Red River North Tourism Garden and Art Tour 2018

Garden Art Tour


Thank you to all the homeowners, artists, volunteers, and everyone who attended our 2018 Garden and Art Tour. Your support helped make our event a huge success!

Click here to see photos from the tour!


Garden and Art Tour Sunday July 22 Tickets are $30 and available at Gaynor family library, Harry's foods, Cambrian Credit union, and online through eventbrite


We are proud to partner with Cambrian Credit Union to bring you this event. 

Cambrian Credit Union

Meet the talented local artists who will be featured on the

Garden Art Tour


They Came in waves painting


Gayle Halliwell Following successful career in educational leadership, Gayle traded her pen for paintbrush in 2008 to begin colouring her world as a professional artist. Early days were a palette filled by workshops and study with recognized artists. Studio 410, an arts-dedicated space, allows Gayle to swim in pigment every day of the year. A graduate of the AMYC Master Class and the Interlake Artists’ Mentorship have
enhanced her extensive self-guided study. A decade into this adventure, Gayle is a recognized visual artist and a valued leader in local arts organizations and initiatives.

Award-winning lake, sky, and landscapes attest to Gayle’s love affair with Lake Winnipeg. She draws on decades as a summertime live-aboard boater and a lifetime of playing on shore. Acrylic, watercolour, and clay vie for Gayle’s attention as she splashes and squishes her way through the day.


Embracing The Stone


Don Combe Our jewellery is handmade, one of a kind sterling silver, hand forged out of recycled sterling purchased from local gold/silver sellers.  Each piece contains hand cut and/or polished semi precious gemstones, or rare objects such as 25,000 year old fossil mammoth ivory from the Yukon, petrified wood, deer or elk antler all composed in my workshop here in Winnipeg. 

I have been custom crafting jewellery and participating in public and private exhibits since 1967. My work has been sold worldwide not only in Manitoba but also Saskatchewan, Quebec, Arizona and has been gifted to prominent individuals such as the late Pierre Trudeau and the Ralph Lauren Corp. 


Sepia Symphony


Michael Long is a home-grown photographer who enjoys roaming around the Manitoba landscape and taking in all its beauty and hopefully capturing some of that beauty to pass on to his viewers. This year Michael has been working on some textured image techniques in his colour, digitally based work . He is also patiently waiting for the delivery of an 8×10 inch film camera which he hopes to use for portraiture. An 8×10 contact print gives a very clear sharp image but with a lot of fall off in the focus of the image which provides a very sought after look in portraiture that cannot be duplicated with digital capture.



Leslie Turnbull


Leslie Turnbull makes her home in Gimli and Winnipeg Manitoba.  She has been using water colour to paint landscapes for several years.  Leslie is inspired in her painting by the many places she has lived in Canada, from coast to coast, and is especially awed by the beauty of Manitoba’s Interlake region.  She is a member of the Gimli Art Club and exhibits in the club’s gallery in Gimli. Together, Leslie and her husband Rob Hilliard have six children.





Velocity Jewlery


Krista Reid with countless designs in sterling silver include rings, pendants, pins, earrings, bracelets and more! Many theme designs such as: sports, wildlife, nature, horses, northern and Canadiana, Celtic and various symbolic themes. Custom designs are available for production pieces or for individuals including sterling silver, karat gold and gemstones. Celebrating over 30 years of jewelry making in Winnipeg! 





AlexReinhardt has been using his talents to gather interesting and meaningful images
from the light around us.  From simple daily things, to local and distant landscapes, to abstracts, he presents a wide variety of images to peruse.  New this year will be images of our starry universe!




Gail Penner BraceletsGail Penner up-cycles cutlery into jewellery. It is up-cycled because it is bent way cooler than it ever was. From funky to whimsical to elegant, jewelry is artfully prepared from silver-plate cutlery. Most items are one of a kind. Handmade bracelets, spoon rings, earrings and pendants will fit your every whim. Embellishments with semi-precious stones or Swarovski crystals set off designs perfectly. The work is ever changing and evolving, with great diversity and many original designs.

In addition, Gail is a fine art photographer. Much of her images show rustic and rural scenes with an emphasis on winter photography.


Poppies and Paint



Jamie Carrels from Poppies & Paint will be joining us on our tour! I started out painting on rocks. I’ve always been so connected to art and nature so I thought I’d bring the two together. Through my love of painting with acrylic and watercolour, I have currently been selling wood pieces mixed with floral paintings and brush lettering. All my pieces are hand painted free hand which makes every piece unique and one of a kind. Follow Poppies and Paint on Facebook and Instagram



Denise LeBleu Photography


Denise LeBleu If these photographs have a mission, it is this: to stir up emotions from scenes of Canada’s High Arctic and of the Canadian Prairies.

I was born and raised in Carman, Manitoba and in 2010 moved to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. My passion started in high school when my graphic arts teacher introduced me to the world of photography. My love of nature and the outdoors inspires me to capture the beauty around me.

Moving to Cambridge Bay gave me the opportunity to photograph wildlife and landscape that I would have only dreamed of but my heart still belongs to the prairies.


George Tanner Over Hill


George Tanner was born in Winnipeg and has lives at Falcon Lake. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba where he majored in Graphic Design. He is a long time member of the Winnipeg Sketch Club and has held every position on the club’s executive, including president. He is also a member of CARFAC Manitoba and held the position of vice-chair with that artists; advocacy organization for two years.
His subject matter comes from two distinct sources. One is nature, particularly the landscapes and settings of the south Whiteshell Provincial Park where he has spent considerable time. The other source is imagination. He has composed a number of striking and memorable paintings and drawings by creating characters and placing them in scenes based on dreams, memories and possibilities.



The Interlake Barn Quilt Trail.“Quilting our Roots Together” In 2014, quilters Donna Kerns, Winnipeg barn quiltBeach, and Janice Skene, Arborg, were chatting about the beautiful barn quilts they had seen on travels through the United States and how exciting it would be to create a barn quilt trail right here at home.  A project was born and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail Committee was developed:  Janice, Donna, Bonnie Dykes, and Lenore Olafson. 
With the encouragement and most-appreciated assistance from Gail McDonald of the Interlake Tourism Association, the Arborg Ag Society, MB Sport, Culture, and Heritage, and the Lakeside Quilters, the Trail has grown from 4 barn quilts in 2015 to over 40 barn quilts today.


Le Papillon Art

Charlene Du Toit is a self-taught mixed media artist that started to paint in 2017. In December 2016 she and her  family decided to move from South Africa to Canada. She had owned a gift shop and Boutique back in South Africa for 8 years where she was able to live out her creativity daily. With all the emotions, homesickness and everything else she had to work through, Charlene decided to put her frustrations on canvas. At Charlene’s first show, she sold most of her originals. “As an entrepreneur and artist, there is nothing more satisfying than to know people can relate and appreciate my work.” 




Christine Wasnie is a Watercolor artist and is passionate about photographing bees. Her Watercolor paintings depict nature, flowers and landscapes. Travelling to Spain this fall, Christine will join International artist Leona Brown as she paints her way through the Andalusia countryside.





Charley Waters and John Valentine


Check out  Winnipeg Free Press Town and Country write up about the art of chainsaw carving. Chainsaw artist Russ Kubara will be featured on the 2018 Garden and Art tour!

Russ Kubara Write Up