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WAG Sets Up Inuit Art Shop at The Forks

May 25, 2016 5:42 PM | Entertainment

Stephen Borys

Stephen Borys, WAG director and CEO, speaks during an announcement at The Forks on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (@WAG_CA / TWITTER)

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is setting up shop at The Forks with a new retail space.

WAG@The Forks will be located in the Johnston Terminal to promote and sell Inuit art.

Through the Nunavut Development Corporation, $75,000 will be provided by the Government of Nunavut for three years to promote Nunavut artists.

“This retail gallery provides another venue for our talented artists to sell their amazing works,” said Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Nunavut’s Minister of Economic Development and Transportation.

“This further encourages Nunavut artists to produce high quality work and market their art across Canada, which allows for greater engagement with Inuit art and culture.”

The store will carry one-of-a-kind, handmade goods found at the WAG Gallery Shop. Inuit art, as well as First Nations and Métis art, will be presented alongside jewelry, and contemporary Canadian crafts.

WAG@The Forks will open June 25.