Lights on the Exchange

January 21 - March 21, 2023

Lights on the Exchange is a new winter arts festival in Winnipeg

From brick and terracotta buildings to storefronts, rooftops and alleyways, Lights on the Exchange – Allumez le Quartier invites you to explore light in its many forms and settings. Canadian artists create fresh, contemporary installations, sculptures and projections that reveal a reimagined history of the area.

Collection of light-based artworks

Canadian multi-media artists draw on the neighbourhood’s rich tapestry to create engaging works that spark conversation and challenge perspectives. 

Lights on the Exchange – Allumez le Quartier will debut January 21 and run through March 21. The Exchange District BIZ is in partnership with Artspace in launching the inaugural arts festival.

While drawing inspiration from festivals like Luminothérapie in Montréal and Fête des lumières in Lyon, the emphasis for Lights on the Exchange – Allumez le Quartier will be on artistic expressions that tell histories that go beyond those regularly told in relationship to its heritage buildings.

Allumez le Quartier - Lights on the Exchange Logo

Meet the artists

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