Arts & Culture Activities
Bunkhouse Art Exhibition May 28 - 29 at the Pumphouse in River Landing
Eight artists who recently participated in the Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project are hosting a come-and-go exhibition of their work on Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 29 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pumphouse in River Landing.
Artists Amy Gerein, Andie Feist, Jacob Farrell, and Ania Ślusarczyk will be showing works inspired by the animals at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo; artists Cristine Andrew-Stuckel, Diana Roelens, Jane Reväe McWhirter, and JingLu Zhao will be exhibiting work inspired by the park and gardens.
Residents are encouraged to come to the event to view the art and talk with the artists about their residency experiences in the historic Bunkhouse at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo.
Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project is an artist-in-residence program sponsored by the City of Saskatoon. For more information, visit saskatoon.ca/bunkhouse.
Saskatoon: Where the Art Is
In the fall of 2019 the City of Saskatoon hosted the Creative City Network of Canada Summit. This three day conference for municipal cultural workers provided an opportunity for Saskatoon to share knowledge and highlight its dynamic arts and culture scene. Saskatoon artist Andrei Feheregyhazi was selected to create a short animated film to promote this event. His film, Saskatoon: Where the Art Is, is sponsored by Saskatchewan's Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport and the City of Saskatoon. The composition for the video was created by local musician, Dean Summach.
Every year, in the last weekend of September, Culture Days activities are available in Saskatoon. Culture Days is a national event that is free to participants and involves hands-on experiences that provide the public “backstage” or “behind-the-scenes” access to share in how art is made.
It is an invitation to the public to connect, engage and co-create in an innovative way in the arts. There are many opportunities for engagement and participation. Local businesses and emerging artists are encouraged to host and collaborate with artistic troupes in diverse cultural practices.
Creating Community: A Brief History of Arts and Culture in Saskatoon
Researched and written by Saskatoon writer Regine Haensel in 2011, this booklet traces the development of arts and heritage in Saskatoon. A cultural timeline of milestone events is also included.