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 September Long Weekend

The Portage & District Arts Centre will be closed Saturday, August 30, 2014 for the September Long Weekend.  Open again Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Current Exhibition


Original Multi-media Art by various Artists in the Central Region.

Exhibition Dates:  August 5 to 29, 2014

Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, August 7 at 7:00pm

Boardroom Gallery


Various Artists.

Exhibition Dates:  July 11 to August 15, 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.

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

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NEW Fall Programming 2014

NEW Calling All Visual Artists

The Manitoba Arts Network and Tiger Hills Arts Association present the 2014/15 edition of the Rural Art Mentorship Program (RAMP) in the Central Region of Manitoba, November 2014 to March 2015 with Mentor Barb Flemington.

This is an exciting opportunity for emerging rural artists to work with a professional artist to help develop their work to the next level. The Manitoba Arts Network is eager to connect and promote the thriving rural communities in Manitoba, and they are excited to hear from artists who are motivated to enrich their practice and expand their artistic network. The Manitoba Arts Network has partnered with Winnipeg-based Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (www.mawa.ca) to deliver the program made possible thanks to support from the Manitoba Arts Council.

They are thrilled to announce their mentor will be Barb Flemington, a visual artist, educator and advocate who has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. She has been an art educator at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and an instructor at Brandon University. Barb has lived in rural Manitoba and has experienced the isolation rural artists can face, and will share the development of her own professional art practice.

Registration is READY for the 2014 Fall Programming.  We are offering various classes for children & adults as well as weekend workshops.  We have a wide range of classes and workshops including drawing, painting, pottery, social dancing, quilting, stained glass, image transfer, paverpol & palette knife.

REGISTER TODAY...classes fill up fast.  Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre, open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Become a member of the Portage & District Arts Centre and save on registration!

Annual Memberships:  Student $20, Adult $25, Family $45

For more information visit Classes & Workshops

CRJAE People’s Choice:

Margaret Law

“Redwood Pines”

Participants will be selected based on the quality and potential of the work submitted, and the applicant’s willingness to dedicate time to the program.


In order to apply, artists are asked to submit a letter about their artistic background, describing what they make, ideas that drive their work, and why they want to be in the program, along with images of their artwork.

Applications are due at Manitoba Arts Network by September 8, 2014. Interested artists will find the detailed Call for Applications by visiting manitobaartsnetwork.ca or by emailing admin@mbartsnet.ca.

NEW 2014 - 2015 Dance Program

Registration for the 2014 - 2015 Dance Program is READY!  This fantastic 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.  Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop to Register today!

For more information visit Dance Program

DANCEWEAR ORDER DAY: Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bodysuits, tights, pants, skirts and shoes for all disciplines will be for sale at the Portage & District Arts Centre. Save the trip to Winnipeg. All dancewear will be delivered to students first day of classes.

NEW PDAC Reel Event 2014 / 2015

The PDAC Reel Event Independent Film Series is rolling for the 11th Season.  Bringing to Portage la Prairie the Best Canadian and Foreign Independent films you hear the critics rave about!  Screening films different from mainstream Hollywood.  Films that make you think!

3rd Wednesdays of the month starting October 15, 2014

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


Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre to purchase yours today.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Season Passes are only $45 for 6 fantastic movies!!!

For more information visit Reel Event

NEW 2014 Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend the Portage & District Arts Council AGM, Thursday, September 25 at 5:30 pm at the Portage & District Arts Centre, 11-2nd Street NE, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1R8.

Mission Statement of the Portage & District Arts Council: To provide opportunities for engagement in diverse arts experiences and quality skill development.

For more information contact the Portage & District Arts Centre at 204-239-6029 or email pdac@mts.net.