WAG Gearing Up for Nuit Blanche and Culture Days

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 20, 2016: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is opening its doors for Nuit Blanche and Culture Days on Saturday, October 1. All galleries will be free from 11am-5pm for the national Culture Days movement. The Gallery will re-open from 6pm-4am for Nuit Blanche@WAG, a free, all-night celebration of contemporary art with music, dance, film, and access to exhibitions: Our Land, Karel Funk, Qua’yuk tchi’gae’win: Making Good, Esther Warkov, Maplewish Mosaic, and more.

“Nuit Blanche@WAG is an electric night of artistic engagement that takes over all four levels of the Gallery,” comments WAG Director & CEO Dr. Stephen Borys. “For the first time ever, we’re extending the festivities next door to WAG Studio, increasing our capacity and enabling more people to experience this unforgettable celebration at the WAG.”

Dance under the stars to beats on the WAG front ramp by local DJs, including DJ Voth. Next head up to the rooftop where MEMETIC will present a night of wild sights and sounds celebrating all things Arctic.

Join local Manitoba Craft Council artisan Brook Drabot to create a one-of-a-kind test tube terrarium of your own design. Enjoy a non-stop screening of Art in the Twenty-First Century, profiling a fascinating group of innovative contemporary artists working in Canada.

New this year are collaborative artmaking workshops next door at WAG Studio. Try your hand at The Big Draw and Inuit hand tattoo printing, and check out bodypainting demos by Kim Brennan of Mardi Gras Face and Body Art.

Running out of fuel? Give your feet a break, grab a sweet or savoury treat from the snack bar, and chill with friends in our relax lounge on the main floor.

Nuit Blanche@WAG is a free event. Visitors may pay $10 to skip the line for the main building. This line moves at the same pace as the general line, but will be shorter. The two lines to WAG proper do not include entry to WAG Studio events, which are accessible via a separate free line.

The WAG is grateful to Red River Co-op for their support of Nuit Blanche@WAG.

See the full list of events and details at wag.ca/events.

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For more information, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media and 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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