• Arts in Harmony comes full circle for George Ishmael by Britt Aamodt Contributing Writer George Ishmael, of Big Lake, was a teenager. He had business at the Sherburne County Government Center. Whatever the errand was, it soon gave way to a parade of color, shape and image. Everywhere he looked, on every wall and [...]
Two local arts groups are among 15 recipients of community arts support grants awarded by the Central Minnesota Arts Board at their March 13 meeting. Elk River Arts Alliance was awarded a $10,000 grant, and Elk River Community Theatre was awarded a $7,574 grant. The CMAB press release stated: “These are unrestricted grants for arts organizations [...]
Natural Elements – Metal, Stone and Wood – is the theme of the next exhibit at Elk River Area Arts Alliance gallery, starting May 16. Showing their workds will be Beverly Anderson, Chad Briggs, Richard Erickson, Judy France, Bill Gingery, Russ Johnson, Robert Meyer, Gene Olson, and James Quentin Young. The show is open [...]
Selected art from District 728 schools were on display this week the Arts Alliance Gallery downtown. Here are examples. A reception will be held today (Saturday) 2 to 5 p.m, for the artists, parents, teachers and public.
Each winter an impressive array of art work from around the area and across the nation is displayed for two months at the Sherburne County Government Center. It’s a juried show with several artists picked for cash prizes. This year’s “Arts in Harmony” started Feb. 6 and lasts through March 29, with the public [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area Arts Alliance has made a conscious decision to support downtown restaurants and businesses at this year’s ArtSoup community arts festival. Food at the June 18 event will be limited to local fare, and these vendors have had booth fees waived and told they wouldn’t have to worry [...]
A possible regional art center and its value to businesses in downtown Elk River will be discussed by two Elk River Arts Alliance executives May 18 at noon in Perkins in Elk River. The Elk River Citizens League is sponsoring this free talk that will be preceded by a chance to order lunch at 11:30 [...]
Two Elk River-based groups are among those receiving grants from the Central Minnesota Arts Board (CMAB). Elk River Arts Alliance will receive $5,400 to help with 11 artist exhibitions. Command Performance Choirs will receive $4,500 to help with its spring concert series. The CMAB awarded 24 Arts and Cultural Heritage Project Grants totaling $99,371 at [...]