COLUMN: Eye on the Arts – Announcing studio series concerts


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The Steinbach Arts Council is excited to announce the remaining three concerts in our newly launched Studio Series, sponsored by Oak Leaf Promotions. This series features in house concert-style performances held in the beautiful SCU Studio, located at the Steinbach Arts Council. Exceptional artists connect with a small audience creating an experience that is intimate, captivating, and extraordinary.

Karen Santos- Soprano, artist

Megan Dufrat- Piano

7:30 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2023 | Tickets $30.00

To Love and To Be Loved is a visual art recital that combines visual art and classical music. Performed by Karen Santos, soprano, and Medan Dufrat, piano, this concert features classical music from beloved composers such as Mozart, Turina, Dvorak, Ponce, Emery and Heggie.

Elation Pauls- Violin

Naomi Woo- Piano

7 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2023 | Tickets $30.00

Elation Pauls and Naomi Woo are two staples of the Winnipeg and Canadian classical music scene, both in their work with the WSO and beyond. They are bringing a beautiful program to our Studio Series, featuring works by Brahms, as well as Lau, Tse, and Braid, which are part of their “Sustenance” recording project involving 21st Century Canadian works for violin and piano.

Jayme Giesbrecht Combo

7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2023 | Tickets $30.00

With a voice that stirs your soul, and a conviction behind the music, Jayme Giesbrecht encapsulates soul and gospel music with every note she sings. With a career spanning over 2 decades already on her resume, Jayme has grown into the “big voice” that brought her so much attention as a child. From church stages, to exploring different styles of music with various musicians, taking on techniques in rock n’ roll, soul, and jazz added to her full voice.

With refreshments served and a relaxed atmosphere, Studio Series concerts are a great way to share an evening out with friends. To reserve seats for these shows, call 204-346-1077, or email For more information, visit our website

2022-2023 Concert Series

Coming up next in our Concert Series:

Assassinating Thomson – MTC Live Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, SRSS Theatre

Cathy Daniel and Darryl Friesen – Classical Voice and Piano, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17th, 2023, Grace Mennonite Church

To purchase your tickets, visit or call 204-346-1077.

SOJE (Southeast Open Judge Exhibit)

The Steinbach Arts Council loves to bring local artists together of all skill levels, and the 25th SOJE exhibit is a great opportunity for all artists in the Southeast region to come together. All local and amateur artists are welcome to join. Artists may only enter one (1) artwork per person. There is a registration fee of $10 for adults and there is no fee for ages 17 and under. A huge thank you to Good n’ Natural for sponsoring this event!

Stained-Glass workshop

Are you interested in learning a new skill this spring? Mark your calendar for our Stained-Glass workshops happening in Spring. We are offering workshops on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27, 2023. Come for one or come for both, we’d love to see you there! Visit to learn more.

SAC Gift Shop

The Steinbach Arts Council is excited to announce our new Gift Shop just in time for Valentine’s Day! We offer unique, affordable, and locally made gifts. Find gifts starting at $10, including hand-painted magnets, coasters, and cards. Show your appreciation for a special someone with a piece of local artwork, pieces available under $90. Visit or stop by at our centre to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

Are you a brand-new SAC member?

We’ve partnered with several local businesses in the area to provide exciting discounts to the community with our SAC membership card. Get great discounts at the following local businesses:

• 10% OFF at Santa Lucia Pizza (Steinbach)

• 10% OFF at Old Church Bakery

• 10% OFF at Chicken Chef (Steinbach)

• 10% OFF food at Doener Grill Express

• 10% OFF at Scrapbook Cottage

• 10% OFF specialty drinks at Coffee Culture (Steinbach)

• 10% OFF bouncy rentals at KidZone

• 10% OFF refills at Milieu Market

• 15% OFF art supplies at Janzen’s Paint and Decorating (Steinbach)

• $3 OFF any XL pizza at pick up at Niakwa Pizza (Steinbach)

• $2 OFF a 10lb box of farmer sausage at Country Meat Deli

• $10 OFF online purchases $100+ at Stone City Coffee Roasters

• 10% off regular games at Steinbach Bowling Alley & Bistro (excluding Birthday Party Packages)

• 10% off at Little Baking Company (excluding custom cake and cookie orders)

• 20% off one 200ml/375ml bottle of infused extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar at Prairie Oils & Vinegars

• Discounts on SAC Concert Series Subscription

• Reduced rental rates at the Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre

• Voting privileges at AGM

Use your membership today!


Updated Feb. 4, 2023 to correct Jayme Giesbrecht concert date.

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