Clifton Studios is an artists co-operative at 587 Clifton Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It has been a working art center for almost 40 years, and many local artists got their start here.
Ever since the building at 587 Clifton Street was first built in 1917, this character building has housed an interesting variety of craftspeople. Its first tenants made covers for horse-drawn buggies, and after that, tops for Model T's. In the 1970s it became "Symposium Studios", and drawing, painting, sculpting, pottery and art history classes were taught there. In the 1980s, it became "Prairie Clay Company". Prairie Clay continued to offer pottery classes, but also supplied clay and rented studio space.
In 1986, the pottery students of Prairie Clay Company decided to form a co-operative, and 587 Clifton Street became "Clifton Studios". Now, over 20 artists and craftspeople have individual studio spaces in this 4,044 square foot second floor warehouse. Most artists work in clay, but there are also painters, mixed media and paper artists.
Our gallery is open to the public twice a year for a spring and fall open house and sale. Watch this web-site for dates and times.