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Art Treasures and Hidden Secrets

This promises to be a very exciting walking tour as we discover some spectacular, hidden art in downtown Winnipeg!

This free, guided two-hour tour is limited to 15 people and begins promptly at 9:45 AM on the main floor of the new Buhler Centre at Portage and Memorial. 

Winnipeg’s downtown is bursting with beautiful public art, and over the course of two hours we will discover some of its hidden treasures. 

The first part of this tour is a short 45-minute stroll that will include a close-up look at a nearly 100-year-old mural and a stunning tile mosaic that was once threatened with demolition.  

The second part of our walking tour will be inside the beautiful new downtown Manitoba Hydro building. 

This building has won many awards for its innovative design and it also houses Manitoba Hydro’s jaw-dropping art collection – a collection that currently consists of about 300 pieces representing over 100 artists, spanning a period from the 1970’s to the present day. 

Our group has been granted an exclusive one-hour guided art tour of selected work from their collection, conducted by Manitoba Hydro’s Art Curator, Leona Herzog.

This is a unique opportunity to see art treasures both hidden and inaccessible to the general public and we are limited to just 15 people for this exclusive tour.

We will start at The Buhler Centre, whose tenants include the University of Winnipeg, Plug-in Institute of Contemporary Art, and Stella’s Café & Bakery.   Our group will meet at 9:45 AM Saturday morning on the east side of the building, main floor.

Look for the Meet-up sign and bring comfortable walking shoes!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for a great walk!

    October 20, 2013

  • Shirley

    I really enjoyed the walk and I agree with Sandi that it was worth 10 stars!! Truly wonderful. Thanks Rob.

    October 19, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Thanks for coming out on a chilly autumn morning for a look at some beautiful art - and wasn't Leona Herzog's tour of Manitoba Hydro amazing?

    You were a wonderful group to spend time with and I hope you discovered some new things. Thanks also for the tile suggestion!
    Here is a link to that organization on William:

    October 19, 2013

  • Clarice O.

    Terrific hike I found it so interesting and informative. I am looking forward to the next one. Thanks Rob.

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could give this adventure 10 stars! Wonderful!!

    October 19, 2013

  • Peter A.

    Sorry we had to cancel. I was so looking forward to the walk.

    October 18, 2013

  • Amy

    I am confident this is going to be another beautiful enchanting walk
    with Rob as our interesting & knowlegable guide/commentator.
    Oooh! ... all the hidden art treasures will come to life with their stories.

    I also thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hours Mural Walk (conducted by West End Biz) on Culture Day recommended by Rob . Did u know that Winnipeg has over 400 murals and West End has the most (65)?
    Hilda .... u really missed it!

    October 15, 2013

  • Hilda L.

    I am looking forward to the Art Treasures and Hidden Secrets walk.

    October 7, 2013

  • Marisa

    excited to do this!

    October 1, 2013

  • Clarice O.

    Looking fwd to a new venture.

    September 7, 2013

  • Carol C.

    This sounds fascinating. So sorry I'm tied up that weekend.

    September 7, 2013

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