The River Walk Artists’ Gift Shop & Gallery will be celebrating the completion of their first year in business at the River Walk Centre Mall, East Grand Forks, Minnesota. A celebratory Anniversary and Meet & Greet the Artists Reception, open to the public, is planned for Thursday, November 15, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and music provided by Jeanne & Tom O’Neil and Castleisland.
In November 2011, a group of local artists from Northwest Minnesota and Grand Forks, North Dakota, with the assistance of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC), formed the River Walk Artists, LLC, and opened the Shop & Gallery. This has been an exciting year for the group, with participation in the Grand Cities Art Fest and the monthly North Valley Arts Council (NoVAC) Art and Wine Walk in the summer and fall.
In addition to the items offered for sale by River Walk Artists, the NWMAC sponsors monthly exhibitions showcasing art from regional artists. The NWMAC Holiday Art Show will run from November 14, 2012 to January 14, 2013, and is currently accepting submissions. Artists may contact Therese Jacobson for more information, or call the Arts Council office at 218-745-9111.
River Walk Artists currently offering their work for sale at the River Walk Artists Shop and Gallery are:
- Robin & Lorrie Foster: Pottery
- Therese M. Jacobson: Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings
- Paula Kallinen: Multimedia Paintings, Jewelry
- Phyllis Kalliokoski: Watercolor & Multimedia Paintings, Pottery
- Mary Ann Laxen: Charcoal Paintings, Photography, Pottery
- Cecilia Lysne: Photography
- Carolyn Meisel: Watercolor & Multimedia Paintings, Jewelry, Fiber Art & Prints
- Jeanne O’Neil: Intaglio & Relief Prints
- Wes Peck: Photography
- Jessica Pribula: Paintings, Limited Edition Giclee Prints, Fiber Art, & Pottery
- Dean Vikan: Photography
- Jean Westman: Jewelry
- Sandra Wogaman, Jewelry
The River Walk Artists invite you to stop in and choose from a wide variety of unique gift items made by local artists. The Shop and Gallery is located in the River Walk Centre Mall (parking lot entrance); 211 DeMers Ave, East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Hours are: Tuesday – Saturday 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Phone: 218-399-0162.