Category Archives: Event News

Bemidji sculpture walk

Celebrate 20 years of public art in Northern Minnesota

20th Annual Call to Artists!

It’s a 1999-2019 Bemidji Sculpture Walk Celebration Event this Summer

Be a part of the 20th Bemidji Sculpture Walk 

This is Northern Minnesota’s premier public art venue, on the streets of downtown Bemidji, Minnesota for twenty years now. This program has become a foundation of Bemidji’s downtown and a highly anticipated venue for tourists year round.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary in addition to great public art installations and the artist reception, they will be hosting a community celebration, complete with music, art performances, and great food and drink, all downtown Bemidji this June for the 20th Anniversary Arts Festival.

  • Receive a $500 honorarium plus consideration for several cash prizes
  • Attend the annual Installation and Reception downtown, May 17-18
  • 20th Anniversary Community Celebration, June 2019
  • Get your submission in now! First Call Deadline is February 1
  • To apply visit their website here

Winter 2019 west acres artist in residence is elizabeth rockstad

Studio 4:13 in Ada is excited to announce


Mosaic Artist Elizabeth Rockstad has been selected as the Winter 2019 West Acres Artist in Residence. She will have a studio space in Fargo’s West Acres Mall (JC Penney wing) and will be creating and interacting with the public, January 15th through March 2nd. Stop by the mall to see her work!

Arts advocacy day 2019

SAVE THE DATE! ARTS ADVOCACY DAY WILL BE March 12th, 2019

What is Arts Advocacy Day?

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts works to increase arts funding by bringing arts advocates to the State Capitol to talk to their legislators about the importance of the arts to our lives and our economy. Every year about 500 arts advocates join together for a rally at the Minnesota History Center Auditorium in the morning, split up into teams with experienced leaders and walk together to legislator offices to educate them about the arts in their communities and ask them to support arts funding. Please join us in thanking our legislators for funding the arts! Carpooling will be available from NW Minnesota. Stay tuned for more information!

To learn more about Arts Advocacy Day visit here.

North country fiddle & Dance

Come dance to the music of Four Mile Portage, of Duluth

at the

North Country Fiddle and Dance Community Dance 

Callers Jeanne O’Neil, Tom Maloney, Brandy Forsman

Saturday, February 2, 2019

7:30 to 10:00 pm

Community Room- EGF Senior Center 

538 Rhinehart Dr. S.E., East Grand Forks, MN 

Donations at the door. Everyone welcome! For a current schedule of community dances and more information: northcountrydance.org.

Nw MN Annual Art Exhibit

2019 ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT — DEADLINE FEBRUARY 28 TO APPLY!

Apply for the Northwest Minnesota Arts Exhibit — Open Now

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce their latest “Call for Entries” for the 2019 Annual Art Exhibit. The deadline to submit your art work is February 28, 2019!

This year, the annual Art Exhibit will be in Badger at the community center and runs from March 18 through March 31, 2019.

Artists from our 7 county service region can enter into this art exhibit and will be competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards.  Artists must reside in Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau, or Red Lake counties to be eligible.  Both adult and student artists are encouraged to enter.  Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror.  They will be recognized and receive their check at the Artist Reception. The Artist Reception will be on Sunday, March 31.

Click for more information, including the exhibit entry rules and directions.  If you would like the application mailed to you, please contact our office 218-745-9111 or email Mara. The application must submitted no later than February 28, 2019.  There is a teacher spreadsheet available by emailing Mara.  Teachers can also submit a Word file with student work samples to ease the process.

Here are some main pages on our website that you can click into from our navigation on the left.

Art Exhibit

NW MN Art Exhibit

NWMAC Art Exhibit Directions

NWMAC Art Exhibit Rules

We encourage you to enter with our on-line system!  Login in the upper right corner of our website.  And create a user or use your past Login.  The link below takes you directly to the Login.

ONLINE PORTAL

NWMAC is also accepting nominations for our “Of The Year” Awards.  Awards will be presented at the Artist Reception on March 31 in Badger. For more information, click here.