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By: Crossing Arts A... on February 1, 2012 - 2:02pm - Add new comment

Kids are invited to TCAA Flipside Kids Color Crazed Arty Party with Michelle Pfeiffer, on Saturday, February 12th from 10am to noon at the Franklin Cafeteria, 1001 Kingwood St, co-sponsored by ISD 181 Community Ed and The Crossing Arts Alliance.

Edible Color Collage - Create art you can eat! Explore the elements of color and line through a variety of edible media - Mmmmmm-Mmmmmm Good!
Monochromatic Oil Pastel Creations - Practice mixing tints and shades of any ONE hue to create a monochromatic masterpiece!

By: Crossing Arts A... on February 28, 2012 - 2:00pm - Add new comment

EFOFEST SHORT INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL!! Friday, March 2nd 6pm - 8pm, followed by awards ceremony $5. Saturday, March 3rd 1pm - 8pm | $15 or $10 for Students, Seniors or Crossing Arts Members. Sunday, March 4th 11am - 2pm, $5. OR Weekend Pass, March 2 - 4, $20 ($15 for Students, Seniors or Crossing Arts Members)!! At CLC, Chalberg Theatre, 501 West College Drive, Brainerd, MN. Tickets on sale at the CLC box office or online at

By: Crossing Arts A... on March 8, 2012 - 9:17am - Add new comment

Adobe certified instructor, Steve Bye, and CLC photographic imaging instructor, Mike Vogt, will teach an Intro to Lightroom workshop April 1 at CLC, Staples campus. The registration is limited to 20 people, as iMacs will be provided. Price: $45. Early Bird Discount Price: $40, before 3/14/12. No Refunds after 3/23/12, but registration is transferable. Good computer skills are a requirement to be successful in the class.

By: Crossing Arts A... on April 11, 2012 - 11:04am - Add new comment

The annual Celebrate the Young at Art at the reception is Thurs, April 12, 3:30 at the Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center. The Crossing Arts Alliance planning and programming committee works with area schools to honor budding young artists and their creative endeavors. The exhibition runs Tues to Sat, 10 to 4 through April 20. A special thank you to Kate Carlson, who organizes this celebration.

By: Crossing Arts A... on May 25, 2012 - 10:46am - Add new comment

Flipside Summer Art Camp is co-sponsored by The Crossing Arts Alliance and ISD 181 Community Education. Cost: $65 per child for each camp. Register through ISD 181 Community Education, 218-454-6924

June 4 to 8, Visual Art: Art Through the Ages

By: Crossing Arts A... on June 29, 2012 - 3:27pm - Add new comment

Stop by the gazebo at Arts in the Park on Sunday, July 1 and make your own shade! The Crossing Arts Alliance is offering a fun Flipside Kids activity: paper hat making. Kids have the opportunity to get creative with colored markers and paper. The suggested donation fee is $1 per hat to defray the cost of materials.

By: Crossing Arts A... on September 26, 2012 - 3:06pm - Add new comment

Celebrating the arts and sense of community, The Crossing Arts Alliance (TCAA) is co-sponsoring a concert highlighting a Brainerd High School (BHS) graduate for the fifth year in a row, and a community art exhibition, coinciding with BHS homecoming week.

Phil Mattson & Singers “What a Wonderful World” Concert (plus local Consensus Ensemble), will be held Sunday, October 7 at 3pm, at Franklin Arts Center auditorium, 1001Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN. Phil is a Brainerd High School 2012 Hall of Fame inductee.

By: Crossing Arts A... on October 31, 2012 - 2:21pm - Add new comment

Warm your hearts with art on November 10 at the Franklin Arts Center holiday open house. Celebrate creativity and shop for unique gift items ... paintings, pottery, jewelry, glass, mobiles, sculpture, wood carvings, leather-craft, and various one-of-a-kind art wonders!

Guest Artists in studio 119: Bavelli Leather, Becky’s Bread, Carole Eliseuson, Kathleen Krueger, Tom Larson, Laura Paycer, Tuesday Artists (Carol Hanson, Mary Hendricks, Judy Kuusisto, Mona Warren), and John Wgeishofski.

By: Crossing Arts A... on November 15, 2012 - 2:00pm - Add new comment


Keep Brainerd lakes area children off the streets and save yourself from buying various fundraising items that you neither want nor need. Please donate to The Crossing Arts Alliance Flipside Kids the easy way on Give to the Max Day through Razoo!!

It's as simple as clicking :-)

By: Crossing Arts A... on November 28, 2012 - 2:15pm - Add new comment

Five Wings is implementing a new online grant process that will go into effect for the upcoming January 15th grant application deadlines. No more miscalculations and losing your grant work when you apply for Five Wings grants!

In order to facilitate your use of this system, four training sessions are scheduled throughout the region. At each site there will be a session for individual artists and one for organizations and schools. We strongly encourage and recommend that you attend one of the sessions listed below:

Individual Artists’ Training - 3:30-5:30pm