In Plain View Winnipeg Artists Studio Directory has been compiled by a group of professional Winnipeg artists who have joined forces to promote their work. It can be a great place to look for local artisans and artists in Winnipeg. The artists featured here work in many medias such as painting, ceramics, sculpture, watercolour, printmaking, glass art, jewelery-making, wood, metal, wearable art and more. There are a few artisans/artists along this tour that I plan to look into more deeply and feature on my blog in the future. Winnipeg has such an abundance of creative talent and these artists will have work ready to purchase on site and many will also be available to custom create their works for you.
The main focus of this site is to encourage people to take one or more of the self-guided studio/gallery tours that are offered.
"The primary focus of this project is the promotion of local visual artists as professional, contributing members of Winnipeg's community. We hope that this initiative will create greater awareness and support for Winnipeg's working artists. They are your neighbours and friends and would like to meet you."
Take a look at the website and find a self-guided tour or thumb through the local artisans and artists being featured. They have detailed information on each of the talented people taking part on the tour so if you cannot physically meet them and view their work you can order from their websites or contact them directly for possible custom work.
All the tours are free of charge and it enables you to visit Winnipeg artists in their studios on the weekends of November 7 - 8 and December 5 - 6, 2009 and June 5 - 6, 2010. Studios will be open from 12 noon to 5 pm for all tour dates. Tour brochures can be found at Explore Manitoba Centre at The Forks (adjacent to the Johnston Terminal) and at Destination Winnipeg, 259 Portage Avenue (204-943-1970) and at the studios and galleries listed in this brochure.