Estevan Roadside Attraction “Eccentricity”

Hello my friends! Michaella here again to tell you all about another awesome experience I had while the 2018 fair was in town!

The Estevan Art Gallery & Museum participated in the Roadside Attractions project, organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina. 20 artists created a road side attraction that reflected a unique history of its destination. These will be featured in 11 different locations throughout Saskatchewan during the summer months. Anyone interested in a road trip?

The first part of the project took place on June 15th at the Estevan Art Gallery which consisted of a meet and greet with the provincially, nationally, and internationally renowned artist, Alison Norlen. On display was her “Eccentricity” project which included her beautiful floor to ceiling drawings, as well as a miniature motorized Ferris wheel she constructed.

The second part of the project took place in the Domestic Arts Building during the fair on Tuesday, June 19th and Wednesday, June 20th. Alison constructed a 20-foot melted ice cream cone from corrugated cardboard.  This road side attraction will honor the Estevan Dairy Queen being the 2nd one built in Saskatchewan in 1954. On June 18th, 2012 the Estevan DQ Grill & Chill had a fire that caused extensive damage and they were closed for renovations for about 13 months. During this time there were ice-cream pop-up shops around the city. The people in the community really came together during this time so that the citizens of Estevan were not deprived of this delicious treat.

The ice cream cone will be on display at the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum during the summer months. Be sure to go check it out and embrace the fact that this tasty dessert exists!

Take care & smile! More shortly,

Michaella Matthies