Portage & District Arts Centre

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



A group exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: January 12 - February 20, 2016

Exhibition Opening: Sunday, January 17 at 2:00pm



Photography by Gayle Loewen.

Exhibition Dates: February 2 to March 19, 2016

For more information visit Gallery Exhibits

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

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The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering a fantastic Dance Program for the 2015 - 2016 Season, ages 3 to adult.

Jazz, Cheer, Hip Hop, Pre-Pointe, Contemporary, Ukrainian, Ballet and Tap.

This program starts in September and runs until April, ending with a spectacular Dance Recital.

Dance classes start the week of Sept 21 - 24, 2015.

For more information visit Dance Program


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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PDAC Will Be Closed for Good Friday


The Portage & District Arts Centre Gallery and Gift Shop will be closed Friday & Saturday, March 25 & 26, 2016 for the Easter Weekend. Open again, Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

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

NEW Winter 2016 Classes & Workshops

Children’s Classes: Young Artists Mixed Media, Busy Bees Creative Kids, Fundamentals of Drawing, Young Potters & Parents on the Wheel, Young Potters on the Wheel, Ooey Gooey Art Play

Adult Classes: Pottery, Social Dancing, Spanish Intermediate Lessons, Acrylics, Watercolour

Weekend Workshops: Portraiture Techniques, Acrylics, Crocheting, Knitting, Batik, Fabric Bowls

Visit our Classes & Workshops page for all the details.

PDAC Reel Event 2015 / 2016

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 21, 2015. Screenings @ 7:30pm at the Cinema Centre Theatre, 225 Prince Avenue, Portage la Prairie.

2015 - 2016 Dance Program

Season Passes are only $48 for 6 fantastic movies!!!

Available now at the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop.

Purchase a Season Pass and receive a $1 discount

off regular admission for other movies at the Cinema

Centre between October 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.

Local Sponsor:



REGISTER TODAY...Space is Limited!

The last 3 movies have been selected...for full details visit

Reel Event

NEW 2016 CRJAE Call for Entry

The Golden Prairie Arts Council is hosting the 2016 Central Region Juried Art Exhibit. The CRJAE is open to artists & artisans of all levels aged 15 years or older who are residents of the Central Region. Work must be an original concept & completed since April 2015. Deadline for this Call for Entry is March 31, 2016.

For full details and downloads of the Call for Entry & Registration Form visit Gallery Exhibits.

A download of “How to Professionally Prepare Your Artwork – Packaging & Hanging” is also available there.