Board Member Vacancies
Region 2 Arts Council

Join our Board of Directors! Currently we need one resident from Mahnomen county and one resident from Lake of the Woods county to become members of our Board. This is a great opportunity to understand the workings of the granting process, to be more involved with the arts and artists of your county, and to enjoy camaraderie with others that appreciate the arts.  Interviews for board members have begun and will continue into September, or until positions are filled,  for each two-year term. 
 
R2AC's New Grants
Mark Your Calendars!

Our new fiscal year has begun at Region 2 Arts Council. FY18 will bring  a new set of  goals , and a new year of  grant deadlines. Here are the upcoming application deadlines:

Organizational Grants:

Fall Arts Access Grant............................08/25/17
 

Individual Artist Grants:

R2AC Fellowship...................................09/15/17


Click here for the application and deadlines
 

We will be hosting information sessions to explain any changes in our grant programs for the new year. Catch us at:
  • Clearwaters Life Center in Gonvick  August 1, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Red Lake Tribal Council Chambers in Red Lake (15484 Migizii Drive, Red Lake MN, 56671)   August 2, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mahnomen County Historical Museum   August 3  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Gizhiigin Arts Center   August 3, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
(218) 751-5447
 
Events:
 
Benefit for Local Artist
Miikanan Gallery

Silent Auction Event August 4

Online Auction July 21 - August 3

Art auction fundraiser to benefit Bemidji artist and sculptor Duane Goodwin, who recently lost 40 years' worth of tools and supplies in a fire that burned down his art studio.

Watermark Art Center is seeking donations of original art for the auction. Email Karen Goulet for information.

Sponsored by Miikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center; silent auction event will be at the Northwest Indian Community Development Center.

 
Northwest Indian Community Development Center 
1819 Bemidji Ave N
Bemidji, MN
 
Girl's Summer Songwriter's Series with Berit Dybing
 
July 31st - August 16th

Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Girls ages 11 - 15 years
$75 for the 6 week series

Songwriters' Showcase on Friday, August 18th at 6:30 pm

Or call  (218) 766-0640

Riverside Studio
3495 Riverside NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
 
Legally Blonde
Paul Bunyan Playhouse

August 2 - 6, 9 - 12

 
Region 2 Arts Council Logo

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Historic Chief Theater
314 Beltrami Ave NW
Bemidji, MN
  
 
South Pacific
Northern Light Opera Company

August 2 - 5


Region 2 Arts Council Logo


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.



Armory Square
203 Park Ave S
Park Rapids, MN
  
2nd Street Stage
Downtown Park Rapids

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association invites you to celebrate summer at these free events on most Thursday evenings throughout the summer.

August 3 - Christopher David Hanson Band

August 10 - 4ontheFloor

August 17 - Farewell Milwaukee

2nd Street Stage will run from 6 - 8 pm (7 - 9 pm on Aug 10) with great music, a beer garden and family activities.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Downtown
Park Rapids, MN
 
First Friday Art Walk
  
August 4

Bemidji Public Library   9 am - 5 pm, 509 America Ave NW  

Dunn Bros Coffee   8 am - 8 pm, 501 Paul  Bunyan Dr SE

Gallery North 2 - 6 pm, 310 4th St NW

Headwaters Music & Arts
 4 - 6 pm, 519 Minnesota Ave NW

The Least of These Fair Trade & Handmade Gift Shoppe
5 - 7 pm,  108 3rd St NW

Neilson Place  8 - 4:30 pm,  1000 Anne St NW

Rail River Folk School First Friday Fest, including live music and artist displays. 7 - 10 pm, 303 Railroad St. SW

Watermark Art Center  4 - 7 pm, 516 Beltrami Ave

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse  3 - 5 pm, 523 Minnesota Ave


Fairy Tale Courtroom
Bemidji Community Theater

Itasca State Park 
August 4, 5   7:00 pm

Bagley City Park Frog Pond Shelter
August 6   1:00 pm

Lake Bemidji State Park 
August 11, 12, 18, 19   7:00 pm

Go to the parks and see live children's theater by Bemidji Community Theater.

 
3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival
Baudette Depot

August 5
4:00 - 8:00 pm

Region 2 Arts Council Logo

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Baudette Depot
420 N Main Ave
Baudette, Minnesota 56623
 
Opening Reception
  Nemeth Art Center
 
August 5
4:30 pm

Reception for Adam McCauley's painting exhibit, which will be on display until August 26.


 Nemeth Art Center
301 Court Ave
Park Rapids, MN

Music Under the Pines
Lake Bemidji State Park

August 5: Lost River Band
7 - 8 pm

August 6: Tim Goodwin
2 - 3 pm
 
August 13: Papa Steve
2 - 3 pm

August 20: Rachel Munson
2 - 3 pm

7 - 8 pm
 
August 27: Lance Benson
2 - 3 pm

Go to the state park and listen to live music.
 
3401 State Park Rd NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
 
Farm by the Lake Concert Series

August 6:  After 5
 
August 20:  Tim "Off Duty" Eggebraaten

All concerts begin at 4 pm
Free!


Region 2 Arts Council Logo


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

17797 366th St
Bagley, MN 56621
 
Bemidji Community Band Concert

August 6
7:00 - 8:30 pm
 
South lawn of Bangsberg Hall 
Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Ave
Bemidji, MN

Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront

August 9: The Bad Companions

August 18: The Brothers Burn Mountain

August 23: Tree Party

August 30: Known Only Locally

All shows 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Live music at the Bemidji Waterfront. Free Admission.
 
Bemidji, MN 56601
 
An Enemy of the People
Presented by Sod House Theater

Aug 11 - 13
Fri & Sat 7:00 pm, Sun 1:00 pm

Sod House Theater of Minneapolis will perform a bluegrass infused adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the PeopleFor more information

Rail River Folk School
303 Railroad St SW
Bemidji, MN
 
Forestedge Winery Art Fair

August 19 - 20

Join Forestedge for a weekend of art, music, food and wine. Free admission and parking. 


Forestedge Winery
35295 State 64
Laporte, MN 56461
 
The Farm By The Lake 4th Annual Festival

Sunday August 27
12 - 6 pm

Call (218) 694-2084
or email here  for more information

Farm By The Lake
17797 366th St
Bagley, MN 56621

Calls For Artists:
 
5th Annual Baapinakamigad
Niijii Radio's Gala Celebration of Minnesota Arts and Music

August 18 - 19

Two days packed with live music and Minnesota arts
FREE and open to the public

Call For Artists: Performers and Vendors
You can find the application 
right here.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
808 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
 
Call for Indigenous Artists
Miikanan Gallery

August 28
Deadline

Miikanan Gallery is seeking Indigenous artists to submit work to be considered for exhibition at their grand opening event in the Watermark Art Center. All forms of art will be considered. The exhibit is scheduled to open November 2017.

They are seeking broad interpretations of the following concept: 
Aazhoomon - Convergence
Converge: Come from different directions and meet.
Convergence: The point of converging; a meeting place. A crossroads.
 
Hard copies of the application are available upon request.

Miikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center
218-444-7570
 
Hinge Residency

They are now accepting applications for the Hinge Arts residency in Fergus Falls. Applications are for residencies taking place January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018.
The application deadline  is 
September 1

 
Lake of the Woods Artist Retreat

Come out to Laketrails Base Camp on Oak Island for a weekend of rest, relaxation, and art. This rustic island is the perfect getaway to rejuvenate and reconnect with your artistic projects and goals. Cost: $300.00 USD which includes boat transportation, meals, snacks, and lodging.
September 7 - 10


Pier 25
Oak Island, MN 56741
 
Jerome Fellowship

The 2017 Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists   is   open to those Artists who have an ongoing   commitment to working in the arts, rather than engaging in art as a hobby, pastime or occasional pursuit.  
The application deadline  is 
September 15

 
Baudette Library Public Art Project

The Baudette Public Library is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications to create an exterior piece of public artwork.
The application deadline  is 
September 15


Baudette Public Library
Arrowhead Regional Library System
Baudette, MN 56623
 
Partners in Participation Grant

Minnesota State Arts Board announces the Partners in Arts Participation grant program. Grant funds may be used by Minnesota nonprofit health or human service organizations to integrate the arts into their programming.
The application deadline  is 
September 15

Statewide Theater Conference

Oct. 6 - 8
Save the Date

Minnesota Theater Alliance will be holding their second annual Statewide Theater Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Hamline University
St. Paul, MN
Don't forget to check our calendar  for local events all year.

Send submissions for our September newsletter by August 25 to: 
alice@r2arts.org