Category Archives: Artspace News

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Artspace welcomes new Executive Director

Artspace Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric Plamondon as its new Executive Director effective November 14, 2016. Eric comes to Artspace as a former Director with La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Western Canada’s only artist run centre for francophone visual artists, and Executive Director of Les amis des arts visuels du […]

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The King Building Reborn

  Our Market Square neighbourhood is rich with stories. 104 King, directly across from Artspace, was designed and built in 1895 to house one of Winnipeg’s largest shoe retailers – Thomas Ryan Boots and Shoes. The owner became one of the most successful shoe retailers in 19th century Canada (known far and wide as “The […]

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Old Buildings, New Life

Artspace is now 30 years old. Happy Birthday to us! By contrast, the building that houses Artspace – The Gault Building – is 116 years old. The fact that it is still a vital part of downtown life is really quite remarkable. The original tenant, Gault Brothers Wholesalers, passed into history in the nineteen seventies […]

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Summer in the Square

Every spring Winnipeg’s Exchange District experiences a transformation from cool-weather commercial/residential district to warm-weather central gathering district. The energy level grows as the landscape gets greener and the clothing gets lighter. At the heart of that energy is the Old Market Square, which has been waiting, by this time, for six or seven months to […]

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Executive Director Posting

After eight years at Artspace, I’m moving to Victoria B.C. I have truly loved my time at Artspace and the opportunity to serve as its Executive Director has been a time of real growth for me. I will miss the great Artspace team and being at the heart of Winnipeg’s creative centre. The search is […]

Artspace earns Imagine Canada Accreditation

Artspace is pleased to announce that we have achieved accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. To achieve this accreditation, an organization must demonstrate excellence and compliance in seventy-three standards in the areas of Board Governance, Financial Accountability and Transparency, Fundraising, Staff Management and Volunteer Management. Working through the comprehensive accreditation process has been a terrific […]

New wheelchair elevator installed at Artspace

Artspace has installed a new elevator-style wheelchair lift in its Exchange District heritage building. The new lift, located at the King and Bannaytne entrance,  is a much needed improvement over the existing rail-lift at the Arthur and Bannatyne doors. “The new elevator-style lift is significantly more robust and user friendly than the rail-style lift that […]