Area arts August 20 – 26

The Church Basement Ladies are back!


All Month

26th Annual Juried Exhibition in the MacRostie Gallery and works by Pauline Sameshima with arts as a way to research and promote conversations in the Minnesota Gallery. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, David Dobbs, and Leah Yellowbird. Butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School.

Paintings and drawings by Seth Larson. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. 24 NE 4th St.

Willow basket maker Jacki Bedworth, black ash basket weaver Fred Kogler, and antler basket weaver Cathryn Peters. Wednesdays – Fridays. 10 am – 1 pm. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Tuesday, August 21

10 am – 4 pm

Mac Open Studio. Free to MAC members or $5/session for non-members, this informal group is open to artists of all skill levels working in any 2-dimensional medium. Bring your latest project and create your art in a supportive community! No instruction is provided, but plenty of advice, critique, and feedback is available from the group. MacRostie Art Center. 405 1st Ave NW.

12 pm

Tuesday Summer Concert Series. Bring College Home. Piano and violin, classical duos and solos. Ross Larson and Olivia Skaja. Optional lunch at 12:45 is $6. Grand Rapids Alliance Church. 600 SE 17th  St.

6 – 8:30 pm

Open Pottery. Instructor: Bruce Bartos, $15 each/ $10 student. Join area potters and students of all skill levels in this informal, on-going weekly class. The instructor will be on hand to give one-on-one guidance and tips about techniques, glazes, and firings. Call by noon on Tuesday to register for that day’s session 218-326-2697. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

6 pm

Fill the Hill: Grand Rapids High School Marching Band Show. Join us at the Grand Rapids High School football field for the GRHS Marching Band’s Fill the Hill night as they perform excerpts from their 2018 competitive marching band show! Each section of the marching band will be highlighted. See marching, drumming, and color guard techniques demonstrated. All ages welcome!

Wednesday, August 22

7 – 9 pm

Mr. Pumpkinhead. Don Vidal on sax, Sam Milich on guitar and Pat Downing on bass. VFW. 14 NW 3rd St.

Thursday, August 23

7 – 9 pm

Open mic night hosted by Mike Miller. VFW.14 NW 3rd St.

7:30 pm

Church Basement Ladies: You Smell Barn. The beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. The seventh installment in the popular Church Basement Ladies series. $26. Reif Center. 720 NW Conifer Dr.

Friday, August 24

7:30 pm

Church Basement Ladies: You Smell Barn. The beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. The seventh installment in the popular Church Basement Ladies series. $26. Reif Center. 720 NW Conifer Dr.

Saturday, August 25

7 – 10 pm

Big Waves and Bonfires. Klockow Brewery. 36 SE 10th St.

7:30 pm

Church Basement Ladies: You Smell Barn. The beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. The seventh installment in the popular Church Basement Ladies series. $26. Reif Center. 720 NW Conifer Dr.

Sunday, August 26

2 pm

Darrell Webb Band. Blend of tradition and innovation, their stellar musicianship, and Darrell’s unmistakable vocals. $15. $5 for children 12 and under. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

2 pm

Church Basement Ladies: You Smell Barn. The beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. The seventh installment in the popular Church Basement Ladies series. $26. Reif Center. 720 NW Conifer Dr.