willmar area arts council





Another Bus Trip

  Our first bus trip to the Cities last spring was so successful we've decided to do it again.   The trip is planned for October 26, 2016.   First stop will the Russian Museum of Art.   Exhibits include  "Unknown Fabrege:  New Finds and Rediscoveries," "Art of Valerian  Formozov:  Visions of the Russian Heartland,"  "Artist Underground in the late Soviet Era" and "Imperial Images in Etchings & Lithographs."  From there we will travel the American Swedish Institute.  They have agreed to leave the quilt display up an additional week so we will be able to see Mary Chalmer's work.   "A Different Way of Seeing" and "Mansion in Mourning" will also be on exhibit.  The café will  be open for lunch. We will leave at 8:00 am and return around 6:00 pm.  Cost which includes admission to both venues::  $45 nonmembers, $40 Arts Council members.   Contact the Arts Council for more information and to register  235-8560, willmararts@gmail.com

  Hope you can join us!

Small Works Silent Auction

  The Arts Council's annual Small Works Silent Auction will be in the Event Center at the Barn Theatre again this year.  Artists are invited to submit up to three works smaller than 12 X 12 X 12."  There is no charge for Arts Council members and a $10 charge for nonmembers (a one-time charge, not per item).  All proceeds are returned to the artist.  If you do not have a sales tax number we will collect and report the tax for you.  We will keep a 25% commission for this service.  We will hang the exhibit Nov. 10 and the auction will close at 1:45 pm Sunday, Nov. 27, right before the last performance of the Barn's production of "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas."  All items need to be dilivered no later than Nov. 8.  Call the Arts Council office for more details - 235-8560 - or email us:  willmrarts@gmail.com.

A Mostly Minnesota Christmas

  "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas" is the November production at the Barn Theatre so we have chosen that as the theme of the invitation exhibit in the mezzanine gallery.  Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces of art that somehow reflect that theme - it can be something "Minnesotan,"  something "Christmas," or something combining the two.  A ballot box will be available for the public to vote for their favorite work with the winning artist receiving $100.  The exhibit will be up Nov. 14 through Dec. 27, 2016.  There is a $5 fee per item ($7 for nonmembers) and work needs to be delivered by 10:00 am Nov. 14.  Call the Arts Council for more details - 235-8560.

After School Kids' Art Club

  It's time for Kids' Art Club again.  We will be meeting the first and third Mondays of the month with our first meeting Oct. 3.  Time is 3:45 - 5:00.  There is a $3 participation fee per session and you need to pre-register by calling the Arts Council office - 320 235-8560  - or emailing us willmararts@gmail.com

  Hope to see lots of kids there!

Support the Arts Council while shopping on-line!

  Do you shop at Amazon.com?  If so, you can support the Willmar Area Arts Council while shopping!  Simply log onto www.amazonsmile.com.  If you are registered with Amazon, all your information will be there.  Simply find the Arts Council in the list or organizations and continue shopping.  A small percentage of your purchase will come to us!  What could be easier - shop and support! 



Willmar Area Arts Council Mission
Ron Adams Shroud of MomThe mission of the Willmar Area Arts Council is to promote and support the arts in West Central Minnesota.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact us at 320 235-8560 or willmararts@gmail.com





Willmar Education and Arts Center
  Check our "Gallery" page to see what's up in the gallery.
"This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA ARTS COUNCIL (SMAC) 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