River and Rail

ArtVenture

Meet the Makers that call West Central Saskatchewan home on the River and Rail ArtVenture, a self-guided, driving tour.

Explore from Elbow to Outlook and beyond. Have a look at our map and start where you are. Plan your weekend either in advance or as you go.

Experience the people and their passion.

June 21 & 22, 2025

Join the ArtVenture

Thank you for making the 2024 River and Rail Artventure a success!

You spread the word, encouraged the Makers and we had a marvelous time together. In 2025, 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 2025 plans and Subscribe to our email list to be a ‘first to know‘ #artventure’r.

This website will be updated in March 2025, once our lineup is ready to go. If you are a Maker in the tour area, and interested in participating, please contact us.

Makers to meet.
Experience breathtaking views.
Discover original artwork and home-grown products.
Find limitless talent.
Share an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy conversations with new friends and old.

Immerse Yourself.

River and Rail ArtVenture

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, and agribusiness.

Meet the Makers

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. One weekend only!

Plan Your Trip

Add your memories to the River and Rail ArtVenture story!

Meet the Makers and share your love of their work. Click the links or scan the QR code with your phone.

#Staycation

Explore behind the scenes into the creative lives – and loves – of local makers and their many different passions.

2025 ~ one weekend only

Sat, Jun 21 – 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun, Jun 22 – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Our 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.

Come for a day,
stay for the weekend.

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

Pause and Indulge.
Take time.

2 days, 16 hours, unlimited potential.

Your ArtVenture will be set against the backdrop of a beautiful summer weekend in rural Saskatchewan.

Cheers to volunteers!

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

View the River and Rail ArtVenture map on Google here.

Maps

Makers (pdf)

Brochure

Outlook
Broderick
Wolf Willow Winery
Elbow
Genereux Honey
Honour Woodworks

Outlook

Broderick

Elbow

Meet the Makers

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.…

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…

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…

Lloyd Dubois

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Lloyd Dubois is an Anishinabe artist from Turtle Island, who paints in acrylics on paper and canvas. His paintings depict ‘teachings’ from his Anishinabe heritage.…

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.

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…

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…

Shann Brecht Artist

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

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…

Elbow Art Society

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The Elbow Art Society started out as a group of watercolorists and has evolved to include oil and acrylics as well as wool felting works…

Living Books at the Elbow Library

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“Living Books at the Library” is a new River and Rail ArtVenture experience for participants and for the library. “Living Books at the Library” is…

Ray Keighley

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Ray is a Cree/Metis artist who was born and raised in the foothills of Alberta and who has family roots on the Sucker River Reserve…

Genereux Honey

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Lee and Judy run a mid-sized beekeeping operation right beside Broderick!

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…

Living Books at the Outlook Library

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“Living Books at the Library” is a new River and Rail ArtVenture experience for participants and for the library. “Living Books at the Library” is…

Janet Akre

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Janet has made time to pursue her love of art after retirement, mindfully practicing her acrylic painting skills over the past 9 years. She prefers…

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. 

Honour Woodworks

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I love to make things! Can't help myself! I got into woodworking, furniture and cabinet making. That triggered artistic phases in 1/12th scale furniture, wood…

Heritage Artisans

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

Equinox Theatre

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This group of dedicated local people of all ages is committed to continuing a strong tradition and growing interest in theatre in the community and…

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…

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…

Enter to Win!

During River and Rail ArtVenture, complete our survey as you exit one of our Maker venues and you’ll automatically be in the running to win an amazing gift basket from Riverbend Coop, worth $50.00! It’s our way of saying thanks for helping us out and sharing your thoughts.

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Contact

Questions? Comments or a suggestion? Just let us know!

    A sincere thank you to our sponsors and partners.

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    Keep the creativity rolling!

    You can support the River and Rail ArtVenture by sending an etransfer to treasurer@odac.site.
    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 cheque payable to “Outlook & District Arts Council” to P.O. Box 1677 Outlook, SK S0L 2N0.

    For more information, please contact the Outlook & District Arts Council by email.

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