About us

Little Manitou Art Gallery - by artists, with artists, about artists ... for everyone!

Sarah McKen is the owner operator of Little Manitou Art Gallery.  Together with her life partner, Clayton Cave,  they create the many aspects of Little Manitou Art Gallery .  “We work well together!”, says Sarah.  “I operate the business, contracts and marketing.  Clayton manages the physical site and curates displays.”  Both Sarah and Clayton are professional artists with their own creative careers. 

The story of Little Manitou Art Gallery began when Sarah, her son, and Clayton moved to Manitou Beach in 2012.  The property at 204 Elizabeth Ave. was purchased because of the location – only 2 blocks from the main beach and central to many popular attractions – and most exciting was a cindercrete block building that could be set up as Sarah’s bronze foundry, while the attached garage could be converted into Clayton’s studio.  From those meager beginnings, they have steadily developed the property and business. 

 

It didn’t take long to realize that people were curious and wanted to visit.  The “Little Gallery” was built to display finished pieces but that brought even more interest and they soon figured out they couldn’t keep up!  They asked 3 friends to help; to place artwork for sale by commission.  The network of artists grew and continues to expand… additional display buildings have been built to include more artwork.  

Little Manitou Art Gallery has developed into a three-way-win. Artists have a retail outlet in a tourist destination to share their creations.  Little Manitou Art Gallery has something new and interesting to share every day. And visitors find an amazing variety of artwork – by so many artists – all displayed in one unique and welcoming place.  

Drop by for a visit next time you’re at the beach and be sure to say “Hi!” to Sarah, Clayton, and maybe meet a visiting artist or two! 

 

Little Manitou Art Gallery

Sarah McKen, Owner/Operator
204 Elizabeth Ave.
Manitou Beach, SK.
LMAG@sasktel.net
Ph/txt: 1(306)400-2544

We are very grateful to everyone who supports Little Manitou Art Gallery.

Google Reviews
  • Beautiful spot - Manitou Beach is a much more interesting place than most small lakeside villages and this art gallery is a great example of why that is! Friendly people and quality art from local artists and craftsmen/artisans. Honestly I just wanted to even sit and have a coffee at one of the tables among the trees in a quiet corner of this gallery. I look forward to visiting again and I'd definitely recommend stopping by when you're in town, support local artists!

    Scotty Avatar Scotty
    2024-06-07
  • Lots of beautiful jewelry and art form very talented artists! , loved the live music playing as we walked around and checked out everything. Purchased some very pretty rings.

    Dawn M Avatar Dawn M
    2024-06-04
  • What a lovely little gallery with lots of neat little finds! I didn't have the chance to attend a concert there, but I can only imagine it would be a great time, and hope to attend in the future!

    MacKenzie Tumak Avatar MacKenzie Tumak
    2023-07-28
  • Welcoming, peaceful, wholly enjoyable space 💜

    jo g Avatar jo g
    2023-07-20
  • We love coming to Little Manitou Gallery! So many unique Art pieces.

    Judy Gelowitz Avatar Judy Gelowitz
    2023-06-05
  • Sarah went above and beyond to make certain that a beautiful lifelike carving of a meadowlark by Bob Lavender made it safely to our home. The LMAG and Lavender Hill Wood Artistry are exceptional.

    Laurey Avatar Laurey
    2022-11-08
  • Amazing art and very friendly staff. Awesome experience!

    Zak Sikorski Avatar Zak Sikorski
    2022-09-24
  • Always great to celebrate the arts in so many varied ways at the Gallery

    Richard Manley-Tannis Avatar Richard Manley-Tannis
    2022-08-21
  • Lovely place showcasing local artists. Interesting site and great variety of arts, crafts, and clothes.

    boomer271 Avatar boomer271
    2022-08-21
  • Very nice place. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The prices for art objects seemed unreasonably high to me, but my children and I got great pleasure just from viewing them.

    Roman Gershkovich Avatar Roman Gershkovich
    2022-08-12
Facebook Reviews
  • positive review  the music was awesome and the art in the gallery is fabulous as well as the jewelry the locals are always helpful and hospitable.

    Deborah Beug Avatar Deborah Beug
    2019-08-24
  • positive review  A very friendly place to stop and enjoy art from local Sask talent!

    Michelle Fidelack Avatar Michelle Fidelack
    2019-07-16
  • Wonderful prairie Art Gallery, with a variety of in House Artwork for Sale . See the flavours of the salt of the earth Artist. Sarah and Clayton provide a warm atmosphere with a variety of activities and special events throughout the summer. I'm sure they have something to complement your home. I highly recommend going here after a soak at Manitou springs.

    Christine Dawn Devine Avatar Christine Dawn Devine
    2018-10-12
  • Sooooooo much to see, so quaint, loved it. Just couldn't help myself. Had to buy something �

    Val McDade Exner Avatar Val McDade Exner
    2018-07-11
  • So much beauty.

    Brandon Be Avatar Brandon Be
    2018-06-23
  • Best Little Manitou Art Gallery Ever... sow eye say here for now! especially because of how lovely the friends that make it happen are and are becoming... all sow wonderfully portrayed in the art!

    Brian Paul Di Giuseppe Avatar Brian Paul Di Giuseppe
    2018-06-22
  • OK, so this is my place! I love it �� Facebook asked me to give a review.... Lol!

    Sarah McKen Avatar Sarah McKen
    2018-06-22
Trip Advisor Reviews
  • star rating  Love this place. It's a gem. Loaded with lots of unique creations. Friendly and a great little stage for performers during the summer months.

    iluv2liv2
    2022-10-03
  • star rating  This cute gallery support local artists. Whether it is clothing, jewellery paintings or blown glass you should discover a treasure here. It also serves great cappuccino in... read more

    avatar thumb MarilynandGary
    2021-09-11
  • star rating  Wonderful relaxed atmosphere... warm and welcoming. No pressure to buy, tho so much to tempt you! A real treat to stroll the grounds with their interesting sculptures and plants, and... read more

    avatar thumb ShinDao
    2021-06-23
  • star rating  Wonderful relaxed atmosphere... warm and welcoming. No pressure to buy, tho so much to tempt you! A real treat to stroll the grounds with their interesting sculptures and plants, and... read more

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    2021-06-23
  • star rating  This art gallery had lots of unique and interesting pieces to examine and a very friendly manager who took the time to chat with us about her gallery.

    marilynbW6951BP
    2020-12-18
  • star rating  This art gallery had lots of unique and interesting pieces to examine and a very friendly manager who took the time to chat with us about her gallery.

    avatar thumb Marilyn B
    2020-12-18
  • star rating  This art gallery had lots of unique and interesting pieces to examine and a very friendly manager who took the time to chat with us about her gallery.

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    2020-12-18
  • star rating  I really liked the art, everyone was really nice and I loved the part were they showed the bees and how they gave me a a big chunk of honeycomb... read more

    B W
    2020-08-23
  • star rating  I really liked the art, everyone was really nice and I loved the part were they showed the bees and how they gave me a a big chunk of honeycomb... read more

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    2020-08-23
  • star rating  Lovely place with a wide variety of locally made items and unique items and a beautiful garden area. The owner is friendly and knowledgable about the artists and items. Great... read more

    VJJourneys
    2020-07-13

4 comments on “About us

Janis Sawa

I am from Prince Albert. Just wondering if you ever offer art classes or workshops.
Janis Sawa

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Janis, we do offer workshops. We call them ARTivities! We have ARTivities planned for every Saturday through mid-January to the end of April. Topics will be posted soon, or phone/text 1(306)400-2544 for more info.
– Sarah.

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Pam Currie

We stopped by today for a visit. It is a fabulous little spot, with lovely owners, great pieces of art and crafts to look at and to buy, interesting artifacts up the hill with a teepee and a sweat lodge and a great atmosphere to sit in and have a glass of wine.
Thank you Sarah
From Estevan and Esterhazy

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Alyson Rus

Hello, My fiance, daughter and I were at your gallery a few weeks ago and my daughter has her eyes set on a smaller handmade purse with a dragonfly on it. I am wondering if you have one available as my fiance and I are planning to travel up there to pick it up for my daughter for her birthday gift. We would very much appreciate a speedy response.
We hope you’re keeping healthy and safe.
Thank you and see you soon.

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