125, 2nd fl 💥Cre8ery Gallery + Studio Open 11am to 9pm. Meet the Artist 4-9pm. Musings: A Product of Contemplation by Shelley Remple. A view from a window; a love of trees; a poem; a song; a word. I translate these into colour on canvas. Masks are recommended & provided.
48 💥The Royal Albert Arms Wheelchair accessible 5-9pm The Peoples Makers Market is back for 2024 at the iconic Royal Albert Hotel with 25+ offerings from original fashions to curated vintage and designer wearables, art, photography, jewelry, handmade toys, personal care, tarot and more. 62 💥Artbeat Studio Opening 5:30-9pm Picturesque Featuring the artwork of Terisa Taylor
62 💥Manitoba Institute of Sculptors and Artists (MISA) Work studio for clay & stone sculptors. Open Studio. 63, 2nd fl 💥Kathleen Crosby Gallery One of Winnipeg’s top 5 galleries according to penedit.com. Exhibition of works by 12 artists. Free draw to win an original painting. Wine, food, music, and good vibes. All welcome!
63, 4th fl 💥The Drip Keeper 6-10pm Two artists opening up their private studio to share their love of wild and weird vintage clothes. Find that staple piece your closet has desperately been looking for! All at a reasonable price. We got the drip
63, 5th fl 💥Thrift Nihilist 1:00pm - 9:30pm (or later) Enjoy our vintage clothing sale! Items up to 50% off for a limited time. A curated selection of vintage clothing, street & antiques.
63, 5th fl 💥Zolzayā Cashmere Zolzaya Cashmere offers pure Mongolian cashmere apparel, yak fibre mittens, and handmade felt slippers. This month we are celebrating Tsagaan sar, the Mongolian New Year. We will be sharing Mongolian herbal tea and boortsog (fried biscuits) with our visitors. You can play shagai, traditional Mongolian knucklebone games with us too!
63, 5th fl 💥Noel Bebee Computer Incubated Art by Noel Bebee
65 💥Soul Gallery Group Exhibition featuring work by all 26 Artists represented at Soul Gallery.
70, 2nd fl 💥Vantage Vintage 11am-9pm. We are offering 25% off everything in-store until February 3rd! Feel good about supporting a small business while treating yourself to a quality vintage garment.
84 💥Lights On The Exchange: Poet Box 7 - 7:15pm Poet: Hannah Green Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of words and light at the Poet Box, a part of Lights On The Exchange. Prepare to be dazzled as the Poet Box illuminates the streets with carefully curated words, creating a unique fusion of literature and visual art. The Exchange District BIZ presents this project with Artspace and CV2 Magazine at 84 Albert Street, with this year’s stage installation by Seema Goel. Each reading will be between 10 and 15 minutes. Readings are viewed from outdoors, so come dressed for the weather!
184 💥OSEREDOK Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre Open until 8pm. 6pmLecture: Ukrainian and Canadian Dictionaries as a Storage of Language and Culture. Explore the rich history of Ukrainian and Canadian lexicography, uncovering the remarkable contributions of renowned lexicographers. Discover the structure and nuances of diverse dictionaries and learn how to navigate them effectively. Delve into a comparative analysis of dictionary articles, exploring the various interpretations of iconic Ukrainian words like pysanka, vyshyvanka, borshch, salo, varenyky, and more! Don't miss the insights on lexicographical methods, biographies of dictionary creators, and their impactful works in Canada. Discuss the past, present, and future Ukrainian dictionary development in Canada. And that's not all! Stick around for a 20-minute master class where we'll guide you through creating a dictionary article for the Ukrainian-English/English-Ukrainian dictionary!
Arthur Street 70, 4th fl 💥Costume Museum of Canada The Costume Museum of Canada continues it's legendary vintage sale.
70, 6th fl 💥STUDIO 6 Along with paintings, drawings and photography, Thor Aitkenhead and Brian Longfield project new video shorts in the Temporary Autonomous Microcinema. Come, try your hand at the ethereal interactive broken piano installation, add a layer of sound, a visitor favorite!
70, 6th fl 💥Sikorsky Photography & Friends An evening supporting artists from Ukraine including a performance at 6pm & 8pm by Ivan Chernenko, jazz saxophonist, student and newcomer to Canada, accompanied by guitarist Parker Beesley. Performances are free. Donations are optional and at Ivan’s request, will be sent to The Come Back Alive Foundation, supporting the army in Ukraine.
70, 6th fl 💥Nora Kobrinsky & Friends Artist Studio
Paintings, drawings, and original prints.
Open from 12pm-7pm (or later!) with new arts, crafts, and stationery items! :)
92 💥Red River Book Store 11-3pm & 5-9pm. Everyone is invited to view our art and art books on the 2nd floor & our "books for everyone" on the main floor.
100 2nd fl 💥The Output 5:30-7:15pm-ART TALK/ART WALK 8:30-10pm-BATS! An Experimental and Immersive Music Experience. BATS! is a new local winnipeg band combining percussion by Brodie Hovanessian, with automatic poetry, vocals, found object looping, and clarinet by Charlie Rae Walker. Featuring dance performances by Alex Elliot & Co and Zorya Arrow. By donation A physically accessible venue with gender inclusive washrooms.
329 💥C2Centre for Craft 6-9pm Free, drop-in Patch Making Workshop and Remold. The Manitoba Craft Council and ArtsJunktion host a free patch making workshop with Dominique Consuelo Carrière in connection with the MCC's current exhibition Remold on display at the C2 Centre for Craft. Participants will create decorative or functional patches using a variety of materials such as needles, thread, fabric scraps, paint, beads, ribbons, hide and more. These patches can be simple and used for clothing repair, or you can use your creativity to create a unique decorative patch. This is a free drop-in workshop with no pre-registration required, offered while supplies last. This workshop is open to all ages and skill levels. We request that children in attendance be accompanied by an adult who can offer some support for the activity.
Remold Curated by Shaneela Boodoo Artists: Anastasia Pindera, Adelle Rawluk, Dominique Carrière, Heidi Eigenkind, Karen Hare, Karen Schmidt-Humiski, KC Adams, Ren Lam, Sarah Fuller Remold engages with the idea of craft transforming our very being, taking the intuitive knowledge that it imbues within our bodies to extend and alter the state of humanness. Remold seeks to investigate this by looking at the organic, fleshy and bodily language of craft and how it can create new possibilities and reimagine the ways in which we make ourselves into ourselves.
Higgins Ave 109 💥Graffiti Gallery 7-11pm Art Opening:The Best of Times Are Now A selection of photographs from Winnipeg’s most formative years of modern graffiti (1998 and earlier), Music: DJ Steve St. Louis
132 💥Rubia Darya Gallery 5-9pm Join us for 'Rug Talks and Tea' (& chocolates). See handwoven tribal rugs & textiles from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Persia, & The Caucasus. Our vintage & antique rugs are one-of-a-kind & have their own story to tell. A wide range in prices & newly received stock.
171 💥Darling Bar We will be having a dj in the cocktail bar playing chill tunes you can groove to starting around 9.
222 💥Warehouse Artworks Open until 9pm featuring Manitoba artists.
245 4th Floor 💥Creative Manitoba 5:30 - 8pm Creative Collaborations Free 5:30 – 8 pm Community Collage and Exhibit by Solange Roy and Yvette 5:45 – 6:45 pm Printmaking workshop with Emma Mayer 7 – 8 pm Intro to Afro Dance with Boma Cookey Join Creative Manitoba’s diverse and exciting Exchange Arts Incubator participants for a night of creative collaboration! Solange Roy and Yvette will kick things off with a community collage and exhibit, followed by a printmaking workshop with Emma Mayer (she/her). After a brief changeover, Boma Cookey will get attendees moving with an intro to Afro Dance. Stay tuned to our social media for more info about all our Exchange Arts Incubator participants and what they’re up to!
245 💥Into The Music *Cancelled due to illness: In-store performance byCheap Heat. Into the Music's First Friday store hours are 10:30am - 9pm.
246 💥tara davis studio boutique A happy shop full of fun things by over 100 (mostly Canadian) dreamers + makers!
288, 2nd fl 💥All About Theatre and Gallery Featuring artists Josiah Koppanyi, Heidi Hunter, and artwork by Inuit artists from Baker Lake. Unique art finds and clothing on sale as well.
290, 2nd fl 💥Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art 5-9pm Opening reception: Kâwi Tahkwahtîtân: Kisihcikîwin Sâsîpîhtamowin / Biting Back: Our Cultural Resilience. Birch bark bitings by Pat Bruderer/Halfmoon Woman.
290, 4th fl 💥Floodway Print Company Open until 8pm. We have some merch on sale!
290, 6th fl 💥Kev Ten Studio Shop Will be open Noon til 9 this coming First Friday. Always new work to view as well as the chance to make your own Useful Art Object ! The 6th Floor of 290 McDermot always has something fun going on Come on up and experience one of Winnipeg's nicest studios for yourself Everyone Welcome
73 💥The Babe Cave 12- 8pm. We are taking walk-ins for small services; brows + face sugaring (or waxing) and manicures. FIRST FRIDAY FEATURE ARTIST: Jed. Win a 1hr session of Body Contour (value: $85)
206 💥ace art At 7:00 we will be having an artist talk with Deinma David Iyagban in connection with his solo exhibition To Create Context, a collage-based exploration rooted in the artist’s contemplation of his own heritage.
210 💥Manitoba Arts Network 6-9pm Handcrafted gifts and artwork from Northern Manitoba Artists in collaboration with Uptown Emporium (Flin Flon) Featuring: Original CraftworkBirch bark bitings, carved sculpture, walking sticks, and more Jewelry & AccessoriesHandmade necklaces, earrings, keychains, & other accessories Books, Paintings & Illustrations •••••••••••••••••••••••••
140 💥Tom Hendry Warehouse First Fridays at the Warehouse 6:30pm: Free solo performance by SAM SINGER who blends elements of classic folk and new indie with the romanticism of an old-timey lounge singer. Our cozy lobby will be open from 6:15 to 7:15pm for patrons who have tickets to the play among men, and those who just want to drop by for some free live music. The bar will be open and tunes start at 6:30pm! Canadian music magazine Exclaim! writes, “Twisting languid folk-rock and bluesy alt-country into a distinct braid of sound all his own, Winnipeg's SAM SINGER makes music that floats free of time.”
190 💥The Manitoba Museum 5-9pm. Join us for free general admission to the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and Science Gallery. And special programming! We are excited to be partnering with Black History Manitoba to celebrate Black History! We will be joined by Black-owned businesses, Black-led organizations, and other supporters of Black History Manitoba for a FREE evening of entertainment with food for purchase, a marketplace, and pop-up booths and exhibits.
312 💥North Forge Fabrication Lab Our Makers Market will be open and stocked with locally handcrafted items created by North Forge FabLab members. Stop by for a mini tour to see the new fully equipped design space, coworking area and Makers Market. Connect with members to understand how they’re using the fablab for their projects.
336 💥Little Brown Jug Brewing Co. Local DJ 'Veites' will be gracing our taproom with a melodic-progressive techno set from 9pm-11pm. Free entry.
Visit the Exchange all month for Craft, Film, Vintage, Plants, Music, Eateries + ART, ART, ART! Click on the links below and explore First Fridays member Galleries, Studios, Shops & Venues: