About The Chapel Gallery


 

Among art galleries, it is unique, not only in design but also in setting.  The patio on the west wall affords a view of earth, sky and the North Saskatchewan River that is unsurpassed.  This beautiful building used to be a house of worship.  Commissioned by the Oblates in 1965, it is connected by an ambulatory to the St. Thomas College complex, now the Don Ross Community Centre.  After serving as a chapel for over 20 years, it has been converted into an art gallery meeting national standards. 

 

Welcome to My World

I am THE CHAPEL GALLERY. I owe my presence here to the vision of the City of North Battleford, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Battleford's Allied Arts Council and the St. Thomas College Commission (1984). The beautiful building which is now my home used to be a house of worship. Commissioned by the Oblates in 1965, it is now connected by an ambulatory to the St. Thomas College complex, now the Don Ross Community Centre. After serving as a chapel for over 20 years, it has been converted into an art gallery meeting national standards. Happily, in the conversion process, it has lost none of the architectural beauty and atmosphere of serenity which were its original distinguishing features. 

Among art galleries, I am unique, not only in design but also in setting. The patio on my west wall affords a view of earth, sky, and the North Saskatchewan River that is unsurpassed. However, I was not always in such splendid surroundings. My first home, back in 1973, was a room in rented premises at 1162-100th Street which I shared with the very first Arts Centre. In 1976, we moved together to 1301-104th Street where we occupied a small, but attractively renovated building for some ten years. Having out grown that farcility, we moved in 1986 to the present location where I finally found a home benefitting a gallery of my caliber and aspirations. I was officially opened on June 9, 1987. Named THE CHAPEL GALLERY in deference to the building's spiritual past, I am now dedicated to being the finest possible Showcase for the Arts in this community.

When you enter my doors to comtemplate the works on display, may you be enriched and uplifted by these expressions of the human spirit. When you leave may some of the peace and tranquility experienced within my walls go with you.  - LAURA LOGIE 

Admission by donation.  Phone: (306) 445-1757.  email: chapelgallery@sasktel.net