Arts and Culture

Prince Albert is proud to support a strongĀ arts and cultural community, providing a variety of opportunities in creative dramatic, musical, visual arts and other cultural pursuits. Arts and culture are essential components in the fabric of our city, and our lives are enriched by the sound, sight and feel of artistic efforts created by and for our community.

Arts and Culture

Prince Albert Arts Centre, 1010 Central Avenue
The Prince Albert Arts Centre offers a variety of creative programs for all ages from children to adults/elders, providing opportunities to explore and develop new and existing skills as well as develop an appreciation for the arts. Click on the title for more information about the Prince Albert Arts Centre.

John V. Hicks Gallery - 1010 Central Avenue
The John V. Hicks Gallery is located on the second floor of the Prince Albert Arts Centre (1010 Central Avenue) and features monthly local, regional, and provincial (Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils) art exhibitions coordinated by the Prince Albert Council for the Arts.

Prince Albert Council for the Arts

The Prince Albert Council for the Arts is committed to promoting arts by providing opportunities to participate in a variety of art activities.

The Prince Albert Arts Council organizes and hosts Evergreen Artisan Market each year. They also manage the exhibits in the John V. Hicks Gallery at the Arts Centre and provide a FREE Open Art Studio for youth.


E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts

The E. A. Rawlinson Centre is a hub of arts and cultural activities in Prince Albert. The Diefenbaker Theatre, a 600+ seat auditorium with all the latest amenities. It has been embraced by the community, housing over 250 events each year. The Rawlinson Centre presents professional shows whose proceeds are used to subsidize local non-profit groups. This provides affordable access to the community, allowing non-profit groups to provide audiences with top-notch local entertainment. It is also often rented for other events, including graduations, art shows, and dance events.


Mann Art Gallery at the E. A. Rawlinson Centre, 142-12th Street West

The Mann Art Gallery is Prince Albert’s premier destination for contemporary and historical art. The Gallery features a varied exhibition schedule promoting local, provincial, and nationally acclaimed artists, and hosts curated exhibitions, tours, and workshops. With a strong focus on education, iMAGine Arts Education Initiatives provide in-house and outreach programming to the City of Prince Albert and surrounding Lakeland District. The Mann Art Gallery also houses a Permanent Collection of more than 3,000 artworks, one of the largest collections in the province. Artists represented in the collection include Bob Boyer, Joe Fafard, Mina Forsyth, George Glenn, Augustus Kenderdine, Andree Felley-Martinson, Wynona Mulcaster, and 2017 Saskatchewan Arts Awards recipients Michel Boutin and Catherine Blackburn. The gallery also features a large variety of Indigenous artwork and hosts many Indigenous and Métis artists, further emphasizing the rich cultural value the region has to offer.


Step Back in Time at our Museums
Prince Albert's museums serve to explore our unique and celebrated heritage, providing a timeless resource for the benefit of present and future generations.

Prince Albert Arts Board

The Vision of the Prince Albert Arts Board is drawn from the City of Prince Albert’s Civic Arts Policy. That Prince Albert’s…

• Citizens have a multitude of opportunities to engage in creative pursuits as artists, students, participants, and audience members.

• Reputation as an inclusive, innovative and culturally vibrant city is broadly recognized.

• Artists thrive in an open and encouraging environment that places high value on their contributions to our community. 

MISSION            

The Prince Albert Arts Board achieves its vision by:

• Advocating on behalf of artists and arts organizations • Stewarding the Civic Arts Policy and assisting the City of Prince Albert in its implementation • Actively engaging artists and arts organizations to understand their unique perspectives and needs • Representing the arts in public policy making • Generating and sharing resources to benefit the diverse community of Prince Albert and area through the arts • Promoting Prince Albert and area arts within the city and beyond  

For more information on the Arts Board, visit the Prince Albert Arts Board website at www.princealbertarts.ca


Civic Arts Policy
City Council approved the revised Civic Arts Policy on November 30, 2015. The purpose of the Civic Arts Policy is to ensure civic leadership and investment in the arts that has a clear and measurable impact on the aesthetic, social, economic and cultural quality of life in Prince Albert.

Arts Hall of Fame

The Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame respectfully acknowledges individuals who have contributed to the arts in Prince Albert and area. 

The five 2014 inductees were Margo Fournier, Annabel Taylor, Bernice Sayese, Ed Rawlinson and John Victor Hicks.  Read about the people who have helped make this city great through their commitment to arts and culture. The three 2015 inductees were: Linda Erhardt, Malcolm Jenkins and Broadway North. 2016 inductees were: The Cotton Pickers, Diane & Roger Mann, Lynda Monahan and the PAGC Fine Arts Festival. 2017 Inductees were: Mitch Holash, Teena Polle, and the Prince Albert Council for the Arts.

These inductees have made a significant impact on the Arts in Prince Albert, and have left us the legacy on which to build!

For more information, visit the Arts Hall of Fame website at www.princealbertartshalloffame.com

The 2018 Arts Hall of Fame Gala will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018.


Culture Days

Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. With the support of volunteer groups at the national, provincial and local levels, hundreds of thousands of artists, cultural workers, organizations and groups, volunteers and supporters self-mobilize to host free participatory public activities that take place in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country over the last weekend of September each year.

Visit our Facebook page for more information on the Prince Albert Culture Days Events on September 28-30, 2018: https://www.facebook.com/culturedaysPA/  

 


Canada 150 Mosaic Mural

The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural was an amazing project for Prince Albert!

 

Leading up to and during the Prince Albert Winter Festival, we held 17 workshops (some outreach) to get as many community residents as possible and from all ages and backgrounds, to be part of the project and paint a tile for the mural. We even had some of our local celebrities and VIPs paint a tile in advance of the workshops with the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Team, to stimulate excitement for the project! Just under 400 residents from 7 years to 80+ years of age from our community painted a tile!

 

The center image of our city’s’ mural describes our community – a beautiful city nestled between the southern and northern parts of our province, connected by the North Saskatchewan River. The tall building represents our largest structure downtown. The tipis represent our strong indigenous heritage. Deciding on the image was easy for the local mural committee as it showcases our culture and community so well.

 

The City of Prince Albert was one of 150 communities that participated in the mural project. The project was created by Lewis Lavoie, Mural Mosaic. The train theme is the tie between all of the murals across Canada. 

 

The mural is proudly on display for the public to view at the Alfred Jenkins Field House at 2787 10th Avenue West.

 

Canada 150 Mosaic Mural books will be available to purchase in late 2018.


Don't see a particular art or cultural program offered by the City?
You can also check the "Community Organizations" listing (found on the Community page) which includes arts- related organizations that may or may not have websites. Search by type of activity or look under "Arts" or "Dance."

Prince Albert Arts Centre
1010 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 7P3

Phone:  306.953.4811
Fax:  306.953.4915
Email:  csd@citypa.com