**Some galleries might be closed currently because of COVID-19 and previously scheduled exhibits may also be affected. Please contact the staff of the organization before making plans.
*SMAC Art Gallery
114 N 3rd St, Marshall
May 13 through June 25, 2021: Nicole Zempel with nature photography and spore prints. Join us for our Third Thursday Virtual Artist Talk with Nicole Zempel on Thursday, June 17 starting at 5:30 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link!
Nicole Zempel (Granite Falls) received a SMAC Emerging Individual Artist Grant in 2020. She has had several exhibits in Granite Falls and taught many educational community classes on fungi, as well as art classes on spore printing. You can follow Zempel on Instagram under WildRootsMN as well as visit her website at wildrootsmn.wordpress.com/.
Please inform SMAC staff at email@example.com if you require any accommodations to attend either events or visiting the gallery.
Gallery Hours M-F 8 am-12 and 1:00 – 4:30 pm. **Please call ahead or schedule to visit the gallery to ensure we are open. As a safety precaution at this time we have limited staff in-person at the office. Call 800-622-5284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Barn Theatre Art Gallery-Nancy Geiger Event Center
321 4th St SW, Willmar.
Or 320-235-9500, email@example.com
*Bird Island Cultural Centre
604 Dogwood Avenue, Bird Island
May: Don Sherman, “Anthology of Visual Arts Transitions into Papermaking”. Plant-based paper making workshop: May 29th, 11 am – 3 pm. Artist Reception Sunday May 9th, 2-4 pm.
M-F 10am-5pm and Saturday 1-4 pm.
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
113 East Main St, Luverne, Minnesota
Gallery Hours: Fri 4-8 pm & Saturday 10 am-8 pm. For more information: (401) 500-3057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
*Hutchinson Center for the Arts
15 Franklin St SW, Hutchinson.
May 18th through June 24th: “Markings” by Mary Beth Magyar. In-person public reception & free printmaking activity June 24, 5:30-7 pm. Find out more: https://www.hutchinsonarts.org/5-questions-with-mary-beth-magyar/
Jackson Center for the Arts Gallery
309 2nd St, Jackson
May & June 2021: Two exhibits, Carved-decorated gourds by Kay Johnson & Pandemic Paintings by Linda Handevidt.
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
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
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
330 Eight Street, Walnut Grove
Free and open to the public every day. 507-859-2358. www.walnutgrove.org
*April 1st through October 31st, 2021: Don’t Doubt Your Horses: an interactive exhibition. Artist: Dan Wahl. Artist reception Monday, May 31st from 10am-5pm. https://www.dontdoubtyourhorses.com/
Listening Stones Farm Gallery
33166 770th Ave, Ortonville
Featuring the Prairie Photography of John G. White.
Hours: Call ahead 320-894-4843 www.johngwhitephotos.com
*Makers on the Minnesota (KK Berge Gallery & Granite Area Arts Council)
807 Prentice Street, Granite Falls
May 10th through June 19th: “Consciousness Beyond Form” by Semerit Strachan. Paintings. Artist reception Saturday, June 5 at 1 pm.
“Can Art Heal? How does the visual image impart healing? Can this healing be transmitted to others?”
“ As a physician, turned artist, these questions have long fascinated me, especially as I kept feeling more whole with each piece I painted. Please join me as we tour the exhibit, talk about my experience producing the art, and your experience viewing it. Can this sense of healing go beyond the gallery and the exhibit? How?” — Michele Semerit Strachan
Gallery & Gift Shop hours M–F 10 am-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.
*Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC)
109 N 3rd St, Marshall
May 11th through July 9th, 2021: John Sterner, “Italy, Inktober, to Instagram: a Journey.” Artist Reception Friday, May 14, 5-7 pm. John Sterner teaches K-12 art classes at Lakeview High School in Cottonwood and has served on the faculty at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. His bronze sculpture of a mustang greets visitors at the entrance of SMSU. Sterner brings his experience from his mother’s Lakota heritage and his father’s German heritage to his work. Born in Flandreau, South Dakota, Sterner says his artwork has become a cultural search for identity and belonging. “When I’m painting, and even when I’m sculpting, I want to capture that moment of action,” he said.
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
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
Re-Vamped Art Studio
214 E Main St, Pipestone.
Ridgewater College Gallery (Hutchinson)
Adjacent to Commons, 2 Century Avenue SE, Hutchinson.
The Ridgewater Fine Art Gallery is located inside the commons, on the Hutchinson Campus. Open 8 to 5 Monday-Friday. Parking is available for visitors near the entrance. For more information contact Gallery Curator Andrew Nordin at Andrew.email@example.com.
Ridgewater College Gallery (Willmar)
Building F, Upper Level, 2101 15th Avenue NW, Willmar.
The Ridgewater Fine art gallery is located near the Theatre in the Fine Art Building of the Willmar Campus. Open 8 to 5 Monday-Friday. Parking is available for visitors nearby.
For more information contact Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
Click for more info on Ridgewater Galleries or call 320-222-5200.
Robert Remick Gallery/Cottonwood County Historical Society
812 Fourth Avenue, Windom.
May 2 through August 28, 2021: Traditional Blacksmithing: Art in Everyday Objects by local artist Tom Sanders. The reception is on Sunday, May 2, from 2-4 p.m. with an artist talk at 3 p.m. Free admission. Light refreshments.
For many years Tom Sanders worked at museums as a historic blacksmith. He began his career at Conner Prairie, a living history site north of Indianapolis, Indiana. He then moved to Minnesota and was the blacksmith at Historic Fort Snelling in St. Paul. At both these sites he reproduced artifacts from the early 19th century. Hence, this exhibit showcases a variety of work from this time period from hand forged locks to tools to household items.
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.
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.
Virtual exhibit: The Willmar Area Arts Council Presents: The Beauty and Science of Botanical Art, paintings by Mary LaPatka. Mary received an emerging artist grant from the SWMN Arts Council to create this exhibit. Mary says, “By attending a lecture on The History of Botanical Art and Illustration on a whim, I discovered Botanical Art watercolor painting. As I observed, sketched and painted bud, flowers, pods and bulbs, I fell in love with this historically significant and almost forgotten art form.” To see the virtual exhibit, visit: www.willmarareaartscouncil.org/the-beauty-and-science-of-botanical-art-paintings-by-mary-lapatka/
If WEAC reopens to the public, they will update the information on the website and you will be able to see the exhibit in person.
Pre-COVID Gallery hours were M-F 8 am- 4 pm, and during events. Info at 320-235-8560 or willmarareaartscouncil.org, Willmararts@gmail.com
*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.