Artists are lighting up the Exchange!
*In progress* Lanterns are an ancient way of lighting up the night and showing a path forward. On behalf of the Exchange District BIZ, the Winnipeg Arts Council commissioned a series of semi-permanent seasonal artist lanterns to launch as part of the Lights on the Exchange. Find the lanterns (on this Google Map) alongside ephemeral artworks curated by Manufacturing Entertainment and Artspace as you explore the neighbourhood.
Works by Yisa Akinbolaji, Takashi Iwasaki, Claire Johnston, Natalie Mark, Paul Robles, and Destiny Seymour are installed now, with more to come by KC Adams, Bîstyek, Jonato Dalayoan, Anna Binta Diallo, and Jackie Traverse for year 2 of the festival!
Thanks to Production Manager Joe Kalturnyk for collaborating creatively with the artists and Wolfram Engineering, and to Alex Santos and his team at Hi-Rise Carpentry for their fabrication and installation expertise.
This project would not be possible without the support of community members. Thank you to Sasa Radulovic, Johanna Hurme, Alex Boersma, Gary Gervais, John Giavedone, Judy Hansen, Jim Slater, Justin Friesen, Carla Steidl, Adrian Katchur, Bryce Alston and the Reiss Family for sharing their space with us!