Biggar Museum & Gallery

Step Into The Past...

Open all summer Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 1;00 - 5:00...come in for a tour...admission by donation only! Bring the kids..we have Scavenger Hunts, videos, a piano that plays by itself! Dress them up as a fire fighter, take a snap of your little firefighter! Our Library is now user friendly, find your roots!

BBQ- Friday, August 9, 2019 11:00 - 1:00 

Everyone is invited! On Friday, August 9 the Biggar Museum & Gallery volunteers and board will be firing up the BBQ and serving juicy burgers for the public. All proceeds go to the museum, Bringing the World to Biggar! At the same time Biggar Bites Catering Truck will be parked nearby, serving Beaver Tails and Ice Cream Sandwiches! A complete feast for everyone!!

China Through Canadian Eyes July 2- August 30, 2019


China Through Canadian Eyes features photographs taken by Evelyn Potter, from Biggar, Saskatchewan (then Women’s President of the National Farmers’ Union) in 1971 as part of a ground-breaking visit by a Canadian delegation to China.

In early 1971, a mere thirteen weeks after Canada formally recognized the People’s Republic of China, and before the United States opened formal diplomatic relations with the PRC, an academic from UBC was working to arrange a delegation of Canadian professionals and educators to visit China to promote cultural exchange and understanding. A month before its scheduled departure in July the Chinese government notified the organizers that unless a peasant was added to the Canadian delegation to represent Canada’s agricultural sector, the exchange would not be approved.

Organizers turned to the recently created National Farmers Union, and in particular to Evelyn Potter, the Saskatchewan farmer who had been elected the Union’s first Women’s President. She consented. During her month-long visit Evelyn Potter took more than 1,200 photographs of life in China.

Annual Used Book Sale July 1- August 30, 2019

Donated books are sold at rock bottom prices, all proceeds go to the Biggar Museum &  Gallery

Chaos, Flow, Meander June 1-23, 2019

This exhibition explores varying degrees of pattern complexity in the works of three artists. Hilary Johnstone creates stunning visual depictions of landscapes found in the Precambrian shield and lake country of northern Saskatchewan with textiles; forming large, richly decorated quilts. Greg Allen sharpens the focus on mycelium and forest undergrowth. Wildly colourful paintings zoom in on the delicate and elaborate patterns found on the forest floor. Vanessa Hyggen, in contrast to Allen, zooms out and treats us to an aerial view of industry in the Saskatchewan landscape. Potash ponds and agriculture fields piece together like a patchwork quilt rendered in paint.

Annual Adjudicated Art Show May 1-24,
Public Adjudication May 25 at 1:30 2019
Rolf Krohn  6 hour Workshop and Adjudicating

Artists from the local area are invited to show a body of work, on exhibit for the Biggar public for the month of May and then on May 24, this year's adjudicator, Rolf Krohn will judge the best of the show. This artist will have an opportunity to compete in the provincial adjudication. Winner of the the provincials will have an opportunity to have their art travelling to arts councils across all of Saskatchewan. 

Artist Rolf Krohn will be this year's adjudicator. He will also be facilitating a workshop on May 24 from 6-9 and continuing it on Saturday May 25 from 9:00 - 12:00. His focus on the workshop will be watercolour. For more information please contact Biggar Museum & Gallery, 306-948-3451, biggarmuseum@sasktel.net

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch - April 13, 2019 11:00

We appreciate our volunteers! They bake cookies and pies for us; they flip burgers and pancakes! They clear snow, they are there whenever we need extra hands. So, every year, during Canada Volunteer Week, we put on a brunch for all of them! 

Paige Mortensen March 1- 23, 2019  Watercolour Batik

Paige Mortensen from Saskatoon will be displaying a body of work in our gallery for the month of March. She combines batik (wax resistance) with watercolours to create unique landscapes of Saskatchewan!

Valentine Day Pie Sale and Tea, February 14, 2019

Have a whole, freshly baked delivered to your office or home for only $13 OR buy a slice of homemade pie at the museum, and enjoy it with your Valentine from 2-4, for only $5. all proceeds are funds to run our museum year long! All our pies will be baked by the best bakers in town! 

Casino Bus Trips March and October 2019