Area arts July 2 – 8

Works by Marlene Wisuri at the Mac.


All Month

Paintings by Joshua Wilichowski in the MacRostie Gallery and mixed media memorabilia by Marlene Wisuri in the Minnesota Gallery.MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, David Dobbs, Jennifer Gorman, Kyle Huff, and butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School.

14th Annual Juried Exhibition Show. Wednesdays – Fridays. 10 am – 1 pm. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Tuesday, July 3

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. A Trip Down Memory Lane. Love songs and Broadway hits from the 30s and 40s. Dan and Karin Wickman. Free will offering. Optional lunch at 12:45 is $6. St Andrew’s Church. 501 NW 16th 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.

7:30 pm

Indies at the Reif. Bad Lucky Goat. After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck, bickering teenage siblings Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up tourists that will be staying at their family’s Caribbean hotel. Free. Ives Studio Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Wednesday, July 4

7 – 9 pm

Sam Miltich and Friends. VFW. 14 NW 3rd St.

Thursday, July 5

7 – 9 pm

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

Friday, July 6

4 – 7 pm

First Friday Art Walk. Grand Rapids has a thriving arts community. We celebrate this the First Friday of every month with a downtown art walk. Hop from business to business to enjoy art displays, listen to live music, meet the artists, and indulge in food and drink. For a monthly list of participating businesses go to

5 – 7 pm

Annual Juried Show Opening. Edge Center for the Arts. 101 2nd Ave. Bigfork.