Location: Hitch 'n Post Ranch
Location: around Gimli
Location: various locations in Gimli
Location: Winnipeg Beach Bandstand
Location: Eriksdale Library
Artisans & Galleries
Dunnottar Station Project is part museum and part artists gallery. Found in the tiny village of Ponemah the refurbished train station is another stop on The WAVE Studio Artists Tour, featuring some of the surrounding areas fine artisans works on display. So whether you stop to catch up on history or view and buy that treasured artwork the folks at this train station always have time for a friendly visit.
Nestled along the lakeshore and marina in Gimli you will be amazed by the quality, quantity and vast array of the unique offerings of the 50+ members of the Gimli Art Club & Sea Wall Gallery that will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2009. A stop on the The WAVE Studio Artists Tour, make sure you take time to walk along the sea wall that not only protects the town of Gimli from the waters of Lake Winnipeg but provides a unique wall of artworks with more to come.
A site of artistic excellence will be found at The Mermaid's Kiss Gallery. Owner, Linda Vermeulen, uses only the finest glass from Murino, Italy in her one of a kind speciality, Lampwork Glass Jewellery.
The Selkirk Community Arts Centre Inc., the home of the Gwen Fox Gallery resides in the Old Post Office on Main St. in Selkirk.Featuring exhibits of member artisans work, they also have a unique Gift Boutique that offers that special gift. (you will find a list of exhibitors on the ITAwebsite)
Art combines with Heritage at the Selkirk Arts Centre– reviving the life of the Old Post Office built in 1907. Come for the Art or come because you love Heritage buildings.Workshops and art classes also available.Drop by for a visit from February to December.
Many of these artisans take their inspiration from the beautiful vastness of the prairies.Look forward to visiting these artists, talking with them and taking some “special piece” home with you during the mid September tour. Maps are available in July.
The Interlake with its Inland Oceans inspires many of the artisan members of" The WAVE Artists Studio Tour". Starting on another year of bi-annual Artists Studio Tours, "The WAVE" brings a multitude of Fine Arts forms and mediums with over 35 artisans flying blue& white flags.
This self guided tour takes you along the western shoreline of Lake Winnipeg,encompasses the vastness of the marshes & entices you down some charming country lanes. These artisans invite you into their studios- speak with them about their work, their inspiration or just wander thru. Watch for those flags flying so you can find a special treasure, inspired by the Interlake, to remember your visit to our special haven with its Infinite Possibilities!
Fred Gross is also an artisan wood carver, creating birds and animals as well as turning pieces of an ordinary log into a work of art as he breathes life into the faces he carves.