"I Love Artesian" Fundraiser


I Love Artesian Fundraiser


I Love Artesian 2024 General Admission

Doors at 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM
$25    More Info

I Love Artesian 2024 General Admission PLUS $25 Donation

Doors at 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM
$50    More Info

I Love Artesian 2024 General Admission PLUS $75 Donation

Doors at 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM
$100    More Info

Have you ever seen a performance on our stage that left you wanting more? Been swept up in an evening of thought-provoking poetry? Found yourself doubled over with laughter courtesy of Regina's finest comedians and improvisers? We take immense pride in the impact we have on our community and the unforgettable experiences we create within our venue and we want to celebrate that work with you during our "I Love Artesian" fundraiser on April 27th, 2024!

Any time you come to an event at the Artesian you help us do more of what we do in the community. But once a year we put together an event specifically to celebrate our community and raise funds to support the work we do. By buying a ticket and/or making a donation you are helping ensure that we can continue to enrich lives in our community through the arts. If you cherish what the Artesian represents, know that your contribution directly fuels our ongoing efforts to bring art, music, theatre, comedy, and more to Regina!

We've got loads of performers on the docket - this year, we are pleased to welcome The Garrys, Kris Alvarez, ka lok, Jayden Pfeifer, DJ Hendrika, and Cat Abenstein!

Event Details:
"I Love Artesian" Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Ticket Prices:
General Admission: $25.00
General Admission plus $25.00 charitable donation - $50.00
General Admission plus $75.00 charitable donation - $100.00

*Patrons that purchase tickets that include charitable donations will be issued charitable tax receipts in the corresponding donation amount ($25 on a $50 ticket, $75 on a $100 ticket) for 2024.*

*Advance tickets close at 5:00 PM day-of-show. Additional tickets will be available at the door unless it is officially labelled SOLD OUT*

The Artesian is wheelchair accessible, all-ages, and a proud supporter of positive spaces initiatives with a zero-tolerance policy towards hate, harassment, and/or discrimination. We reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment. The accessible entrance is available via a lift, Please ask staff for help if necessary.

About The Garrys:

The Garrys are a band of siblings from the coldest part of the landlocked Canadian prairies. Formed in the spring of 2015, The Garrys use layered 3-part blood harmonies, hazy sun-bleached melodies, classic lo-fi guitar tones, and syncopated surf beats to create a unique “doom-wop” sound, dripping with dark nostalgia and touched by psychedelic dread. Their music is likely to leave you with an urge to do the Watusi, bittersweet thoughts about slow-dancing with your middle school crush, or a nagging feeling that it’s not quite safe to go back into the water.

About Kris Alvarez:

Treaty 4 artist Kris Alvarez is privileged to make relationships & art with Curtain Razors, Fadadance, Artesian, Globe Theatre, Common Weal, Scantily Glad, It’s Not a Box, RIWC, Dunlop Art Gallery, Neutral Ground, AKA Artist-Run, Persephone Theatre.

Kris performs in other people’s work (Bad Blood, Carmen Angel - Joey Tremblay), makes her own work (Golden Potluck, Burnt Sienna, Acknowledging), and moments before the pandemic, was humbled by the work (Reasonable Doubt - Joel Bernbaum, Yvette Nolan, Lancelot Knight).

Kris continues in film (Donkeyhead, Agam Darshi), in parks (Other Side of the River, Wâhkôhtowin, Sum Theatre), on TV (ZARQA, CBC Gem), onstage (2021-23 Making Spirits Bright, Globe Theatre dir. Jennifer Brewin), in creation (Banana Musik).

Summers 2022-2023, the Regina Folk Festival invited Burnt Sienna Boulevard, a reimagined version of Kris’ variety show now serving younger audiences.

Recently, Kris joined some amazing artists on Treaty 6 to collaborate on new work, Homebuddies (Scantily Glad, It’s Not a Box) and to present at the 2023 Prague Quadrennial. She returned to Saskatoon to perform in Persephone Theatre’s season opener (A Bright Half Life, dir. Kathryn Smith).

About ka lok:

ka lok is the solo project of Saskatchewan based artist, Dalton Lam. This project was birthed during the pandemic lockdown of 2020. ka lok released his first single, Opium Boy, in
September, 2022. It was featured on Plastic Mag. “Blending powerful drums, soaring lead vocal lines and a driving arrangement of brass, violins and synthesizers, with “Opium Boy”, ka lok drops an angsty and charged sound that serves to demonstrate his talents as a songwriter and performer. Full of punching rhythm, ka lok’s debut single offers a compelling sound of cinematic alternative pop on this worthy debut effort that builds excitement around his new solo artist adventure.” - Plastic Mag
ka lok released his second single, Heavy Villainy on July 7th. 2023.

About Jayden Pfeifer:

Jayden Pfeifer is a Regina-based artist whose work in theatre and improvisation, as creator and performer, has spanned the last 23 years. His monthly comedy variety show, Red Hot Riot with Jayden Pfeifer, ran for seven seasons at Artesian, and his movie-commentary comedy show TALKIES at the RPL Film Theatre ran from 2013-2020 (and will return in 2024!). Jayden is an Associate Artist for Curtain Razors Theatre, and has appeared in Curtain Razors' productions of Live Duet, Bad Blood, and Carmen Angel, performs regularly in Burnt Sienna with Kris Alvarez, and was a producer and lead artist for Curtain Razors’ Trespassers Waltz, as part of National Arts Centre’s ‘Grand Acts of Theatre’. Jayden directed wanisiniwin/ kwêski-pimâtisiw for Globe Theatre in 2020, and co-directed Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion for Globe with artist Erin Goodpipe. Alongside collaborators Johanna Bundon and Lee Henderson, Jayden co-created and has performed in multiple iterations of Untitled Peter Tripp Project; a project that has been ongoing since 2018. He holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Regina (2003), and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies (2017), specializing in Improvisation and Ensemble Facilitation. He currently teaches Improvisation for the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the UofR.

About DJ Hendrika:

Hendrika, aka Amy Weisgarber (she/they) is a DJ from Treaty 4 inspired by house tracks from the 1990s of their youth. Hendrika explores modern and nostalgic electronic remixes borrowing from disco, funk, boogie and soul, sure to get you bouncing!

About Cat Abenstein:
Cat Abenstein (she/her) is a neuroqueer white settler from oskana kâ-asastêki in Treaty 4. (Regina, SK) Cat’s a spoken word artist and arts administrator where she is witness to the connection, community, and identity found through stories. Since 2012, she’s taken her work to local, provincial, and national stages and has organized, hosted, and facilitated dozens of spoken word events for multiple organizations. When she’s not consuming books, she’s dreaming about the ways words weave us all together. She lives with her wife and two cats in a house older than all of their ages combined.
Huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors!
Entertainment Sponsor: RR McKenzie Agency
R R McKenzie Agency has been a huge supporter of the arts in Regina throughout the years, and we can't thank them enough for being a part of our fundraiser! Their support means the world to us!

R R McKenzie Agency, family owned and operated from 1903 Argyle Street Regina: for over 75 years. First established by Russell Robertson (R.R.) & Irene McKenzie in 1948, R R McKenzie Agency continues success and growth under the careful operation and ownership of grandson, Robin D. McKenzie, 48 years experience. Motor license issuer with 27 years experience is, their great-granddaughter, Lisa McDonald

Whether you need motor license issuing, general insurance, or notary public work, stop in for the same friendly service that Regina and surrounding area have enjoyed for over three quarters of a century.
Community Sponsors: Casino Regina and Kanuka
Big thank you to Casino Regina and Kanuka! Casino Regina is the prairies' number one entertainment destination. Kanuka Thuringer LLP is an established Saskatchewan law firm based in Regina and Swift Current. 
Hospitality Sponsors: District Brewing Co., Sleek Signs, and The Double Tree
And finally, thank you to District Brewing Co., Sleek Signs, and The Double Tree for being our Hospitality Sponsors!