Grand Opening Gala & 8x8 Art Fundraiser
Thursday, September 28, 5 - 7pm
Join us as we officially celebrate the move into our new space downtown, along with supporting the arts and future activities in the area through our annual 8x8 fundraiser. Local artists have created and donated original works of art on 8"x8" canvases that can be bid on at the event. Proceeds go towards supporting our mission of promoting and enhancing the arts in the lakes area. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, wine tasting by Cash Wise Liquors Baxter, and craft beer tasting by Roundhouse Brewery. Live music from the Taylor Brothers. $15 per person, $10 for 8x8 artists. Pre bidding starts at 4pm!
'No Rules' group exhibition
October 6 - October 27, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, October 13, 5:00 - 7:00
The women of 'Hank of Hair, Piece of Bone' are back! The visual art exhibition is titled "No Rules" because the five artists work in different mediums, sometimes intersecting various specialties. The creative process leads to discussion and discovery and feeds the artistic spirit. Constructive criticism, understanding, and support strengthens the minds and bonds of friendship. The artists have dabbled in each others' mediums, at times collectively, while learning from each other. There are no rules, cuz limitations are a drag.
Featuring work from Carolyn Abbott, Haddie Hadachek, Millie Engisch, Lisa Jordan, and Lonnie Knutson.
Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop
Saturday, October 21
This class offers an introduction to a fun and easy way of dyeing silk scarves using tissue paper. Diane Runberg will walk you through the steps and you'll create two scarves to take home along with the knowledge to continue with the process on your own. Additional supplies will be available for purchase after class. $25 for TCAA members/$30 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15 people. Call TCAA to enroll at 218-833-0416
Needle Felted Pumpkin Workshop
Saturday, September 30, 10 - Noon
Learn to use a specially-barbed needle and fluffy wool to make a small pumpkin, just in time for Autumn decorating. Needle-felting is a fun and accessible art form, growing in popularity. All materials are included in the class fee, and students will keep their mats and needles at the end of the class. For students bringing their own mats and needles, a $5 supply voucher will be given. Class will be held at TCAA and instructed by Lisa Jordan. $20 for TCAA members/$25 for non-members. Class size is limited to 15 people. Skill level: beginner. Call TCAA to enroll at 218-833-0416
Crossing Arts Kids
Saturday, October 14:
ARTy Party (Papel Picado, Sugar Skulls, and Paper Nichos)
A Dia de los Muertos-inspired party! - Sponsored by Essentia Health
Saturday, November 11:
Creative Movement with Vespertine Tribal
Saturday, December 9:
Winter Dreams with TyAnne Rezak - Sponsored by Brainerd Area Art Club
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.
Happy Hour For A Cause
at Sherwood Forest
Thursday, October 12, 5 - 7pm
Save the date and join us for a fun and delicious fundraiser to benefit TCAA from our friends at 3 Cheers. Every month they pick a different nonprofit group to invite their supporters in for a wine and appetizer social. A variety of light Hors d'oeuvers are provided and Cash Wise of Baxter provides a wide variety of samples. For a minimum donation of $15, a patron can enjoy a night of good food, great drinks, and learn about a local non profit. 100% of the proceeds are collected and kept by the charity.
New in our Gift Shop!
Find an amazing selection of locally-created art and fine craft in our small but mighty gift shop, including new photography from Jeannette Jones and Justin Anderson of Zen Fox Photography. A nice selection of unframed prints are available, along with a beautiful framed photo of Brainerd's historic water tower. 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.
Kringle Market - We are putting out this early call for your artwork for our "Kringle Market", which will begin on our Second Saturday event in November, and run through the end of December. In addition to our gift shop space, we will have items on display in the combined gallery space. We would love to have a great variety of gift items available for sale; ornaments, stocking-stuffers, and small gifts at or around the $15.00 price range or so, in order to make these items accessible to many buyers.
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.
Geritol Frolics, is gearing up for its 14th season which opens on Thursday, October 19th at Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. We'll be Be-Bopping in our Bobby Sox to some great music from the '50's. Come join the fun and share the memories. Show dates and times are:
Oct 19 & 28 at 7pm
Oct 20 - 22 and 26, 27, 29 at 1:30pm
Tickets are now on sale at our website. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office at Franklin Arts Center starting on Monday, Sept 18 or by calling the box office number which is 218-825-4993. No early sales. All seats are reserved. All credit cards are accepted. All sales are final.
Events at the Brainerd Public Library
Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Fall Book Sale, Thursday, September 30. Once again being held at the Westgate Mall in the former Mar-Jons location with more room for more books! Hours are Thursday and Friday 9am - 7pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm.
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts
Sam Miltich & The Clearwater Hot Club – Oct 7
"My Fair Lady" (Presented By Pequot Lakes Community Theater) – Nov 10 - 12, 17 - 19
Fall Concert Season:
Oct 13 - Rita Hosking
Oct 27 - Jillian Rae
Nov 17 - Actual Wolf
Dec 8 - Sally Barris
Grassroots Concerts are staged in the lIve Well Night Club and Coffee Bar at the Journey Church, 5459 CR 18, next to the school in Nisswa. Grassroots Concerts is a 501c3 nonprofit. Concert general admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30. At each concert, non-perishable food and cash donations are welcomed, with donations delivered to local food chelves by Grassroots volunteers. For more information visit our website.
Events at Great River Arts, Little Falls
Prairie Point Quilters on display in the front and main galleries, September 6 - September 30.
Events at Jaques Art Center, Aitkin
Light Show, juried exhibit Sept 8 - Oct 28, 2017.
Annual Gala Harvet Dinner, will be held at the Heartwood Conference Center in Crosby on October 7, from 5 - 8:30 pm. Guests will enjoy a delicious harvest meal, live art auction, entertainment by singer/songwriter Elisa Korenne, and a raffle at the end of the evening. Three prizes will be awarded - 1st an original painting by Mary Pettis, 2nd $250 in gift certificates from local restaurants, and 3rd $100 in cash. Raffle tickets are available now from board members and at the Jaques Art Center for only $5. You do not need to be present at the dinner to win. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased for $50 and are on sale at the Jaques or call 218-927-2363 to reserve your place at the table with a credit card. This event helps to support the Jaques, a gem in Aitkin County.
Events at Ripple River Gallery, Aitkin
Contact, featuring work by photographer Duane Paulson, September 13 - October 22. The public is invited to meet Paulson at an opening reception on Saturday, September 23, which coincides with the Ripple River Gallery's annual Fall Open House.
Beat Beethoven 5K race and fundraiser - Heartland Symphony Orchestra, October 7 - 10am, Forestview Middle School, Baxter, MN