Since its establishment in 1991, the St. Norbert Arts Centre has become a cultural, historical and recreational focal point for people from all walks of life and locales. Its seclusion allows for quiet contemplation and respite from the busy urban environment.
The Centre acts as s a diverse community dedicated to the cultural, environmental, and spiritual preservation of its home—the historical Trappist Monastery site located in St. Norbert, Manitoba.
Its mission is to promote Earth, Spirit, and Culture.
- GerryFest – 1st Annual Festival dedicated to the life and work of Gerry Atwell at 00:00AM, Sunday 16 August 2020
GerryFest - 1st Annual Festival dedicated to the life and work of Gerry Atwell
August 14th-16th, 2020 at the St. Norbert Arts CentreMusic - Art - Theatre - Friendship
Featuring Indian City - Super Duty Tough Work - and many other artistic friends of Gerry Atwell
Recent events around the globe have helped to refocus everyone’s attention on cultural equity. Many of us are asking ourselves “What would Gerry say”? Gerry Atwell’s work as a multi-disciplinary artist was dedicated to expressing the Black Canadian experience and the empowerment of others in need. GerryFest is dedicated to the journey of Gerry’s life and how we as a community of caring friends and family can continue that work to finally end racism.
GerryFest is a fundraiser for the Gerry Atwell Memorial Mentorship Endowment Fund - dedicated to encouraging young people of diverse backgrounds, who many not have opportunities and access to pursue their artistic dreams. Just as Gerry did throughout his lifetime. This fund is being held in trust at the Winnipeg Foundation through the St. Norbert Arts Centre.While this is an invitation-only event as the Friday evening, the Gallery and site of the St. Norbert Arts Centre will be open all weekend with an exhibition of the Life and Times of Gerry Atwell and hands-on art making stations.
Come share your special day at the charming St. Norbert Arts Centre
The St. Norbert Arts Centre is a lovely setting for formal weddings, bridal and baby showers, parties, family gatherings, Celebrations of Life, business meetings and community events. This gorgeous heritage site offers many beautiful backdrops for wedding and family photos.
Our facilities include a gallery with large windows and forest views, high ceilings and hardwood floors. Adjacent to the gallery are outdoor screen porches, an outdoor bonfire pit, grass yard and Aboriginal ceremonial grounds.
The St. Norbert Arts Centre is surrounded on three sides by the LaSalle River, old-growth forest, lush gardens and orchard. The Trappist Monastery Provincial Park hosts the breathtaking Ruins of the Monks chapel.