Area Arts July 2019

All Month

All Month

Artists in ResidenceHistoric Central School (3rd floor), 10 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids, MN

 

 

MacRostie Art Center Exhibits
405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN
Monday-Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

Meg Ojala and Athena LaTocha

I want to show you something   Meg Ojala

Meg Ojala: I Want to Show You Something celebrates the 35-year teaching career of Meg Ojala, Professor of Art at St. Olaf College, with a body of new work – a photographic exploration of bogs and fens. For the past 15 years, Ojala’s large-scale photographs have described the spatial ambiguities and seasonal changes on the prairies and riverbanks close to her home and studio near Northfield, Minnesota. This exhibition is a meandering visual and poetic search through ecologically crucial peatlands in Finland, Ireland and Minnesota. Bogs are disorienting, often impassable, ambiguous, slowly changing bodies of sphagnum moss, sedges, carnivorous plants, cranberries, tamarack, and black spruce. The installation of photographs, text, and prints of these captivating ecosystems envelops the viewer in their paradoxes and unfathomability.

Mesabi    Athena LaTocha

Athena LaTocha (b. Anchorage, Alaska) is an artist whose monumental works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between man-made and natural landscapes. Her work has been shown across the country in places such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, CUE Art Foundation, Artists Space, New York State Museum, South Dakota Art Museum, and the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2017 she had a solo exhibition at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe. She currently has a solo exhibition on view at JDJ | The Ice house in Garrison, NY.

 

  • Art on the Edge: 15th Annual Juried Exhibition

July 5, 2019 – July 27, 2019 @
Edge Center For the Arts, 101 2nd Ave, Bigfork, MN 56628, USA

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/EdgeCenterArts/

Opening reception July 5th 5 – 7 pm

Prizes awarded for Best of Show, 2 awards of excellence and peoples choice.

 

 

July 2, 2019

  • MAC Open Studio

July 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

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.

  • 2019 Summer Concert Series

July 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2901 US-169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Americana. Sopran Lisa Johnson & alto Kathy Lysne; Stuart Boehr at the piano.

This concert series will benefit the Itasca County Habitat for Humanity.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/438450790279740/

  • Wheel Thrown and Sculptural Pottery Ages 9 – 16

July 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

In this course students will use pottery and sculptural techniques including work on the potter’s wheel. Refine your wheel throwing techniques, learn how to make new ceramic forms or work on interesting sculptures! This course is for youth who are at least 9 years of age and is for beginners or advanced pottery students. The course fee includes the cost of materials. A healthy snack will be provided at the beginning of each class. Ages 9-16.

Instructor: Bruce Bartos $90 members/ $100 public\

  • Open Pottery

July 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, United States

Open Pottery
Instructor: Bruce Bartos
Fee: 15 each/ 10 student
Dates: Tuesdays, – Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
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.

Contact person: Summer Scharringhausen, 218-326-2697, summer@macrostieartcenter.org

July 3, 2019

  • Mark Joseph at Zorbaz on Pokegamma!!

July 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Zorbaz, 32946 Crystal Springs Rd, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Mark Joseph & The American Soul
July 3 & 4 @ Zorbaz on Pokegama Lake, Grand Rapids, MN
July 3- 5-8pm
July 4- 5-9pm
Free / Family Friendly / Fun!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/264909371127362/?event_time_id=264909374460695

  • Nashwauk 4th of July Festival: The Huckleberry’s

July 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nashwauk, MN, USA

  • Sam Miltich & Friends at the VFW

July 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VFW, 14 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

For more information contact the VFW at: 218-326-9937

  • Nashwauk 4th of July Festival: Wrecking Crew

July 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Nashwauk, MN, USA

July 4, 2019

  • Sharon Vanous Art Events

July 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
601 NW 16th Ave Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Cost $30.00
Website sharonvanousartevents.com

Every 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.
Contact Person   Sharon Vanous    (218) 244-6672   slplvan@yahoo.com

  • Open Figure Drawing

July 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

This group meets weekly to draw from a live model. No instruction is provided and participants must provide their own materials. Poses usually range from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Serious artists of all levels are welcome to join this group. Please note that models are sometimes nude. Enter in side door on Hwy 2.

$10 session/ $40 month

  • Open Mic Night at the VFW

July 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
VFW 14 NW 3rd St Grand Rapids, MN 55744

For more information contact the VFW at: 218-326-9937

July 5, 2019

 

  • First Friday Art Walk

July 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Grand Rapids MN, USA

For more information: grandrapidsarts.org

FREE Event
Walk among businesses and restaurants in downtown Grand Rapids to enjoy art, live music, food, beverage and shopping.

  • First Friday Opening Reception

July 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

A free community event with food, wine, live music and a chance to meet the featured artists.

I want to show you something   Meg Ojala

Meg Ojala: I Want to Show You Something celebrates the 35-year teaching career of Meg Ojala, Professor of Art at St. Olaf College, with a body of new work – a photographic exploration of bogs and fens. For the past 15 years, Ojala’s large-scale photographs have described the spatial ambiguities and seasonal changes on the prairies and riverbanks close to her home and studio near Northfield, Minnesota. This exhibition is a meandering visual and poetic search through ecologically crucial peatlands in Finland, Ireland and Minnesota. Bogs are disorienting, often impassable, ambiguous, slowly changing bodies of sphagnum moss, sedges, carnivorous plants, cranberries, tamarack, and black spruce. The installation of photographs, text, and prints of these captivating ecosystems envelops the viewer in their paradoxes and unfathomability.

Mesabi    Athena LaTocha

Athena LaTocha (b. Anchorage, Alaska) is an artist whose monumental works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between man-made and natural landscapes. Her work has been shown across the country in places such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, CUE Art Foundation, Artists Space, New York State Museum, South Dakota Art Museum, and the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2017 she had a solo exhibition at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe. She currently has a solo exhibition on view at JDJ | The Ice house in Garrison, NY.

 

  • Improv on the Lawn

July 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Old Central School, 10 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Spend some time outdoors and get in a laugh or two! Local Improv group, Self IMPROVment presents “Improv on the Lawn”. An hour of improv comedy with plenty of opportunities for audience participation! Every 1st and 3rd Friday at 5 pm.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/443337396465485/\

  • Beer, Bowls and Bites!

July 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Enjoy a relaxing evening glazing pottery, drinking micro brew 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. Beer is available at cash bar during event. Non-alcoholic beverages also available. Ages 21+

Instructor: Bruce Bartos Fee: $40

 

  • Art on the Edge: 15th Annual Juried Exhibition

July 5, 2019 – July 27, 2019 @
Edge Center For the Arts, 101 2nd Ave, Bigfork, MN 56628, USA

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/EdgeCenterArts/

Opening reception July 5th 5 – 7 pm

Prizes awarded for Best of Show, 2 awards of excellence and peoples choice.

 

  • LIVE MUSIC: Mark Petersen Band

July 5, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 6, 2019 @ 12:30 am
Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

*** Live music at the Eagles ***
Mark Peterson is a country/country rock singer and songwriter.
Check him out at https://www.bigbuffaloentertainment.com/mark-petersen

July 6, 2019

  • LIVE MUSIC: Mark Petersen Band

July 5, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 6, 2019 @ 12:30 am

July 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 7, 2019 @ 12:30 am
Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

*** Live music at the Eagles ***
Mark Peterson is a country/country rock singer and songwriter.
Check him out at https://www.bigbuffaloentertainment.com/mark-petersen

July 7, 2019

  • Acoustic Sundays

July 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Locker Room, 403 Roosevelt St, Coleraine, MN 55722, USA

Live acoustic music every Sundays

  • LIVE MUSIC: Mark Petersen Band

July 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 7, 2019 @ 12:30 am
Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

*** Live music at the Eagles ***
Mark Peterson is a country/country rock singer and songwriter.
Check him out at https://www.bigbuffaloentertainment.com/mark-petersen

July 8, 2019

  • Book Tour: Grocery Store by Jon Steinman

July 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids Area Library, 140 NE 2nd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Join Free Range Food Co-op and Jon Steinman for a talk and book signing at the Grand Rapids Area Library.

Grocery Story is for everyone who eats. Whether you strive to eat more local and sustainable food, or are in support of community economic development, Grocery Story will leave you hungry to join the food co-op movement in your own community.

Through penetrating analysis and inspiring stories and examples of American and Canadian food co-ops, Grocery Story makes a compelling case for the transformation of the grocery store aisles as the emerging frontier in the local and good food movements. Author Jon Steinman:

To learn more visit:
https://grocerystory.coop/

Welcome to Deconstructing Dinner

July 9, 2019

  • Coffee, Cake and Crafting

July 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Coleraine Public Library, 203 Cole St, Coleraine, MN 55722, USA

Join us for coffee (always), cake (sometimes) and crafting at the Coleraine Public Library! Contact the library to hear about the month’s activity!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2388196224746955/?event_time_id=2388196228080288

  • MAC Open Studio

July 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

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.

  • 2019 Summer Concert Series

July 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
First Lutheran Church Grand Rapids, MN

Waiting on a Walleye: Acoustic Americana (guitars, harmonica, & brass) with a Northern Minnesota Flair. Kelley Manbeck, Steve Lobo, and Chuck LaPlant.

  • Open Pottery

July 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, United States

Open Pottery
Instructor: Bruce Bartos
Fee: 15 each/ 10 student
Dates: Tuesdays, – Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
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.

Contact person: Summer Scharringhausen, 218-326-2697, summer@macrostieartcenter.org

  • Indie Film Series: La Montana

July 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reif Performing Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

July 10, 2019

  • Comedian Kenny Ahern

July 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Northern Community Radio (KAXE/KBXE), 260 NE 2nd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

To Laugh is to Live! is a hilarious family escapade. You are introduced to a whimsical, comic world where the audience happily becomes partners with Kenny’s lovable eccentric character. Extraordinary artistry mingles with delightfully daring antics. The result is a dazzling, heartwarming performance. Family-friendly program for all ages. This performance will take place in the KAXE/Rotary tent, so bring your blanket or chairs!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/476131979809273/

  • Sam Miltich & Friends at the VFW

July 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VFW, 14 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

For more information contact the VFW at: 218-326-9937

July 11, 2019

  • Sharon Vanous Art Events

July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
601 NW 16th Ave Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Cost $30.00
Website sharonvanousartevents.com

Every 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.
Contact Person
Sharon Vanous     (218) 244-6672    slplvan@yahoo.com

  • Open Figure Drawing

July 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

This group meets weekly to draw from a live model. No instruction is provided and participants must provide their own materials. Poses usually range from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Serious artists of all levels are welcome to join this group. Please note that models are sometimes nude. Enter in side door on Hwy 2.

$10 session/ $40 month

  • Open Mic Night at the VFW

July 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
VFW 14 NW 3rd St Grand Rapids, MN 55744

For more information contact the VFW at: 218-326-9937

July 12, 2019

  • LIVE MUSIC: Bottom Line

July 12, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 13, 2019 @ 12:30 am
Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

*** Live Music at the Eagles ***
With over 25 years experience, this band has made believers of teens to seniors who enjoy good old rock-n-roll. BOTTOMLINE will bring back the sounds of Steely Dan, Santana, Skynyrd, CCR, Doobie Brothers, Grand Funk and more. Check them out at http://www.carlsontalent.com/bottomline.htm.  

July 13, 2019

  • MacRosite Art Center Downtown Art Fair

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/386145745279043/

The Downtown Art Fair takes place on the second Saturday of July and is hosted by MacRostie Art Center. Located on the grounds of the Historic Central School and at the intersection of US Highway 2 and US Highway 169, the Downtown Art Fair is a fun community event that attracts residents and tourists alike!

With over 30 local artist vendors, live music, games, food, free hands-on art activities, and a fantastic local art raffle, this family-friendly event is a highlight of the summer arts calendar!

INTERESTED ARTIST VENDORS CLICK HERE: https://macrostieartcenter.org/artfair/

  • Downtown Art Fair

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Old Central School 10 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, United States

Artist vendors, live music, food, lawn games, and free art activities.

  • Family Create Second Saturdays sponsored by Children First!

July 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Join us every Second Saturday at the MAC for Family Create Saturdays! Free family-orientated art activities with a new theme each month! Ages 3 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult! Funded in part by Children First! and Blandin Foundation.

FREE

  • Grand Jam

July 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Itasca County Fair Grounds, 1336 Fairgrounds Rd, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Reif Center presents the first annual Grand Jam!

Featuring: Little Texas

Guest Performers: We Ain’t Cowboys & Coyote Wild

Tickets are $39 if ordered before June 1st. $49 after June 1st. $59 at the gate.

Tickets available at: https://www.reifcenter.org/event/jam/

  • LIVE MUSIC: Bottom Line

July 12, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 13, 2019 @ 12:30 am

July 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 14, 2019 @ 12:30 am

Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

*** Live Music at the Eagles ***
With over 25 years experience, this band has made believers of teens to seniors who enjoy good old rock-n-roll. BOTTOMLINE will bring back the sounds of Steely Dan, Santana, Skynyrd, CCR, Doobie Brothers, Grand Funk and more. Check them out at http://www.carlsontalent.com/bottomline.htm.  

  • The Dweebs at Deer River Wild Rice Festival

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – July 14, 2019 @ 1:00 am
Deer River Wild Rice Festival

www.thedweebs.com

July 14, 2019

  • Acoustic Sundays

July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Locker Room, 403 Roosevelt St, Coleraine, MN 55722, USA

Live acoustic music every Sundays

 

  • Improv Happy Hour

July 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Klockow Brewing Company, 36 SE 10th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

The crew from Self IMPROVment will be returning to the KBC stage 2nd Sundays for the summer! Grab a pint and get ready for some laughs.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/467302417363402/?event_time_id=467302420696735

  • LIVE MUSIC: Bottom Line

July 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 14, 2019 @ 12:30 am
Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

*** Live Music at the Eagles ***
With over 25 years experience, this band has made believers of teens to seniors who enjoy good old rock-n-roll. BOTTOMLINE will bring back the sounds of Steely Dan, Santana, Skynyrd, CCR, Doobie Brothers, Grand Funk and more. Check them out at http://www.carlsontalent.com/bottomline.htm.  

  • The Dweebs at Deer River Wild Rice Festival

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – July 14, 2019 @ 1:00 am
Deer River Wild Rice Festival

www.thedweebs.com

July 15, 2019

  • Art on the Edge: 15th Annual Juried Exhibition

July 5, 2019 – July 27, 2019 @
Edge Center For the Arts, 101 2nd Ave, Bigfork, MN 56628, USA

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/EdgeCenterArts/

Opening reception July 5th 5 – 7 pm

Prizes awarded for Best of Show, 2 awards of excellence and peoples choice.

Open to artists in all media. Entries due Monday, May 6.

  • Summer Art Adventure

July 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

MacRostie’s youth version of our “wine, paint, canvas” class. Bring in a picture of your favorite pet to paint! Our experienced instructor will help you paint a wonderful painting of your pet and during breaks you can enjoy some punch and snacks. All skill levels of art are welcome to attend. Ages 7+

Instructor: Lea Friesen

Fee: $35

July 16, 2019

  • Summer Art Adventure

July 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

MacRostie’s youth version of our “wine, paint, canvas” class. Bring in a picture of your favorite pet to paint! Our experienced instructor will help you paint a wonderful painting of your pet and during breaks you can enjoy some punch and snacks. All skill levels of art are welcome to attend. Ages 7+

Instructor: Lea Friesen

Fee: $35

  • MAC Open Studio

July 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

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.

  • 2019 Summer Concert Series

July 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 35568 Foxtail Ln, Cohasset, MN 55721, USA

All Strings Considered: Guitars, fiddle, banjo, uke, piano, dulcimer. Len Clark, Ken Hurlbut, Don Mayo & guests.

  • Old MacDonald had a Banjo

July 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Northern Community Radio (KAXE/KBXE), 260 NE 2nd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Old MacDonald Had a Banjo imagines a farm full of songs bursting out to entertain, educate, and involve the audience in singing, movement, and silliness. Folk musician Paul Imholte plays the part of Old MacDonald as he sings original and classic children’s songs. During the show Paul will play fiddle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, autoharp, cello, harmonica, spoons, jaw harp, and, of course, banjo. Children and adults alike will leave the show singing and enjoying this energetic program. This show will take place in the KAXE/Rotary tent, so bring your chair or blanket!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/413329316174882/

  • Open Pottery

July 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, United States

Open Pottery
Instructor: Bruce Bartos
Fee: 15 each/ 10 student
Dates: Tuesdays, – Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
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.

Contact person: Summer Scharringhausen, 218-326-2697, summer@macrostieartcenter.org

July 17, 2019

  • Summer Art Adventure

July 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

MacRostie’s youth version of our “wine, paint, canvas” class. Bring in a picture of your favorite pet to paint! Our experienced instructor will help you paint a wonderful painting of your pet and during breaks you can enjoy some punch and snacks. All skill levels of art are welcome to attend. Ages 7+

Instructor: Lea Friesen

Fee: $35

  • Wednesday Writing Group

July 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grand Rapids Area Library, 140 NE 2nd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Join the library’s writing group – the third Wednesday of each month. Writers of all genres and styles are welcome for discussion or simply to write. Space is limited. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

  • Log Home Wood Fired Pizza available
    • Buy raffle tickets for amazing prizes

Artist Talk Series: Whitney Leming-Salisbury

July 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Sam Miltich & Friends at the VFW

July 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VFW, 14 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

For more information contact the VFW at: 218-326-9937

July 18, 2019

  • Summer Art Adventure

July 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

MacRostie’s youth version of our “wine, paint, canvas” class. Bring in a picture of your favorite pet to paint! Our experienced instructor will help you paint a wonderful painting of your pet and during breaks you can enjoy some punch and snacks. All skill levels of art are welcome to attend. Ages 7+

Instructor: Lea Friesen

Fee: $35

 

  • Sharon Vanous Art Events

July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
601 NW 16th Ave Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Cost $30.00
Website sharonvanousartevents.com

Every 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.
Contact Person   Sharon Vanous    (218) 244-6672   slplvan@yahoo.com

  • Open Figure Drawing

July 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

This group meets weekly to draw from a live model. No instruction is provided and participants must provide their own materials. Poses usually range from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Serious artists of all levels are welcome to join this group. Please note that models are sometimes nude. Enter in side door on Hwy 2.

$10 session/ $40 month

  • Open Mic Night at the VFW

July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
VFW 14 NW 3rd St Grand Rapids, MN 55744

For more information contact the VFW at: 218-326-9937

July 19, 2019

  • Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days 57th Annual Traditional Pow Wow

July 19, 2019 – July 21, 2019 @
Ball Club, MN 56636, USA

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2149311301805373/

  • KAXE Mississippi River Music Festival

July 19, 2019 – July 20, 2019 @
Northern Community Radio (KAXE/KBXE), 260 NE 2nd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1155926811198031/

Put the 15th Annual KAXE Mississippi River Festival on your calendar, July 19th and 20th!

Lineup as follows:
Friday, July 19th (Gates open 5pm)
6PM – Bad Bad Hats
8PM – The 4onthefloor

  • Improv on the Lawn

July 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Old Central School, 10 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Spend some time outdoors and get in a laugh or two! Local Improv group, Self IMPROVment presents “Improv on the Lawn”. An hour of improv comedy with plenty of opportunities for audience participation! Every 1st and 3rd Friday at 5 pm.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/443337396465485/

  • LIVE MUSIC: Wrecking Crew

July 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 20, 2019 @ 12:30 am
Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

*** Live Music at the Eagles ***
Join us for “Wrecking Crew”, they are professional musical entertainment offering your favorite music from the 1960’s to today. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/pg/WreckingCrewMinnesota/about/?ref=page_internal

July 20, 2019

  • Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days 57th Annual Traditional Pow Wow

July 19, 2019 – July 21, 2019 @
Ball Club, MN 56636, USA

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2149311301805373/

  • KAXE Mississippi River Music Festival

July 19, 2019 – July 20, 2019 @
Northern Community Radio (KAXE/KBXE), 260 NE 2nd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1155926811198031/

Put the 15th Annual KAXE Mississippi River Festival on your calendar, July 19th and 20th!

Saturday, July 20th (Gates open 1pm)
2PM – Kitchi Boogie
4PM – Whitehorse
6PM – Kevin Gordon
8PM – Lindsay Beaver

  • Punch and Painting Pets

July 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

MacRostie’s youth version of our “wine, paint, canvas” class. Bring in a picture of your favorite pet to paint! Our experienced instructor will help you paint a wonderful painting of your pet and during breaks you can enjoy some punch and snacks. All skill levels of art are welcome to attend. Ages 7+

Instructor: Lea Friesen
Fee: $35

  • LIVE MUSIC: Wrecking Crew

July 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 20, 2019 @ 12:30 am

July 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 21, 2019 @ 12:30 am

Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

*** Live Music at the Eagles ***
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July 21, 2019

  • Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days 57th Annual Traditional Pow Wow

July 19, 2019 – July 21, 2019 @
Ball Club, MN 56636, USA

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2149311301805373/

  • Acoustic Sundays

July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Locker Room, 403 Roosevelt St, Coleraine, MN 55722, USA

Live acoustic music every Sundays

  • LIVE MUSIC: Wrecking Crew

July 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm – July 21, 2019 @ 12:30 am
Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1776 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

*** Live Music at the Eagles ***
Join us for “Wrecking Crew”, they are professional musical entertainment offering your favorite music from the 1960’s to today. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/pg/WreckingCrewMinnesota/about/?ref=page_internal

July 22, 2019

  • Storybook Theater

July 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Grand Rapids Area Library, 140 NE 2nd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Calling all Theater Kids! In coordination with our Summer Reading theme, “It’s Showtime at Your Library”, the incomparable Katie Smith will host three theater workshops at Your Grand Rapids Area Library this summer! Come and learn how to develop a show, and be ready to perform when it’s pick-up time! Open to all area kids age 6 and up. Space is limited, and registration is required. Registration for each workshop will open two weeks before the program date. (218) 327-8823

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/436821300230659/?event_time_id=436821306897325

July 23, 2019

MAC Open Studio

July 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

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.

  • 2019 Summer Concert Series

July 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
United Methodist Church, 1701 SE 5th Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Minnesota Originals: Piano and French Horn: Mary Ellen Patnaude Haupert, Heidi Wick & soprano – Jennifer Graupman Campbell.

  • Open Pottery

July 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, United States

Open Pottery
Instructor: Bruce Bartos
Fee: 15 each/ 10 student
Dates: Tuesdays, – Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
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.

Contact person: Summer Scharringhausen, 218-326-2697, summer@macrostieartcenter.org

July 24, 2019

  • Bonfire Chamber Music Festival

July 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reif Performing Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Bonfire Chamber Music Festival 2019 will enjoy its third season at the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center with three concerts at the end of July (Wednesday the 24th – Friday the 26th). This year’s chamber music festival will feature the artistry of acclaimed ARTARIA STRING QUARTET, as well as a premiere performance of the newly-formed 2 SISTERS TRIO (Kristina Gullion – violin, Monika Sutherland – cello, and Mary Ellen Haupert – piano).

In addition to festival evening concerts at the Reif, there are daily “Bonfire Extras” (free, family-friendly events around town), making Grand Rapids, Minnesota a vacation destination for all ages!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 7:00pm – Artaria String Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven – Große Fuge in B-flat Major, Op. 133
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1

Sam Miltich & Friends at the VFW

July 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VFW, 14 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

For more information contact the VFW at: 218-326-9937\

July 25, 2019

  • Sharon Vanous Art Events

July 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
601 NW 16th Ave Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Cost $30.00
Website sharonvanousartevents.com

Every 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.
Contact Person  Sharon Vanous   (218) 244-6672   slplvan@yahoo.com

  • Open Figure Drawing

July 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Macrostie Art Center, 405 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

This group meets weekly to draw from a live model. No instruction is provided and participants must provide their own materials. Poses usually range from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Serious artists of all levels are welcome to join this group. Please note that models are sometimes nude. Enter in side door on Hwy 2.

$10 session/ $40 month

  • Bonfire Chamber Music Festival

July 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reif Performing Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Bonfire Chamber Music Festival 2019 will enjoy its third season at the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center with three concerts at the end of July (Wednesday the 24th – Friday the 26th). This year’s chamber music festival will feature the artistry of acclaimed ARTARIA STRING QUARTET, as well as a premiere performance of the newly-formed 2 SISTERS TRIO (Kristina Gullion – violin, Monika Sutherland – cello, and Mary Ellen Haupert – piano).

In addition to festival evening concerts at the Reif, there are daily “Bonfire Extras” (free, family-friendly events around town), making Grand Rapids, Minnesota a vacation destination for all ages!

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 7:00pm – Artaria String Quartet

Franz Joseph Haydn – String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2
George Rochberg – String Quartet No. 3 (1971

 

Open Mic Night at the VFW

July 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
VFW 14 NW 3rd St Grand Rapids, MN 55744

For more information contact the VFW at: 218-326-9937

July 26, 2019

  • Bonfire Chamber Music Festival

July 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reif Performing Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA

Bonfire Chamber Music Festival 2019 will enjoy its third season at the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center with three concerts at the end of July (Wednesday the 24th – Friday the 26th). This year’s chamber music festival will feature the artistry of acclaimed ARTARIA STRING QUARTET, as well as a premiere performance of the newly-formed 2 SISTERS TRIO (Kristina Gullion – violin, Monika Sutherland – cello, and Mary Ellen Haupert – piano).

In addition to festival evening concerts at the Reif, there are daily “Bonfire Extras” (free, family-friendly events around town), making Grand Rapids, Minnesota a vacation destination for all ages!

Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm – 2 Sisters Trio

​Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17 by Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896)
Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

July 28, 2019

  • Acoustic Sundays

July 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Locker Room, 403 Roosevelt St, Coleraine, MN 55722, USA

Live acoustic music every Sunday