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Marcela Salazar: Footprints, reception

Friday, mar. 29, 2019. 7-9pm | pulse gallery

“My compositions are based on geometrical forms: lines, squares, or elements that are an intrinsic and essential part of our lives. The vertical or horizontal lines, whether they are visible or invisible, help to determine and define the composition of the paintings. As well as marks or impressions left behind by living creatures in nature, such as patterns and textures created by fossils and animal footprints that, to me, represent the first stage or beginning of art.”

Exhibition will run March 1-31, 2019.



Mortgage payoff sale-abration!

ends march 31, 2019 | martha street studio

Have you ever wanted a particular print that was a little beyond your budget? Have you been waiting for an incentive to buy work by your favourite local artist? Do you just love a deal and want to see what’s available? Martha Street Studio is holding a one time only sale on all artwork to celebrate paying off the mortgage -- made possible by the many generous donations by members and individuals!

20% off all artwork for members (online purchase discount code MEMBER20)

10% off all artwork for non-members (online purchase discount code SALE10)

Browse the webstore or view prints in person at Martha Street Studio.

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PLUG IN ICA PRESENTS: Artist Talk by Daniel Buren

TUESDAY, APR. 9, 2019. 7PM | winnipeg art gallery

As part of Plug in ICA’s STAGES Speaker Series, it is a true honour to bring the uncompromising and influential French conceptual artist, Daniel Buren to Winnipeg. The legendary Buren will give a public talk detailing his bold and categorical work.

Buren is known in the art-world for his signature stripes, which he began using in the late 1960s as part of a counter-culture in the visual arts that rejected the authenticity of the artist -- questioning the art market, its valorization of individual genius and the progression of ideas into a resolution.

More info here.



SATURDAY, APR. 27, 2019. 1-5PM | old market square

Join us for an architectural scavenger hunt! By bike, on foot or by wheelchair, solve clues to discover the stories behind Winnipeg buildings and landmarks. There will be two versions of the hunt - by bicycle or on foot. Teams of all ages are welcome.

For more information, visit www.winnipegarchitecture.ca under “Events”. Registration costs $6 per person. Under 5 is free. Proceeds will fund Winnipeg Architecture Foundation public programmes. Presented by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, Exchange District BIZ and the FLASH Festival.

Visit the 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.