Make sure you check out the continued transformation of downtown Brandon, which is becoming an increasingly vibrant neighbourhood in our city! That transformation includes the recent addition of several colourful, modern murals! There are several notable attractions in this area, such as the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, and the Brandon General Museum and Archives!
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
710 Rosser Avenue, Brandon Map
Few public galleries in Canada can boast a history that dates back to 1907, and fewer still can accredit a community-based enthusiasm for visual arts for their very existence. The AGSM remains steadfastly rooted in the community that built it, growing together in complexity and diversity. The Art Gallery offers contemporary art exhibitions or regional, national and international significance with an emphasis on Manitoba art. The Gift Shop features works by Manitoban artisans, including jewelry, ceramics, painting and textiles.
Brandon General Museum & Archives
19 ‑ 9th Street, Brandon Map
Located in the heart of Brandon’s heritage-rich downtown hub, the BGMA is dedicated to the preservation of the city’s history. The BGMA is home to the BJ Hales Natural History Collection (Taxidermy Gallery), original city council chamber furniture, and an extensive archives with items dating back to Brandon’s origins. With two large galleries housing rotating exhibits throughout the year, there’s always something new to see and explore here!
Downtown Brandon Murals
Funding for the murals was made possible by the Government of Manitoba, the City of Brandon, the Brandon Downtown Development Corporation, the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, Community Futures and several downtown business owners. Click on the website link for a walking tour of the murals!
Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skate Plaza
908 Princess Avenue, Brandon Map
The plaza has seating areas, trees, and landscaping, that welcome non-active users who are there to watch participants! The location (the former site of the Prince Edward Hotel) has served as a cornerstone in the development of Brandon and the skate plaza has added to the rejuvenation of this location of the city!