A series of pop-up exhibitions will be sprouting in Swift Current starting tomorrow, highlighting artists from around the province.  

Grasslands Gallery Online, a virtual art gallery, is partnering with Made. Cafe featuring Flatland Foods and With Love Collective to showcase local talents. 

Owner and curator Laureen Marchand is excited to bring pieces of the online space to a physical location. 

“[It’s an] opportunity to introduce the artists’ work and the gallery itself to a new audience,” she said. “And to bring an art audience into the cafe and shop there. I think it's going to be great.” 

The inaugural exhibition opens tomorrow and features Catherine Macaulay’s vibrant and lively watercolour paintings. 

Her work will be donning the walls of the local shop until May 4, with a Meet the Artist event being held on Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. when she’ll be available to answer any questions about her medium. 

Born and raised in rural southwest Sask., Macaulay’s art reflects the wildness of the prairies from a close-up perspective. Her pieces range from as big as two feet tall, to as small as two inches.  

“She has a way of seeing things that sometimes other people miss,” said Marchand.  

Each exhibition will run for about four weeks, with most being accompanied by a Meet the Artist event.