Elk River Area Arts Alliance

  Natural Elements is the theme of Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s current show, featuring 15 artists. Works in clay, glass, metal, stone or wood, or combinations, are on display June 26 through July 27. Many items are for sale. You can meet the artists at the opening reception on Thursday, July 11, from 5 [...]

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  Elk River’s annual (formerly bi-annual) ArtSoup festival was held last Saturday interrupted by one big downpour around noon and intermittent showers later. Patrons of all ages seemed to be having a pretty good time in between enjoying food, music and art. ArtSoup is a celebration of local artists, craftsmen and musicians. It features a [...]

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  Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s annual ArtSoup Juried Art Show is on display at the gallery through June 22. This show, which opened May 22, represents some of the outstanding talent in the area in oils, watercolors, photography, glass and fiber, and many of the pieces are for sale. The prize winners will be [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Downtown Elk River just got busier on Thursday nights. Reading Frenzy and the Elk River Area Arts Alliance kicked off their town picnic and author grilling schedule that fed right into the Downtown Concert Series sponsored by The Bank of Elk River each year. The first band was Arch Allies, a [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Several hundred people flowed in and out of the Elk River Arts Alliance and Reading  Frenzy Corner for a grand opening party last Saturday. Exciting to Arts Alliance board chairman Dave Raymond was the dozens of new faces he saw at the event, which marked the group’s third move in two [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor After three moves in two years, members of the Elk River Area Arts Alliance feel they’ve arrived. The Elk River Arts Alliance opened its doors Wednesday at Granite Shores in the turret located at the entrance to downtown Elk River. To help kick things off there’s an exhibit from the American [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Sheri Olson opened Reading Frenzy Bookstore with the hope of reaching out to the Zimmerman community and all points north. She has done that. An unexpected surprise, however, was the significant number of people from Elk River willing to head north for books, author readings and other special programming that has [...]

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