willmar area arts council





My Favorite Things
  The votes are in - and there were a lot of you who voted - and "God, Church and Christmas" was the winner.  This beautiful photograph of Bethel Church was taken by Greg Harp.  Congratulations, Greg!

John White at WEAC Gallery

  Ortonville photographer and expert on the prairie is the featured artist in the WEAC Gallery through August 14, 2016.  John's exhibit Prairie Impressions is a collection of his photographs of the prairie in western Minnesota.  There will be an artist reception for John July 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the gallery.  The public is invited.

The Lighter Side of Life

  The next play at the Barn is "Laughter on the Twenty-third Floor" by Neil Simon.  It's a comedy about the writers for the Sid Caesar Show.  We have chosen "The Lighter Side of Life" as the theme for the invitational art exhibit in the mezzanine gallery.  All mediums are accepted and 2D work must be ready to hang with a wire on the back.  You may submit up to three pieces - $5 per entry for Arts Council members, $7 non-members.  Entries need to be in our office by August 3.  The exhibit is up August 5 - 31.  Call or email the Arts Council for more information.

Plein Aire Workshop

  The Arts Council is sponsoring a plein aire watercolor workshop led by award-winning artist Dan Monloch August 9, 2016.  The day-long workshop is $50 ($45 for Arts Council members) plus supplies.  If you are a watercolor artist you may bring your own supplies and then there will be no supply charge.  The workshop will start at 10:00 am. at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in the Westby Center. Call or email the Arts Council to register.

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! 

Celebrating Local Churches

   Greg Harp, New London photographer, and the Kandiyohi County Historical County are working on a multi-year project featuring the churches of Kandiyohi County.  The first part of this two-phase project is currently on display at the Historical Society.


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