ArtsForward provides arts and cultural experiences that enrich the lives of the diverse community of Neepawa and surrounding area. ArtsForward houses two art galleries: the Manawaka
Gallery, which displays the works of local artists and exhibitions from across the province and the country on a monthly rotating schedule, and the Community Gallery which showcases the work of emerging artists. Recent exhibits have included Mary Lowe’s Whimsical Meanderings and will include Confluence by RAMP and Forest Royalty by Kathleen Shellrude; as well as
exhibits from local fine artists Robert Garcia and Meaghan Peters.

Their classes and workshops run year-round and include classes for toddlers through seniors. They provide education in the fields of visual, performing, musical and literary arts, ranging from container gardening, hip hop dance, prop design, watercolour, yoga performances & more! Events such as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, concerts, recitals, author readings and book launches, Trivia Nights, beer and wine tastings, and their annual Christmas Craft Sale are also organized and sponsored by Arts Forward. A weekly Farmers Market is held through the summer, and a monthly Karaoke night through the fall and winter.

Video Link which showcases the R.A.F.T. Artist Experience that will now become an annual event at ArtsForward can be viewed at

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