Northern Arts News March Highlights

1449db12229Read Northern Arts News for regional and statewide grant opportunities, arts events, trainings, noteworthy accomplishments, such as

  • Artist Mentor grant writing workshop: 3/8, 10-12 p.m.
  • Artist Mentor info session: 3/10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  •  Arts Project Grant Deadline: 3/12
  • Native Artist Professional Development Training: 3/21 & 22
  • Arts Advocacy Day at the Capitol: 3/27
  • McKnight, Jerome, and MN State Arts Board Grant Opportunities

and so much more!  Read Northern Arts News today!



January 2014 Northern Arts News: Start the New Year Off with Art!

1434b295953Keep Northern Arts News on your monthly must-read list. In addition to arts events happening in our five-county region for the month of January, find out about

  • the Jan. 17 Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Deadline
  • the MacPhail/McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians
  • the Jerome Travel and Study Grant Program for Emerging Artists
  • An increase in mentor stipends for the 2014 Region 2 Arts Council Artist Mentor Grant Program

… and so much more!

December Northern Arts News: Don’t Miss Out!

1429beaf2dcA few upcoming Arts Highlights in Region 2

  • Dec. 3:  Schoolcraft Learning Community Winter Concert TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE to WINTER WEATHER
  • Dec. 6-7, 13-15:  BCT presents The King and I
  • Dec. 6&8:  Park Rapids Classic Chorale Concert
  • Dec. 10:  Bemidji Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Celebrations and Messiah Sing-Along
  • Dec. 11:  Artist Mentor Grant Recipient Elias Connel Performs with Voltage at BSU
  • Dec. 17: Mnpls Fringe Festival Coordinator to Meet with Interested Performers in Bemidji
  • Jan. 1:  Applications due for Atrium Gallery Regional Artist Program at Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids

But wait! There’s so much more!  Click here for dates and more info about other great arts events and opportunities.

Northern Arts News is Hot Off the Press!

14214606cbbRead Northern Arts News for Regional November Arts Highlights

  • Mosaic Workshop with JoAnne McFarlin at Create It! Community Studios at Clearwaters Life Center in Gonvick on three Mondays in November
  • First Peoples Fund comes to Red Lake for Native Artist Professional Development Training on Nov. 8&9
  • 4th Annual Art Opener Festival at the George W. Neilson Convention Center in Bemidji in Nov. 9
  • Bemidji Symphony Orchestra’s “Homecoming Celebrations” concert at the Bemidji High School Auditorium on Nov. 10
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College Extension launches 2nd Thursday Winter Market on Nov. 14
  • Mask and Rose Women’s Theater presents Evita! starting on Nov. 14
  • Park Rapids Area Community Band Concert on Nov. 18



Weekend Highlights in Region 2

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  • Friday Oct. 4:  First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji including Members’ Show at Watermark (former BCAC)
  • Friday Oct. 4:  Druha Trava Czech Bluegrass Band in Park Rapids
  • Saturday Oct. 5:  Customer Appreciation Day at Blank Canvas Gallery in Park Rapids
  • Sat. & Sun Oct. 5-6:  Book Arts Workshops sponsored by MCBA and the Watermark
  • Sun. Oct. 6:  Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents “Nordic Celebrations”

Don’t miss out.  Read Northern Arts News!


Have you planned your arts weekend yet?

140ead4f190Take a few minutes to peruse the September Issue of Northern Arts News!  Then don’t just plan your arts weekend, plan out the whole month!

Highlights Include:

  • First Friday in Bemidji
  • Enjoying the Art at Blank Canvas Gallery
  • September 7 R2AC/McKnight Fellow Dr. Del Lyren  Artist Talk Back Session at the Nemeth Art Center
  • September 11 Fellowship and Arts Project Grant Application Deadline
  • September 11-18 Grant Writing Workshops in Cass Lake, Mahnomen, Red Lake and Bemidji for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant
  • September 13-October 4 Advanced Drawing Techniques with Joan Wilson
  • September 22  Beginning Cavandoli Knotting Workshop with Karen-lisa Forbes
  • September 28 – 29 Art Leap 2013

Have a terrific, art-filled month!


Happy Fourth of July!

13fa19e0864Region 2 Arts Council Office will be closed July 4th and 5th.  We’ll be back in business on Monday, July 8th.

In the meantime, why don’t you check out the July Issue of Northern Arts News?

It’s full of stimulating arts activity you won’t want to miss!  (Not to mention the August 14, 2013 Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant deadline and grant writing workshops in each of our 5 counties).