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PDAC Gallery and Gift Shop Hours


The Portage & District Arts Centre Gallery and Gift Shop is open to the public Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:00am to 5:00pm (closed on the Saturdays of long weekends).

Thank You



Acrylic paintings & pencil drawings by Faye Hildebrand

Exhibition Dates

January 24 to March 4, 2017

Exhibition Opening

Thursday, February 2 at 7:00pm

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

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Watercolour paintings by Bette Holliday

Exhibition Dates

February 21 to April 1, 2017

*Boardroom Gallery closed Wednesdays 12:30-3:30pm

The PDAC Reel Event Independent Film Series...



The Portage & District Arts Centre Reel Event Independent

Film Series is rolling for the 13th Season!


We are excited to be screening in the William Glesby Centre.

All screenings start at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm).

3 films have now been confirmed for 2017!!

Sing Street (January 18)

We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (February 15)

Love & Friendship (March 15)

Visit Reel Event for all the details

ArtsSmarts Wants to Fund Your Organization!

Administered by the Portage and District Arts Council (PDAC), ArtsSmarts provides grants to private schools, aboriginal schools, after school programs, nursery schools, and other youth-based community organizations to help young people learn through art!

ArtsSmarts has funding available to see your project happen!

ArtsSmarts works to bring youth, local organizations and professional artists together to develop art-making skills and opportunities for young people that will last a life time. 


Does your organization have an arts and youth-base project in mind?

Then visit the ArtsSmarts website at www.pdacartssmarts.org, or contact:

Portage and District Arts Centre, Portage la Prairie

phone 204-239-6029    email pdac@mts.net

Visit ArtsSmarts to read about past ArtsSmarts Projects

2017 Winter Classes & Workshops...REGISTER NOW!

The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering many great classes & workshops for children and adults this coming winter.

Busy Bees Creative Kids, Social Dancing, Ooey Gooey Art Play,

Pottery, Young Artists Mixed Media, Spanish Lessons, Quilting,

Batik, Portraiture, Fabric Bowls, Paint Night, Gel Plate Printing

Register for your class today in the Gift Shop or give the gift of a class to that special someone for the holiday season! Gift Certificates available.

Visit Classes & Workshops for all the details

Portage & District Arts Centre Boardroom Gallery


The Portage & District Arts Centre (PDAC) is seeking artists to display their work in the intimate setting of our Boardroom Gallery. PDAC will promote your exhibition on its website, Facebook, Twitter and monthly newsletter. All are welcome to apply including individuals, groups & schools. If interested, please contact PDAC at 204-239-6029 or email pdac@mts.net.

Terms & Conditions: Selected artists are responsible for hanging/displaying their artwork, complete with title cards. Exhibitions are 6 to 8 weeks in length. All sales are subject to a 25% commission. PDAC membership is required.

For more detailed information visit Gallery Exhibits

36 Annual Central Region Juried Art Exhibit



The Portage & District Arts Centre is hosting the 36th Annual Central Region Juried Art Exhibit (CRJAE) on April 27, 2017. The CRJAE is open to artists & artisans of all levels ages 15 or older who are residents of the Central Region. Work must be an original concept and completed since April 2016.

To download the Registration Package visit Gallery Exhibits

30th Anniversary Celebration of the Arts Gala



Join the Portage & District Arts Centre in supporting the Arts and Artists in our community at our

30th Anniversary Dinner and Art Auction, Celebration of the Arts Fundraising Gala.

This black tie event is Thursday, May 11th

in the William Glesby Centre.

For more details visit Special Events

Thank you to our premiere sponsors