The Estevan Public Library recently transformed into an art gallery, displaying a vibrant array of nearly 50 pieces donated by local artists which brought in around $1,400 for summer programming. 

Reflecting on the event, Jason Redshaw, Branch Manager of the Estevan Public Library, expressed satisfaction, “It was great, there’s a lot to see, a lot of people in here checking out the art. It’s one of the few times we get to turn the library into an art gallery, and a lot of people had fun, both in person and online.”

The silent art auction drew enthusiastic participation, with numerous pieces sparking bidding wars. “We had quite a few bidding wars, and it was a lot of fun,” Redshaw remarked.

A notable aspect was the emphasis on local talent, appreciated by the community. “They liked that a lot of the art was from local artists, which was great to see, so there was definitely a local flavour to it,” Redshaw explained.

Bidding commenced on Wednesday, May 15, and concluded on Saturday at 6 p.m., accommodating both in-person and online participation. Among the standout items were contributions from the Estevan Pottery Club and a quilt crafted by the Hearts and Hands Quilting Guild, both fetching top bids.