The Crossing Arts Alliance is honored to be the fiscal agent for the Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival. We feel SO fortunate to be able to enjoy lovely, polished concerts at Tornstrom auditorium and truly appreciate the efforts of Scott Lykins, Sue Johnson, the many volunteers, supporters, and sponsors. Please enjoy the last three concerts on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday -- satisfaction guaranteed! See schedule and details at http://lakesareamusic.org
“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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission fee is $15 (or $10 fee for Crossing Arts members) and due September 13.
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 http://www.crossingarts.org/pages/PeepsShow/
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.
Be dazzled by paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, mobiles, sculpture, wood carvings, leatherwork, and various one-of-a-kind art wonders! Enjoy an ART-filled Holiday Open House at Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St, on Nov 12 from 10am to 4pm! In addition to those listed, there will be many other open studios on both floors of Franklin Arts Center. Don't miss The Crossing Arts Alliance Sales & Gift Gallery and the Brainerd Area Art Club sale and show in the Q Gallery. Help sustain local artists with your purchases of unique arts and crafts!!
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.
“Peter was a gifted artist. He worked primarily as a sculptor with precision, detail and humor as his trademarks. Peter worked as a museum preparator for the Tweed. His artistic talents translated to framing and arranging exhibits that enhanced and individualized each artwork.
He lived his life fishing the lakes of northern Minnesota. To Peter, any day on the water was a good day. ‘Boat for Sale.’” — from Peter’s obituary in the Brainerd Dispatch