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Upcycle Books Creation Day and Exhibition

Exhibition on display until Dec. 23.

The third annual Upcycle Books Creation Day, with a holiday season theme,  took place Nov. 3 at the Yorkton Public Library. The results are now on display at the pARTners gallery in the library until Dec. 23.

Participants brought old books and creative energy to tear into those books and create something new!

Upcycle Books started in the fall of 2016 with a conversation between Meagan Richards, Chief Librarian at the Yorkton Public Library and Tonia Vermette, Administrator for Yorkton Arts Council.

The Library was doing a cull of its collection and sending books for recycling. Meagan had made a wonderful artwork out of pages of a book destined for the recycling bin, Dalia, displayed in her office (Photo at right). 

The Yorkton Arts Council and the Yorkton Public Library had previously created a partnership resulting in the Community pARTners Gallery. This seemed like the logical next step in the partnership. A space in the exhibition schedule for the Community pARTners Gallery was found and Upcycle Books Exhibition and Creation Day was born. 

Workshop Registration

From Story Idea to Picture Book – Creating Picture Book Dummies 

A workshop will be held in conjunction with the exhibition When the Trees Crackle with Cold: pisimwasinahikan, which will be on display at pARTners gallery January 3 to February 23, 2019.

The workshop will be held Saturday, February 9, from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.

Award winning illustrator and writer Miriam Körner will share the secrets of creating a compelling picture book and guide participants through the process of creating a book dummy that will bring your story to life. If you already have a story you would like to illustrate, bring it along. If not: No worries – Miriam will provide prompts that challenge your imagination.


  • Cost $25
  • Pre-registration required: complete this form and send or deliver it to the Arts Council office together with payment.
  • Materials required: pencils, drawing paper (scrap paper will do).

​Call for Entries

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 >>

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​Sandra MacColl was a visionary and had a quiet way of making her visions come to life.  In 2006 one 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 SandraMacColl saw beyond her own life and continues in her support of the arts even after passing away. Her generosity will ensure the continuation of the programming and maintenance of the Community pARTners Gallery for years to come.​​

community pARTners gallery​​