Pop Up Art in the Exchange is inspired by the Chicago Pop-Up Art Loop, which “transforms empty storefronts into a moveable feast of public art galleries and exhibits.”
Introduced in the Exchange District, Winnipeg, in 2011 – the initiative converts vacant retail estate into a temporary art space to create energy, excitement and additional foot traffic in the cultural Mecca of the city.
270-280 Waterfront Drive:
Sarah Hodges-Kolisnyk – “Landscapes of an Unusual Nature”
Richard Palanuk – “Maestro”
James Avenue Pump House 119 James Avenue
Graffiti Art Gallery – “Dogs”
How Pop-Up Art in the Exchange works:
The Exchange District BIZ identifies temporary exhibition sites inside vacant storefronts. Art work of a variety media forms are sought out by the BIZ including, 2D visual art and sculptures.
Property owners allow artists to display their work in windows of vacant spaces until a specified dates.
The artist is responsible for the installation.
Benefits to the Pop-Up Art Program:
Ability to showcase work in a prime location at no cost.
Receive marketing publicity via the Pop-Up Art Program and the Exchange District BIZ.
Are you a local artist and/or curator looking for some free exposure? Apply to the Pop-Up Art in the Exchange program today! Click here for a copy of the application form. For more information please contact the Exchange District BIZ at (204)942-6716 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to the following for their support to the Pop-Up Art Program
CentreVenture – 119 James Avenue
Creswin Properties – 201 Portage Avenue
Sherwood Developments Ltd. – 270-280 Waterfront Drive