Contemplative Arts Festival of Saskatoon

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About Us

A group of enthusiastic volunteers has come together to present Saskatoon‘s first ever Contemplative Arts Festival, from May 23rd to 26th, 2019, hosted by Grosvenor Park United Church. We’re working with this definition:

The contemplative arts invite us to open body, mind and spirit to a centering experience through creative expression.

Some of us feel the need to think deeply and connect more intentionally with one another, and with the spirit and creator within ourselves. Our festival is a kind of healing exercise for our times. It’s also for those who simply enjoy the process of creative expression and contemplation.

Grosvenor Park United Church is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to First Nations and Métis ancestors and reaffirm our relationships with one another.

We want to make everyone welcome! Here’s some information about Welcome, Accessibility and Maps.

Join us for this series of exceptional events that, through the talents and wisdom of artists, will bring an extra-large dose of love, beauty and healing to our world. Please scroll down for the Full schedule of artists, speakers and activities.

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Be inspired by artists, writers, and performers as they demonstrate many disciplines and talk about the contemplative nature of their creative process.

Featured Artists:
Martha Cole, fibre artist and creative activist
with the All Beings Confluence
Lyndon J Linklater, Knowledge Keeper and storyteller
Khodi Dill, spoken word artist and educator
Rusty Dixson, Dance Well instructor
Judith Gay, Saori weaver
Grosvenor Artists, visual artists
Joseph Naytowhow, artist and Knowledge Keeper
Shelly Manley-Tannis, artist and spiritual leader
Chris Lindgren and the Saskatoon Storytellers’ Guild
Katherine Lawrence, writer
Brenda Baker, writer-performer
Treesa Gagne, ceramics and fibre artist

Panel Discussions

Special Events:

Thursday May 23rd, 6:45 pm
Opening celebration, Keynote Panel and reception

Friday May 24th
7:30 pm
 Storytelling Circle
8:00 pm  Song and Silence: prayer service and meditation

Saturday May 25th, 7:30 pm 

Free Flow performance: stories, poems and music in nine short acts,
Reception afterwards

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Join in your favourite creative practice, learn more, or try something for the first time! We’ll offer hands-on arts activities for all ages and abilities.

Drop-in: Meditation space
Drop-in: Origami paper cranes
Drop-in: Creating murals
Drop-in: Labyrinth walk
Drop-in: Zentangle
Drop-in: Gardening
Drop-in: Prayer tree
Drop-in: Dance Well
Drop-in: Meditative Tai Chi
Drop-in: One Light Chant and Dance
Drop-in: Storytelling
Drop-in: Play with Clay with Treesa Gagne
Drop-in: Contemplative music performances
Drop-in: Contemplative photography
Stations of the Arts self-directed tour

Workshop: Painting
Workshop: Bread making
Workshop: Birchbark basketmaking
Workshop: Prayer flags
Workshop: Writing as spiritual practice
Workshop: Soul Poetry for Kids
Advance registration for workshops: $10 per person, get tickets online.

Artists, speakers and workshops

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The Contemplative Arts Festival of Saskatoon is packed with art demonstrations, performances, Panel Discussions, hands-on activities, Workshops, as well as time and space for contemplative practices. Check out our Featured Artists and Musicians.  Please scroll down for the Festival Schedule.

Most of the Festival is free of charge: all are welcome! There are 6 Workshops which cost $10 per person, tickets online in advance at this link. There will also be an opportunity to make donations to support the Festival and help defray expenses.

We’d love to hear your questions and comments. Please contact us, at the bottom of this page.

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Here is the Full Schedule for the Contemplative Arts Festival of Saskatoon. It’s all free, except for six Workshops that cost $10 per person. Drop in and browse multiple activities, speakers and performances, and spend a few minutes in quiet contemplation.

Full Festival Schedule

Thursday May 23rd schedule

Friday May 24th schedule

Saturday May 25th schedule

Sunday May 26th schedule

Downloadable PDF File: Full Schedule May 23-26 2019

Get in Touch

Contemplative Arts Festival of Saskatoon
407 Cumberland Ave. South, Saskatoon, SK Canada S7H 2L3

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