Galleries & Studios
Prairie Wind and Silver Sage Ecomuseum (PWSS) features a seasonal museum, gallery, coffee and gift shop hosting two summer art exhibits in The Little Brick Schoolhouse. Enjoy delicious coffees, from lattes to expressos, while wandering through exhibits showcasing the ecosytems of the grasslands and the local families that have made this land home for multiple generations. PWSS is located at the other end of Centre Street, at Highway 4. Open Wednesday through Sunday, May to Labour Day weekend.
A number of professional artists now call Val Marie home with two online galleries showcasing local and regional artists:
Grasslands Atmospheric Gallery and Studio showcases the photography of Neil Ward.
Grasslands Gallery Online showcases local painters, Laureen Marchand (oil) and Catherine Macauley (watercolour) along with other well known Saskatchewan artists.
Sky Story Studio features visual artist and yoga/arts educator, Diana Chabros and Joseph Naytowhow, a performing artist, educator, actor and translator of nehiyaw Plains/Woodland Cree ancestry.
Prairie Heart Maps is the on-line home of independent cartographer, Alex McPhee, showcasing his latest projects.
Val Marie Heritage Walking Tour is offered through the online app here: https://pwss.org/explore/val-marie-heritage-walking-tour/
Triple R Honey Ranch Tour for locally produced organic honey. Meet John from the Triple R and learn about the extraction process, see honey in its comb and smell the sweetness of honey in the “hot room.” A demonstration hive helps you understand the busy inner workings of a bee hive. Tours and sales available by appointment: Tel 306-298-2204.
Val Marie Heritage Elevator The history of the Heritage Elevator has been documented in video and booklet format by local students. You can wander through the historic elevator every Saturday morning from May to September when it is open to the public. Private tours by local independent cartographer, Alex McPhee, can be arranged through the village office Tel 306-298-2022
Mary’s Labyrinth is located on the property of The Crossing at Grasslands and offers a serene, open air container for walking meditation and prayer. Open daily from 1pm to 6pm, you can find more information here. Guests staying at The Crossing have unrestricted access to walk at any time.
Planned for Summer 2023
A weekly Farmers Market will be hosted every Saturday morning beside the Val Marie Heritage Elevator at the end of Centre Street. You’ll find locally made soaps, beeswax candles and local honey among other offerings. At least once a month, this will be followed by an evening movie screening on the side of the Val Marie Heritage Elevator. Popcorn provided!
Check back here for more details in the coming months.