Fostering arts, culture
    and heritage

    in Dauphin and
    surrounding area




    The Watson Art Centre is a Provincial Heritage Site and hosts concerts, theatre performances, exhibits, creative workshops, spoken word and other special events throughout the year.



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    Fundraising Campaign
    Click here to check out our exciting vision for the WAC and how you can help make these much needed improvements a reality for the benefit of our community!


    Watson Art Centre Affiliate Members are community organizations, groups that have a vested interest in the arts.  They become members of the DDAAC and as such each have representation on the council to ensure that their needs are met.  In exchange for their involvement in the running of the council they have access to the facility at extremely reduced rates.  Our affiliate members are...

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    May 9, 2014 draw
    2014 Countryfest

    Dauphin's Countryfest has announced it is SOLD OUT of all weekend passes and VIP passes for the 2014 festival!  WAC has $5 raffle tickets available for a chance to win a pair of VIP passes with camping ($1300 value), total of 500 tickets to be sold.  Get your tickets from a WAC board member today, or stop by the WAC office!
    A huge thank you to Dauphin’s  Countryfest for their generous prize donation. Licence# MGCC 1694-RF.
    Our Sponsors


    We gratefully acknowledge and thank our sponsors and supporters. They are:

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    WAC Merchant Supporters
    WAC Membership has its benefits!

    As Merchant Supporters of WAC's ongoing programs and heritage building restorations, the following Merchant Suppliers have partnered with WAC and are generously providing WAC Members (on proof of valid WAC membership) with the following product and service purchase incentives:

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    Quilt Raffle Tickets!
    September 23, 2014 Draw

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to purchase a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win a beautiful handmade Quilt donated to the Watson Art Centre by our affiliate The Crocus Quilters Guild.  Valued at $1500, with only 500 tickets means great odds you could be the winner!  Draw Date September 23, 2014.  Tickets available at the WAC or from any WAC Board Member.  License #MGCC 1694-RF.  A big thank you to The Crocus Quilters Guild for this generous donation for our fundraising efforts.

    The Dauphin and District Allied Arts Council and the Watson Art Centre Programming Committee wish to say thank you and acknowledge the following in-kind donations:
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    Volunteer Help Needed!

    We rely on volunteers to run our programs and maintain our building. Interested in volunteering?  There's a number of ways you can help us out, have fun and make a positive difference for our community. Please click here to check out our volunteer page for ideas on how you can become involved and contribute to the Watson Art Centre and your community.


    PRESIDENTS REPORT 2012/13 - A year has passed and what a year! With the first renovations to the Watson Art Centre (WAC) we have fired a shot off the bow, warning the community of what is to come...

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    Membership benefits and what your membership can help us do:

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    The Watson Art Centre has convenient and attractive meeting rooms for groups from 10 to 300 people.  Space is rented for half day, full day, or even extended periods.  All spaces are flexible and can be arranged to suit the renter.  For further information on rental rates and services...

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