The arts and culture community within the city of Winnipeg is quite popular, specially with murals and independent films. All around the downtown core of the city are several murals painted on the sides of the buildings. Paintings have been done on downtown beautification projects, fire hydrants, and school art projects. The film community is a good thing to pay attention to, since it has hosted a lot of Hollywood productions, including Shall We Dance?, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the Oscar nominated film Capote, Horsemen and X2. Numerous dramas that were televised nationally were likewise filmed within the city of Winnipeg. Amongst the more well-known ones are the Les Productions Rivard, Eagle Vision, Buffalo Gal Pictures, and Frantic Films.
For people who like live theatre, they can visit the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Manitoba Children's Museum, and the Winnipeg International Children's Festival. There are also many museums and art galleries to take in, including: the Manitoba Museum, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Theatre enthusiasts could go to Manitoba theatre, Shakespeare in the Ruins and Le Cercle Moliere. The city of Winnipeg also has a dynamic musical community. The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is the oldest and biggest professional musical ensemble within Winnipeg. The oldest ballet company in North America is the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. It is likewise the region's longest continuously operating ballet company.
The city of Winnipeg hosts various festivals every year. Western Canada's biggest winter festival is the Festival du Voyageur, which celebrates the early exploration of the Red River Valley, by French explorers. The largest running cultural festival throughout the globe is Folklorama. The Winnipeg International Writers Festival brings all writers from around the globe for workshops and readings.
The city of Winnipeg has various economic industries, from tourism, retail, government, culture, culture, industry, production of beverage, manufacturing and transportation businesses. During 2003 and 2004, the Canadian Business magazine placed Winnipeg within the top ten cities for business. It was likewise ranked as amongst the locations which has the lowest costs when doing business in Canada by KPMG.