Allen Sapp Gallery - The Gonor Collection
Hours of Operations
September to May: 12 noon to 4 pm Wednesday to Sunday
June to September: 11 am to 5 pm Daily
Closed Statutory Holidays
Since 1989 the Allen Sapp Gallery has been the crown jewel of North Battleford. Located in the City's old Carnegie Library built in 1916, the award-winning gallery attracts individuals from all over the world. The heart of the gallery is the artwork of renowned Cree artist Allen Sapp, who has received international acclaim and won numerous awards and distinctions including The Order of Canada and The National Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award Sapp's paintings masterfully depict First Nations culture, the simple elegance of rural life, and the beauty of Saskatchewan. A donation of Sapp's works by Dr. Allan Gonor and his wife Ruth Gonor comprises the foundation of the art collection at the gallery.
The Allen Sapp Gallery is a significant presence in the Saskatchewan arts and culture scene because of the work of Allen Sapp and the gallery's continuous efforts to support local artists and their work. Today, the gallery remains a beacon of pride in the Saskatchewan arts community by offering educational programming to the public and school groups that utilize innovative media such as SMART technology, iMacs, Photoshop resources, and our strong relationships with local Elders to explore the narratives and social relations depicted in the paintings of Allen Sapp.