About Us

We are a group of passionate arts lovers who have come together to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by organizing art events and activities throughout our community.  ArtsFest 2017 will combine all forms of art: performing, music, dance, literary, cultural, speech, theatre, visual arts...for all age groups and ethnicities in Dauphin. 

Our committee is looking for ideas and volunteers, and operates under a shared responsibility approach. If you have an idea, share it with us. If you’d like it to become part of our celebration just commit to organizing it, and voila – it is part of Arts Fest. We have some limited resources but are primarily a group who uses our connections, contacts and relationships to get things done.

Arts Fest will be 9 days of activities and events in our schools, halls, library, Watson Art Centre and anywhere else art occurs. It will include structured and unstructured activities, from adjudicated performances to open mic nights and school-based projects. It will culminate in a community celebration of art at the WAC at the end of the week.

Special thanks to Dauphin & District Community Foundation, Tourism Dauphin, Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, Aspen Insurance and Community Foundations of Canada for your support!!

Get involved. Contact us and share your love of the arts.  

David & Martijn
co-chairs