49 Smith Street East, Yorkton SK Canada S3N 0H4 Tel 306-786-2992
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History of Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Exhibiting creativity in a contemporary rural environment

Since the 1950s, the Yorkton Arts Council hosted and organized visual art exhibits in various locations in Yorkton. With the construction of the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre in 1981 came two galleries and office space on the second floor of the building, adjacent to the historic Land Titles Building on Smith Street. Through the 1990s the galleries were managed by the Yorkton Arts Council, its volunteer board visual arts committee, and part-time staff.

In 2003 a newly-incorporated Godfrey Dean Art Gallery assumed responsibility for exhibition and education programming.

The public programming at The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery responds to the cultural diversity of the Yorkton community. As the only professionally-operated public art gallery within a 150 km radius of Yorkton, the Godfrey Dean Gallery curates, exhibits and promotes the work of local, provincial and national contemporary artists.

Through workshops and diverse public programming, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery strives to fulfill its mandate to educate, entice and challenge our region within the realm of visual literacy.

Always embracing change, the Dean opens exhibits every six to eight weeks. It also welcomes local organizations and schools, and performers and musicians to contribute to the artistic climate of the gallery. The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery itself is an exhibit of imaginative thinking in a contemporary rural society.