First Fridays in the Exchange is a monthly celebration of the Exchange District’s creative community.
This month, over 30 destinations await your visit!
Choose from 10 Exhibitions & Openings and celebrate:
Canadian Women Artists__Mayberry Fine Art
Manitoba Artists__Warehouse Artworks
Inuit Art__katie + gunnar gallery
Printmaking__Martha Street Studio
Stained Glass Art__Artbeat Studio
Indigenous Beadwork, Embroidery and Quillwork__C2Centre for Craft
Contemporary Impressionist Art__Cre8ery
Contemporary abstract paintings__Fleet Galleries
Self-taught painter__Graffiti Gallery
And see live painting @ First Friday Art Gallery/Ashdown Cannabis! (+19)
Warm up at Más Coffee with a hot beverage, or at Northlore with a Fire Cider (if you dare!) then check out the Markets and music at Plant Lab Botanical Design and The Royal Albert Arms.
Sip & Shop-with a dash of practical magic-at High Wax Candle Co. and discover the magic of transforming ideas into the tangible at North Forge Fabrication Lab.
Explore art studios and galleries tucked away in historic buildings; join the Art Party at Kathleen Crosby Gallery, be introduced to Thor and Brian’s art at Studio 6, witness a ‘Cement Zepplin’ at Kev Ten and re-imagine fashion at Lennard Taylor Design Studio.
As you gallery and shop hop, don’t miss the Poet Box on McDermot at 8:30pm and watch for the light-based art installations of Lights on the Exchange.
-Into The Music presents their special collections of vintage rock, heavy metal, punk and alternative T-shirts, long sleeve shirts & hoodies, including tour shirts and special editions.
-New arts, crafts, and stationery supplies at Seduta Art.
-End of season 1/2 off sale of luxury outdoor and casual clothing at locally owned Tamarak.
– Luxury unisex streetwear at Orbit Collective
There are films at Cinematheque, free admission to The Manitoba Museum, a special guest chef and one-night-only menu at Nonsuch Brewing Co., rug talks and tea with Rubia Darya and a free M.A.W.A. Art Talk at noon!
Argentine Tango, you say?
Sample a free 45-minute class starting at 7:30 pm at All About Theatre and Gallery.
Slip out of your dancing shoes and into your skates for Drag on Ice at Old Market Square Rink. Partake in a pint from Little Brown Jug, food from surrounding restaurants, sit by the fire and watch the queens perform!
Longer descriptions, and a map to help plan your route, are on the First Fridays website and..
Pick up a printed brochure in the Artspace lobby (100 Arthur St.)