Portage & District Arts Centre




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School Gallery Tours

The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering Gallery Tours for School Groups of all ages. This is a excellent opportunity for students and faculty to see a variety of art forms from Regional Artists and is a great addition the the current Arts curriculum. Students will be fully engaged learning the artistic process of how each piece was made and will be encouraged to interact with the Artist or Docent. Tours are available Tuesday through Friday.  Bookings are accepted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the tour.  Donations to the Gallery are welcome. Contact the Portage & District Arts Centre at 204-239-6029 or email pdac@mts.net to book your tour today!



*Boardroom Gallery is closed every Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm


Click HERE for the Upcoming Exhibition Schedule for 2017



April 25 to May 27, 2017


A Multi-media exhibition by artists located in the Central Region of Manitoba.

The Portage & District Arts Centre is please to host the 36th Annual Central Region Juried Art Exhibition. Our board members, staff and volunteers would like to extend our greetings to everyone taking part in the 2017 Exhibition and Opening celebrations.

The Central Cultural Council takes great pleasure in welcoming the 42 artists from the Central Region of Manitoba that have entered 91 works of art into the Juried Art Exhibition. We congratulate and thank all the artists who have presented us with a broad spectrum of mediums, styles and subject matter, verifying the diverse talent of our regional artists.

The Portage & District Arts Council wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Manitoba Arts Council, the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage and local sponsors Jamor Farms Ltd, Portage COOP and Mayfair Print Shoppe for all their financial support and assistance. Thank you to the jurors, Jennie O’Keefe, Alexander El and Karen Adamson. We would also like to thank the Central Cultural Council members, all visiting dignitaries and all the volunteers who have assisted with the numerous details to make the 36th Annual Central Region Juried Art Exhibition possible. Finally, a special thanks goes out to the artists for sharing their talent with us!

We sincerely hope you enjoy this exhibit. You will have the opportunity to view the touring portion of the exhibition according to the following schedule:


April 4 to May 9, 2017


Fundraiser for the Portage & District Arts Centre

Join us in supporting the Arts and Artists in our community at our 30th Anniversary Dinner and Art Auction. This formal event is Thursday, May 11th in the William Glesby Centre and offers an evening of outstanding entertainment and all around good fun!

Cocktails start at 5:30pm, followed by an exceptional art preview, two timed silent auctions and a top notch dinner experience. Participate in the excitement of the live auction at the end of the evening and bid on your favourite piece of artwork.

Call your friends, book a table of eight or book individually to meet, mix and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts. Drop in or call us at 204 239 6029 to reserve your tickets and arrange seating.

Tickets $100. RSVP by April 20th.

Premiere Sponsors:






Portage & District Arts Centre, Portage la Prairie

Pembina Hills Arts Gallery & Gift Shop, Morden

Golden Prairie Arts Council & Gallery, Carman

Tiger Hills Arts Association, Holland

Manitoba Rural & Northern Juried Art Show, Wpg

The Portage & District Arts Council gratefully acknowledges assistance by


Clint Eastwood by Michael Blume (Portage la Prairie)

Thank you again and enjoy the exhibition!

EXHIBITION OPENING: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Artist Reception 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Public Opening 7:00 to 8:30pm

Invitation-CRJAE 2017.pdf

Touring Poster-CRJAE 2017.pdf