willmar area arts council





Join us for a bus trip to the American Swedish Institute and
the Landscape Arboretum

   The Arts Council is sponsoring a bus trip to the Cities with stops at the American Swedish Institute and the Landscape Arboretum.  The bus will leave Willmar at 8:00 am on May 18 and return around 6:00 pm.  Cost for the trip is $40 (payable in advance) and includes transportation and admission to both venues.  Bring a sack lunch or eat at one of the stops.  Invite a friend - or make a new one on the bus! - and join us!  Email willmararts@gmail.com or call us at 320 235-8560.  Hope to see you!

Support the Arts Council while shopping on-line!

  Do you shop at Amazon.com?  If so, you can support the Willmar Area Arts Council while shopping!  Simply log onto www.amazonsmile.com.  If you are registered with Amazon, all your information will be there.  Simply find the Arts Council in the list or organizations and continue shopping.  A small percentage of your purchase will come to us!  What could be easier - shop and support! 

Celebrating Local Churches

   Greg Harp, New London photographer, and the Kandiyohi County Historical County are working on a multi-year project featuring the churches of Kandiyohi County.  The first part of this two-phase project will be on display at the Historical Society and there will be a reception for Greg May 5 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Be sure to stop by, view the 24 photographs and meet the artist.

Steel Magnolias
   The next production at the Barn Theatre is Steel Magnoliasthe 1987 comedy-drama written by Robert Harling.  The play is based on the real life and death of Harling's sister who died due to early diabetes.  The production at the Barn is directed by Jan Buzzeo.  Performances are April 14 - 17 and 21 - 24.  Call the Barn for ticket information:  320 235-9500.

After School Kids' Art Club

  Our After School Kids' Art Club is back in session and everyone is having a great time!  We meet in our third floor classroom space at the Barn Theatre from 3:45 - 5:00 the second and fourth Mondays of the month.  Participation fee is $3 and the Club is open to students in grades K thru 6. We received a grant from the Kandiyohi Power Charitable Trust to help underwrite this activity. 

   Please call or email the Arts Council by the Friday before the Club to register so we will know how many to prepare for.  Hope to see your kids there!


Willmar Area Arts Council Mission
Ron Adams Shroud of MomThe mission of the Willmar Area Arts Council is to promote and support the arts in West Central Minnesota.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact us at 320 235-8560 or willmararts@gmail.com





Willmar Education and Arts Center
  Check our "Gallery" page to see what's up in the gallery.
"This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA ARTS COUNCIL (SMAC) with funds appropriated by the State Legislature and the McKnight Foundation."

southwest minnesota arts and humanities council (SMAHC) 

"Funded in part by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission."
Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Ecomonic Development Commission