August 20 & 21, 2022
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4
Creativity runs deep in Eastern Manitoba and inspiration flows at every turn. From the surreal east shore beaches of Lake Winnipeg, through the Winnipeg River System to the rugged lake country of the Whiteshell, join us on a tour of art and landscapes as artists across this beautiful region open their homes and studios to share their world with you.
2022 will be the fourth event for the Boreal Shores Art Tour – a free, road-trip worthy, self-guided art tour featuring 38 individual artists and 1 gallery at 21 locations scattered throughout the beautiful and diverse Boreal forest and shore regions of Eastern Manitoba*. From the eastern shores of Lake Winnipeg through the Winnipeg River System to the Whiteshell Provincial Park, the Tour showcases artists from diverse communities throughout the region who love to explore all aspects of visual art. Artists can be found in their private studios or at group locations along the tour route. New Artists, New Mediums, and New Venues** combine with Proven Favourites from previous years to make this a great year to join us.
Brochures are available right now online on our website and at locations throughout the tour area. See the Brochure and Map page for more information. Peruse the brochure ahead of time to see who, what, and where you want to go and see on the Tour weekend. On the weekend of the Tour feel free to go to as few or as many artist locations as you are able. Pick up a passport at any of the locations and get it stamped at each stop. It’s a perfect day or weekend road trip to take with your friends or family! ***
Artists have once again been asked to create a unique piece of work for the Tour based on the theme “Boreal Slice of Life” and you’ll have an opportunity to vote for your favourite piece! As you travel from stop to stop, take note of your favourite entry for the theme and mark it on your passport. The winning artists will be awarded gift cards thanks to The Spicy Radish in the South, Papertown Grill in the Centre, and the Birchwood Motor Hotel in the North.
Draws will be made again this year from the Passports of those who travel to the most stops during the Tour and the winners will receive one of these gift certificates:
$125 sponsored by Winnipeg River Arts Council
$100 sponsored by Pinawa Art Gallery
$75 – sponsored by John Angus
If you are interested in being a Volunteer during the Tour weekend (for example, greeters are needed at each location), please email [email protected] and we will find an appropriate opportunity and location for you.
See you Soon!!
*Many artists are available “by appointment” right now. Please check the Artists’ individual pages on our website to arrange.
**For example, visit the 2 artists displaying their work at the new and impressive Winnipeg River Heritage Museum on the river in St Georges!)
***Free Parking is available at Victoria Beach if you show your BSAT Passport.
BSAT will follow all COVID guidelines and orders at the time. Every effort will be made to keep everyone safe and hand sanitizers will be available at every stop.
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