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PDAC Gallery and Gift Shop Hours


The Portage & District Arts Centre Gallery and Gift Shop is open to the public Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:00am to 5:00pm (closed on the Saturdays of long weekends).

Thank You



Photography by Rob & Melodie Dondo

Exhibition Dates

November 29, 2016 - January 21, 2017

Exhibition Opening

Thursday, December 8 at 7:00pm

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

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The Portage & District Arts Centre has many gift ideas for the Outdoorsman, for the Cook, for the Crafter,

for the Reader, for the Little One, for the Artist

and for All Occasions...

Our Gift Shop is open Tuesday to Saturday,

11:00am to 5:00pm.  

Visit our Gift Shop page for more details

Looking for Unique & Locally Made Gift Ideas???

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An exhibition by Mike Blume

Exhibition Dates

January 10 to February 17, 2017

*Boardroom Gallery closed Wednesdays 12:30-3:30pm

The PDAC Reel Event Independent Film Series... NEW SEASON



The Portage & District Arts Centre Reel Event Independent

Film Series is rolling for the 13th Season!


We are excited to be screening in the William Glesby Centre.

All screenings start at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm).

3 films have now been confirmed for 2017!!

Sing Street (January 18)

We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (February 15)

Love & Friendship (March 15)

Visit Reel Event for all the details

2018 - 2019 Art Exhibition Season: Call for Entry



The Portage & District Arts Centre is preparing for its 2018-2019 Exhibition Schedule. All Artists and Artist Groups are invited to submit entries of their work for exhibition. All accepted exhibition proposals must contain original work, which have never been exhibited by the Portage & District Arts Centre. New deadline for this CALL FOR ENTRY is January 31, 2017. Submitted exhibition proposals are reviewed by PDAC’s Exhibition Committee and are considered for exhibition in our PDAC’s Main Gallery. Exhibitions are usually scheduled two years in advance.

To download click Call for Entry 2018-2019.pdf

ArtsSmarts Wants to Fund Your Organization!

Administered by the Portage and District Arts Council (PDAC), ArtsSmarts provides grants to private schools, aboriginal schools, after school programs, nursery schools, and other youth-based community organizations to help young people learn through art!

ArtsSmarts has funding available to see your project happen!

ArtsSmarts works to bring youth, local organizations and professional artists together to develop art-making skills and opportunities for young people that will last a life time. 


Does your organization have an arts and youth-base project in mind?

Then visit the ArtsSmarts website at www.pdacartssmarts.org, or contact:

Paul Legris, Executive Director, Portage and District Arts Centre,

Portage la Prairie, 204-239-6029, paul_legris@mymts.net.

Visit ArtsSmarts to read about past ArtsSmarts Projects

2017 Winter Classes & Workshops...REGISTER NOW!

The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering many great classes & workshops for children and adults this coming winter.

Busy Bees Creative Kids, Social Dancing, Ooey Gooey Art Play,

Pottery, Young Artists Mixed Media, Spanish Lessons, Quilting,

Batik, Portraiture, Fabric Bowls, Paint Night, Gel Plate Printing

Register for your class today in the Gift Shop or give the gift of a class to that special someone for the holiday season! Gift Certificates available.

Visit Classes & Workshops for all the details

NEW Call for Exhibition Entry 2017 - PDAC Boardroom Gallery

The Portage & District Arts Centre (PDAC) is seeking artists to display their work in the intimate setting of our Boardroom Gallery. PDAC will promote your exhibition on its website, Facebook, Twitter and monthly newsletter. All are welcome to apply including individuals, groups & schools. If interested, please contact Paul Legris, PDAC Executive Director at 204-239-6029 or email paul_legris@mymts.net.

Terms & Conditions: Selected artists are responsible for hanging/displaying their artwork, complete with title cards. Exhibitions are 6 to 8 weeks in length. All sales are subject to a 25% commission. PDAC membership is required.

For more detailed information visit Gallery Exhibits