*SMAC Art Gallery

January 11-February 2: Glen Bruns of Marshall. Glen received a SMAC individual artist grant in 2015 to create mixed media collages, featuring the use of old books. Glen’s artist reception will be on Thursday, January 11 from 5-7 pm, with live music from Ralph Hepola (Tuba) and Peter Lothringer (guitar) from 5:30-6:30 pm.

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.

Contact for more details: 320 235-8560,,

For more info, call 320-235-9500 or email, or Facebook.


Bird Island Cultural Centre

604 Dogwood Avenue, Bird Island.,


Brandenburg Gallery

213 E Luverne St, Luverne

Gallery Hours: M-F 8 am – 5 pm, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm.  Information at 507-283-1884.


Business, Arts & Recreation Center Library Gallery

1012 5th Ave, Windom

Gallery Hours: M-F 8 am – 5:30 pm. For more information: 507-831-2375 or email Facebook or


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


*Hutchinson Center for the Arts

15 Franklin St SW, Hutchinson.

January 8-February 2: Recent works by Robert Mattson. In 1967 Robert (Bob) graduated from St. Cloud State University  where he received both a BS and an MA. His extensive exhibition record includes exhibits at both the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center, representation by numerous Minneapolis galleries, as well as countless exhibits throughout his long career. He lives on the Little Crow River in New London, MN with his lovely wife and fellow artist, Marjorie Nilssen.

February 12-March 9: We Are What We Make: Community Shocase. Calling ALL Crow River area artists, makers, crafters, and creatives! You are invited to share your work and connect with other makers at HCA’s first community showcase exhibition and celebration. This exhibit is open to those 16 and older working creatively in all/any mediums – visual arts, literary arts, crafts, performance, spoken word, and music. This is an free and open call – Share what you make, meet new friends and  celebrate the importance of creativity.  All participants may submit up to 2 objects. ART DROP OFF DATES:  Feb 1 10am – 5 pm, Feb 2 Noon – 4 pm &  Feb 3 10am – Noon 

Public Reception and Celebration for the Artists: March 9th 5 – 7 

Singers, Musicians, & Spoken Word Performers – Sign up to perform up to 5 minutes the evening of the public celebration by contacting our Program Assistant at

Gallery Hours: M-Th 10 am-5 pm, Fri. 12-4 pm. Info at 320-587-7278 or, or Facebook


Jackson Center for the Arts Gallery

309 2nd St, Jackson

November 1-November 15: Donated works, fundraiser. On November 16, artworks will be moved to the American Legion for the the Art Auction and Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser scheduled for that evening.

November-December: More works will be displayed by the artists that donated to the previous show.

Gallery Hours: M, W, F: 2-5 pm, T, Th: 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-1 pm. Info at 507-849-7415 or, or Facebook.


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

Hours: M-F 9am-4pm. Information at 320-235-1881, or


*KK Berge Gallery

807 Prentice Street, Granite Falls

November 16-December 31: Holiday Market, with various artists. Reception: TBA.

Gallery & Gift Shop hours M–F 1-4 pm, Sat. 10 am – 3 pm. 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

Info at (320) 598-7678,,   Facebook


*Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC)

109 N 3rd St, Marshall

November 21-December 29: Brian Frink. The exhibit, Odd Shapes and Magical Landscapes, features Watercolor and graphite. Brian’s exhibit includes two distinct yet interrelated bodies of work: his landscape-based watercolors and his graphite drawings. Both series of works are based on perceptual observations and experienced understandings of his subject. Artist reception Saturday December 9, 1-3 pm.

January 2-February 9: Tommy Nelson, photography. Tommy started doing photography six years ago and quickly found out that he loved to freeze moments in time and all of the unique ways to capture that time. He has no specifics when it comes to taking pictures and he usually will have his time capsule (camera) on him at all times. He loves shooting everything related to nature and setting up the tripod to manipulate light trails and patterns.

Gallery Hours: T-F 12 – 5:30 pm. Info at 507-532-5463 or, or Facebook.


*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


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



Nobles County Art Center

407 12th St, Worthington

Opening November 9: Holiday Show & Sale: Select vendors featuring handmade items.

January 7th-February 23, 2018: Emily Petersen, paintings. From Emily, “This show is a compilation of life experiences of my own and of others expressed through imagery and bold color composition. I use concentrated color to better express personalities, emotions, and a reality beyond what we can see.” Opening reception Sunday, January 7, 2-4 pm.

March 2-March 28, 2018: District 518 Student Show. Exceptional show featuring the talent of District 518 student grades 1-12. Drawings, paintings, mosaics, stained glass and ceramics are just some of the media represented. Many of the works are for sale. Opening on Friday, March 2 from 5-7 pm.

Gallery Hours: M-F 12-2:30 pm. Call 507-372-8245, email, or visit Nobles County Art Center  or Facebook for more information.


Potato Eaters Gallery

330 Litchfield Ave SW, Willmar

Call 320-237-4148 or email 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 or Facebook, Library Hours: M-Th 10am-8pm, Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-2pm. 507-627-8650, or Facebook.


Re-Vamped Art Studio

214 E Main St, Pipestone.

(507) 825-0042.

Ridgewater College Gallery (Hutchinson)

Adjacent to Commons, 2 Century Avenue SE, Hutchinson.

Click for more info Ridgewater Galleries or call 320-234-8500.


Ridgewater College Gallery (Willmar)

Building F, Upper Level, 2101 15th Avenue NW, Willmar.

Click for more info Ridgewater Galleries or call 320-222-5200.


Robert Remick Gallery/Cottonwood County Historical Society

812 Fourth Avenue, Windom.

The next exhibit in the Remick Gallery is the 2018 Photo show, “Give it Your Best Shot: Focus on Cottonwood County in Black and White.” This is the 5th annual photo show which will have an opening reception on Jan 21 from 2 to 4 pm. Registration forms are available at the museum, deadline to submit a photo is January 13th. The photograph can be from a few years ago or this week. The only stipulation is that it needs to be taken in Cottonwood County. There is no entry fee! If need more information, please call Linda Fransen at 507-831-1134.

Gallery Hours: M-F 8 am- 4 pm, Sat 10 am – 4 pm. For more info, call 507-831-1134 or email


The Smallest Art Gallery

118 2nd St NW, Ortonville.

For more information: 320-226-8213,, or


Tokheim Pottery

*2016-2017 Online Exhibit “On the Green Edge of Scandinavian Folk Art”  by Lucy Tokheim: Collected Works at

Gallery located at: 2057 361st Ave, Dawson.

Visit for more info about the gallery or call 320-769-2142 or email


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.

Through January 31: Kerry Kolke-Bonk’s exhibit is titled, “You know what you should do” and includes watercolors and encaustics.  Kerry is from Appleton.

Gallery hours are M-F 8 am- 4 pm, and during events. Info at 320-235-8560 or

*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.