Arts Calendar Online: Brought to You by Region 2 Arts Council

Did you know Region 2 Arts Council now has an online arts calendar?  We do!

We update our calendar anytime we hear of an arts event or workshop in our region. If there is something arts-related happening in your community, please tell us about it! Send us an email,, call our office, 218-751-5447 or toll-free at 1-800-275-5447, send us an e-vite, send us a pdf of your poster and we will hang it in our reception area, if you are a facebook friend of Staff Regiontwoarts we will share your facebook posts about arts events, performances, exhibitions or workshops. We also list our grant deadline dates, as well as deadline dates for other opportunities for artists. Check it out!

Tuesday Listening Session at Region 2 Arts Council Office

Please consider attending the Region 2 Arts Council Listening Session for Beltrami County on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Come, offer feedback, and share your ideas regarding the arts in Beltrami County and the work we do at Region 2 Arts Council.  R2AC  Executive Director Terri Widman and our two Beltrami County Board Members will be present at the meeting to listen and gather your comments.

What: Listening Session for Beltrami County
When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 2014.
Where:  Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Ave. N, Bemidji, MN

Please send  us an email or give us a call at 218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447 and let us know you are coming!

Even if you have had the opportunity to fill out our survey, the listening session is a chance for you to participate in a discussion about the arts in our region and in Beltrami County.

Whether you are an artist yourself, a supporter of the arts, or a concerned member of the public, we want your input. Your feedback will help guide our future work at Region 2 Arts Council.

This meeting is open to the public.  Please come! Please bring friends, neighbors, and colleagues!

Happy Thanksgiving!

pieRegion 2 Arts Council Staff will be out of the office enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday this week.  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. office hours will resume on Monday.

Don’t forget! The Artist Mentor Grant Application Deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 1.  Eligible applications must be dropped off at our office or postmarked by December 1st.  We’re looking forward to seeing many applications from our talented, Region 2 youth!

Artist Mentor Grant Deadline: December 1, 2014

image005Region 2 Arts Council seeks artistic 8th-12th grade Region 2 residents!

  • Do you sing, write, draw, dance, paint, play an instrument, sculpt, act, make jewelry, or engage in another type of artistic endeavor?
  • Are you seeking creative inspiration?

Consider applying for an Artist Mentor Grant! 

Recipients receive either

  • 20 hours of one-on-one mentoring with an established local artist
  • $600 toward tuition for an arts class, camp, or workshop

Download your application at and get started today! Questions? Please contact us at / 751-5447.

Weekend Arts Highlights

image001Let Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts Calendar guide you through your weekend.  Highlights include

  • Bemidji Community Theater’s production of Fiddler on the Roof Opens Friday, November 14 at 7:30 at the Historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji.  Tickets are $6/children and $12/adults.
  • R2AC/McKnight Career Development Fellow Cate Belleveau is directing the original theater work Labels, a physical theater performance at Long Lake Theater in Hubbard on Saturday Nov. 15th at 6:30 p.m.  This show explores through masks, movement , and multi-media the concept of how humans label each other. Labels is free and open to the public.

Check out our Arts Calendar for more!  Send us your events so we can continue to stay current.  We love our calendar and we think you will too!

November Northern Arts News is Here!

14968313507Please be sure to read Northern Arts News this November!

  • 2015 Region 2 Arts Council/McKnight Career Development Fellows Announced
  • Minnesota Theater Alliance is coming to Bemidji on November 5
  • LPTV Public Art Request for Proposals deadline November 13
  • 2014 Career Development Fellow Cate Belleveau’s Meet the Artist Event on Nov. 15 (Updated from Newsletter: 6:30 p.m. and Free!)

There is so much more! Grant deadlines, featured R2AC-funded events, opportunities for artists and arts-minded organizations.  Our Arts Calendar is chock-full of up-to-date arts events in Region 2.  Read Northern Arts News TODAY!