Arts & Culture
Satisfy your 'arts desire at the Yvette Moore Art Gallery in Moose Jaw. Yvette will leave her brushstroke imprinted on your memory through her depictions of prairie life. Enrich your cultural experience by attending a live performance surrounded by the stunning beauty of the unique architectural features of the Mae Wilson Theatre.
Swift Current’s Lyric Theatre, built in 1912 to house glamorous Vaudeville shows and silent films is Saskatchewan’s oldest operating theatre. Art Gallery of Swift Current offers exhibitions of regional, provincial and national artwork. The Shurniak Art Gallery in Assiniboia houses the impressive art collection of Bill Shurniak, amassed during a lifetime of world travel.
Gravelbourg, richly diverse in embracing the European culture of the area, is home to the charming Café Paris where you can enjoy a taste of Europe on the prairies. The award-winning Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery, Saskatchewan’s first commercial vineyard and only operating winery, is a distinct gem where you can enjoy tours, tastings, and even a bistro lunch.
Sagebrush Studios, near Leader, is a unique showcase of the distinctive works of Dean Francis and Fran Hartsook, who rejoice in the beauty of the Canadian Prairies through their artistic talents. For a unique gourmet dining experience, visit the small prairie town of Maple Creek and visit the Rockin’ Horse Cookhouse and Bar.
The Southwest Tourism Region is home to a plethora of museums, festivals and events. Don’t miss the Wood Mountain Stampede rodeo (the longest continually running rodeo in Canada); Windscape Kite Festival in Swift Current; Mortlach Saskatoon Berry Festival; Maple Creek Ranch Rodeo; Moose Jaw’s Living Skies Festival of Words; Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum, and Ambrose Blacksmith Shop at the Mossbank & District Museum.