Eight new pieces of art have been installed in prominent storefront locations in Winnipeg’s downtown.
The Urban Art Gallery is an annual design competition organized by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. It supports downtown businesses by integrating curated art galleries with their store frontages.
“Our goal is to create a visual gallery at 295 Portage Avenue to enhance the quality of life and increase community interaction in downtown Winnipeg,” said Linda McGarva-Cohen on behalf of Gendis Inc., one of the supporting organizations of the project. “Art has the ability to bring communities together, build common experience, promote communication and improve the visual landscape of the city block.”
Besides having their artwork displayed publicly, each Winnipeg artist will be paid an honorarium of $500 for their winning design.
The installations can be seen outside of Dollarama at 295 Portage Avenue — another of the supporters of the competition.