Creative ArtWorks of Crookston Exhibit Open


The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is excited to announce an exhibit of Creative ArtWorks of Crookston in our East Grand Forks gallery. Seven artists’ works come together for this unique group exhibition, showcasing some of the thriving creativity from the Crookston MN community, including award winners and area favorites.


Featured artists are:

Courtney Olson – acrylic Modern Impressionism

Irene Bertils – charcoal, acrylic, and pastel Realism

Jean Westman – silver Jewelry and copper 3D

Marti Newquist – watercolor Fantasy nature

Ross Hier – watercolor Realism

Tim Bhajjan – watercolor Portraiture

Trey Everett – pen & ink Graphic Illustration

Joy+Eric by Tim Bhajjan

A reception will be held Saturday, November 19th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in conjunction with River Walk Artists’ Fifth Anniversary Celebration. Musical group Penumbra will perform from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with their unique style of acoustic guitars, vocals, and Latin percussion. A drawing will be held to award two gift baskets of artwork; entry forms are available at the gallery now. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.


The exhibit will be available for viewing during gallery hours: Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The gallery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall, East Grand Forks, across Demers Avenue from Cabela’s. Parking is available in the large lot next to the Blue Moose.


The NWMAC welcomes private showings, and is happy to answer questions. For more information contact the gallery coordinator at:; or call the arts council office at 218-745-9111. Please visit the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council website at: for more information.