Arts Events across the Region

LISTING OF EVENTS & ARTS OPPORTUNITIES

(Be sure to scroll through to the end for all listings beyond our funded projects!)

The following activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Note: We update this page on a consistent basis so bookmark this page and check back frequently for ALL arts happenings!

MAY & BEYOND

  • Ongoing until filled: WorkBench New Play Workshop is currently accepting applications for writers interested in creating their own original play. Workshop is held June 11-18 [For writers of all levels – Park Rapids]
  • May 13-15 & 20-22: Bemidji Community Theater’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank [Bemidji] – NOTE: This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund
  • July 26 – August 6: Northern Light Opera Company’s production of Hello Dolly [Park Rapids]

OTHER ARTS HAPPENINGS ACROSS THE REGION

MAY & BEYOND

On-going through May 19: (10am to 2pm) – Open Beading Circle with Thomas Stillday: [All ages and skills welcome]

  • May 21 (10:30 a.m.): 2022 Sculpture Trail Opening Fourteen new sculptures are being installed and the artists have been invited to provide information on their works as part of the tour. Afterward, Downtown businesses invite you to stay for lunch, shop and enjoy live music. [Park Rapids]
  • May 21 (1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) – Meet the Artist: Kent Estey Studio 176 [Park Rapids]
  • June 3 (7:00 p.m.): Headwaters Open Mic and CoffeeHouse – This monthly First Friday event offers a friendly open mic opportunity with a welcoming environment for folks to listen and perform. Attendees will be sure to enjoy performances by community artists and featured performers. Sign-up begins at 6:30 or by email to jjhgaard@gmail.com. [Bemidji]
  • June 20 – 25 (7:30 p.m.): Evening Reading Series is a free public event within the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference. [Online and in-person in Bemidji]

ON-GOING MONTHLY OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS CALENDARS

First Friday Open House – 2PM to 5PM

Creative Café on the third Tuesday of every month – 4PM to 6PM [A fun event where artists will take you on a hands-on adventure into the arts]

Open Mic & CoffeeHouse – First Friday of the Month at 7PM

Did we miss something you know about? Help us update the information by emailing kathryn@r2arts.org with your event information!