ArtSoup is almost here! Take a look at some of the artwork in this year's Juried Art Exhibit and come see it in person June 18th - July 12th at the Gallery on Main Street. Visit ArtSoup Community Arts Festival 2014 on Saturday, June 28th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm! To see a full list of events visit www.elkriverart.org and LIKE us on Facebook!
As our fiscal year draws to a close June 30, we ask our
existing members to help us recruit some NEW Arts Alliance Members. We gently
ask you to promote the Arts Alliance and what we stand for. The Arts Alliance
mission statement is, recognizing that the arts are essential
to the quality and health of our community, we promote an environment which
offers quality arts education, arts experiences, artist support, collaborations
with other arts and cultural organizations and appropriate facilities for
instruction, exhibition and performance.
The Elk River Area
Arts Alliance was founded in 1989, is a nonprofit
organization that works with area businesses, government agencies, local
schools, other arts organizations, and individual artists to provide quality
arts experiences for local and area residents.
collaborate with other organizations to:
Present ArtSoup, the local community arts festival
Sponsor Strings for Youth
Present Arts in Harmony and other exhibits
Support local artists with Artist Gatherings
Produce various workshops
Create a family arts center with attractive community
gathering space, classrooms, studios, gift shop and gallery.
Our programming is
supported by memberships, individual donations, local government
funding, grants, tuition and other program fees. The Elk River Area Arts Alliance
(ERAAA) does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Upon request,
accommodations will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to
participate in all ERAAA activities. Also, upon request, any of our information
will be made available in alternative formats such as Braille, large print and
audio tape and/or computer disk.
What are the benefits of being an Arts
·Quarterly Newsletter “The Eddy”.
·Special Notices and Invitations for all
Arts Alliance sponsored events/activities and exhibits.
·Membership participation in any and all
programs, including classes/workshops at a discounted fee.
It is quick and easy to BECOME A MEMBER
>>> Visit www.elkriverart.org <<< Click on the MEMBERSHIP tab
and go from there!Feel free to contact
the Gallery Wed. – Sat. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM with any questions at
more thing --- Lock in the Basic Household Membership rate of $35.00 before
6/30/14 and save $5.00; after 6/30 the basic Household Membership will increase
to $40.00 a year.
Thank you for supporting the Arts
through your continued support of the Arts Alliance!
Summer Kids Art Project - 2013
ArtSoup 2013 Street Vendors
Workshop with Pastel Artist Denise Bunkert
Arts Alliance Gift Shop
Artists Reception in the Gallery
The Ladle Water Fountain
Arts in Harmony harpist Melia
2014/2015 Look for a Membership Drive
to help continue the work the organization believes in.There are good things to come!!!They say there is strength in numbers!!!
The Schroeder Studio Exhibition is going on right now at the Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery! The exhibition includes 24 participating artists. The show runs through the 24th of May so be sure to stop by and show your support. A preview of the exhibition can be seen below.
Reminder: the Artist Network meets on Saturday May 17th at 1:00 - 3:00 PM. There will be a discussion and critique of famous artwork. And as always people are encouraged to bring their own work to share with the group!
Warmer weather is just around the corner and the Elk River Area Arts Alliance is getting ready by redecorating the gift shop. Come in and see what's new! Gift shop hours are Wednesday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm AND Shop Hop Days Thursday the 24th - Sunday the 27th.
If you haven't been able to stop by the Arts Alliance recently to see our Member's Exhibit, it runs through the 29th of March so there is still time! Thank you to all the members who contributed their talents and time in and outside of this show. We appreciate your support!
Do you have anything going on this Saturday from 1pm to 3pm? We would love to see you at our first ever Artist Networking group. Bring your art/pictures for brainstorming, or a neat video of an artistic process. Share with us why and how you make your art. Get to know the other people in shows with you! Not an artist? We want your ideas and input!
It's that time of year
again for the Arts In Harmony 2014 International Juried Art Show! The Arts
Alliance sponsored show runs from February 3rd to March 27th at the Sherburne
County Government Center. So, if you haven't already stopped in to see the
amazing art from all over the United States and three countries you should plan
a visit. This year the exhibition is juried by Curt Pederson.
The Arts in Harmony 2014 exhibition showcases a significant Fine Arts trove of visual delight. Selected art represents the works of artists throughout the USA and four international countries. These works demonstrate a reverence for the technique and medium, yet with surprising creative breadth. I am gratified, as a jurist, to have considered and selected this year's exhibition. As well, I am honored to have interacted with the dedicated people who produce all phases of this exhibition at such a high level of quality -- Arts in Harmony 2014
Nevermore by Deb Kirkeeide, MN
Quartzite Rise Pipestone, National Monument by Karen
Winner of the Hamilton Award
Love at Water's Edge by Ken Gabrow, MN
"Tom's" Bridge; Minnesota River by Erik
Winner of the Arts
Shrimp Forks by Cindy Brabec-King, CO
Winner of the First National Bank Best of Show Award