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The Winnipeg Design Festival is an annual open and public event that aims to share, discuss, promote and celebrate design culture in Manitoba.

The Winnipeg Design Festival is committed to building upon the culture of design in Winnipeg, one to rival that of other great design capitals around the world. Winnipeg is recognized internationally as a city with unique artistic and cultural offerings. StorefrontMB’s ambition is to cultivate and celebrate local design culture and further propel Winnipeg’s reputation as a cultural hub.

The Winnipeg Design Festival builds interdisciplinary relationships and partnerships with industry, like-minded organizations and institutes that promote the value of design and the city. It also endeavours to connect professionals, designers, artists and industry with the broader community in order to foster design-based dialogue. Festival events are the primary mode of engagement and include lectures, forums, interactive installations, tours, and exhibits.

This year, Storefront Manitoba has teamed up with Flash Photographic Festival and Winnipeg Architecture Foundation to bring you Design Month, thirty days of design-related activities including exhibits, films, photography, tours, talks, workshops, challenges, and more, which aim to share, discuss, promote, inform, and celebrate architecture and design.

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen pandemic and weather related conditions, the following changes have been made to the schedule: Curator Talk moved to Sunday, April 24 @ 12:30pm. Architecture Films on April 13 and 20 Cancelled. ArchTour on April 14 of Smith Street Lofts moved to Tuesday, April 26 @ noon. Frontlines moved to Monday, April 25. Ghost Signs Illumination Cancelled.

Thank you to our partners, donors, sponsors, and volunteers:


Flash Photographic Festival, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, Manitoba Association of Architects, Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects, Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba, 10x20x20 Programming Committee, Canada Council For the Arts, Downtown Biz , Exchange Biz , Patent 5, Artspace, Prairie Architects, Rodych Integrated Design Inc., BLDG Architecture, RD Sales, Westland Construction Inc., Thalia Andreoglou, Stephen Oberlin, Nik Friesen-Hughes, Lindsey Koepke, Thea Pederson, Joseph Pilapl, Emily Sinclair, Amber Perron, Stephen Oberlin, Chris Wiebe, Reanna Merasty, Choi Ho, Rasna Madhur, Barb Besner

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