November - December
Our Gift Shop and Gallery are filled to the brim with one-of-a-kind art and fine craft. Stop by and check out the amazing selection of items on display, perfect for unique holiday gift-giving. The Kringle Market will run through Christmas.
Second Saturday Fun At TCAA
Saturday, December 8 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for Second Saturday events at TCAA! From 10 - 11:30am and 12 - 1:30pm, Crossing Arts Kids will be learning the art of basket weaving. From 10am - 2pm our Kringle Market will be in full swing, featuring many lovely handcrafted art and fine craft from Crossing Arts member artists for purchase, perfect for holiday gift-giving.
Create fun woven baskets with the kids, and enjoy the wonderful artisan gifts in our Kringle Market. Good creative fun on Second Saturday!
Crossing Arts Kids
Saturday, December 8:
There are TWO sessions for our Basket Weaving class,
from 10 to 11:30am & 12 to 1:30pm.
Get your tickets HERE to pre-register.
Pre-registration is required. If you need to cancel after you have registered, PLEASE contact us at 218-833-0416 to let us know so we can give your space to another child who may be on the waiting list.
Classes are held 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.
Crossing Arts Alliance Workshops
Glass On Glass Mosaic Workshop
Saturday, February 16 & 23 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, February 27 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Who doesn’t like stained glass? This class is similar to regular mosaics, except you are using colored glass, and requires 2 sessions. In the first session, you will create a design to follow, learn how to score and cut glass, and glue the glass to your base. In the second session, you will learn how to grout and finish the art. Both sessions must be attended for success. As the glue under the stained glass must be completely dry before grouting, the second session may be up to a week after the first session. Pam Collins will be the instructor for this class. The price for this workshop is $90 for TCAA members, $100 for non-members. Class size is limited to 8 people. Pre-payment of class fees is required. Cancellations made less than 48 hours before class will not be eligible for a refund. You must call TCAA to enroll to ensure your place in this class, at 218-833-0416.
You Crack Me Up Mosaic Workshop
Saturday, March 30 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 31 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Breaking old dishes, cups, platters and more is empowering. Maybe you have only one plate left of your grandmother’s and you hate to throw it away. Bring it to class and discover how to incorporate it into a work of art! This art form is very satisfying and rewarding. You will learn how to design a wall hanging or mirror, a house number, or even a table top. Mosaic classes require 2 sessions. The first session is design and glueing. The second session is for grouting and finishing. All supplies are provided. Both sessions must be attended for success. Pam Collins will be the instructor for this class. The price is $75 for TCAA members, $85 for non-members. Class size is min of 5 and max of 10. Pre-payment of class fees is required. Cancellations made less than 48 hours before class will not be eligible for a refund. You must call TCAA to enroll to ensure your place in this class, at 218-833-0416.
Fabric Is Paint Workshop
Saturday, May 4 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Let’s make some trees and mountains from Aunt Ida’s Drapes! Join Pam Collins for this fun and creative class and create your own masterpiece by learning to use fabric and notions in a unique way. Learn how to cut or tear fabric and glue it onto a canvas to create a landscape or seascape. Pam will walk you through the whole process. You will discover how to use gauze to make clouds, corduroy to form rocks and delicate lace to make sea foam. Taffeta can be transformed into water or skies. It is a simple process of using scissors and glue, but the challenge is making a textile transform into a three-dimensional looking piece of art. Good imaginations are needed, and/or a willingness to explore. Anyone can learn this. No experience is needed. You will never see fabric the same way again. You will work on an 11 x 14 canvas and all materials will be supplied. You will leave with a finished piece of art! You only need to bring a scissors for cutting fabric. The price is $75 for members, $80 for non-members. Class size is min of 5 and max of 10. Pre-payment of class fees is required. Cancellations made less than 48 hours before class will not be eligible for a refund. You must call TCAA to enroll to ensure your place in this class, at 218-833-0416.
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.
Calls for ART!
TCAA is looking for fresh work. Check out our Calls for Art page HERE.
Black And White Exhibition - Deadline For Submission, December 26, 2018
To work only in black and white is a challenge for the artist. It forces them to showcase their skills in form, texture, contrast, light, and shape, in a monochromatic fashion. Only black, white, and shades of grey can be used to express their vision. We are seeking works that exemplify the visual power of this limited palette, and that offer new and unique views. All mediums will be considered, including, but not limited to painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, fiber, and sculpture.
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 email@example.com
Please visit www.crossingarts.org or call 218.833.0416 for more information on TCAA events.
Events At The Brainerd Public Library
The Brainerd Public Library is excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant to commission public art in the form of kinetic/wind sculptures outside of the library. The intent is to allow for an art installation that will provide an inspirational experience to all visiting the library. We welcome a wide range of proposals from artists. Deadline for proposal submissions is December 7, 2018. For more information please view our RFP link.
Instructors Wanted At Kicks On Route 66
Kicks On Route 66 in Crosslake is seeking painting instructors for its upcoming classes. Traditionally we have offered classes on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30, and on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 12:30. As darkness falls earlier now, we find more people attracted to the Saturday classes. We plan on keeping our store open every Saturday all winter. Please contact Sandy Anderson if you are interested at 218-692-5425 or cell 651-587-3821
Events At The Norway Ridge Restaurant
Judith Kuusisto is the featured artist at the landmark Norway Ridge Restaurant near Crosslake, MN for the 2018 season. Giclee prints of her artwork are framed, ready for purchase, and hanging throughout the restaurant. Currently on display are 27 of her watercolors representing Spring and Summer in Minnesota. She will be updating them later for Fall and Winter. The location is beautiful Kimble Lake in Ideal Corners. Please stop by if you are in the area.
Events At Brainerd Public Schools
Brainerd Public School Archives and the Robotics Team at BHS are joining forces to create a major exhibit at BHS, to go up in a couple weeks, having to do with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 (first manned flight into moon orbit - and back) and the opening of BHS, both of which are 1968 events. The exhibit’s elements are coming together now, and are in need of the following which might go on loan to BPS Archives for the next 2 months or so:
1. A full sized mannequin capable of sitting in a chair, and to be clothed
2. Late 1960s, early 1970s clothing
3. Other items suitable to the times?
If you have any of these items, please contact: John Erickson, BPS Archivist - Curator, Brainerd Public Schools, 804 Oak Street, Brainerd, MN 56401 - at 218-330-1780 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org