What is Locals Only?

Locals only and CHEP's mobile market is a new collaborative project that will offer art and healthy food to residents of Saskatoon's core neighbourhoods!

The project will feature artworks by artists from Saskatoon and across Canada that are about:

  • How we grow food
  • Cook for one another
  • Take care of our neighbourhood

What We Do

  • Bring healthy, fresh foods to the streets through three mobile art and food carts.
  • Provide access to affordable food and offer the chance to see art at the same time.
  • Host participatory art projects, providing community members an opportunity to discuss issues of food security in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods.

These efforts are intended to both address an immediate need (access to healthy foods) while allowing for deeper inquiry through art  into issues of food security and sovereignty, and exploring opportunities for more systemic change in the long term.

Who We Are

Locals Only is coordinated by two organizations based on 20th Street in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods:

  • AKA

    AKA Artist-Run

    424 20th Street West
    Saskatoon, SK
    Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis

    Hours: 12 to 6 Tuesday to Friday
    12 to 4 Saturday

    A free art venue & community space

    AKA is an artist-run centre in Saskatoon that has a gallery, billboard, and multi-use screening and performance event space. It supports the creation of artist driven initiatives that encourage dialogue in our culturally diverse communities.

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  • CHEP

    CHEP Good Food Inc

    1120 20th Street West
    Saskatoon, SK

    Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday

    Providing fresh and affordable food to the neighbourhood

    CHEP works with children, families and communities to improve access to good food and promote food security...

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What Can I Do?

Visit AKA

  • Contribute to the preserve library.
  • Answer the monthly question.
  • Share recipes and cooking tips.

When you see us out in the neighbourhood, you’ll be able to:

  • Talk to local youth who are working on this project about the things you like to cook.
  • Ask questions about how to grow your own food.
  • Make art! You and your family will be able to participate in making your own art projects, too.


After the summer, we’ll also be making a cookbook and will have a number of free copies for core neighbourhood residents.

  • If you have a recipe you’d like to share, we would love to include it in this cookbook.
  • Our cookbook will help make it easier for everyone in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods to try new food and learn more about each other’s cultures and family traditions.


Visit Locals Only and the Mobile Market next summer!

And in the meantime, if you have any delicious recipes or ideas for what kinds of food we should offer, please let us know.





  • aka artist run  Logo
  • CHEP Logo
  • Canada Council for the Arts Logo