Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba Membership Campaign

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– The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is pleased to announce the start of their membership giveaway campaign, Make Yourself Part of the Picture, from February
1st to March 5th, 2022.

Thanks to the generosity of the Manitoba Arts Council, the membership campaign will
run for five weeks and give away over three hundred and fifty family or group and individual memberships to residents of the southwestern Manitoba region.

The membership campaign is to encourage Westman residents to take part in the
revitalizing of Brandon’s downtown area and renew support for the arts. A membership to the AGSM gives early access to class registrations, discounts at the gallery’s gift shop and ticketed workshops or events, facility rental discounts as well as discounts at select business locations in the Westman region. Members also have the unique opportunity to showcase their artwork at the end of year exhibition Annual Member’s Show, a tradition that just passed its 17th year anniversary.

“Choosing to be a member of this wonderful arts community organization means that you get the opportunity to explore a variety of visual arts, photography, ceramics and writing classes on offer at a discounted rate. It’s a fantastic way for families to connect and enjoy a prairie-focus exhibition roster as well!” says Monica Joshi, the Gallery Service Coordinator. “We hope that these subsidized memberships will help us to reach the creative members of the community who have been thinking about getting involved with the gallery, but just need a little push.”

The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is the oldest public art gallery in the Province,
boasting a history that dates back to 1907, and the largest outside of Winnipeg. In addition to its ongoing exhibition program, it features three full terms of art classes for youth and adults, an additional summer option for youth and children, as well as intensive specialized workshops, each year.

When the Manitoba Arts Council offered us funds to rebuild after the devastating effects
of the pandemic on the arts and culture scene in Brandon, we chose to use the funds to rebuild our arts family. We encourage those seeking a membership to call us at 204.727.1036 or email us at info@agsm.ca.