This year, seven new works will be commissioned across the city.
Featured Artists: RAYMOND BOISJOLY, DANIEL BUREN, FASTWURMS, KENNETH LAVALLEE, JOAR NANGO, SILKE OTTO-KNAPP, ANDREA ROBERTS. Curated by Jenifer Papararo
PAST DESIGN QUARTER EVENTS
connect with the quarter
SUMMER FIRST FRIDAYS | POP UP BOX SHIPPING CONTAINER, BIJOU PARK
There are a lot of exciting changes happening in our Downtown communities right now… and we want to make sure locals + visitors are familiar with navigating it all. Throughout the Summer on First Fridays in the Exchange, our POP UP BOX shipping container in Bijou Park (East side of Old Market Square) will become the public's go-to spot to learn about just that! Find valuable information about what we do + how to get around - DQW merchandise + maps, bike path information, parking maps, tour information and much more can be picked up at our POP UP BOX on First Fridays in Summer (excluding August). Find links with additional, helpful tips on how to get around The Quarter on our Homepage!
DQW TURNS 2!
FRIday, MAY 3, 2019. 5-9PM | POP UP BOX, BIJOU PARK/old market square
Join us as we, once again, activate our POP UP BOX shipping container for our second birthday party! In honour of the Architecture + Design Film Festival (May 1 - 5), we’ll be screening the ArchiShorts from a+dff 2018 (two-minute films about architecture and/or the built environment, submitted through a free + open-to-all competition) from inside the container! Pop by during your First Friday wander to check out all or just a few of these fun + inventive short films while enjoying free Little Brown Jug samples and popcorn! Cheers to another year of celebrating local design culture in Winnipeg’s core!
LIGHTS: A Winter celebration in support of artbeat studio
FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 2019. 5-11PM | OLD MARKET SQUARE, BIJOU PARK, ARTBEAT STUDIO
On the evening of February 1st, 2019, Winnipeggers from all walks of life are encouraged to explore the Exchange District, and #ActivateWinter with diverse communities! This is a free, public event that uses Winter as a driving force to bring people together in the heart of our city, while also raising awareness and funds for our newest member, Artbeat Studio. Three main components will make up the event with LIGHTS as the connective theme throughout. Colourful lights around Old Market Square, a communal barrel fire, a lit-up POP UP BOX shipping container housing a Warm-up Station, and ice lanterns lining Albert Street connecting Old Market Square and Artbeat Studio will activate the trifecta of activity. This event is generously funded by The Winnipeg Foundation.
design quarter winnipeg summer tours
thursday, august 2 + 23, 2018.
On these specially curated, interactive tours led by our very own Executive Director, Zephyra Vun, you will visit four, unique Design Quarter Winnipeg members. These one-time, exclusive tours will give access to meeting the local business owners and entpreneurs behind each stop, learning about how each contributes to Winnipeg's awesome design culture, plus everyone will engage in an interactive, hands-on activity or special experience at each stop! [ Expect to create a little something to take home with you! ]
August 2nd - Exchange District members
August 23rd - The Forks members
design quarter winnipeg anniversary: pop up box reveal
friday, june 1, 2018. | bijou park
Design Quarter Winnipeg turns one on June 1st! To celebrate, we will be unveiling our "POP-UP BOX", the middle shipping container permanently located in Bijou Park, to showcase what kind of pop-up opportunities can transpire within this unique, re-purposed vessel.
On June 1st, we will transform the “POP-UP BOX” into a mini cocktail bar + lounge area for the public as they are out exploring the Exchange District for First Fridays. We will also take this opportunity to distribute our new Design Quarter maps to visitors!
The overall intention of the “POP-UP BOX” is to provide our Design Quarter members with the opportunity to promote their businesses by temporarily activating Bijou Park through various programming such as pop-up markets, art production, performance, information dissemination, etc.
design quarter winnipeg agm + member networking event
thursday, may 17, 2018. | glasshouse rooftop
This will be Design Quarter's first-ever Annual General Meeting + Members-Only Networking Event! We are teaming up with The Kinship Studio to bring our fabulous members an early evening of information, mingling, and a little fun! The event will be held on the beautiful Glasshouse rooftop, complete with champagne, food, great conversation, + spectacular views of our downtown!
Our members will have the exclusive opportunity to network + share ideas amongst each other, our Partners, + Board of Directors. Hear directly from our Board + Partners about why Design Quarter matters to our city!
design quarter winnipeg market
saturday, march 24, 2018. | hut k space
Join us for this one-of-a-kind market experience to ring in Spring! Free entry; everyone welcome! The intention of this event is to facilitate a fully-immersive and interactive design experience, giving the public a ‘glimpse’ or ‘preview’ of what Design Quarter is all about under one roof, then encouraging visitors to go out and explore the actual Design Quarter to its full potential!
This is not your typical market with rows of vendors selling their wares! In addition to this, we are getting creative with the market set-up, working with the space to generate an engaging experience, where visitors can SEE, DO, LEARN ABOUT or BUY design-related activities +/or products.
design quarter winnipeg launch!
friday, may 12, 2017. | old market square
Be the first to #DiscoverTheQuarter on Friday, May 12th at our public launch! Come on down to Old Market Square after work, where we will toast this exciting, new initaitive with some VIP members + city influencers!
We will be handing out Design Quarter maps, and have Winnipeg Trolley Company on deck to transport people around The Quarter starting at 6pm. Stick around the Exchange, or hop on the Trolley! They'll do a couple of loops, so you can catch a ride back to the Exchange; though the Quarter is very walkable!
Grab a map, and/or navigate our interactive map on our website to check out our 45 exceptional members thoughout the Exchange District, Downtown + The Forks, some of whom will be staying open late just for you. Show your Design Quarter map or promo card to take advantage of some special offerings from our members.