willmar area arts council


Kids' Art Clubs

   Our Kids' Art Clubs continue to be a fun, creative outlet for area youth.  We still have room for a few more kids, so encourage any children you know to attend.  Grades one through three will meet April 14 and 28 and grades four and five will meet April 15 and 29.  Please call the Arts Council office to register - 320-235-8560 or email willmararts@gmail.com.  If school is cancelled due to weather on Club day, the Club is also cancelled.

Adirondack Chairs

   The artists for the chairs have been decided.  They are:  Ron Adams, Kristin Allen, Donna Jean Carver, Violet Dauk, Victoria Holm, Karen Kosmas, Terry Lewison, Tracey Lynn, Lori Martinek, Suzanne Napgezek, Andre Nelson, Patt Nelson, Sharon Schuetze, Michele Steffen, Kate Zare, and Pearl Ziegenhagen.   The artists picked up their chairs and are hard at work creating something wonderful!  The chairs will be unveiled May 22.

The Classics

   The current production at the Barn Theatre is "An Evening of Culture" by Mark Landon.  Once again we have a themed, invitational exhibit running with the production.  We have chosen the theme of "The Classics."  Any classic works - a classic movie, book, musical piece, automobile, person!    We received 20 works by 13 artists and are thrilled with the variety!   The exhibit will be up April 1 - 30. The public is encouraged come view the exhibit and vote for their favorite piece.  The winning artist will receive $100.

The Art of Doodle and Design

   Think you can't draw?  Well, think again.  When you learn the art of doodling you will be able to create beautiful and fun works of art.  Jill Wotzka got started in a class with a certified Zentangle instructor and has gone on to develop her own techniques.  And she's going to share them with us in a class May 17.  We will meet in our classroom space on the third floor of the Barn Theatre from 9:00 to 1:00.  Cost is $35 for Arts Council members and $40 for non-members (wouldn't this be a great time to become a member??).  To register, call the Arts Council - 235-8560- or email us at willmararts@gmail.com.  Hope to see you on the 17th!


Willmar Area Arts Council Mission
Ron Adams Shroud of Mom The mission of the Willmar Area Arts Council is to increase regional awareness of the arts in West Central Minnesota by providing a number of initiatives: grants to individuals and organizations to advance art-related endeavors, opportunities for local artists to promotetheir work, informational resources to enhance the arts, and workshops that reflect the diverse heritage of our area. We acknowledge the support of our partners in assisting us to promote the arts by donating time and money as we work to advance the arts. Lastly, we invite you to attend our many activities and participate in some of the artist events in our region. We welcome your ideas, participation, and suggestions to advance our organization!


Willmar Education and Arts Center
  The exhibits in the gallery space will be works by Willmar Public Schools students through the end of May. 

"This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL (SMAHC) with funds appropriated by the State Legislature and the McKnight Foundation."
southwest minnesota arts and humanities council (SMAHC)

"Funded in part by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission."
Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Ecomonic Development Commission