Starting today until Saturday, Winnipeg Design Festival takes over The Forks with a whole series of installations to make that evening walk around The Forks even more magical.
Here are a few you should be sure to stop at as you wander:
Mannequins. We look at them in stores, but really, we're looking at the cozy knit sweater it's modelling. This installation brings what's usually in the background to the forefront. Throughout the festival, these mannequins will be placed in different areas to highlight some of the main events. So, if you see a couple of these folks hanging around, there's likely something cool happening close by.
We are constantly thinking about the future of our space and the space around us, and so are these designers. They explore the possibilities, study the realities, and create models that are both stunning and very informed.
What's beautiful about a bunch of buckets? When they're designed and placed strategically to create something that barely resembles its medium – a bucket – and looks more like a wave you can walk on and sit under, that's pretty beautiful.
It's the smallest bar in Canada, but the drinks could fool you otherwise. Today from 8PM until midnight, this little bar will be set up in Festival Field near the WINNIPEG sign to serve you cocktails all evening.
On Thursday September 14th 5-8pm @artworkbytaylordawn will be selling her contemporary prints, at the Third + Bird market at the @wpgdesignfest by @storefront_mb on the beautiful grounds of Upper Fort Gary Park!⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #winnipegevents #winnipegmarket #winnipeglocal #shoplocal #thirdandbird #thirdandbirdmarket #skipthemallshopsmall #ywg #204 #onlyinthepeg
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So it may be a little early to start Christmas shopping, but it's always time to buy yourself a something new – especially something designed and made locally by Manitobans who care about craftsmanship and the local economy. Shop this hyper-local market on September 14 from 5-9PM and September 16 from 3-8PM.
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