Arts & Culture Activities
YXE ARTTEE – Public Art Tours
Presented by the City of Saskatoon’s Public Art Advisory Committee
October 16-24, 2021
Take part in a free self-guided Public Art tour of geo-caching adventures – follow the clues to find featured artworks and enter to win a limited-edition t-shirt of the art! Perfect for art lovers, families, or anyone wanting to explore Saskatoon’s diverse history and natural environment while learning more about Saskatoon’s Public Art.
To participate, download the free Adventure Lab app to your smart phone and complete a YXEARTTEE geocache tour. There are three tours available.
To enter the draw for a free t-shirt, complete one of the tours and share a photo of you and the art on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #yxearttee or email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a poster with full event details.
Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project
Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project is a residency program to revitalize the historic Bunkhouse at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo through the development and implementation of an artist studio program.
• to provide opportunities for artistic expression in a civic facility
• to inspire artists through the nature, animals, and people at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo
• to connect the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo and the greater world
Artists Peace Akintade, Micah Jane, Cristine Andrew-Stuckel, Diana Roelens, Jane Reväe McWhirter, and Ania Ślusarczyk have been selected for the May 1 - December 31, 2021 residencies.
For more information, visit Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project webpage.
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.