willmar area arts council




Small Works Silent Auction

The Arts Council's annual Small Works Silent Auction will be held in the new event room at the Barn Theatre Nov. 21 through Dec. 12.  Artists are encouraged to submit up to three works, any medium, that are smaller than 12 X 12 X 12 inches.  All 2D work must have a wire for hanging.  New this year, the Arts Council will collect and report MN State Sales Tax for any artist who does not have a Tax ID #.  If we collect the tax, we will retain a 25% commission on the sale.  If you use your own tax # there is no commission. 

All works must be delivered to the Arts Council Office by Nov. 19.  The Final Bell closing reception will be 5:00 to 7:00 Dec. 12.  The Final Bell will ring and the bidding will end at 6:30.  Participation in the Small Works Silent Auction is free for Arts Council members.  There is a $10 charge for non-members.   Contact the Arts Council for more information and an entry form - 235-8560 or willmararts@gmail.com

Robert Pritchett Exhibit

Works by Robert Pritchett are on display in the gallery at the Willmar Education and Arts Center.  There will be a public reception for Robert Nov. 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Be sure to stop by the gallery and see this amazing exhibit!


After School Kids' Art Club

Thanks to the Laura Welle Memorial Fund, we are able to offer the popular After School Kids' Art Club again this year!  Students in grades 1 thru 3 will be meeting the first and third Mondays of each month and students in grades 4 and 5 will meet the first and third Tuesdays.  We meet in our classrooms on the third floor of the Barn Theatre.  Enter through the door at 316 Becker Ave SW and go to the third floor.  There is a $3 participation fee per session. 

Hope to see lots of kids there!

Holiday Traditions

The next themed, invitional exhibit at the Barn will be running in conjunction with "A Christmas Carol."  We have chosen the theme Holiday Traditions for this exhibit.  So whether your tradition is Ho-Ho-Ho, Ho-hum, or Bah Humbug, be sure to enter.  The exhibit will run Dec. 2nd through the 17th.  Please bring your entry to the Arts Council office by Dec. 1.

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
  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