Established in 1991, the St. Norbert Arts Centre is 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.
SNAC is a diverse community dedicated to the cultural, environmental, and spiritual preservation of its home—the historical Trappist Monastery site located in St. Norbert, Manitoba.
Our motto is Earth, Spirit, and Culture.
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.
St. Norbert Arts Centre Fall 2020 Concert Series
September 10 – Scott Nolan & Richard Inman – emerging first nations singer-songwriter, Richard Inman, alongside mentor and revered veteran of the roots music scene, poet and songwriter Scott Nolan.
October 15 – Heather Stewart – local violinist, who has performed internationally and nationally and locally at the St. Norbert Farmer’s Market. Other local musicians will perform alongside Heather to round out the evening.
November 19 – The Broken Song Band – features novelist, playwright/singer/harmonica player Margaret Sweatman, composer/guitarist/pianist/songwriter Glenn Buhr and bassist Gilles Fournier. The band will be performing some recent music and launching their new CD, High and Lonesome Songs, which was recorded in isolation during the spring/summer lockdown.
On the Riverbanks of St. Norbert Arts Centre - NAfro Dance Productions presents MATOPE
Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September 27th at 3 pm & 5 pm
Tickets: $20 & $12 for Children under 12
The title of this dance production is “Matope”, meaning ‘mud’ in Swahili language. This dance piece was inspired by the mystic tale from the Makonde people of northern Mozambique and south of Tanzania. Matope is the spirit that comes from muddy land in Namaua village where at sunset this spirit comes out and pays a visit to the villagers. Its entire body is covered with mud and it is carrying dry tree branches and trunks. Of course, the Matope spirit is unknown to the villagers and therefore it creates fear.Matope dance production examines the fear of living with unknown spirit.
For more information visit: nafrodance.com
Summer Sundays Artisan Market – Organized by Aurora Farm
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.