WAG Celebrates the North with Family Sunday: Arctic Chill Out

Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 11, 2016:  The Winnipeg Art Gallery invites the community to Family Sunday: Arctic Chill Out on January 24 (1:30-4pm). Only $10 per family and free for WAG members, this afternoon of fun activities is inspired by the Canadian Arctic and the WAG’s world-renowned collection of Inuit art.

Enjoy wall hanging and printmaking workshops, and sketching in the George and Tannis Richardson Collections of Inuit Sculpture exhibition. Learn more about life in the North through the Never Alone video game or watch a variety of Arctic- inspired animations in the Muriel Richardson Auditorium.

Keep your snowsuit on when you visit the WAG rooftop and walk the winter trail. Along the way carve a snow sculpture, play with Siberian Husky dogs, and keep warm on the cozy blankets, while you listen to Inuit stories or learn how to build an iglu. All these activities and more make for an exciting celebration of Inuit culture.  

“Family Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together in a creative environment,” comments Rachel Baerg, WAG Head of Education. “Bundle up and get ready for fun in the snow as you learn all about the Arctic and Inuit culture!”

Family Sunday: Arctic Chill Out highlights the WAG’s public collection of contemporary Inuit art, the largest of its kind in the world. Amassed over the last 60 years, this amazing Inuit collection of over 13,000 carvings, drawings, prints, textiles, and new media is matched by an outstanding record of 160 exhibitions and 60 publications.

Admission is $10 per family (up to two adults and four children under 18 – includes entry to permanent collection galleries) and free for WAG members.

The WAG is grateful to the Winnipeg Free Press and the Manitoba Inuit Association (MIA) for its support of Family Sunday. 

Starting to make spring break plans? The WAG offers a great line up of art camps for ages 6-12 and 13-18 from March 28 to April 2.

Visit wag.ca/family for details, and for the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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For more information or to prearrange interviews, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery, and inspiration.



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