Project Description


Enjoy the many creative experiences of Watrous Manitou. With year round services and specific events there are always artistic opportunities available to you. Community organizations and individual entrepreneurs alike invite you to experience the arts!

Community Event: July 7 & 8, 2018 Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail
Community Event: Aug 14, 2018
Sculpture Symposium

Large sculptures in welded steel, concrete, wood are sculpted on site during a two week symposium. Featuring artist members of the Prairie Sculptors’ Association, this expo happens every second year in early August.

Community Event: 2019 Maple Madness Chainsaw Competition 2019
Community Event: 2019
Maple Madness Chainsaw Competition 2019

Come see the creative process in action! Nationally acclaimed chainsaw carvers will be on site creating large outdoor sculptures in locally grown wood. This event takes place every 2 years.

GG’s Gallery & Gifts
GG’s Gallery & Gifts

Offering you a ‘living portfolio’ – at G-G’s you meet the artists: Michael Gaudet & Sharon Gibson. In this unique venue you can see their original artwork and view Michael’s extensive portfolio of mural commissions. Michael is also a published author, tracing his story as a painter as well as a life-time of “Kidney Disease”. He unflinchingly reveals his struggles but also his triumphs in this books.

Community Event: July 7 & 8, 2018
Spirit of Manitou Studio Trail

Follow the map and road signs for a self-guided tour to artists and artisans in their unique studios, and showrooms. Textiles, paintings, sculptures, pottery and concrete statues are just samples of what can be discovered.

Bryan Mierau Photography
Bryan Mierau Photography

Bryan has a variety of different images displayed for sale. His images are produced as Fine Art Prints. “I believe in a quality product for a good price, and I use a Canadian online photo printing company which produces an exceptional product with my images”.

Flea Market
Flea Market

This outdoor Flea Market runs every Sunday at 8:00 a.m., from the May long weekend to the Labour Day long weekend. Vendors sell a variety of items including produce, baking, antiques, collectibles, clothing, and estate sale items. New vendors are always welcome.

Little Manitou Art Gallery
Little Manitou Art Gallery

With artwork by over 100 selected artists this small venue offers a grand experience! Meet different guest artists each week throughout the summer; tour two open studios, and relax among the artwork in the Spiral Garden. Bring the kids! There are clues (text or picture) to find all the sculptures in the garden.

Relics – Art & Antiques

Antiquing adventures await you! Furniture, original artwork, small wares, books, retro, and jewelry and a few of the many treasures you can find at Relics.

Watrous Manitou Beach Heritage Centre

The Watrous -Manitou Beach Heritage Centre is located in Watrous on Main Street. The Centre opened in June of 2019 and seeks to preserve and display the history of Watrous, Manitou Beach, CBK and the surrounding area.  Some features include: the Orin McIntosh collection of scale model historic buildings, the CBK Radio room, local First Nations artifacts, and a hands on Post Office. Also included is an in depth history of Manitou Beach, located on Little Manitou Lake, the lake of healing waters. The exhibits at the Centre continue to be developed in 2020.

Gallery on 3rd
Gallery on 3rd

Featuring exhibits by artists from the surrounding area as well as exhibits from Arts on the Move, provided by the Organization of Sask Arts Councils (OSAC). The Gallery on 3rd is operated by volunteers through WAAC.

Summer Hours: Tues-Sat 9:30-5:30
Winter Hours: Fri&Sat 9:30-4:00

Watrous & Area Arts Council (WAAC)
Watrous & Area Arts Council (WAAC)

Live performances, showcasing a concert series with performers from Stars for Saskatchewan concert series, are presented throughout the year.
WAAC also sponsors an annual dinner theatre, partnering with the Saltwater Players.

Watrous Library

WAAC also sponsors exhibits from local artists at the Watrous Library. These exhibits can be seen during Library hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.