* Purpose

The purpose of Local Colour Art Group is to provide a meeting place for artists to progress, share, and practice their personal ability of fine arts.

* Club Availability

Local Colour Art Group has access to the facility at 180 Poplar Avenue (@ Brazier) on select days of the week. Please link here for a list. The club will be closed on official holidays. 

* Workshops

We have various demonstrations and workshops throughout the year - occasionally on Saturdays as well, which explore different techniques and mediums for painting. Please see the "workshop listing" in our newsletter for a list of dates and topics. There is sometimes a fee for these workshops, to help cover the cost of hiring guest artists. We're always looking for new ideas for workshops / guest artists - bring your ideas to the Executive.

* Business meetings

Business meetings are held occasionally throughout the year to discuss use of finances, plan art shows and update members on availability of workshops, etc. The Annual General Meeting is held in Spring of each year. Please check the Club News page for more details. 

* Membership Fee

The annual membership fee for Local Colour Art Group is $50.00. This includes the $30 group fee and the $20 Elmwood / East Kildonan Centre facility use fee. Dues must be paid by September 30 of each year. To keep costs down, members are strongly encouraged to volunteer for various committees throughout the year, such as show set-up and take down, key holders (to open the building), workshop organization and more.

MEMBERSHIP FORMS are now available online. Please print out both of the following forms, complete and mail to:

          Joy Matsubara
          201-87 Princess St.
          Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K6

  DOWNLOAD HERE:     Local Colour Art Group Membership Form

                                      E-EK Seniors Membership Application Form

* Facility

The facility has tables in a large well lit room for painting and a wood working shop. The group is currently building up a comprehensive library of art books and instructional videos (large white cupboard), inspiration files of photos, etc. (filing cabinet beside fridge). The club has purchased a mat cutter for use by members. It is stored on top of the white cupboard. Please carefully read the instruction book before use. We may hold a mat cutting workshop occasionally.

* Tax Exemption / Store Discounts

Members of Local Colour Art Group are issued a membership card bearing our logo and our Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Exemption number. This number may be used to exempt you from paying PST on the purchase of art supplies only, when you intend to offer the artwork for sale at some point. Local Colour has also arranged to for various art supply stores in Winnipeg to offer significant discounts on the purchase of art supplies. Please contact the Executive for a current list.

* Social Activities

Local Colour holds an annual Christmas party in December, usually at the club, and often annual Spring Wind-up party in late May or early June. Please check the Club News page for more details.

* How do we find out what activities the club has planned?

1. Monthly Newsletters and Calendars are sent out and are made available on this website.

2. This website will be kept current - check out the News, Art Showsand Workshopspages in particular.

3 . Information will be posted on the white cupboard doors in the club room.

4 . By Phone Patch and E-mail.

* Art Shows

Local Colour participates in various art shows and displays throughout the year. We have continuing venues in the hallway / main auditorium of the Elmwood / EK Senior Centre (the club centre) and at the Henderson Public Library. We also hold our own annual Show and Sale in May and November of each year, at the centre. Click here for the rules for exhibiting work:


The activities and affairs of the Local Colour Art Group will be managed by a 10-person Executive Board of Directors, elected annually. Members elect each of the following officer positions, and these people make up the Board.  Please click here to see the current Executive and Board of Directors. Please contact the Executive to become a member today!

Dedicated to the Creation of Art and Its Promotion in the Community

180 Poplar Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2L 2C3

  E-Mail HERE