Portage & District Arts Centre

11-2nd Street NE  Portage la Prairie  MB  R1N 1R8  Tuesday to Saturday  11:00am to 5:00pm

tel (204) 239 6029   fax (204) 239 1472   email pdac@mts.net


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

Current Exhibitions



Presented by Manitoba Craft Council.

Exhibition Dates: March 31 to May 9, 2015

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, April 16 at 7:00pm



Art Auction Preview by Various Artists.

Exhibition Dates: April 21 to May 5, 2015

For more information visit Gallery Exhibits

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

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Like our page to see what current events are happening including Gallery Exhibitions & Openings, Reel Event Screenings, Gift Shop Sales, Fundraising Events, Classes & Workshops and much more!!!

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2014 - 2015 Dance Program

A great big THANK-YOU to everyone involved with the 2015 Dance Recital! Dancers, Parents, Volunteers, Instructors, PDAC Staff, Families...because of your dedication to the Dance Program this year was a complete success! Thank-you to our sponsors: Investors Group, Westward Ford & Orion Security.

The PDAC Dance program offers dance classes in Jazz, Contemporary, Ukrainian, Hop n’ Bop, Hip Hop, Creative Movement, Intro to Dance, Cheer, Ballet & Pre-Pointe Intro, for ages 3 to adult.  All dance classes start in September and end with a Dance Recital in April.  Registration starts in August of each year.

For more information visit Dance Program

Spring 2015 Programming

Children’s Classes, Adult Classes, Workshops and Extra Curricular Activities...

We have some EXCITING programming for the 2015 Spring season including Young Potters on the Wheel, Busy Bees Creative Kids, Young Artists Mixed Media, Adult Pottery, Zumba Dance, Social Dance, Animal Portrait, Applying for Exhibitions, Intro to Wet-Felting & Intuitive Painting.  Keep checking back often for more classes & workshops...

REGISTRATION IS READY NOW!!! Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop and sign up for a class or workshop today.  Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Visit our Classes & Workshops page for more details.


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.

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PDAC Will Be Closed for Victoria Day Long Weekend


The Portage & District Arts Centre Gallery and Gift Shop will be closed Saturday, May 16, 2015 for the Victoria Day Long Weekend.  Open again, Tuesday, May 19.

Portage & District Arts Centre Bursary Program


Through the administration of funds by the Community Foundation of Portage & District, the PDAC Bursary Program awards one bursary each year. The successful applicant will have been chosen from one of the four bursary programs available. DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE MARCH 31 EACH YEAR. The bursary will be presented at that year’s Annual General Meeting.

For more details on the PDAC Bursary Program & the applications click HERE

Spring Intensive Dance 2015

REGISTER TODAY! The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering an 8 week Spring Intensive Dance starting at the end of April!  Technical Mondays with Lyndsay Dykstra from XCompany and Urban Wednesdays with Bretton Selent from XCompany.

Visit our Classes & Workshops page for all the details.

Celebration of the Arts - Dinner & Art Auction


Join us in supporting the Arts and Artists in our community at this gala evening of outstanding entertainment and all around good fun!

Call your friends, book a table of eight or book individually

to meet, mix and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts.

This fantastic evening takes place Thursday, May 7 at the William Glesby Centre. Cocktails & Appetizers at 5:30pm. Live Entertainment. Art Preview, Dinner & Auctions to follow.

Tickets are only $75 ($25 charitable tax receipt).