The Boissevain-Morton Arts Council (BMAC) is looking forward to the May long weekend because it will mark the opening a new artisans market.

Plans were interrupted by the pandemic and the market was put on hold.

Council President Lisa Heide is thrilled artists will now have a place to display their work and even make sales. “The Artisans Market will open at the Wildlife Museum so artists in the area will be selling their stuff to tourists and local people looking to do some shopping.”

“We had the idea a few years ago and this is the first year we’ve been able to implement it.”

The Arts Council formed back in 1990 to create murals and promote tourism. In fall of 2016 a group of interested citizens met to discuss revitalizing the BMAC with a broader, more encompassing mission.  New board members joined and a new mission statement was adopted…

Making the arts accessible by encouraging education, promoting public art and supporting local artists.

The new Artisans Market will be open all summer from May long weekend to September long weekend.

“A variety of items will be on display. There will be paintings, some ceramics, earrings, lathed wood items like bowls. Quite a variety of things and we’re looking for more people so if people want to put stuff in they can contact us” said Lisa Heide.

“It’s exciting to see things busy and it shows us what life can be again.”