Welcome to the
Willmar Area Arts Council
In 1997, a group of citizens responded to an incentive from a COM-PAS and Blandin Foundation partnership to build stronger support and appreciation for creative arts in the Willmar area. Along with financial support from the Minnesota Rural Arts Initiative (RAI), the City of Willmar, Willmar Public Schools, a development grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC), and membership fees, the Willmar Area Arts Council officially came into existence in the fall of 1997 and became a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity in 1998.
Since its inception, the Willmar Area Arts Council has been a visible advocate for the arts in West Central Minnesota. Besides providing the rotating exhibits in the Willmar Education and Arts Center, administering the Arts in the Schools project for the Willmar Public Schools and hosting themed, invitational exhibits in the Barn Theatre’s mezzanine gallery that run in conjunction with the current production, it is the force behind two popular events: Studio Hop and Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!Find out more »
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Rene Clausen conducts the 73-voice a cappella choir in his 34th and final year at Concordia on the first stop of a 15 - day tour of southeastern US. Adults $15, students $5, available at the door or with additional fees online at concordiatickets.com or by phone at 800-838-3006.Find out more »
The Barn Theatre presents, "The Savannah Sipping Society." Four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate -- and an impromptu happy hour -- and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiams for life they've lost through the years. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 ages 18 and younger. 235-9500 or thebarntheatre.com.Find out more »