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Lights on the Exchange is a new winter arts festival in Winnipeg

From brick and terracotta buildings to storefronts, rooftops and alleyways, Lights on the Exchange – Allumez le Quartier invites you to explore light in its many forms and settings. Canadian artists create fresh, contemporary installations, sculptures and projections that reveal a reimagined history of the area.

Works will be released in 3 phases, with the first phase of releases beginning on January 21st, including two building projections and six storefront installation:

  • Untitled by Taylor McArthur, projection located at 168 Bannatyne Ave
  • Kong and Bannatyne by Jaymez, projection at the King and Bannatyne Parking lot
  • Witness a whodunnit in a revived fashion storefront, installation by Derek Bassey at 279 McDermot Ave
  • Peek past the curtain at a diorama that reveals mythological creatures, installation by Diana Thorneycroft at 93 Albert St (Cordova Tapas & Wine)

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Building projections and six storefront installations cont’d:

  • Encounter a robot duo with a provocative message about the relationship between technology and nature, installation by Nereo Zorro at 492 Main St (Exchange District BIZ office)
  • Stroll past a giant comic strip with a fresh take on Indigenous tricksters, installation by Karrie McEwan at 185 Bannatyne Ave
  • Get inspired by a political slogan that takes aim at Iranian repression, installation by Reza Rezaï at 441 Main St
  • Discover a ray of sunshine and listen to the crickets in Artspace’s illuminated alley, installation by Marie-France Hollier + Alexis Aurora in the Artspace drayway

More artworks will be released on the final First Fridays of winter, February 3 and March 3, and will include large-scale lanterns and sculptural light boxes. Artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

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