JUNE 22 & 23, 2024

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Mark your calendars to join us for this year’s tour on June 22 & 23, 2024!










Artists & Artisans

Join the ArtVenture
June 22 & 23, 2024

Thank you for making the 2023 River and Rail Artventure a success!

You spread the word, encouraged the Makers and we had a marvelous time together. In 2024, we will have Makers and communities poised to provide even more fun #ArtVentures for you and your family or group!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date on the 2024 plans and Subscribe to our email list to be a ‘first to know‘ #artventure’r.

This website will be updated in March 2024, once our lineup is ready to go. If you are a Maker in the tour area, and interested in participating, please contact us.

Meet the Makers.

This is a unique opportunity to explore and engage with fascinating folks working in a variety of creative endeavours: painting, jewellery, sculpture, fabric art, pottery, music, writing, metalwork and agribusiness.

Road Trip!

It’s the perfect weekend outing for art lovers, families and friends, splurge groups, book clubs and anyone eager for an art-infused road trip into the heart of big sky country.

Be a tourist in your own backyard

Explore behind the scenes into the creative lives – and loves – of local creators in their many different shapes and forms.

2024 ~ one weekend only

Sat, Jun 22 – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun, Jun 23 – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Our 2024 ArtVenture includes galleries, private studios and workshops, a winery and other venues showcasing the talents of local artists, artisans, agribusiness, musicians and writers.

What is the cost?

Participation is 100% free.

All we ask is that you respect the places and spaces you visit, and continue to adhere to any COVID-19 protocols requested.

Come for a day,
stay for the weekend.

Enjoy a leisurely drive through the countryside. Sample local hospitality. Overnight in local accommodation. A warm Saskatchewan welcome awaits you throughout our region.

Engage your senses.
Set your spirit free!

Your ArtVenture will be set against the backdrop of a beautiful summer weekend in rural Saskatchewan. Come feel the sunshine and warm breezes. Smell the prairie clover and wildflowers in bloom. Hear the meadowlarks and warblers sing. Magical moments await.

Cheers to volunteers!

This event is organized by volunteers of the Outlook & District Arts Council with the assistance of Tourism Saskatchewan.

Plan your ArtVenture

We’re proud to say 9 communities are represented in our ArtVenture this year:

  • Outlook

  • Broderick

  • Strongfield

  • Loreburn

  • Elbow

  • Davidson

  • Tugaske

  • Central Butte

  • Riverhurst

We invite you to design your own route and choose from any (or all) of our 27 venues featuring over 60 artists, artisans and other creative entrepreneurs who are excited to welcome you.

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Plan Your Trip

The west central region of Saskatchewan cuts a wide swath from the waters of Lake Diefenbaker north through postcard-perfect farmlands and busy local communities that dot the landscape.

Instagram Heaven

Keep your phones and cameras ready. This is picturesque country with plenty to capture your creative imagination off the beaten path of everyday life.



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Central Butte


Meet the Makers

Elbow Art Society

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The Elbow Art Society starts meeting in January with nine members who live along Highway 19, from Central Butte to Loreburn. “We have been a…


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Lu-Pins designs feature the artistic, unique, paper and found object creations of Lois Kurp. Lupins are also the name of gaily colored flowers native to…

Carmen Heinrichs Art Studio

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Carmen is a self-taught artist from Elbow. She works with several different art media including painting, woodburning, sculpting and drawing. When possible, Carmen tries to…

Eli Dingle Stone Carving and Photography

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Eli teaches Arts Education at Outlook High School in Outlook, SK. “Always looking for new art mediums to introduce to my students, I decided to…

Woven and Braided

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As a little girl I watched my Finnish Grandma weaving rugs on a big wooden loom on a summer day in the verandah. My Dad…

Honour Woodworks

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Janet Gross: “I love to make things; I can't help myself! I got into woodworking, furniture and cabinet making. That triggered artistic phases in 1/12th…

Julie SBW Art

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Julie Williams is a self-taught artist, born and raised in small town Saskatchewan. She knew from a young age that art would be a huge…

Bill Philpott Art

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Bill is a contemporary expressive folk artist. “I was raised on Butte Lee Farms on the butte west of Central Butte Saskatchewan. My parents were…

Georgia Horsley Pottery

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Georgia Horsley has enjoyed creating with clay for many years. She has permanently moved from Saskatoon to Elbow recently and has set up her studio…

And Art Gallery

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And Art Gallery is located in a century-old building in downtown Davidson that has been transformed into a beautiful gallery. 

A Single Strand

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A Single Strand premiered in Outlook in 2020, with a mix of alpaca yarns, fibre arts supplies, hand knitted and hand felted one-of-a-kind pieces including…

Willie’s Painting and Pyrography

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Willie Schachtel loves to burn things! She has worked in Pyrography for 16 years, giving old wooden items new life by burning images into them.…

Makers Collective

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Devin and Sarah Ellsheid are a husband-and-wife duo living in Strongfield who co-create life, art and spaces together.

Bill Frerichs

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Bill Frerichs is a retired senior who began acrylic painting as a hobby in January of 2019.

Susan Robertson Pottery

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Internationally recognized ceramic Artist Susan Robertson is thrilled to be back with ArtVenture this year, and she has exciting news. 

Shann Brecht Artist

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Shannon Brecht is a Plains Cree First Nations Artist from Mistawasis currently residing in Outlook.

Birds of Prairie

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Nicolette is an immersive of prairie landscapes, rarely travelling without her bulky camera to capture the diminishing winged fauna hidden in the last pockets of…

Shirley Pringle

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Shirley Pringle was encouraged by her high school art teachers to apply to the Alberta School of Art. For three years there, she learned about…

The Front Porch Gallery
Tom Wilson Fine Art Photography

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Tom captures the spirit and the dramatic seasonal beauty of Lake Diefenbaker and its surrounding area from his home and studio in Elbow, Saskatchewan.

Art Gallery of Outlook

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The Art Gallery of Outlook opened in 2010 after years of planning and hard work from the volunteers of the Outlook and District Arts Council…

Husbandry Farms

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Husbandry Farms is a berry orchard and vegetable farm located on the outskirts of Outlook, just east of town on Hwy 15. It was born…

Heritage Artisans

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The Heritage Artisans' venue features woodcrafts, embroidery, fancy baking, photography, watercolor paintings, and gardening.

“Just Mud” Creations by Lorna

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Lorna is happiest just muddin! Lorna mostly hand builds but has adapted some pieces using a potter's wheel. While she does create some functional pieces,…

Don Rode

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Don Rode started painting about 20 years ago and attended art classes to learn the basics at the University of Saskatoon under the guidance of…

Timeless Instruments

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David Freeman began playing guitar in 1970, learning to repair his own instruments in 1974. In 1980, he completed lutherie training & began Timeless Instruments.

Wolf Willow Winery

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Enjoy wines and ciders made on-site and other Saskatchewan-made beverages and food at the start of your River and Rail ArtVenture, during it or at…

Wooden Creations

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Keith Hampton grew up on a farm near Ernfold, Saskatchewan, where he was influenced by his grandfather’s woodworking abilities. At the age of 12, he…

Kim Olson

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Kim Olson: “I started sewing at the age of 10 and asked for a sewing machine from my parents as a graduation gift which I…

daisyanne Pottery Studio

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daisyanne Pottery is the creation of Cindy Megaw. The name, combination of her grandmothers’ first names reflects her love of both as expressed through her…

Janet Akre

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Since her retirement from teaching in 2013, Janet has developed her painting skills. She enjoys acrylics, whether they are brushed or poured, on canvas, barn…

Reach Out!

Don’t be shy, we would love to hear from you. This is a very busy time for us preparing for the event, but we will respond to you as soon as we’re able.

    A sincere thanks to our sponsors and partners.

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    Akre Art

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    Jacq’y Jayes

    Outlook & District Heritage Museum & Gallery

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    Keep the creativity rolling!

    Please support the River and Rail ArtVenture by sending an etransfer to
    Charitable donations greater than $25 will be provided with a receipt from Outlook & District Arts Council.

    The River and Rail ArtVenture is brought to you by the volunteers and Makers in conjunction with the Outlook & District Arts Council.

    Charitable donations cannot be refunded for any reason.

    You can also mail a donation cheque payable to “Outlook & District Arts Council” and mail to P.O. Box 1677 Outlook, SK S0L 2N0.

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