A number of cool places to hang out and take in art and design installations are popping up around Winnipeg.

Cool Gardens 2014 is a public exhibition of seven installations that follow a trail from the VIA station to Provencher Boulevard, with four installations — Blue Stick, Cool Dot, Beachscape and TILT — on The Forks site.

The exhibition is the summer version of the popular Warming Huts that are set up at The Forks and along the frozen river trail each winter. 

“This exhibition brings together architects, designers, artists and landscape architects and challenges them to create contemporary gardens that challenge and delight,” David Penner, president of StorefrontMB and curator of Cool Gardens, stated in a press release.

“We had such a great response to Cool Gardens in 2013. We saw people interacting on the beach, take their wedding photos in Blue Stick, take aerial shots of TILT and play among the Cool Dots,” said Paul Jordan, chief operating officer at The Forks.

“The whole collaboration really balances the idea of a four season site that can engage people in both art and architecture year round.”

The exhibit runs until to Sept. 28.