Moose Jaw’s first Free Little Art Gallery (FLAG) made its debut on Saturday. 

The gallery has a similar function to a Little Free Library, except people trade art instead of books.  

“People can come, and they can take art, leave art, exchange art any time they want,” explained local artist, Jess Zoerb. 

The installation is outside Zoerb’s studio, Art House, at 720 2nd Ave NE, and is available for people to exchange art 24 hours a day. 

“We do ask that people do not take home the furniture and the patrons that belong to the gallery – just the artwork, and they can take photos and tag us on Instagram using #FLAGMJ or tagging the Art House Moose Jaw Instagram page.” 

Zoerb said she came across the idea from the Seattle-based artist Stacy Milrany who created the concept in the face of isolation during the pandemic. Zoerb's friend Staci Hill gave her the push to pursue a FLAG for Moose Jaw.  

Zoerb and Hill picked out an old cabinet to repurpose for the gallery, with Hill and her husband undertaking its construction.  

“Most of the gallery is constructed from repurposed items. There were a few things that we had to buy, but we both kind of loved the idea of making it as sustainable as possible,” explained Zoerb.  

The gallery has a side compartment that they’re looking to use either for overflow art and furniture or art supplies.  

Zoerb said that Art House will be holding an open house to showcase artists on July 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

“At the same time, Park Art is happening, so it’s a great way to take in both festivities during the Canada Day Event.” 

You can find more information on Zoerb’s art and studio on her website, or by e-mailing her at  

Moose Jaw Free Little Art Gallery