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


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May 30 to July 15, 2017


A Multi-media exhibition by Annette Henderson, John Nielsen & Sharon Green.


Sharon Green, John Nielsen and Annette Henderson have been fixtures in the Portage la Prairie art scene for many years. When occasion permits, the three artists get together to make art, share stories and ideas, and sometimes critique each other’s work. Annette had asked John and Sharon if art was their passion and without hesitation ‘yes’ was their answer. Shallow question but it was the start to why they did a group exhibit.

These three artists can relate easily to each other because they all grew up on farms and learned to make art with very little resources. Sharon, John and Annette first met in the old art gallery on the Avenue. It was a small space but it was rich in character, giving artists the opportunity to pursue their passion. Today, the Arts Centre continues to reflect the importance of artists gathering together. Months may go between their encounters but they always seem to pick up where they left off. Their styles, practices and growth may have evolved over the years but their friendship remains the


Sharon, John and Annette feel they are no different than the impressionists, cubists or the Group of Seven. They all lived, shared and created, leaving their legacy as artists without knowing. At the moment, these three artists do not know the impact of their contribution for future generations as they cultivate their gifts, abilities and aspirations. They each experience, communicate and share by living life through art.

EXHIBITION OPENING: Thursday, June 8 at 7:00pm


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June 20 to August 5, 2017


Photography by Sandi Knight.


Hello, I’m Sandi Knight, a farm wife, mom, writer and recreational photographer. From the time I was given my first camera, a hand-me-down Brownie, I have loved taking pictures.

Raised in central and northern Manitoba, I never envisioned myself living on the prairies but quickly fell in love with the open landscape and stunning skies. Now, after 28 years of living on our farm northwest of Portage la Prairie, I cannot imagine being anywhere else.

Whether on quiet country walks or in our farmyard, my camera is always close at hand. I truly enjoy capturing images and moments in time, whether bright and bold, or small and subtle. Of course, photos of the crops we grow are always part of the highlight reel of the pictures I share.

There is no denying canola is the shining star of agriculture across western Canada every summer when it blooms. It isn’t unusual to see people stopping alongside the road to snap a picture, or take a ‘selfie’ against the gorgeous sea of yellow this crop provides.

Even those of us who grow it, are taken in by the allure of those bright and beautiful blossoms. Considering this year is canola’s 50th anniversary, these photos from our farm in 2016 are my pictorial celebration of this iconic prairie crop.

But it is so much more than a pretty backdrop on the prairie landscape under the summer sun. A selection of products made from canola are also included in this exhibit, along with some facts you may or may not know about this important and 100% Canadian crop.

Please take your time and enjoy the various views and vistas of “Simply Canola”.


Saturday, July 15, 1:30pm to 4:00pm