Art membership program under review by City

The City of Weyburn is currently reviewing their art membership program, that applies to art and cultural programs offered at their locations throughout the year. The review is being completed as a new art space is currently being constructed, and is on target to be available to the public in the fall of 2021.

A new art space is being constructed in the Credit Union Sparks Centre, which includes pottery space, a larger gallery and children’s programming space. The goal of the City of Weyburn is that the new location will replace the programming that had been offered at the Signal Hill Arts Centre.

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The new gallery is one-and-a-half times bigger than the current space at the Allie Griffin Art Gallery, and will allow the City of Weyburn to host national and international shows.

In addition, with the uncertainty of COVID-19 regulations, the City of Weyburn has decided that art memberships will not be available for 2021. The memberships will resume again in 2022, after the city is done reviewing the program.

There are a number of arts and culture programs still being offered by the City of Weyburn. A virtual exhibition featuring works from the City of Weyburn permanent art collection is available on the Allie Griffin Arts Gallery/ Weyburn Arts Council Facebook page.

An exhibit entitled “In the Details”, featuring the work of Tana Cugnet, is currently on display at the Weyburn Credit Union gallery for the remainder of January.

The 37th annual James Weir People’s Choice exhibition is currently on display at the Allie Griffin Art Gallery. Residents can vote by visiting the gallery in person, or by an online link available on the Allie Griffin Arts Gallery/ Weyburn Arts Council Facebook page. Voting ends March 19at 5 p.m.

An announcement of the James Weir People’s Choice winners will be held live stream via Facebook on March 25 at 7 p.m.

A number of programs will be offered by the City of Weyburn starting in February. Programs will be held in either the Weyburn City Hall on the second floor, or the Weyburn Leisure Centre in the Sun Room. There are limited class sizes as per COVID restrictions, so pre-registration is encouraged.

The full schedule of programs can be viewed online at https://weyburn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-January-Newsletter.pdf.

A special February Art Camp will be offered by the City of Weyburn during the Winter Break from school that occurs Feb. 16-19. This program is for ages eight to 12 years, and will include a variety of art mediums taught by different artists. Registration for the Art Camp is required, and interested parents can contact Alice Neufeld at aneufled@weyburn.ca.