Area Arts January 21 – February 3

All Month

MacRostie Art Center Exhibits
405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN
Monday-Saturday, 10 am – 5 pmJanuary exhibits “Busyness” by Ralph Hanggi Jr. and “Inter/Veil” by Saulaman Schlegel through January 25.
February exhibits “Reconfigure” by Susanna Gaunt and “Intimate Voodoo” by Naomi Hart opening February 3.
https://macrostieartcenter.org/exhibitions/
Artists in Residence
Historic Central School (3rd floor), 10 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids, MNMary Corwin, David Dobbs, Whitney Leming-Salisbury, Aaron Olson-Reiners, and Leah Yellowbird. Butterfly mobiles by Dan Root.

Monday, January 21, 2019

TAP – Floral Love
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Uecker’s Eat and Drinkery, 34838 US-2, Cohasset, MNEat, drink, create, and socialize with TAP. Create a 16 x 20 painting with the inspiration “floral love.” Skill level is easy/medium. Tickets must be purchased in advance.https://www.facebook.com/events/954054181455470/

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MAC Open Studio
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MNFree 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.
Open Pottery
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MNJoin 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. Fee: $15/$10 student. Call by noon on Tuesday to register for that day’s session 218-326-2697.
Jazz in January
6:00 pm – 8:30 pmReif Center Ensemble Room, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MNJoin Sam Miltich for a workshop for adult string musicians that will develop jazz and improvisation technique for the violin, viola, cello, bass or guitar musician ranging in experience from beginner to advanced. No previous jazz experience required. Choose to attend any of the five workshops. Workshops are $32 for one session.  Registrations for multiple days are discounted. Register at getlearning.org

The OK Factor
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Reif Performing Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MNPlayful and unexpected folk-inspired music influenced by Americana and Irish fiddle styles, with an artistry that reveals their classical training. Cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Colahan find great joy in defying expectations and delivering an experience outside of what audiences anticipate from a cello and violin combo. https://www.reifcenter.org/event/the-ok-factor/

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sam Miltich & Friends at the VFW
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VFW, 14 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids, MN

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sharon Vanous Art Events
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
601 NW 16th Ave Grand Rapids, MNEvery Thursday come to my studio and we will paint a chosen picture to completion. I will supply everything and walk you step by step through the process. Call ahead to reserve seating is a must as I have limited seating. Check the calendar on my website to see the painting for that Thursday or call and to set up a special event or painting you would prefer. Cost $30.00. sharonvanousartevents.com
Open Mic Night at the VFW
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
VFW 14 NW 3rd St Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Friday, January 25, 2019

TU Dance
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Reif Performing Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MNJoin Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands for TU Dance’s 15th anniversary celebratory season with a special performance at the Reif Center. The program reflects the company’s rich repertoire of dynamic and thought-provoking works.
https://www.reifcenter.org/event/tu-dance/

Saturday, January 26, 2019

LIVE MUSIC: Lost River Band
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Klockow Brewing Company, 36 SE 10th St, Grand Rapids, MNhttps://klockowbrewing.com/events-1/

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Acoustic Sundays
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Locker Room, 403 Roosevelt St, Coleraine, MN

Monday, January 28, 2019

GRHS Jazz Band
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Reif Performing Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MNFree event — no tickets necessary.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MAC Open Studio
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MNFree 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.
Open Pottery
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MNJoin 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. $15 ($10 students) + materials and firings. Call by noon on Tuesday to register for that day’s session. 218-326-2697.
Jazz in January
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reif Center Ensemble Room, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MNJoin Sam Miltich for a workshop for adult string musicians that will develop jazz and improvisation technique for the violin, viola, cello, bass or guitar musician ranging in experience from beginner to advanced. No previous jazz experience required. Choose to attend any of the five workshops. Workshops are $32 for one session.  Registrations for multiple days are discounted. Register at getlearning.org

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Sam Miltich & Friends at the VFW
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VFW, 14 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids, MN
Franc D’Ambrosio’s Broadway
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Reif Performing Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MNFranc D’Ambrosio (Phantom of the Opera for 2300 Broadway shows and Tony Corleone in Godfather 3 )  will perform his favorite songs.
https://www.reifcenter.org/event/franc-dambrosios-broadway/

Thursday January 31, 2019

Sharon Vanous Art Events
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
601 NW 16th Ave Grand Rapids, MNEvery Thursday come to my studio and we will paint a chosen picture to completion. I will supply everything and walk you step by step through the process. Call ahead to reserve seating is a must as I have limited seating. Check the calendar on my website to see the painting for that Thursday or call and to set up a special event or painting you would prefer. $30.00  sharonvanousartevents.com
Open Mic Night at the VFW
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
VFW 14 NW 3rd St Grand Rapids, MN

Friday, February 1, 2019

First Friday Art Walk
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Downtown Grand RapidsSchedule available after January 28 at http://grandrapidsarts.org/ 
Bowls, Beer, and Bites
6:00 – 8:30 pm
MacRostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MNEnjoy a relaxing evening glazing pottery, drinking local micro brews and tasting custom appetizers. Our resident potter will walk you through the process of glazing two pottery pieces of your choice, from mugs to bowls to plates. There will be plenty of breaks for socializing and enjoying beer and appetizers. Absolutely no art experience is required. Come learn in a fun and supportive environment surrounded by your friends. Drinks available at cash bar during event. Ages 21+
https://macrostieartcenter.org/adult-classes/beer-bowls-and-bites-feb-1
Live Music: Ax Handles
8:30 pm – 12:30 am
Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapidshttps://www.facebook.com/events/224342968473405/
Live Music: Paul Seeba
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Klockow Brewing Company, 36 SE 10th St, Grand Rapidshttps://klockowbrewing.com/events-1/

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Live Music: Ax Handles
8:30 pm – 12:30 am
Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapidshttps://www.facebook.com/events/224342968473405/

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Acoustic Sundays
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Locker Room, 403 Roosevelt St, Coleraine, MN
Live Music: Ax Handles
8:30 pm – 12:30 am
Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapidshttps://www.facebook.com/events/224342968473405/

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