February 9 - March 3
This exhibition showcases the ceramic and mixed media work of Cyrus Swann, as he combines the disciplines of function, domestic installations and wall art into one setting. By doing this, he creates a work of art that cannot be defined by one medium. With the combination of traditional and reclaimed materials, Swann creates something that is completely reimagined.
Crossing Arts KIds
Saturday, March 10:
Saturday, April 14:
Saturday, May 12:
Felt and Button Flowers
Classes are held 10am-noon in our classroom at 711 Laurel Street, downtown Brainerd. A $3 per child/$5 per family donation for materials is requested, but no child will be turned away due to need.
Felt Bunny Beginning Sewing Class
Saturday, March 17 | 10am - 12pm
Learn to sew an adorable felt bunny in this beginning sewing class. This is a great class for kids age 8+ and for adults who are new to sewing. Bring a friend! All materials are provided. We will be using kits from Rhode Island-based artist Cynthia Treen. Other adorable kits are available for purchase in our Gift Shop. $22 for TCAA members/$25 for non-members. Call TCAA to enroll at 218-833-0416
Felted Nest Workshop With Lisa Jordan
Saturday, March 24 | 10am - 1pm
Channel your inner robin and learn to build a nest made of wool and other natural materials using the needle-felting technique. All materials are supplied. $25 for TCAA members, $30 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15. Class will be held in our classroom at 711 Laurel St, in downtown Brainerd. Call TCAA at 218-833-0416 to register.
Fabric Is Paint! Workshop, With Pam Collins
Saturday, April 28 | 10am - 3pm
Join artist Pam Collins for a unique and interesting way to paint. You will learn to use fabric as paint. You will discover how to make a piece of fabric take on dimension and depth. You will learn to look at fabric in a whole new way! This class will show you how to make a landscape or seascape painting. You'll be guided through the whole process of design, cutting, gluing and dinishing your work of art. Although the tools are simple, you will need your imagination. You won't be sorry! Materials are provided, but students should bring: Their own fabric scissors, sack lunch, Optional: some of their own fabric scraps (should be at least 12 inches wide, length might not matter much). $70 for TCAA members/$75 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15 people. Call TCAA to enroll at 218-833-0416
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 6 - 8 pm
Arrowwood Lodge, Baxter, MN
The Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library along with the Crossing Arts Alliance are planning something fun for our spring event, and have just the thing to shake off the cold and celebrate 2018!
Our Mardi Gras event will take place at Arrowwood Lodge on Friday, March 23. Join us for a social hour from 6 - 7 pm. There will be appetizers, photo ops, and plenty of themed fun! While enjoying your evening, you may also browse and bid on the Experience Auction sponsored by TCAA.
At 7 pm jazz will be playing for your listening and dancing enjoyment from the Brainerd High School Jazz Band. Oscar and Michelle will once again be on hand to get the party started! Try your hand at a few steps, or just sit back and enjoy the music.
Tickets are $20 for individuals or $35 for two. Dressing the era is of course encouraged, but not required. Awards will be given to the best themed look. Be sure to check out our website and see pictures from last years event. It promises to be a really great time! Grab your friends and come and party with us!
You can purchase tickets on the Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library wesbite, at the Brainerd Public Library, or at the Crossing Arts Alliance.
If you wish to donate something to this event for our Experience/Adventure Silent Auction, please visit our website to complete the donation form. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the TCAA; supporting its mission to act as the GATEWAY to the arts through access, education and experiences.
New in our Gift Shop!
Find an amazing selection of locally-created art and fine craft in our gift shop, at our new space downtown! We have unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that will be sure to please your gift recipient (or yourself, we won't tell). Stop in Tuesday through Friday, 10-4, 10-2 on Second Saturdays, or contact us for an appointment at 218-833-0416.
Shop from talented TCAA artists from home!
Our online shop is growing a little each week. Shop one-of-a-kind pieces of art and fine craft 24/7 in our online shop!
Calls for ART!
TCAA is looking for fresh work. Check out our Calls for Art page HERE.
We are currently accepting submissions for our March exhibition, A Riot Of Color. Visit our website for more information and our new online submission form!
Visiting artist opportunity - are you an artist, or do you know an artist that would like to sell their work, do a demo, teach a workshop, or display their work during our Second Saturday events? We've hosted journal-makers, culinary artists, photographers and more and enjoyed all they had to offer. Contact TCAA for details
Workshops - have the desire to share your skills? Contact Lisa about setting up a workshop at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit www.crossingarts.org or call 218.833.0416 for more information on TCAA events.