River & Rail ArtVenture

 

CREATIVITY ABOUNDS IN WEST CENTRAL SASKATCHEWAN.

Come meet the makers where we live, work and play.

20.22

June 25 & 26, 2022

26

Venues

2

Days

10

Communities

14

Hours

50

Artists & Artisans
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Thank YOU!
The 2021 event was a huge success!

The River & Rail ArtVenture for 2021 was a smashing success!

We will be back in 2022 with more makers, more locations and more great artventures for you!

  • Stay tuned for 2022 and subscribe to our email list.
  • If you are a maker, interested in participating, please contact us.
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Meet the creators on their turf.

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.

One weekend only

Sat, Jun 26 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun, Jun 27 – 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm

Our 2021 ArtVenture includes galleries, private studios and workshops, a winery and other venues showcasing the talents of local artists, artisans, agribusiness, musicians and writers.

What does it cost?

Participation is 100% free. All we ask is that you respect the places and spaces you visit, and of course adhere to all provincial COVID-19 protocols posted below.

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 10 communities are represented in our ArtVenture this year:

  • Outlook

  • Broderick

  • Macrorie

  • Tugaske

  • Central Butte

  • Riverhurst

  • Hawarden

  • Loreburn

  • Elbow

  • Davidson

We invite you to design your own route or check out our three suggested tours below the map. Choose from any (or all) of our 26 venues featuring over 50 artists, artisans and other creative entrepreneurs who are excited to welcome you.

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1/2-day Trail

Outlook, Broderick, Macrorie, Wolf Willow

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1-day Trail

Outlook, Macrorie, Broderick, Loreburn, Hawarden, Elbow, Davidson

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1/2-day Trail

Tugaske, Central Butte, Riverhurst, Elbow, Davidson

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Grand 2-day Tour

We dare you!

Make it a covid-friendly, staycation road trip! Meet all of our makers on a 2-day tour throughout west central Saskatchewan! 26 makers on a 2-day trip will leave you in awe.

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Everyone’s safety is important.

All venues and participants on the ArtVenture tour will be required to adhere to all public health orders in place at that time.

Please do not attend if:

  • you have travelled outside of Saskatchewan in the preceding two weeks,
  • you have had recent exposure with an infected person,
  • you are self- isolating,
  • you have a cough, a fever, or are generally feeling not well.

Physical distancing of at least two metres unless members of the same household.

Guest information will be collected for contact tracing and follow-up.

Non-medical masks or face-coverings must be worn at all times.

Our apologies, but no food or beverage will be provided nor allowed on site.

Hand sanitizers will be provided at each location, please use them.

To review all existing public health orders please visit saskatchewan.ca.

COVID PROTOCOLS

As vaccinations increase and public health restrictions begin to ease, please remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. To ensure a safe and successful event, we ask everyone to adhere to the following protocols as outlined by the Saskatchewan Health Authority:

  1. Bring your own mask and be sure to wear it at all times, indoors and out. Masks will not be provided.
  2. Maintain physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) from non-members of your own household group.
  3. Bring hand sanitizers and use frequently. 
  4. Avoid touching or handling products on display. Please ask the host for assistance.
  5. Provide your contact information at each venue for contact tracing and follow up.
  6. Food and beverages are not allowed at our event.
  7. Please do not attend if: 
    • you have travelled outside of Saskatchewan in the preceding two weeks
    • you have had recent exposure with an infected person
    • you are self- isolating
    • you have a cough, fever, or are generally feeling not well.

Get All the Details!

    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.

    Outlook

    Broderick

    Macrorie

    Tugaske

    Central Butte

    Riverhurst

    Hawarden

    Loreburn

    Davidson

    Elbow

    Meet the Makers

    April 11, 2021 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Macrorie

    Macrorie Succulents and Woods

    Millicent Leugner, Rose Kendall & Shirley Park Millicent Leugner made her first cutting board in 2014 and was hooked! She has since gifted numerous boards to family and friends as well…
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    January 21, 2021 in 1/2-day Trail 2, Tugaske

    Timeless Instruments

    David Freeman Since 1980, every instrument David has built is one-of a-kind.  He has designed his own models, choosing the woods, bracing structure and aesthetics to achieve the requirements he wants.  Teaching…
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    April 11, 2021 in 1-day Trail, Loreburn

    Shirley Pringle

    Shirley Pringle Shirley has worked creatively in acrylics for many years, covering all sizes of canvases with her imagination and renditions of the human face and soul.516 Main St., Loreburn 306-444-2609suspenders45@gmail.com
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    April 11, 2021 in 1-day Trail, Loreburn

    Skudesnes Harbour

    Verna Urlacher, Martin Zdunich & Les Langager Les Langager and Verna Urlacher began the Skudesnes Harbour group in 2010.  They both belong to the little country church, Skudesnes Lutheran, just outside…
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    December 23, 2020 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    Janet Akre

    Janet Akre Retired from teaching, Janet now has time to pursue her love of art.  Janet paints landscapes with particular focus on the sky. A secondary focus has been prairie…
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    November 7, 2020 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Broderick

    Prairie Bees

    Lee & Judy Genereux Tina Leverton Lee’s Bees Miss Bee Haven A sweet treat on the River & Rail ArtVenture in 2021.  Lee and Judy Genereux team up with Tina…
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    April 11, 2021 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    Station Place Artisans

    Station Place Artisans The Outlook & District Heritage Museum is the perfect location to highlight the talents of this group of five local artisans. You will be able to tour…
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    January 4, 2021 in 1-day Trail, Loreburn

    Lu-pins

    Lois Kurp Lu-pins are the artistic creations of Lois Kurp, who spends her summers in Loreburn. She has had a successful business with her low maintenance, hand-crafted earrings in a…
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    March 23, 2021 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    A Single Strand Fibre Arts Studio

    Cathy Merkley & Tosha Sparks A Single Strand Fibre Studio opened in Outlook last fall with a mix of alpaca yarns, fibre arts supplies and hand knitted and hand felted one-of-a-kind…
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    April 11, 2021 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    Willie Schachtel

    Willie Schachtel Willie loves to burn things! She has worked in pyrography for 15 years, giving old wooden items new life by burning images into them. Her work comes alive…
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    March 17, 2013 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    Bill Frerichs

    Bill Frerichs Bill Frerichs is a retired senior who began acrylic painting as a hobby in January of 2019. He began his learning journey with YouTube tutorials, then that spring…
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    December 29, 2020 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    Julie Williams

    Julie Williams Julie Williams is currently living in Conquest, but was raised in Lanigan, Saskatchewan. A self-taught artist, Julie started drawing cartoons at 10 years old and by high school…
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    January 26, 2013 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    Sarah Hicks & Dale Hicks

    Sarah Hicks & Dale Hicks Dale Hicks has been an artist his whole life with a career in agriculture to make life interesting. His sculptures, from a full-sized horse to…
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    March 22, 2021 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 2, Davidson

    And Art Gallery

    Gail Prpick In the small prairie town of Davidson, on the wide old Main Street, in the old brick bank is And Art Gallery. Gail Prpick, the host and artist…
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    March 6, 2013 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 2, Elbow

    DaisyAnne Pottery Studio

    Cindy Megaw DaisyAnne pottery is the creation of Cindy Megaw. The name is a combination of her grandmothers’ first names and expresses her love of both as expressed through her…
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    November 5, 2020 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 2, Elbow

    Elbow Art Society

    Elbow Art Society Elbow Art Society is a collective of artists who create original artworks in watercolour, acrylic and oil. Located upstairs in the Elbow Village Office. Member artists include…
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    December 8, 2020 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 2, Elbow

    Grey Street Pottery

    Georgia Horsley Georgia started playing in clay many years ago and although she has explored the different techniques of the process of hand building, she has found that wheel throwing…
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    April 11, 2021 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    PawPrints Embroidery Designs

    Sally Laidlaw Sally loves textiles…the smell, the feel and the texture. She uses a variety of fibres and brings personalized items to buyers. She had attended many workshops involving fabric…
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    April 11, 2021 in 1/2-day Trail 2, Central Butte

    Wooden Creations

    D. Keith Hampton Keith Hampton grew up on a farm near Ernfold where he was influenced by his grandfather’s woodworking abilities. He learned basic woodworking in 4H at the age…
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    January 9, 2021 in 1/2-day Trail 2, Riverhurst

    Edie Marshall

    Edie Marshall Contemporary landscape artist known for her large and energetic paintings artist and art educator. Edie Marshall is a third-generation settler, and a Saskatchewan painter who is interested in…
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    April 11, 2021 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Broderick

    Susan Robertson Pottery

    Susan Robertson The beautiful pottery of internationally recognized ceramic artist Susan Robertson has been making people smile for over 35 years. Her goal is to connect with people, providing them…
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    April 11, 2021 in 1/2-day Trail 2, Central Butte

    Philip Muri

    Philip Muri Philip Muri grew up on a farm in southwest Saskatchewan. He graduated from Ontario Veterinary College and had a rural practice in Central Butte for 39 years.  He…
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    November 6, 2020 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    Eli Dingle

    Eli Dingle My name is Eli Dingle and I teach Arts Education at Outlook High School in Outlook, SK. Always looking for new art mediums to introduce to my students,…
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    April 11, 2021 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    Wolf Willow Winery

    Jesse van der Schaaf Wolf Willow Winery provides a riverside venue for a display of handmade work including pottery, paintings and jewelry. Local and Canadian artists and craftspeople have an…
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    December 9, 2020 in 1-day Trail, Hawarden

    Happy Chance Treasures Art Gallery

    Shawna Mitchell Happy Chance Treasures is an art gallery located in a cultural heritage site in Hawarden that showcases the unique talent of Saskatchewan artists. Owned by 25 year old…
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    April 11, 2021 in 1/2-day Trail 2, Riverhurst

    Don Rode

    Don Rode Don has been painting for the last 15-20 years but much more in the winters over the past five years. Painting from his own photos, Don’s subject matter…
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    April 11, 2021 in 1-day Trail, 1/2-day Trail 1, Outlook

    The Art Gallery of Outlook

    The Art Gallery of Outlook The Art Gallery of Outlook has been located in the Town Office complex since opening its doors in 2010. A fibre exhibition has been held…
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    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 2021 sponsors and partners.

      Outlook & District
      Heritage Museum

      Prairie Central District for
      Sport, Culture and Recreation

      The Art Gallery
      of Outlook

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