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Welcome! You are viewing an archived issue of SaskSecrets, Tourism Saskatchewan's Online Newsletter, from April 2012. To read the current issue of SaskSecrets, click here.

Artisan Trail Tours

The beauty of East Central Saskatchewan and its unique art await you along the 5th annual Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail. Artists from Watrous, Manitou Beach, Meacham, Viscount and Allan will welcome visitors to their studios Saturday July 7, 10:00am - 7:00pm and Sunday July 8, Noon- 6:00pm.

Seventeen artists, working in clay, paints, watercolour, textiles, concrete and willow wood have produced a dazzling array of pottery and sculpture, paintings, pastels,  prints, functional and sculptural creations, landscape statuary, and furniture.

Come out for the day or make a weekend of it! There are many interesting attractions in this area; treat your body to the mineral waters of newly refurbished Manitou Springs Hotel & Mineral Spa glide over the horsehair floors at historic Danceland, golf at the Manitou and District Regional Park, or simply enjoy the delicious dining at local restaurants. Don’t forget to pick up your passport at any studio or download it from Your passport qualifies you for random draws of art donated by Trail members.

There are numerous artisan trails offering tours throughout the summer in various locations of the province. Here are some 2012 events:

Parkland Artisan Tour, Shellbrook  
June 2-3, 2012

12–40 & Beyond: An Adventure in Rural Life, Blaine Lake
July 28-29, 2012

Northern Horizons Journey of Creativity, Meadstead
August 4-5, 2012

Thickwood Hills Studio Trail, Shell Lake
August 11-12, 2012

Highway 1 Studio Tour, Chaplin/Rush Lake
September 22-23, 2012