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This may be one of the biggest Fridays in the Exchange District! All of these events are happening tomorrow night, September 7, so the Exchange District really is the spot to be!

First Fridays in the Exchange

Explore one of Winnipeg’s most inspiring monthly arts event. Gallery hop. Eat. Stroll. Shop. Talk to artists in their studios, experience an Art Gallery opening, explore unique shops and enjoy a stop at one of the cafes or restaurants.

Need an art piece? First Fridays is the perfect way to connect with many of the wonderful and diverse artists in Winnipeg.

FREE and welcome to all!

Visit their website for details.

Art Talk/ Art Walk

The September 7 Art Talk/Art Walk looks at art school: What can it teach and what should it teach? How did artists train in the past, and how should they prepare for a very complex future? We’ll be chatting with artist, School of Art studio instructor (and former art student) Derek Brueckner and Oliver Botar, a professor of Art History at the School of Art.

Venue: The Winnipeg Free Press News Café, 237 McDermot Ave.
5:30-9 pm. $20.00 (plus tax)
(times are approximate)
5:30: Doors open
6pm: Dinner
6:15pm: Art Talk
7:30-9pm: Art Walk

Alleyways in the Exchange

This Friday, September 7,  is also our final Alleyways in the Exchange of the season. Back by popular demand the feature of this event is our Alleyways Market curated by Lucky Girl Pop Up. But we’ve expanded the market this year to include Alleyways Swing – an outdoor dance floor where you can learn to swing dance and/or show off your moves and Alleyways is Alleyways Art Lounge – drinks, music, and public art bring the drayway at ArtSpace to life. This month international artist Yoel Jimenez will be here in Winnipeg to finish up the public art piece that has been evolving throughout the summer.

See our Facebook event for details.

Concert Movies at the Cube

Earlier this month we had our first Concert Movies at the Cube with a screening of the Talking Heads concert movie Stop Making Sense and it was a great success – with more than 400 people in attendance. And tomorrow we’re doing it again, this time featuring the Beastie Boys Awesome; I Shot That!

Popular local DJs Co-op and Hunnicutt will be back to get the party started and local hip-hop group 3PEAT will open with a live performance of their high energy sample driven beats. And we’ll be serving locally crafted Little Brown Jug beer out of our shipping container outdoor bar and food by Bodegoes.

For more information see our Facebook event.

First Fridays Bike-In

Ever thought you’d like to bike to the Exchange District but weren’t sure if there was a safe and easy route to get there? Well, tomorrow night is our final First Fridays Bike-In of the season!

In partnership with Natural Cycle, we’ll be leading three, low-key rides on the First Friday of July, August, and September to show you how you can get into the Exchange District while almost entirely avoiding motor vehicle traffic— and we’ll share the tips and tricks that can make riding your bike into the Exchange District a really enjoyable experience along the way.

For more information and to register see our event page.

See you in the Exchange!