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Winnipeg’s Best Shops for Artsy Finds

These Winnipeg boutiques are filled with art beyond a paintbrush and canvas. Take home a spectacular artful item, handmade with love.

Hilary Druxman

Jewellery from designer Hilary Druxman is sleek and chic with a twist of creativity. The minimalistic pieces often carry a deeper meaning, like the Strength in Numbers necklace, which features a rune-like design celebrating Manitoba’s Icelandic heritage.

Location: 1-258 McDermot Ave, 204‑947‑1322

Lot 15

On the fourth floor of a historic building, discover the dream ceramic studio Lot 15. Owner Lynne hand molds and paints one-of-a-kind decorative serving trays, teapots, tableware and plant pots. Rough-edged plates and platters impressed with different textures in soothing earth tones make noticeably gorgeous additions to the table.

Location: 290 McDermot Ave

Stoneware Gallery

Teapots from this Corydon Avenue artist co-op elevate tea time to a performance. Homey, elegant designs handcrafted by Manitoba artists such as Valerie Metcalfe deserve a spotlight as they steep. The artist-owned space also stocks handcrafted vases, dinnerware, mugs, and bowls.

Location: 778 Corydon Ave, 204‑475‑8088

Tara Davis Studio Boutique

A plethora of pretty products made by Canadian artisans fill the shelves and display boxes at this Exchange District shop and studio. Shop owner Tara Davis’s curated selection includes many Winnipeg artists, so you can fall in local love. Find beautiful pieces like hand-embroidered maps from Sadie and June and Birch Street Studio’s laser cut jewellery. 

Location: 246 McDermot Ave, 204‑504‑8272

Teekca's Aboriginal Boutique

Reflecting the site’s significance to Indigenous peoples, this shop at The Forks is a treasure-trove of gifts and handicrafts made by Inuit, First Nations, and Metis artists. Check out the stunning painted mural mug and coaster sets by Rabbit Studios.

Location: 1 Forks Market Rd, second floor, 204‑946‑0539

Tiny Feast

Any desk becomes a gallery with stationery from this adorable Exchange District shop. Letterhead, journals, to do lists and pencils are all injected with bright whimsy, becoming quirky objets d’art. Pick up a beautifully illustrated day planner from Rifle Paper Co.

Location: 217 McDermot Ave, 204‑942‑5889

Wow! Mabuhay

This gift shop imports outdoor and indoor home décor from the Phillippines and beyond for its location in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks. Named after the Filipino greeting meaning “welcome” or “long life,” it stocks unique products like colourful wind chimes and stone sculptures to make your space inviting.

Location: 25 Forks Market Rd, main floor, 204-947-9342