Area arts October 2 – 8

Works by Gordon Coons are on display at First Friday opening at
MacRostie Art Center.

All Month

 We Are All Criminals in the MacRostie Gallery and Inside Voices in the Minnesota Gallery with artwork by men from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave. (closes 10/4)

Artists in Residence: Mary Corwin, David Dobbs, Patti Ferrell, and butterfly mobiles by Dan Root. 3rd floor Historic Central School.

Pop Up Park. Cut outs and works by Dan Root. Corner Highway 2 and 1st Ave. NW.

Photography by Ed Zabinski. Brewed Awakenings Coffee House. (closes 10/5) 24 NE 4th St.

Sporting Arts. Thursdays – Saturdays. 10 am – 4 pm. Edge Center for the Arts Gallery. 102 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Tuesday, October 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.

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.

Wednesday, October 4

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Perpich Arts High School Information Session. Do you love the arts? Are you, or do you know, a student who’s really into the arts? Is it time for a creative challenge? Did you know there’s a public school designed to develop the thinking artist? Perpich Arts High School is a tuition-free public high school for Minnesota high school juniors and seniors.

The Arts High School offers rigorous, college-preparatory academics with intensive coursework focused in six art areas: dance, literary arts, media arts (photography/cinema), music (voice and instrumental), theater (includes musical theater) and visual arts. At the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, MN, dedicated teachers inspire students to take risks, work hard, and develop their unique voice. Students from outside the Twin Cities area can live in a supervised dorm, with plenty of guidance and support, plus exposure to the arts culture in the metropolitan area. MacRostie Art Center. 405 1st Ave NW.

7 – 9 pm

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

Thursday, October 5

6:30 -9 pm

Open figure drawing. 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 minute to 30 minutes. Serious artists of all levels are welcome to join this group. Please note that models are sometimes nude. Please enter through door on Hwy. 2. $10 per session. $30 a month. david@macrostieartcenter.org  MacRostie Art Center 405 NW 1st Ave

7 pm

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

7:30 pm

“Family Tradition” is a wonderful show hosted by Marty Haggard, son of Merle Haggard, with special guests Tommy Cash and Dion Pride. It is an up-close and personal show filled with great stories, beautiful memories, and hit songs of the Legends as told and performed by their children and brother. Sit back and enjoy an evening that you will cherish for a lifetime. $35. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

Friday, October 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 www.grandrapidsarts.org

5 – 7 pm

Sporting Arts. Opening Reception. Edge Center for the Arts Gallery. 102 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

6 – 9 pm

Wine, Paint, Canvas. Be guided by an experienced educator from start to finish through the creation of a new painting at each event. Drinks will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the event and there will be plenty of breaks to socialize, too. Absolutely no art experience is required. Come learn in a fun and supportive environment surrounded by your friends. $35. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

6 – 8:30 pm

Beer, Bites and Bowls. Enjoy a relaxing evening glazing pottery, drinking microbrew 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. $40. MacRostie Art Center. 405 NW 1st Ave.

6:30 pm

Junie P. Jones. Children’s musical performed by TheatreworksUSA. Recommended for grades K – 5. Adults $20. Seniors $18. Students $10. One free student with each paid adult. Wilcox Theater. Reif Center. 720 Conifer Dr.

7 pm

Piatigorsky Foundation. Katherine Calcamuggio, mezzo soprano. Nicholas Shaneyfelt, pianist. $10. Students free. Edge Center for the Arts. 102 2nd Ave. Bigfork.

Saturday, October 7

10 am – 5 pm

Fall Studio Tour. Located in one of the state’s top art regions, the Grand Rapids area is home to a robust arts community. For one entire weekend, artists across the area are throwing open their studio doors, inviting the public to see work spaces, meet the artists, and shop for unique, local creations. Enjoy the fall colors and quality local art during the free, self-guided, weekend studio tour. Free. https://macrostieartcenter.org/studiotour

Sunday, October 8

10 – 3 pm

Fall Studio Tour. Located in one of the state’s top art regions, the Grand Rapids area is home to a robust arts community. For one entire weekend, artists across the area are throwing open their studio doors, inviting the public to see work spaces, meet the artists, and shop for unique, local creations. Enjoy the fall colors and quality local art during the free, self-guided, weekend studio tour. Free.  https://macrostieartcenter.org/studiotour