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Winnipeg’s Best Commercial Art Galleries

Winnipeg has a long legacy as a hub of arts and culture, and the city is still home to a thriving community of artists recognized internationally for their work. These galleries showcase the best of local art, from scenic depictions of our prairie province to raw expressionism.

Birchwood Art Gallery

Prints, originals and bronzes by local and international artists can be found at this bright and open gallery. Known internationally for his realistic paintings, local artist Hubert Theroux’s collection displays here (pictured). Insured international shipping is available.

Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm
Location: 1068 Pembina Hwy, 204‑888‑5840 or 1‑800‑822‑5840

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This Exchange District gallery space rotates featured work by local artist members. Ever-changing exhibits showcase the best of local contemporary. The space also offers workshops instructed by professional artists.
Pictured: The Problem of Perception at Godrevy.

Hours: Tue-Fri 12 pm-6 pm, Sat 12 pm-5 pm
Location: 2nd floor, 125 Adelaide St, 204-944-0809

Fleet Galleries

Located in the Exchange District, a prominent spot to find both commercial and exhibition galleries, this space offers custom and creative frame services, and two professional galleries for local artists to showcase their work.
Pictured: Local artist Mar Desmet, Lake Winnipeg Beach Scene

Hours: Tue-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm, Sat 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Location: 65 Albert St, 204-942-8026

Framing & Art Centre

This small approachable frame shop and gallery space is located in the suburbs of St. Vital, and is committed to showcasing Manitoba artists. Locally handcrafted ceramics, jewellery, glassworks, and stone and wood carvings are also on display.

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm
Location: 
6‑200 Meadowood Dr, 204‑253‑9557

Gallery Lacosse

Canadian art is the primary focus at this airy off-the-beaten-path gallery space. The works of many Manitoba artists are featured, including those of gallery owner Terry Lacosse himself, and other artists like Sarah Angst, Les Brandt and Alice Crawford. 

Hours: Tue-Fri 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm
Location: 169 Lilac St, 204‑284‑0726

Jordan Van Sewell Galeria Luz

Local artist Jordan Van Sewell showcases his ceramic artworks in this bright upstairs gallery space at the Forks Market. Vibrant and whimsical creations adorn the walls and corners of this studio. The artist also offers ceramic statue-making workshops. Call for schedule.

Hours: Tue-Sun 11:30 am-2 pm, or by appointment.
Location: The Forks Market, 2nd floor, 431-999-3061

Loch Gallery

This gallery specializes in Canadian and European historical art and celebrated Canadian Contemporary artists with an emphasis on paintings and sculptures. Featured artists include Ivan Eyre, Group of Seven, Philip Craig and Leo Mol and Peter Sawatzky (pictured).

Hours: By appointment only
Location: 306 St. Mary’s Rd, 204‑235‑1033

Mayberry Fine Art

More than 6,000 sq ft of bright and open gallery space is dedicated to early and contemporary Canadian art. Browse an array of sculptures, multi-media, landscape and abstract paintings. Artists represented include Joe Fafard, Abraham Ruben, Wanda Koop and the Group of Seven.

Hours: Tue-Thu 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Fri & Sat 9:30 am-5 pm, Sun & Mon by appointment
Location: 212 McDermot Ave, 204‑255‑5690

Nunavut Gallery

This is the city’s only gallery specializing in Inuit sculpture, drawings and wall hangings by renowned artists from across northern Canada. It boasts a collection of more than 700 polar bear sculptures.

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Location: 603 Corydon Ave, 204‑478‑7233

Pulse Gallery

Located at The Forks National Historic Site, this gallery showcases the diversity of Manitoba’s talented artists. All work is done by local artists and includes original acrylics, watercolours, mixed media paintings, photography, wood carvings, ceramic, and fibre arts.

Hours: Mon-Sat 11 am-6 pm, Thu 11 am-8 pm, Sun 12 pm-6 pm
Location: Main floor, Johnston Terminal, The Forks, 204‑957‑7140

Rubia Darya

This gallery offers one-of-a-kind antique rugs from tribal weaving groups in central and west Asia, with dates ranging from 40 to over 100 years ago. Collections include South Persian, Baluch, Afghan and Turkmen and Caucasian.

Hours: Thu 12 pm-8 pm, Sat 12 pm-5 pm, or by appointment
Location: 102-132 James Ave, 204‑223‑5177

Soul Gallery

This unique and inviting art gallery is housed within a two-storey home. Cozy up on the living room couches or wander down to the basement to enjoy the showcase of contemporary fine art, sculptures, painting, photography and more from artists all over the globe.

Pictured: Phil Brake, Falcon Point

Hours: Sat 12 pm-4 pm, or Mon-Fri by appointment
Location: 163 Clare Ave, 204-781-8259

The Stoneware Gallery

This co-operative studio displays ceramic work by its members, like Judy Marchand, Rachael Kroeker and Merilyn Kraut.  Stunning and varied works in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain dress the walls. The studio also offers ceramic and pottery classes.

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm-4:30 pm
Location: 778 Corydon Ave, 204‑475‑8088

Upbeat Artworks

This unique community-based gallery showcases original artworks of Artbeat Studio alumni who are using their craft as a tool in the journey of mental health recovery. Each piece is a deeply personal reflection of a person’s health journey, and the gallery aims to promote mental health awareness and challenge the stigma associated with unseen illness.

Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm
Location: Portage Place Shopping Centre, 2nd level, 204‑947‑957

Warehouse Artworks

A large and diverse selection of artwork, framed and unframed, as well as posters, limited editions and art cards fill this split-level space. Originals and prints by Manitoba artists like Roman Swiderek, Julie Harris and Mini Davis (pictured) are also available.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5:30 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm
Location: 222 McDermot Ave, 204‑943‑1681

Wayne Arthur Gallery

Located in the city’s French quarter, St. Boniface, this gallery represents more than 130 Manitoba artists. Works are in a variety of media including prints, paintings, sculpture, jewellery, pottery and glass. The gallery also often has a rotating exhibition of solo and group artists.
Pictured: Simone Hebert Allard painting.

Hours: Tue-Sat 11 am-5 pm
Location: 186 Provencher Blvd, 204‑477‑5249

Woodlands Gallery

This contemporary gallery housed in a refurbished River Heights home displays original art with a focus on oil and acrylic from Manitoba and Canadian artists, like Terry Ananny, Sophie Paquet and Carl Schlademan. The space also offers a rotating showcase of emerging local artists.
Pictured: Melissa Jean, Sunset Paddle Lac Lu

Hours: Tue-Fri 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm
Location: 535 Academy Rd, 204‑947‑0700