Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

Including artists and audiences with disabilities into all facets of the arts community.

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(102-329 Cumberland Ave, Winnipeg)


This is a poster advertising the online cybor-world experience created by Salima Punjani titled “PROGRESSION”.  The top graphic is a screen shot from the digital world of the entry portal, a beige-walled ‘waiting room’ with hanging planters and pastel floor pillows. Out the entranceway we glimpse the lower image: a space night-scape with ethereal ropes of glowing purple and azure.  Two caves on the horizon sport white text: “What reminds you of who you are?” and “How do you want to be seen?”. In the centre, next to the artist’s name and below the show title we read: “ONLINE EXPERIENCE OPENING JUNE 7 AT AANM.CA/ONLINE-EXHIBITIONS.” The logos for AANM and the Province of Manitoba appear along the side. Along the bottom, it reads “this project was made possible with support from Ada X and the Canada Council for the Arts.”


In Gallery May 3 – June 28:  WHO’S AT THE PARTY (2) – Alice Crawford

This poster advertises info for an art show by Alice Crawford opening at AANM Gallery 329 Cumberland Ave on May 3 from 6-9 pm.  The title of the show “WHO’S AT THE PARTY? 2” appears in orange hand-printing font. The artist’s name in white and the show info in orange appear in the bottom right corner. The logos for AANM and the Province of Manitoba are along the lower border. The main image of the poster, front and center, is a party scene populated by hand-crafted ‘dolls.’ The dolls have large round heads and thin, whimsical bodies.  The main character is in focus in the foreground, sporting a purple hearing aid above their ear. The other dolls are fuzzy in the background, colourful and vibrant.



When we have a show up, members of the public are welcome to attend openings the first Friday of each month from 6pm to 8pm (specific info is provided on event posters), or to drop by to view the artwork Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm. Entrance is free.  Please call 204-336-2366 to ensure the gallery is open, as we close intermittently when working offsite. Most of our shows can also be viewed online here:



We try to make our shows as accessible as possible. Service animals are welcome, pets are not. We ask that visitors refrain from using scented products for the safety of those with sensitivities. Our building is wheelchair accessible, we have accessible washrooms, and on request we offer ASL interpretive tours, remote tours, loud or quiet viewing, and description/descriptive text of each artwork. To arrange for these or other accessibility services, contact Jenel Shaw at       204-336-2366 or

The ramp access is on the East side of the building. To open the accessible door at the top of the ramp you need to push the button until the door opens. To have someone meet you at the ramp entrance you can call 204-336-2366 during business hours (M-F 10am-3pm).


The gallery is located downtown at 102-329 Cumberland Avenue, and is accessible by many bus routes and bike paths (cycling maps are available at many libraries and bike shops).

City of Winnipeg street parking is metered and costs $1.75/hr.

C2 Centre for Craft Gallery is just across the hallway from us:


Openings (the debut of a new show) are once a month from 6pm to 9pm, usually at the beginning of the month. Entrance is free. Our open-concept office is in a corner of the gallery. A staff person will be in the space. You can chat with us, ask questions, just silently look at the artwork, or request accessibility services (please request services like ASL translation 2 weeks ahead of time). During openings, we provide some snacks that don’t require plates, and some non-alcoholic bottled drinks.  Both are free, and you help yourself. Fidget toys and AANM temporary tattoos, keychains, pins, and pens are also available for free. We have books for sale, cash only. You are not obligated to buy anything.


Depending on the show, original artwork or prints may be available for sale, with 100% of proceeds going to the artist. Prices will be marked next to the artwork on an information card. If you purchase a piece during a show, you will receive it when the show closes at the end of its run. Pieces that have already been bought (and so are no longer available for sale) are marked with a small red dot sticker on the information card. More of our artist members’ work can be found here and here If you are interested in buying or commissioning a piece from one of our artists, contact Jenel Shaw at    


AANM shows work exclusively by d/Deaf artists and artists with disabilities.

We post Calls To Artists on our website here:

Contact Jenel Shaw at 204-336-2366 or if you would like to propose a show, in gallery or online.  We host online exhibitions here:

AANM is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To that end, we ask for culturally diverse, Indigenous, LGBT2Q*, rural and northern self-identification if you choose. Applications are confidential, reviewed by staff and jury members.

Artists must be AANM members to show with us. Free and sliding-scale memberships are available to those facing financial barriers. View membership options and renew memberships here: is a black on white blueprint describing the AANM Gallery/Office space layout.  Gallery Wall #1 is 144" long.  Gallery Wall #2 is 114" long.


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