willmar area arts council





Another Bus Trip

  Our first bus trip to the Cities last spring was so successful we've decided to do it again.   The trip is planned for October 26, 2016.   First stop will the Russian Museum of Art.   Exhibits include  "Unknown Fabrege:  New Finds and Rediscoveries," "Art of Valerian  Formozov:  Visions of the Russian Heartland,"  "Artist Underground in the late Soviet Era" and "Imperial Images in Etchings & Lithographs."  From there we will travel the American Swedish Institute.  They have agreed to leave the quilt display up an additional week so we will be able to see Mary Chalmer's work.   "A Different Way of Seeing" and "Mansion in Mourning" will also be on exhibit.  The café will  be open for lunch. We will leave at 8:00 am and return around 6:00 pm.  Cost:  $45 nonmembers, $40 Arts Council members.  Contact the Arts Council for more information and to register  235-8560, willmararts@gmail.com

  Hope you can join us!

After School Kids' Art Club

  It's time for Kids' Art Club again.  We will be meeting the first and third Mondays of the month with our first meeting Oct. 3.  Time is 3:45 - 5:00.  There is a $3 participation fee per session and you need to pre-register by calling the Arts Council office - 320 235-8560  - or emailing us willmararts@gmail.com

  Hope to see lots of kids there!

A Wandered Path - the artwork of Michele Steffen

  Michele Steffen's work is featured at the WEAC gallery.  Her exhibit will be up August 15 - Sept.30, 2016.   Be sure to come and see this talented Spicer artist's work!


  We chose Memories as the theme for the exhibit in the mezzanine gallery at the Barn.  It will run in conjunction with the Barn's production of The Diary of Anne Frank.  There are fifteen works by eleven artists.  The exhibit is up until Sept. 30.  There is a ballot box available to vote for your favorite work.  The winning artist receives $100.

Abbey Artist's Retreat - Sept. 28 - 30

  Looking for a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere to create?  Come to the Abbey of the Hills at Marvin, SD (about 14 mi. west of Milbank or about 7 mi.east of the I-29 Summit Exit on Hwy 12).  Beginners to experienced artists welcome - no pressure, no demands, no comparisons or competition!  Designed to give each artist time to paint/create using whatever medium they prefer.  Bring your own supplies and ideas.  There will be eight demonstrations you can attend if you wish.  Breaks can be taken anytime for a walk around the lake and beautiful area. 
  For more information contact Shari at 605 398-9200 or slhaufschil@yahoo.com.


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! 



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