Elk River Area Arts Alliance

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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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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