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).

Thank You

Current Exhibitions



3D photography & phantograms by Dennis Wiens.

Exhibition Dates: February 18 - March 28, 2015

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, February 19 at 7:00pm



Photography by Evangeline Chan & Rebecca Albert.

Exhibition Dates: March 3 to April 18, 2015

For more information visit Gallery Exhibits

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

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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


10:00am, Monday, March 2 at the Glesby Centre Box Office for $10.00 each.  * IMPORTANT * From March 2 to 21, each student will be allowed to purchase up to 4 TICKETS ONLY!  March 23 and on, all remaining tickets will be on sale to the public.

PDAC Reel Event 2014 / 2015

FIFTH SCREENING: March 18, 2015


Director: Gabe Polsky

Cast: Slava Fetisov, Vladislav Tretiak, Scotty Bowman, Vladimir Pozner

Synopsis: A smash hit at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, director Gabe Polsky’s exhilarating documentary chronicles the rise and fall of Soviet hockey in the 1980s. During the Cold War battles between East and West played out in sports as much as international politics, as Stalin and his successors saw their athletes as ambassadors of ideology. Red Army reveals one of the most colourful chapters of this history, focusing on the Soviet hockey team and its rivalries with Canada and the USA.

NEW 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 & Intro to Wet-Felting.  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 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 Ave

For more information visit Reel Event


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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CRJAE Call for Entry 2015


The 34th Annual Central Region Juried Art Exhibit will be hosted by the Pembina Hills Arts Council on April 30, 2015.  Artist Reception is at 6:00pm followed by a Public Opening at 7:00pm.

The Central Region Juried Art Exhibit is open to artists or crafts persons ages 15 years or older who are residents of the Central Region.


For full details click on the following links or visit the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop to pick up the Call for Entry.

2015 CRJAE Call for Entry.pdf

2015 CRJAE Registration Form.pdf

How to Professionally Prepare Your Artwork.pdf

PDAC Will Be Closed Easter Weekend


The Portage & District Arts Centre Gallery and Gift Shop will be closed Friday, April 3 to Monday, April 6, 2015 for the Easter Weekend.  Open again, Tuesday, April 7.

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 Spring Intensive Dance 2015

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.