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Manitoba’s Largest Art Tour

Saturday August 20th – 10 am to 5pm
Sunday August 21st – 10am to 4pm


In just one week’s time, the artists will be picking up their signs, banners, buttons, Passports, etc to have on hand when they open on Saturday August 20th at 10am.    

Radio interviews and newspaper interviews have been given to news outlets in the city and in surrounding areas and we expect CBC Radio Noon to feature BSAT one day during the last week.     We will try to keep you in the loop on that!    

This is the province’s largest Art Tour with 38 artists – you will find of styles of painting, pottery, stained & fused glass, jewelry, wood carving and turning, photography, fibre art, artisanal knives, mosaics, clothing and more!    And all of this while travelling some of the most beautiful countryside you will find in Manitoba – lakes, rivers, prairie, forest – beauty abounds.   It’s a worthy road trip!

COVID SAFETY – Hand sanitizer and masks are on hand now and will be available at the door at each location for anyone who wants it.   

BROCHURES – The 2022 brochures are out now and you can find a list of locations where you can pick one up on our website at www.BorealShoresArtTour.ca .

Brochure Cover

PASSPORTS – A passport can be picked up at any of the stops on the Tour.   At each stop, the “Greeter” will initial that you were there and when you are finished for the weekend, drop the passport off at your last stop.  Draws will be made from the Passports of those who travel the most stops during the Tour.  Gift certificates for $125 – sponsored by Wpg River Arts Council, $100 – sponsored by the Pinawa Art Gallery and $75 – sponsored by John Angus, will be given to the winners of those draws!   Look for a Passport that looks like this – you must complete the back to be eligible for the prize draws.    We are grateful to True North Sports & Entertainment for sponsoring the cost of the Passports this year.

Front of Passport
Back of Passport

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Along the way, choose your candidate for the People’s Choice award in each of the 3 regions.    You will find the artist’s entry for the theme of “A Boreal Slice of Life” when you see one of the following tags on a piece of work.  Each of these wood “slices” has been lovingly cut and numbered by Louise Kress – #1 in the north section.   Take note of your selection and enter it into the PC box on each passport back.

Look for these tags on artists work and take note of the number to voter for People’s Choice

Brochures, Passports, and People’s Choice… get ready to Tour!

Saturday August 20th – 10 am to 5pm
Sunday August 21st – 10am to 4pm

If you have heard the “ether” humming, it was the organizers of the 4th Boreal Shores Art Tour hard at it, making sure everything is ship shape and ready.    So, we have a few things to tell you:

COVID safety – First and foremost, we want to ensure everyone’s safety, so each of the 21 stops will have hand sanitizer and masks available at the door for anyone who wants it.   

Brochures – The 2022 brochures are out now and you can find a list of locations where you can pick one up on our website at www.BorealShoresArtTour.ca .

Passports – A passport can be picked up at any of the stops on the Tour.   At each stop, the “Greeter” will initial that you were there and when you are finished for the weekend, drop the passport off at your last stop.  Draws will be made from the Passports of those who travel the most stops during the Tour.  Gift certificates for $125 – sponsored by Wpg River Arts Council, $100 – sponsored by the Pinawa Art Gallery and $75 – sponsored by John Angus, will be given to the winners of those draws!   Look for a Passport that looks like this – you must complete the back to be eligible for the prize draws.    We are grateful to True North Sports & Entertainment for sponsoring the cost of the Passports this year.

People’s Choice Award – Along the way, choose your candidate for the People’s Choice award in each of the 3 regions.    You will find the artist’s entry for the theme of “A Boreal Slice of Life” when you see one of the following tags on a piece of work.  Each of these wood “slices” has been lovingly cut and numbered by Louise Kress – #1 in the north section.   Take note of your selection and enter it into the PC box on each passport back.

All of the artists have been hard at work for 3 years now so don’t miss this year’s Tour..  . To see a list of this year’s artists and some samples of their work go to our website at BorealShoresArtTour.ca..  

Boreal Shores Art Tour Peoples Choice Awards

3 People’s Choice Awards to be voted on this year!

The fourth Boreal Shores Art Tour will take place this year August 20th and August 21st.   37 Artists and 1 Gallery will be found at 21 stops along the route.   There are new artists and new mediums to be explored as well as amazing and new venues.  (For example, visit the 2 artists displaying their work at the new and impressive Winnipeg River Heritage Museum on the river in St Georges).

The artists have been challenged to create one piece in the theme of “A Boreal Slice of Life”.   As you travel from stop to stop, take note of your favourite entry for this 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.  

Again this year, draws will be made from the Passports of those who travel the most stops during the Tour.  Gift certificates for $125 – sponsored by Wpg River Arts Council, $100 – sponsored by the Pinawa Art Gallery and $75 – sponsored by John Angus, will be given to the winners of those draws!

If you are interested in being a volunteer during the Tour weekend (greeters are needed at each location), please email [email protected] and we will find an appropriate opportunity and location for you.

BSAT will follow all COVID guidelines and orders at the time.   Every effort will be made to keep everyone safe!

To see a list of this year’s artists and some samples of their work go to our website at BorealShoresArtTour.ca..  The artists are excited to see all of you again after the 2 year hiatus so don’t miss it!!! 

BOREAL SHORES ART TOUR August 20 & 21, 2022

Mark the Dates in your Calendar!! 
BSAT is a go!

Applications closed and we are proud to say that this year we have 38 artists at 21 locations in the Boreal Shores Art Tour!   We have new artists and returning artists with some new mediums and new locations.   It’s a perfect weekend road trip to take with your friends and/or family.    You will soon see, at various locations, posters, post cards and rack cards for you to take home and by July 1st we will let you know where you can find this year’s top quality brochure!

If you would like to become a sponsor for the Tour or would like to place an ad in our brochure, please email [email protected] and we will send you the necessary information.  We will need the ad by the end of April so act fast.

If you are interested in being a volunteer during the Tour weekend (greeters are needed at each location), please email [email protected] and we will find an appropriate opportunity and location for you.

BSAT will follow all COVID guidelines and orders at the time.   Every effort will be made to keep everyone safe!

To see a list of this year’s artists and some samples of their work go to our website at
BorealShoresArtTour.ca..  The artists are excited to see all of you again after the 2 year hiatus so don’t miss it!!!

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