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Arts and Culture


Opportunities to experience the performing and visual arts while in Yorkton are extensive. The city is fortunate to have an excellent theatre facility, the Anne Portnuff Theatre at the Yorkton Regional High School, in which live performances are presented.


The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery presents local, regional and national art exhibits. Exhibits change regularly, and there is no fee to visit the gallery.


And Yorkton boasts the longest-running film festival in North America, held every spring and featuring Canadian short films and videos.


Yorkton Film Festival

Annually in May

Telephone 306-782-7077

Email info@goldensheafawards.com

The Yorkton Film Festival started in 1947. Film makers from across Canada make their way to

Yorkton for workshops and showings. For the public, this is an opportunity to view the very best of

Canadian short films and videos (under 60 minutes) free of charge.


The event-filled four days also include lots of down-to-earth social events, including a barbecue, baseball games, street dances, ethnic food, live entertainment, and a golf tournament. The awards dinner is a gala affair and a fitting conclusion to the longest running film festival in North America.


For more information visit the festival web site at www.yorktonfilm.com.


Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre, 49 Smith Street East.

Telephone 306-786-2992.

The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery is the only professionally-operated public art gallery within a 200 km radius of Yorkton. It curates, exhibits and promotes the work of local, provincial and national contemporary artists who address issues affecting the Yorkton region.


The Dean opens exhibits in its two galleries about every six weeks. It also opens its doors to the cultural and artistic programming of local organizations and schools. For more information, visit the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery web site at www.deangallery.ca.


Sunflower Arts and Crafts Show and Sale

Gallagher Centre (Broadway Street West)

Annually in September

Telephone 306-783-8722.

Sunflower is the largest unjuried show and sale in Saskatchewan. Artists and crafts people vie for space at this annual event, which attracts thousands of visitors. The quality and variety of arts and crafts offered here is excellent, and with 190 artists and crafters showing their work, it has become a favourite place to do early Christmas shopping.


For more information, visit Sunflower at the Yorkton Arts Council web site at www.yorktonarts.ca. ‚Äč


Yorkton Arts Council

Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre, 49 Smith Street East.

Telephone 306-783-8722.

The Yorkton Arts Council, a volunteer organization, is responsible for a highly successful, diverse and entertaining concert series, Stars for Saskatchewan, as well as additional events. Tickets are reasonably priced for all performing arts events.


Concert tickets may be obtained in advance through the Art Council office located in the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre. Tickets may also be sold at the door the evening of the performance, depending on availability. Most performances are at the Anne Portnuff Theatre.


For more information, visit the Yorkton Arts Council web site at www.yorktonarts.ca.