Southwest art enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy an exhibit showcasing nearly 40 Saskatchewan artists that will be open all summer long.

Prairie Wind and Silver Sage in Val Marie will house the exhibit, titled Small Works from a Big Land, with the first showing on Sunday, June 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Laureen Marchand, owner and curator at Grasslands Gallery Online, will have her work featured in the exhibition along with three other southwest artists.

"The show looks really beautiful, it's bright and it's cheerful," said Marchand. "It's really exciting to see artwork from so many different parts of the province, people responding to the idea of this big place we live in."

Al Hartley from Swift Current and Val Marie's Madonna Hamel and Catherine Macaulay will also have their work displayed.

Marchand noted that the artwork can be purchased at the exhibit, and the majority of the proceeds will be going to the artist while a portion will go to Prairie Wind and Silver Sage.

"The board, the executive director of Prairie Wind and Silver Sage, and I worked together to come up with an idea where we could have a really wide presentation of artworks from across Saskatchewan," she said.

She also highlighted the guidelines of entering the exhibition; the works must be two dimensional, it couldn't be larger than 16 by 20 inches including a frame and follow the theme of Small Works from a Big Land.

Community members can check out the exhibit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday until September 1.