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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 September 1, 2011 - 11:09am - Add new comment

The Crossing Arts Alliance is hosting another lakes area Community Art Exhibition at the Q Gallery at Franklin Arts Center in collaboration with the community-wide homecoming celebration. Submission forms are available at The Crossing Arts Alliance office, 1001 Kingwood St, #114, Brainerd or by request, The submission fee is $15 (or $10 fee for Crossing Arts members) and due September 13.

By: Crossing Arts A... on December 7, 2011 - 3:08pm - Add new comment

Learn how to capture the visual essence of a person's face at Paul Bloom's caricature demo/workshop this Saturday from noon to 2 at the Q Gallery, Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St #222, Brainerd. Free and open to the public.

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 October 13, 2011 - 2:31pm - Add new comment

Prairie Bay and Cash Wise Liquor have a long history of generosity to lakes area non-profits. This month the benefit is for The Crossing Arts Alliance at the Gull Lake Yacht Club.

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

By: Crossing Arts A... on November 1, 2011 - 8:33am - Add new comment

For artists interested in submitting to the Peep(s) Show, you still have the opportunity! The submission deadline has been extended to Nov. 2nd, 3pm. The submission form can be downloaded from

The Peep(s) Show is a juried, themed art exhibition about people. Three prizes of $100 each are being offered for best self-portrait, best portrait, and best group of people.

Show us your PEEPS!

By: Crossing Arts A... on November 23, 2011 - 9:14am - Add new comment

“Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.” — Ansel Adams, American photographer and environmentalist (1902 - 1984)

There has been a movement to encourage people to shop locally this holiday season. I would like to take it one step further and encourage people to shop for local art and fine crafts for gifts this season. Sustaining local artists helps foster creativity.

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 December 19, 2012 - 12:25pm - Add new comment

The Crossing Arts Alliance (TCAA) invites you to submit up to 3 poems for Poetry on the Wall. Poets, please consider this opportunity to exhibit your work and read during the reception. The deadline for submissions is January 2, 2013.