Popular Siberian Husky Dogs Return for Family-Friendly Arctic Chill Out

Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 10, 2018:  Beat the winter cold and visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s annual Family Sunday: Arctic Chill Out on January 28 (1:30-4pm). The community is invited to enjoy an afternoon of bilingual activities inspired by the Canadian Arctic and the WAG’s world-renowned collection of Inuit art.

See what all the fun is about in this video!

• Play in the snow on the WAG rooftop and walk the winter trail.
• Visit an iglu and/or Inuksuk made by Manitoba Inuit Association, and play with Siberian Husky dogs Shilo and Scout.
• Warm up inside with bannock and tea.
• Experience INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, the WAG’s largest-ever exhibit of contemporary Indigenous art, which features an exciting scavenger hunt perfect for families.
• Enjoy bilingual crafts and games.
• Check out taxidermy northern animals from Fort Whyte Alive.
• Admission to Arctic Chill Out is:
o $20 per family (up to two adults and four children under 18 – includes entry to all the exhibitions)
o  $10 per family for WAG members
• The WAG is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and holds the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth.
• To celebrate the art, the people who make it, and the lands from which they come, the WAG is building the Inuit Art Centre, the first of its kind. The Centre will be a forum for exhibitions and programs, research and learning, studio practice and artmaking.

Starting to make spring break plans? The WAG offers a great line up of art camps for ages 6-12 from March 26 to 29. Visit wag.ca/learn for more details.

Arctic Chill Out offers families a fun way to learn more about the North while spending quality time together. This annual event supports the WAG’s Inuit Art Centre initiative by celebrating the Arctic and engaging the public with Inuit art and culture.
--Rachel Baerg, WAG Head of Education

The WAG is grateful to the Manitoba Inuit Association and media sponsor the Winnipeg Free Press for supporting Family Sunday: Arctic Chill Out.

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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