willmar area arts council





Small Works Silent Auction

   Small Works Silent Auction is up at the Barn Theatre Event Room.  Small works by local artists are available for your purchase.  All proceeds are returned to the artist.  The action closes at 1:45 pm on Sunday, Nov. 29, right before the last production of "Happy Hollandaise" at the Barn.  The room is open 9:00 - 4:00 daily and during productions.  Be sure to stop in and see what our artists have created for you.  A perfect chance to do your Christmas shopping!

Community Canvas

  Well, the project has ended.  What fun we had with it, though!  Thank you to everyone who participated by either creating a canvas or viewing the finished project.  If you submitted a canvas and would like it back, they are available to be picked up in our office.  Office hours are Tues - Thurs 9:00 till noon.  If you can't make it in during those times, call and we'll make other arrangements.

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. 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 Mom The mission of the Willmar Area Arts Council is to increase regional awareness of the arts in West Central Minnesota by providing a number of initiatives: grants to individuals and organizations to advance art-related endeavors, opportunities for local artists to promotetheir work, informational resources to enhance the arts, and workshops that reflect the diverse heritage of our area. We acknowledge the support of our partners in assisting us to promote the arts by donating time and money as we work to advance the arts. Lastly, we invite you to attend our many activities and participate in some of the artist events in our region. We welcome your ideas, participation, and suggestions to advance our organization!



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