WAG Launches Free First Friday Nights

Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 27, 2016: Searching for something fun and free to do Friday night? Look no further than the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Starting June 3, the WAG is opening its doors with free Gallery admission on the first Friday of every month.

Complimentary entry to the galleries begins at 5:00pm with extended hours until 11:00pm. Casual, conversational guided tours are offered at 8:00pm, exploring the WAG’s permanent collection galleries.

“First Friday Nights at the WAG give everyone an opportunity to hang out at the Gallery and experience constantly changing exhibitions,” states Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO. “Chagall, Funk, Tunnillie, and Warkov are some of the artists being featured this summer. First Fridays are yet another way for the WAG to engage with wider audiences and inspire the community through art!”

On view this summer is a stellar line-up of exhibitions. Experience the dreamscapes of Chagall, carvings by renowned Inuit sculptor Oviloo Tunnillie, and paintings by Winnipeg artist Esther Warkov. On June 11, the largest and first true survey of work by Winnipeg’s own Karel Funk will open, along with Qua'yuk tchi'gae'win: Making Good, acknowledging the residential school systems and colonial trauma.

Watch for special programming at upcoming First Friday Nights at the WAG. For more information, visit wag.ca/events.

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For more information or to arrange 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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