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 Remembrance Day

The Portage & District Arts Centre will be closed Tuesday, November 11, 2014 for Remembrance Day.  Open again Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Current Exhibition


Mixed media by various artists including Yvette Cenerini, Chantal Dupas, Patricia Eschuk, Anne Fallis, Cameron Forbes, Annette Henderson, Erin Josephson-Laidlaw, Mary Lowe, Cheryl Orr-Hood, Willow Rector, Diana Thorneycroft, & Diane Whitehouse.

Exhibition Dates:                            Exhibition Opening:

September 30 - November 8             Sunday, October 5 at 2:00pm

Boardroom Gallery


Photography by John Nielsen.

Exhibition Dates:

September 4 to November 1, 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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Fall Programming 2014

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

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


Monday - September 15

Tuesday - September 16

Wednesday - September 17

Thursday - September 18

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

FIRST SCREENING: October 15, 2014


Director: Don McKellar

Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Gordon Pinsent, Liane Balaban

Synopsis: Substituting the quaint charm of a fishing village in rural Quebec with the rugged beauty of a tiny coastal community in Newfoundland, The Grand Seduction charts the lengths to which the community will go to enchant a visitor from the city.