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 Gift Shop and Gallery 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).

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PDAC Closed for Easter Long Weekend


The Portage & District Arts Centre will be closed Friday & Saturday, April 18 & 19, 2014 for the Easter Long Weekend.  Open again Tuesday, April 22, 2014.



Through the administration of funds by the Community Foundation of Portage & District, the PDAC Bursary Program awards one bursary of up to $1,000 each year.  The successful applicant will have been chosen from one of the four bursary programs available, Jack Hassard Memorial Bursary, Joyce Smedegaard Memorial Bursary, Karen Handford Fine Arts Bursary or Peter Ward Arts Bursary.  Deadline for all applications will be March 31st each year.

Deadline for the Bursary Program for 2014 is extended to April 8

Click on the link for more information and for the application:  PDAC Bursary Program

NEW Current Exhibition


Photography favorites by the Portage Camera Club.

Exhibition Dates:  April 1 - May 10, 2014

Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, April 6 at 2:00pm

Boardroom Gallery


Pencil & Watercolour by Michelle Lalancette.

Exhibition Dates:  February 4 to April 26, 2014

For more information visit Gallery Exhibits

WANTED:  Volunteer Board Members


The Portage and District Arts Council is currently looking for new board members, if you are passionate about the arts and believe that art plays an important role in your community, then you should consider joining the PDAC Board of Directors.

PDAC Board of Directors Job Description

For more information contact the Portage & District Arts Centre at 204-239-6029.

Reel Event Film Series is Rolling for the 10th Season!


Bringing to Portage la Prairie the Best Canadian and Foreign Independent films you hear the critics rave about!  3rd Wednesdays of the month starting October 16, 2013.  Season Passes are only $45 for 6 movies!!!  Available at the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop.

Click HERE for full details.



Director: Jason Priestley

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Tatiana Maslany

Synopsis: Two unlikely companions, Dr. Cas Pepper, a curmudgeonly surgeon whose only companion in life is his small dog hit the road, and an aspiring young writer named Dylan who possesses a life-altering secret of her own, encounter a series of bizarre twists and turns along their cross-country Canadian journey.  It isn’t long before they realize that, in searching for an escape route, they may have found their place in the world.

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

Spring Programming 2014


Registration is READY for the Spring Programming 2014!! We are offering Children’s Classes, Adult Classes, Weekend Workshops & Physical Arts for both Children and Adults.  Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop to register or call us at 204-239-6029.

For more details visit Classes & Workshops

Like us on facebook


The Portage & District Arts Centre is now on facebook.

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!!!

Click on the link to like us on facebook today!

The Portage & District Arts Centre facebook Page

Celebration of the Arts Dinner & Art Auction


The Portage & District Arts Centre invites you to attend our major fundraising event on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

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.

Drop in or call the Portage & District Arts Centre at

204-239-6029 to reserve your tickets and arrange seating.

Tickets $75 ($25 charitable tax receipt).  Cocktails & Appetizers at 5:30pm at the William Glesby Centre.



Screenings @ 7:30pm at the Cinema Centre Theatre, 225 Prince Avenue, Portage la Prairie

Single movie tickets are $10 at the theatre door

NEW Spring Intensive Dance 2014


Registration is READY for the 8 week Spring Intensive Dance classes! We are offering Technical Mondays with Lyndsay and Urban Wednesdays with Bretton from ages 3 to adult.  Classes include Creative Movement, Jazz, Contemporary, Hop N’ Bop, Hip Hop, Breakdance and Adult Hip Hop Boot Camp.  Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop to register or call us at 204-239-6029.

For more details visit Classes & Workshops

NEW Summer Arts Camps 2014


The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering 2 Summer Arts Camp.

Multi-Media Art Camp: Half-day camp, July 7 to 11, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Physical Arts Training (PhAT) Camp: Full day camp, August 11 to 15, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Registration is READY for the Multi-Media Art Camp.  Details for the PhAT Camp coming soon.

For more details visit Classes & Workshops