2018 Home Tour Celebrates Architecture of Old Tuxedo

Self-guided tour features five homes, raises funds for WAG

Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 30, 2018: The Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery are excited to host the 11th Home Tour, taking you inside some of Old Tuxedo's most impressive houses. The event takes place on Sunday, September 16, 10am to 4pm, and features the diverse architecture and design of five residences built between 1929 and 2004, including a home from the inaugural WAG Home Tour of 1953.

The volunteer-organized tour is a unique, architectural experience that gives access to exclusive private houses. Participants may start the self-guided, walkable tour at any of the homes, which span two streets.

To learn more about the 2018 Home Tour and to buy tickets, visit wag.ca/hometour.

Quick Facts:
• The 2018 Home Tour takes place Sunday, September 16, 10am-4pm.
• The tour is self-guided and highlights five homes in Old Tuxedo representing various styles, such as Tudor Revival, Georgian Revival, mid-century, and modern:
     103 Lamont, built in 2004
     120 Lamont, built in 1929
     207 Lamont, built in 1929
     217 Handsart Blvd., built in 1947
     226 Handsart Blvd., built in 1930

• Tickets are $40 and available online or in person at the WAG, McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park location), Grace & Company and Salt Boutique. Space is limited.
• All Home Tour proceeds support the WAG, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together through art to be inspired, to learn, and to discover.
• The Home Tour exemplifies the dedication of volunteers who are at the heart of the WAG. Since forming in 1948, the Associates of the WAG have contributed countless hours and dollars to support exhibitions, art education, and the purchase of works of art.

Quotes:
The 2018 Home Tour celebrates Old Tuxedo one of Winnipeg’s most distinctive neighbourhoods. This is a rare opportunity to peek inside stately homes from the past century as well as contemporary designs that mix old and new, all while supporting your gallery. Once again the Associates of the WAG have put together a tour not to be missed!
-Dr. Stephen Borys, Director & CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery

Planning for this year's Home Tour began one-year ago and had two priorities: first, to feature a diverse homes—the old, the renovated, and the new, all spanning through the decades; and second, to provide a convenience for our visitors by minimizing travel. It is my hope people enjoy the range of architectural gems featured this year all within a short walk or drive.
-Helen Ritchot, Home Tour 2018 Co-Chair

Sponsors and Committee:
Beyond Flowers, Broadway Florists, Cholakis Dental Group, Cibinel Architecture, Danielle Dimude, Floral Fixx, Gallery 14, Grace & Company, HUT K, Integrated Design, Lennard Taylor Design Studio, Mack Trucks of MB Ltd, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Marianne Krieger Coldwell Banker, Mayberry Fine Art, McDiarmid Flowers, Oak & Lily, RIDI Rodych, Salt Boutique, Sinclair Dental, Therapy Fashions, Tuxedo Dental Group.

Home Tour 2018 Volunteer Committee: Helen Ritchot (Co-Chair), Mary Anne Rudy (Co-Chair), Jan Burns, Janice Chance, Andrea Cibinel, Sheryl Kapitz, Karen Lischka, Sharmon Luchuck, Mercedes Maduka, and Pat McCullough.

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About the Winnipeg Art Gallery
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate using art to connect, inspire, and inform. Playing a dynamic role in the community, we are a place for learning, dialogue, and enjoyment through art. The WAG holds in trust the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth. To celebrate the art and to honour the Inuit, the WAG is building the Inuit Art Centre, the first of its kind in the world. Set to open in 2020, the Centre will bridge Canada’s North and South through exhibitions, research, education, and art making. To learn more visit wag.ca

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