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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 to book your tour today!


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May 1 - May 24, 2019

Eat, Sip & Bid - Art Preview

Various Donating Artists

All items will be up for Auction on May 24 at our Eat, Sip & Bid Fundraising Event. Tickets are available in our Gift Shop for $100. Ask about a tax receipt.


April 15 to May 25, 2019

A Stranger in a Strange Land - BFA Thesis Exhibition

Mao Guolixuan

Meet and Greet on Saturday, April 20, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Mao Guolixuan came to Canada from Nanjing, China in 2014 to study fine arts. In Canada, away from family and friends, feeling homesick, and dealing with language barriers, she felt lost and unsure about her identity. The artwork in this exhibition represents her emotions and memories during this time, on her journey to self-discovery. Her works are composed of watercolour, acrylic, oil painting, and ceramics. Each artwork is a fusion of Eastern culture with Western material. Mao employs Chinese ink and wash in an impressionistic way and records the artistic impression of different cultural experience.

Exhibition sponsor: McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel

April 23 to June 1, 2019

Colour Distinctive: Art, Soul and Spirit

Genevie Henderson & Angelo Lillico

Exhibit opening and artist’s talk: Sunday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m.

Understanding an artist’s purpose and meaning is an elusive concept that is not easily articulated, even by artists. The artist’s journey is frequently fraught with doubts and questions related to “Why make art?” The value of art is often defined monetarily. Henderson and Lillico suggest that an artist’s life reaches beyond this restrictive purpose. For each artist, the path of making art has different meanings, while spirituality plays a significant role in their individual creativity.