First Fridays in the Exchange

An arts and cultural event like no other in Winnipeg.

Take part in one of the most engaging and inspiring arts events in the city!

This iconic event created, organized and run by First Fridays in the Exchange offers a perfect opportunity to explore all the neighbourhood has to offer.

Enjoy gallery openings, artist talks, and pop up events put on by Exchange District shops and restaurants!

First Fridays in the Exchange happens the first Friday of every month from 5 pm until late.

About First Fridays

First Fridays in the Exchange was launched in Winnipeg on July 2, 2010. Based on artist Sue Gordon’s experience of the First Fridays event in Kansas City, she and fellow artist Karen Schulz introduced the concept to Exchange artists, galleries and shops. They received an amazing response and the event has been growing ever since!

First Fridays in the Exchange is dedicated to bringing together artists, artist-run centres, galleries, businesses and the public for a greater understanding, appreciation and promotion of the arts in the thriving Exchange District community.

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The Exchange District BIZ is proud to sponsor this incredible event!