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Arts in August

It's art month in August! Call up your BFF and plan a trip into the world of an artist.

By Eastman Tourism

August 2, 2023
Read time: 2 min

Did you know that Eastern Manitoba is a mecca for artists? You’ll find musicians, carvers, story tellers, stained glass artists, painters, fiber artists, photographers and more.

August is art month in Eastman and here is what’s in store for all you art lovers out there.

Boreal Shores Art Tour

August 19 & 20

Discover the creativity that runs deep for artists on this two day tour. The Boreal Shores Art Tour is a free, road-trip worthy, self-guided art tour featuring  individual artists and  galleries at  locations scattered throughout the beautiful and diverse Boreal forest and shore regions of Eastern Manitoba. Make it a weekend and stay at a quaint BnB, guest house or motel in one of the many communities along the way.

Visit their website and start planning.



Painted turtle art by Mary Louise Chown.
The art of Mary Louise Chown.

Beauhead Arts Fest

August 26 & 27

This arts festival is held in a unique setting to showcase artists from all over Manitoba. Artists pop-up galleries are displayed in the historic buildings of the Pioneer Village Museum in Beausejour, giving you double the fun. Enjoy vintage and antique artifacts, people, music and of course, art. Let your creative juices flow with a stunning piece of art for your home or cottage.



Jim Harness, dressed in suspenders and cowboy hat.
Jim Harness at Beauhead Arts Fest

Feeling inspired? You’ll find more creativity at every turn visiting communities throughout the region.

Pinawa: Pinawa Art 211

Steinbach: The Public Brewhouse & Gallery

St. Genevieve: Borealis Beading

La Broquerie: Masagana Flower Farm

For an added bonus…

Dawson Trail Art Tour

September 16 & 17

Start planning to attend the Dawson Trail Art Tour in September. Take the long way there and stop at each trail marker along the Dawson Commemorative Trail and learn about Indigenous history and the trials of Manitoba’s first highway, with construction completed in 1871.




Nicolas Narvaez squirrel roasting an acorn painting.
Nicolas Narvaez squirrel roasting an acorn.

Share your art discoveries on social by tagging us #EasternMB. Happy treasure hunting!

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