The Hague Gallery
We have transformed our gallery space into a digital recording studio! This has enabled us to grow our programming, highlight and support hundreds of Saskatchewan artists and create new opportunities for the arts community.
Harold and his son Kelly owned the building when we first started making plans for the Creative City Centre, and they worked with us to ensure that our plans became a reality. Harold was a World War II veteran who was a leader in community. He led the campaigns to establish the Douglas Park Track & Field Facility, the YWCA, the Cornwall Centre, and he also served on numerous Boards and organizations in Regina. Harold passed away in 2020 at the age of 99.
The Hague Gallery is a small way we can honour his contributions to our community and continue his legacy of creating opportunities for those who are just starting out. Harold was a mentor and a friend to many, and we miss him.
Pre-pandemic, the Hague Gallery was a bustling hive of activity. Since we opened our doors in 2011, we’ve hosted thousands of events in the gallery including music concerts, poetry slams, artist talks, art exhibitions, comedy nights, film screenings and every other kind of gathering you can imagine. The Hague has a seating capacity of only 43, so concerts and spoken word events were intimate events, with stellar acoustics and sightlines.
When we went into lockdown mode in March 2020, we realized we would not be able to maintain any kind of social distancing practices in our small venue. We found some financial support from SK Arts Special Projects Fund, purchased some new equipment to augment what we already had, and converted the gallery from a performance and exhibition space to a production studio. We’re now creating digital content on a regular basis.
We can make the gallery available for recording, video and photography projects. If you’re interested in using our space to record a concert, shoot a video or anything that requires some technical support, give us a call at 306-546-5565.
Our gallery/studio space is available for rentals. We try to make our space affordable for artists in our community, but we do need to charge enough to cover our costs. Base rental rates start at $25/hour, and tech support is an additional $25/hour.
We also have limited meeting space available.
Due to our in house programming there is a limited amount of availability in our studio space. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
We have begun our second round of our new RAD Program! This program allows music artists to set up shop in our Hague Gallery for a month and learn all the ins and outs of the music business.
While the Hague Gallery remains closed to the public, we are not hosting any visual art exhibitions. We hope to resume in the near future, but in the meantime, we are planning a few visual art events outside of our building in the summer of 2021. As with all our programming, these activities are dependent on approval of funding applications we’ve submitted to our funding partners. As soon as we know, we will let you know.