The Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

About the Associates

If you love art and want to make a difference in your community, become a member of the Associates. Established in 1948, our group:

  • Acts as ambassadors of the WAG
  • Raises funds for the Gallery
  • Provides volunteer support to the WAG
  • Offers members a wide range of social and educational opportunities

The Associates are a standing committee of the WAG Board of Directors. Some of our major accomplishments include:

  • Awarding more than 900 WAG Studio scholarships to young people
  • Contributing to the acquisition of over 1,850 works of art, including support for Inuit art exhibits
  • Helping develop the WAG Foundation and sustain it through donations totaling more than $885,000
  • Establishing the Gallery Shop
  • Initiating Art Rental & Sales in conjunction with the Junior League
  • Creating the Clara Lander Library


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WAG members are eligible to join the Associates for an annual fee:

  • Associate $40
  • Student Associate $10

Become a Member

For more information, please contact or 204.786.6641 ext. 286

Upcoming Events

  • India Travel Tour Nov 13-30, 2020. For more information, click here

Membership Benefits 

Educational opportunities:

  • Join a study group: members research and present on art topics
  • Attend lectures, guided tours of exhibits, and private visits to artists’ studios and homes of private collectors
  • Receive early notification of often sold-out travel tours
  • Social events

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Fundraising activities and special events, including the Home Tour
  • Gallery Shop and WAG@The Forks
  • Educational activities, such as docent guided tours
  • Art for Lunch
  • Promoting the WAG and its programs
  • Assisting with curatorial research and
  • Inuit art projects

Join Today!

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