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If months of distancing and isolation have left you feeling a bit unworldly, then it might be time to take in a bit of culture. There’s much to explore and you don’t have to go very far (or set foot indoors) to find something interesting and creative. In fact, Yorkton has its very own Artwalk that’s sure to keep you awed and inspired.
To start off your adventure, in Shaw Park you’ll find a sculpture titled Doorways to Opportunity. Artist Lionel Peyachew created the interactive work from weathered steel. The spiral is meant to connect the sun to various points in the Yorkton area. Next, at Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre, you’ll find a variety of outdoor ceramic murals, painted murals and sculptures (many celebrating the town’s features and heritage).
Carrying on to the Liquidation World North Wall, you’ll come across a plasma-cut metal piece called Grassroots, by Linda Keilback. The work is meant to honour Yorkton’s beginnings. At Scoops you’ll find more to take in than just delectable ice cream. The murals Ice Cream and Hopscotch, painted by Madison Blackstone, play into the whimsical feel of the area.
Wrap up your walking tour at Columbia School where you’ll find the vibrant exterior mural created by artist, Rita Swanson, and Columbia students. The mural was done in 2005 to celebrate the province’s centennial. To add a little extra fun, see if you can spot the 10 hidden wheat sheaves in the piece.
There are plenty of indoor art pieces included in the Artwalk too, but due to current restrictions, may not be available right now. That said, the outdoor offerings are well worth the time.
If you’re heading to the area and need accommodation in Yorkton, the Home Inn & Suites Yorkton is a top-notch choice. Choose from a variety of rooms and suites, enjoy our host of amenities and take in the stunning ambiance. Our friendly staff are here to make your stay a memorable one. You can also rest assured that many additional measures have been put in place to keep both our guests and staff healthy.