Elk River Area Arts Alliance

Nordic ancestry is strong in Minnesota. Immigrants from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden found the Minnesota landscape and climate similar to their home countries. The immigrants brought with them handcraft and stylistic traditions which continue today — in practice and in spirit. Organized by the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis for the Elk River Area [...]

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  The Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s annual Students Art Show is on display through March 9. Art work by dozens of students from kindergarten through high school in District 728 are featured at the Alliance’s gallery at  312 Jackson Avenue. A reception with all the kid, their families, and the public was well-attended last [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor A St. Paul artist’s intriguing creation with movable parts activated by a quarter was judged Best in Show at the 18th annual Arts in Harmony show currently on display at Sherburne County Government Center. Dean Lucker’s glass-encased piece “Swinging” has a figurine  on a swing that moves in a [...]

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  The annual Elk River Area Arts Alliance Oil Painting Exhibit has begun at the gallery at 312 Jackson Ave. and will continue through Feb. 9, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Painters include Marilyn Schroeder, Amy Cunningham, Donn Granros, Joan Ruprecht, Linda Croteau, Mary Olson, Bruce Strand, Nancy Gongoll, Roxanne Current, Mark [...]

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    We’re stuck with snow and ice for a while, but Minnesotans know how to make the best of it. For these Elk River Area Arts Alliance members,  winter is just another muse. They are Linda Croteau and Glenn Quist of Elk River, Sue Wipf of Rogers, Mark Haglund of Zimmerman and Rick Hansen, [...]

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  The works of 33 artists are on display in the Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s annual Holiday Art and Gift Show and Sale through Dec. 6 in the gallery at 312 Jackson Ave. in Elk River. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet the artists Dec. 15 from 1 [...]

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