...connecting our community  to the arts!

Celebrating Sandra 

A dedicated board member of both the Yorkton Arts Council and the Yorkton Public Library, another of her visions came to life in the creation of the Community pARTners Gallery, a small public gallery space in the Yorkton Public Library.  The space is the result of a partnership of the City of Yorkton, the Yorkton Public Library and the Yorkton Arts Council.  It is a wonderful creative space that welcomes all.

In her vision Sandra MacColl saw beyond her own life and continues in her support of the arts even after passing away.  Her nephew, Shawn Hall, made a special donation from her estate to the Community pARTners Gallery of $42,143.  Her generosity will ensure the continuation of the programming and maintenance of the Community pARTners Gallery for years to come. 

Call for entries

Members of the Yorkton Arts Council, The Yorkton Public Library’s Board of director and members of City Council along with friends and family of the late Sandra MacColl gathered at the Community pARTners Gallery, located in the Yorkton Public Library, on May 16. 2017. The gathering was to celebrate the life and gifts that Sandra MacColl brought to the arts and to our community.

Sandra MacColl was a visionary and had a quiet way of making her visions come to life.  She was a driving force in Renaissance Yorkton endeavouring to bring outdoor art to enliven and invigorate downtown Yorkton.  She worked hard to bring about the works of art bordering City Park.  

Third Annual Upcycle Books Creation Day and Exhibition

November 3,  2018 to January 6, 2019

Where:  Yorkton Public Library, 93 Broadway Street West 
When:  Saturday , November 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm. 
Why: Fun! Bring your old books and creative energy. We are going to tear into those books and create something new! (Shhh...don’t tell the librarians).
All ideas, scissors and glue guns welcome! Don’t have time to join us?  Create something on your own and drop it off with an entry form anytime the week of November 3 during Yorkton Public Library hours. 
Works created during this fun filled afternoon will remain on display at the Community pARTners Gallery until January 6, 2019.

Upcycle Books entry form >> 

Parkland Association of Disc Golf

July 5 - August 30,  2019

In the summer on 2019 pARTners Art Gallery in the Yorkton Public Library will be home to a multi-artist, multi-media show with a sport theme thanks to a partnership with the Parkland Association of Disc Golf, (PADG).

It will be open to paintings, photography, fibre art (quilts, etc.), even small sculptures. With the advance notice being provided, artists have all summer to get out to the courses in the area to find inspiration.
Deadline for entry is June 27, 2019 with artwork to be dropped of the Community pARTners Gallery in the Yorkton Public Library from June 27 to  29. 

Entry forms are available from the Yorkton Arts Council office, the Yorkton Public Library, PDGA and below.

PADG show entry form >>

Biography as an Artist 

I first discovered I could draw at the age of 14
mostly cartoons and then dinosaurs in battle & wildlife
I completed an Artists evaluation with a company in N.S.
Encouraged by an 85% score... I was told to call back when I was older
I had drawn a Mural for the school with Pastels
I turned my attention to Photography at age 15 & under the 
tutelage of a Community  Photographer I had entered a 
B & W Photo Contest and placed 2nd
When I could afford a descent camera at age 23
I began to build up a portfolio over a 2yr. period
I sold many enlargements and was busy as a Wedding & Family Photographer
I took pictures for Canadian Living Magazine
& Tourism New Brunswick 
As my knowledge grew I picked up a Teaching
Course in Photography from New York
My interest turned to oil Painting
and I sold my 3rd painting for $100.00 & found I just wanted my paintings back 
I painted a few more whales underwater 
I was a professional scuba diver at the time and had dove with 12 whales, when the National Film Board 
hired me, and I ended up with a credit & my name on the Film "Where the Bay Meets the Sea" 
I finally got back into Photography in 2017 when I purchased 
a Nikon D7200 with numerous Lenses & over a period of 4 months
I had created a new Portfolio
Now I can show the world how I see things!

Larry Hovey


All community projects rely on different people or groups working closely together toward common goals. A good partnership is one that shares the same vision, goals and values as the other partners.

The Yorkton Arts Council and the Yorkton Public Library had an opportunity to form such a new partnership, and establish a community gallery space in the newly renovated Public Library.

There was a need in the community to provide a space for local and area artists to display their work, and the Library was in need of some art to enhance their new space. The community pARTners gallery was established.

Open during regular library hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.​

community pARTners gallery​​