Winnipeg’s Gas Station Arts Centre will have a new look and many more uses. The exciting plans for its $32-million redevelopment includes a new theatre, a housing cooperative, retail and gallery space.
Redevelopment of the 232-seat performance venue includes a partnership with an 82-unit housing cooperative; some of the units may be rent-geared-to-income for artists through the Performing Arts Lodge. With a Subway restaurant already in place, the plan is to expand retail space. And, a secondary performance space will help accommodate theatre school students and artists.
Nick Kowalchuk, executive director of the Gas Station Arts Centre, discusses this bold initiative and the role of the centre within the Winnipeg arts community.
As heard on CKUW 95.9 FM People of Interest with host Dave Quanbury: