City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

Galleries and Performing Arts Centre

The City of North Battleford is home to exceptional artists and galleries. Please read more about the Galleries and the Dekker Centre for the Performing arts below.

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The Allen Sapp Gallery - The Gonor Collection

  Allen Sapp Gallery - The Gonor Collection logo

1 Railway Avenue

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Hours of Operations

Closed statutory holidays

October to May

  • Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June to October

  • Open daily, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

Educational Opportunities

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.

Contact us

Leah Garven, Galleries Manager/Curator
Email or call 306-445-1760

The Allen Sapp Gallery Open

 

The Chapel Gallery

   Chapel Gallery logo

891-99th Street

Visit our website or call us for more information.

Hours of Operation

Closed statutory holidays and occasionally for private rentals.

October to May

  • Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June to October

  • Open daily, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Gallery

Special events/meeting/wedding rentals are available at this venue. For more information, contact Central Booking are 306-445-1755.

The Chapel Gallery provides public access to and ownership of the art heritage of the Battlefords' region and the province of Saskatchewan. Annually the gallery features hundreds of regional artists and dozens of exhibitions, public programs, and enhances the professional development of local emerging and professional artists through workshops as well as offering youth-based and school programs.

Learn more about the Rental Rates.

Art Exhibitions

The Chapel Gallery showcases the artistic heritage of our region, and by doing so we host numerous exhibitions featuring work of emerging artists from around the prairies and Canada. Two exhibitions are presented simultaneously in the Main Gallery, and in the Window Gallery, which runs 4–8 weeks in duration depending on the exhibition. Make sure to check out the great view of the North Saskatchewan River from the patio of The Chapel Gallery. It's a breathtaking sight that compliments every visit to The Chapel Gallery in North Battleford!

The Chapel Gallery

Exhibition Receptions

Exhibition Receptions are held every 6-8 weeks and offer an opportunity to gather, communicate, and learn more about the current art scene. It's a place to meet new people, gather with friends, and take a beautiful break from our busy lives to enjoy art. Our exhibition receptions are informal, and are "come and go". We have created a very welcoming environment that features artist talks, live music, and refreshments. These receptions are a great chance to have a night out on the town and experience some art and culture in your community! Everyone is welcome and it is free to attend. Refreshments are by donation.

The Chapel Gallery is occasionally closed due to private rentals. For more information or to inquire about renting the gallery, please call the Allen Sapp Gallery at 306-445-1760.

Gallery Membership

Support your local galleries and become a Gallery Member! By being a member, you contribute to the art and culture of our community. Membership is valid at both The Allen Sapp Gallery and The Chapel Gallery. It includes a subscription to our newsletter, invitations to events and receptions, unique opportunities to participate in member exhibitions, a 10% discount at the Allen Sapp Gallery Gift Shop, and discounts at select North Battleford businesses.

Contact us

Leah Garven, Galleries Manager/Curator
Email or call 306-445-1760

Reception
Email or call 306-445-1757

The Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts

InnovationPlex Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts

1-623 Carlton Trail

For tickets and information about shows, please visit their website or call 306-445-7700. You can also connect with the Dekker Centre on Facebook.

Inside the Dekker Centre

This 385 seat performing arts theatre is owned by the City but operated by an independent board of directors.

This facility, which includes full staging, rehearsal spaces, and a box office, is sponsored by the Dekker and Rawlinson families. The two-tiered design is ideal for music, dance, and theatre performances.

Registering for classes provided by the Allen Sapp Gallery - The Gonor Collection or the Chapel Gallery is a breeze online.