*SMAC Art Gallery
January 10th through March 1, 2019: Lois Haak of Echo, prints. Lois received a SMAC Individual Developing Artist grant to work on exploring printmaking techniques that did not require a press.
March 7th through April 26th, 2019: Tammy Grubbs of Pipestone. Tammy received a SMAC Individual Developing Artist grant in 2017 to work on 12 oil paintings on canvas for an exhibit of emotional figurative portraits. She said, “I ended up creating 12 24x36s and 10 other paintings in various sizes.” You are invited to join us in seeing these works in the SMAC gallery and meeting with the artist for her opening reception on Thursday, March 7, from 5-7 pm. Live music and light refreshments will be provided!
Visit the gallery M-F 8 am-12 and 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
Barn Theatre Art Gallery-Nancy Geiger Event Center
321 4th St SW, Willmar.
For more info, call 320-235-9500 or email email@example.com
Bird Island Cultural Centre
604 Dogwood Avenue, Bird Island.
M-Th 10am-8pm, Fri-Sun by appointment (call 229-220-4232)
Gallery Hours: M-F 8 am – 5 pm, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm. Information at 507-283-1884.
Business, Arts & Recreation Center Library Gallery
February: Paintings by Dan Wahl: Meditative in nature, the abstract expressionist paintings of southwest Minnesota artist and writer Dan Wahl draw their strength from the prairie. Observations of sky, grass, moving water, trees, and stones have informed his work.
Many of his paintings have gravitated towards places of healing, including crisis centers, massage therapy studios, an alternative medicine practice, and the lobbies of psychologists. Artist Reception Saturday, February 2nd from 11am-1pm, 2019.
1012 5th Ave, Windom
Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum Gallley
901 1st St S, Dassel
Gallery Hours: T-F 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm
1294 131st St, Luverne
Local and regional art, clay classes and studio rental. Clay studio of Jerry Deuschle and jewelry by Kathy Deuschle.
Gallery Hours: TH 5-9 pm, Fri & Sat 2-6 pm and by appointment.
The Founders Gallery
2nd floor in Founders Hall at Southwest State University, 1501 State St, Marshall.
Gallery Hours: M-F 8 am – 5 pm, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm. Information at 507-537-6266.
Greenwater Garage & Gallery
101 Main St S, New London.
Info at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Hutchinson Center for the Arts
15 Franklin St SW, Hutchinson.
January 21st through March 8, 2019: “We Are What We Make”, various artists and makers in the Hutchinson community. Artists reception on Thursday, March 7th from 5-7pm, 2019.
Jackson Center for the Arts Gallery
309 2nd St, Jackson
January through February 2019: Agnes “bobbie” Alsgaard Lien Artist Exhibit. Meet & Greet Friday, January 11th from 5:30-7 pm. Agnes says, “The Artwork displayed is an accumulation of many years of practice and exploration. Art has been a way for me to explore my world and record moments in time. It has taught me to see, think and explore, it has also led me to many parts of the world to explore and learn from past artists. Art speaks a universal language and I am honored and dedicated to be part of that voice. I hope as you view this work that you delight in the color & texture, and create your own storyline for the piece of pieces that you are drawn to.” www.agnesnora.com, 507-360-6094, email@example.com
Java River Cafe
210 S 1st St, Montevideo
Gallery Hours for show: M-Th 7 am- 6 pm, F-Sat. 7 am-8 pm.
More information at 320-269-7106 or click Java River Cafe.
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
610 Highway 71 NE, Willmar
*KK Berge Gallery-Granite Area Arts Council
807 Prentice Street, Granite Falls
Through February 16th, 2019: Yellowstone Trail Alliance, Photography by Jess Gorman. Artist Reception Thursday, January 24th, 6:30-8:30 pm.
February 11th through March 30th, 2019: “Let’s Treasure Hunt Together: Paintings by Olga Krasovcka”. Artist reception Thursday, February 14th, 6:30-8:30 pm, 2019.
April 1st through May 11th, 2019: “Structured Memories: Paintings & Sculpture by Nicole Roberts Hoiland.
May 13th through May 25th, 2019: Yellow Medicine East Student Art
Gallery & Gift Shop hours M–F 1-4 pm, Sat. 10 am – 3 pm. Please call ahead if you plan to visit to ensure the gallery is open, sometimes volunteer staff has to be away from the building. Information at 320-564-4039 or click Granite Area Arts Council.
Lac qui Parle County Museum Gallery
250 8th Ave, Madison
Hours: May – October M-F: 10 am-4 pm, Sat. 10 am-3pm
November – April: T-F: 10 am-4pm
*Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC)
109 N 3rd St, Marshall
January 8th through February 15th, 2019: “Paintings Exploring the Between-Time” by Shannen Louwagie.
February 19th through March 29, 2019: Laura Migliorino, photography. Laura says, “My work has a long history of capturing the relationship between people and the environments they live in. The intimate nature of housing, shelter, and living environment is so essential to how one is defined, that it cannot be separated. The work explores the symbiotic and perplex relationship between people and their homes. This series ‘Absentia: Abandoned Past’ explores spaces in a state of abandonment or unexpected departure, creating a feeling of being animated and inhabited but absent at the same time.” Artist reception on March 23 from 2-4 pm.
There will also be an Ekphrastic Poetry call for entries inspired by 2 of the paintings in this exhibit. Please stay tuned for details.
Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center
714 13th St, Worthington, MN 56187, USA
*Milan Village Arts School
Junction of MN Highway 7/59 and MN Highway 40, Milan.
For information on upcoming classes call 320-734-4807 or visit www.milanvillageartsschool.org.
Minnesota Machinery Museum
100 N 1st St, Hanley Falls
Permanent collection of rural art.
Hours: May 15 through September 30, M-S 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-4:30 pm. Info at 507-768-3522 or www.mnmachinerymuseum.com
Nobles County Art Center
407 12th St, Worthington
January 11th through February 22, 2019: Mindfulness Through the Lens: Prairie Wind Photographers. Opening reception Friday, January 11 from 5-7 pm.
Potato Eaters Gallery
Call 320-237-4148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for exact hours and information. Normally open on Friday and Saturday afternoons, or by appointment.
Redwood Falls Public Library
509 S Lincoln St, Redwood Falls
January 7th through March 30, 2019: Tatanka Arts 2nd Annual Juried Art Show. The exhibit will be in the Redwood Falls Library Meeting Room. Artists from the area will be showing new works not previously displayed at the Redwood Falls Library. Reception & Awards presented Thursday, January 10, 6-7 pm. Awards announced at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Sponsors for this event are Tatanka Arts, City of Redwood Falls Library, Redwood Dance Center, and Scenic City Realty.
Re-Vamped Art Studio
214 E Main St, Pipestone.
Ridgewater College Gallery (Hutchinson)
Adjacent to Commons, 2 Century Avenue SE, Hutchinson.
January 14th through February 15th, 2019: Betsy Ruth Byers presents “Migration.” Her large scale Oil paintings and small watercolors illustrate an amazing dialogue about landscape, climate change, and the terrible beauty of melting glaciers.
Click for more info Ridgewater Galleries or call 320-234-8500.
Ridgewater College Gallery (Willmar)
Building F, Upper Level, 2101 15th Avenue NW, Willmar.
January 14th through February 15th, 2019: Chris Rackley presents “There is no conflict” on the Hutchinson campus until December 21st. Large graphite drawings accentuate the video projection and Tv multi-media installation in Which Rackley is playing with ideas about the psyche and self, by using the story of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from the Empire Strikes Back, of Star Wars lore. See for yourself the incredible detail and precision in which he presents these narratives about loss and conflict and identity.
Click for more info on Ridgewater Galleries or call 320-222-5200.
Robert Remick Gallery/Cottonwood County Historical Society
812 Fourth Avenue, Windom.
January 20th through March 23, 2019: “Give It Your Best Shot: Focus on Cottonwood County’s Doors & Windows”, photography show. The Cottonwood County Historical Society invites you to attend the photography show “Give It Your Best Shot: Focus on Cottonwood County’s Doors & Windows” on Sunday, January 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the Remick Gallery. The exhibit features photographs taken in Cottonwood County by local photographers relating to this year’s theme ‘doors & windows’. Stop in and vote for your favorite photograph. Light refreshments will be provided. Free admission.
This exhibit is sponsored by the Robert & Helen Remick Endowment.
Gallery Hours: M-F 8 am- 4 pm, Sat 10 am – 4 pm. For more info, call 507-831-1134 or email email@example.com
The Smallest Art Gallery
118 2nd St NW, Ortonville.
Gallery located at: 2057 361st Ave, Dawson.
Visit www.tokheim-stoneware.com for more info about the gallery or call 320-769-2142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Whipple Gallery
In Bellows Academic Center 291 at Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum, Marshall.
M-Th 8 am-11 pm, F 8 am-4:30 pm
Sat. 11 am-6 pm, Sun. 2 pm-11 pm. Closed holidays and academic breaks.
Call 507-537-6266 or visit SMSU Galleries for more information.
Willmar Education and Arts Center (WEAC)
611 5th St SW, Willmar.
*Indicates the project was funded in part with with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and a grant from the McKnight Foundation.