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spring sale + fundraiser

april 25 - june 30, 2019. | RUBIA DARYA

Rubia Darya has the privilege of sponsoring and supporting a refugee family of four children and their parents from Afghanistan. They are our friends, and colleagues.

To raise funds to sponsor and support this wonderful family, Rubia Darya is holding a Spring Sale until June 30th.

50% of all sale proceeds will be placed into a Trust Fund to support the family.

We will be offering 10 to 15% off of all of our rugs and textiles during the sale period.



table for 1200 more

saturday, MAY 25, 2019. 6-9:30pm | location tba!

TableFor1200More brings together architecture, design, and the culinary arts to create an evening of entertainment and stimulating conversation in an absolutely unique setting. At approximately 1200 feet long, TableFor1200More is a truly spectacular ‘pop-up’ outdoor dining experience at a surprise location announced shortly before starting. Dressed for a “Winnipeg White Out”, guests wear all white to provide a magical visual dimension to the evening. Meals are provided by local chefs Mandel Hitzer (Deer+Almond) and Ben Kramer (Chef Ben Kramer Custom Catering).

TableFor1200More is organized as part of StorefrontMB’s mandate to raise awareness about the value of architecture, design, and urbanism.



a portrait with your pet

saturday, MAY 25, 2019. 9am-5pm | graffiti gallery

Join us for aceartinc.'s fundraiser "A Portrait with your Pet"! Chronicle you and your fur babies with an exciting lineup of photographers in fun sets designed by local artists. 
Set #1: by Kelly Campbell & Megumi Kinata: Cruise down Portage Avenue in a cardboard mint-coloured convertible with pink flames!
Photography 9am – 1pm by Mahlet Cuff; Photography 1pm – 5pm by Christine St. Martin
Set #2: by Peatr Thomas: Float on pillowy, illuminated clouds in a bright blue sky!
Photography 9am –1pm by Kelechi Asagwara; Photography 1pm – 5pm by Laura Darnbrough
Set #2: by Rachel Thorleifson: Details coming soon.
Photography 9am – 1pm by Mike Peters; Photography 1pm – 5pm by TBA

More information here. Tickets on Eventbrite.



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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!

This event is generously sponsored by Fillmore Riley LLP. Facebook Event Page here.

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LIGHTS: A Winter celebration in support of 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.

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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.