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5 Art Galleries Every Tourist Should Visit in Saskatoon


People enjoying their time at an art gallery as they view artwork

The artistic landscape of Saskatoon owes much of its vibrancy to the efforts of institutions like the Saskatchewan Craft Council. Through their dedicated work, Saskatoon boasts a dynamic and esteemed community of visual arts and crafts. The focal point of this movement is the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, which curates six distinctive exhibitions each year, showcasing the diverse creations of SCC members spanning various mediums such as textile, pottery, wood, and glass. If you’re into the cultural scene, you should definitely experience the following art galleries in Saskatoon after you’ve checked in your hotel by the Saskatoon airport!

1. Remai Modern

Located in River Landing, Remai Modern is a direction-setting new art museum. It boasts 11 gallery spaces and a wide variety of programs including films, workshops, talks and more. The Cameco Learning Studio hosts art-making activities for all ages and the Art & Design Store offers a one-of-a-kind Saskatoon shopping experience. Visit remaimodern.org for a full schedule of exhibitions and events. Be sure to stop for brunch, lunch or dinner at Shift restaurant on Remai Modern's ground floor. Remai Modern is a thought leader that boldly collects, develops, presents and interprets the art of our time. Our mandate is to enable transformative experiences by connecting art with local and global communities.

2. Clay Studio Three

Since 1975, Clay Studio Three has been a collective of Saskatchewan ceramic artists. There are currently 16 potters who contribute their works to the collection. The store is managed, staffed and stocked by local potters. We sell clay pieces which are individually thrown or hand built and decorated.

We are all about pottery! At Clay Studio Three you will find both functional and decorative items varying from dinner wares to the metallic coloured raku pieces and the mysteries of pit-fired vessels.

Clay Studio Three features one of its artists bi-weekly in the windows. Here you will see our special work as we strive to profile both our traditional works and new creations.

No matter your need – a gift for a wedding, birthday, retirement or other special occasion – or something special for yourself – we will be pleased to assist you in your selection.

3. Diefenbaker Canada Centre

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is unique for both its location on the University of Saskatchewan campus and it's appeal to a diverse audience of all ages and identities. In addition to preserving and interpreting the core collection of personal artifacts bequeathed by Mr. Diefenbaker, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre proudly hosts a wide variety of exhibits designed to appeal to audiences of all ages. With affordable admission, programming, and guided tours, the DCC creates a welcoming and accessible environment that bridges the gap between the University of Saskatchewan and the greater Saskatoon community. Education, learning and discovery are foremost in all activities and exhibits, encouraging visitors to explore and engage with all that the Diefenbaker Canada Centre has to offer.

4. Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery

The Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery is Saskatchewan's only public gallery dedicated to the celebration of fine craft as an art form. Browse the adjoining SCC Fine Craft Boutique featuring the work of over 80 Saskatchewan Craft Council juried artists. Located at 813 Broadway Avenue, between 10th and Main Street.

5. The Museum of Antiquities - University of Saskatchewan

At the Museum of Antiquities in University of Saskatchewan, you can experience some of the amazing artistic and cultural accomplishments of several civilizations from the age of antiquity. The museum's collection has an array of both replica & original pieces that varies from ancient Egypt & the Near East to Greece; Rome as well as a taste of the Middle Ages.