Artists in Residence

Thanks to the Saskatchewan Arts Board Artist-in-Residence program for 
 two Artists in Residence (Evie Ruddy and Josh Goff) working with the Festival
who created new artworks in the spring and summer of 2016!

Take an Audio Tour of the Village

If the Cathedral Village could talk, what stories would it tell?

Listen to a love story that began at a shoe store on 13th Avenue in the 60’s; meet Olga, locally famous for her pie; get to know the artists behind the Brandee's mural….

To hear these stories and many more click here for the map and download the audio tour app at

Take a Video Tour of the Festival

EVIE RUDDY is a digital media artist, freelance journalist and creative writer from Regina. Her documentaries and personal essays have been broadcast nationally on CBC Radio. In her residency with the CVAF, she’s created a walking tour of the Cathedral community and a series of short videos about our history and neighbourhood.

If you build it, they will come. That's what happened when Steve Karch and Gerri Ann Siwek started building art cars. From a boler of the weird and strange to a vehicle in the shape of a red stiletto, over the years, people from across North America have showcased their elaborately decorated vehicles at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, and in doing so, created community.

From fire dancing to leading the parades, Fada Dance has entertained crowds at the Cathedral 
Village Arts Fest for many years and, in turn, the festival has provided students of Fada Dance with an opportunity to perform for their friends, family and neighbours. 

Check out this digital story on Fada Dance's involvement in the fest, narrated by Misty Wensel.
Every year since 1993, a local artist has designed the poster for the Cathedral Village Arts

In this digital story, Margaret Bessai shares the ideas behind her poster from the year 2000 and reflects on some of the poster designs over the years.

this digital story, past chair Gerri Ann Siwek reminisces about a movable merry go round. and the ethereal quality of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival. "If you weren't here, you missed it!" she says.

From children's talent shows to sidewalk chalk art, children -- many of whom are now adults --grew up with an appreciation for the arts thanks to the Cathedral Village Arts Festival. In this digital story, past chair Marilyn Turnley reflects on the important role the festival plays in community development.

In this digital story, festival founder Ken Mitchell recalls the early days of the Cathedral Village 
Arts Festival and reflects on watching "the baby" grow.

Marshall Burns of Rah Rah has been playing music at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival since he was 12 years old.

Check out this digital story in which he talks about rainy pancake breakfasts, being inspired by local musicians, and Rah Rah getting its start at the festival. As he says, "it was the perfect place to play."

In this digital story, find out how a yard art competition between two strangers at the Cathedral 
Village Arts Festival blossomed into a love story.

Murals in Cathedral

We’ll be posting photos of Josh’s Artist in Residence Murals and the high school mural project in the coming weeks…keep an eye on our Facebook page, and check back here often!


JOSH GOFF is an artist, designer and workshop instructor in the Saskatchewan arts community. Every year since 2002, he and the 11 Hooks Collective have painted a highly anticipated Festival mural on the west wall of Brandee’s Corner Store on 13th Avenue. For our 25th anniversary, Josh is working on a series of neighbourhood murals and is mentoring local high school students throughout the entire mural making process.