Last week, the Northfield Arts Guild received a $10,000 from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) for a project entitled “Artists Disabling Assumptions” during October 2015. The project seeks to reflect upon the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the effects that it has had on people with disabilities. […]
We are so delighted to have hired two extraordinary people to join the Northfield Arts Guild team: Rachel Haider as the Performing Arts Program Manager and Heather Lawrenz as the Visual Arts Program Manager! The full team will be in place on May 11!
The Oberto girls thought every town had an Arts Guild and that everybody’s neighbor could act, draw or paint. That’s what their mother, Lori, says with a smile as she reminisces about the family’s long-standing ties to the Guild. “It wasn’t until they left for college and made new friends from other cities and states […]
“I think we were bored,” chuckles Myrna Johnson, when asked why she and a group of enthusiastic artists began the Northfield Arts Guild in 1959. “We were mostly housewives who didn’t have jobs,” she said. It is sometimes from humble beginnings that many flourishing arts organizations are founded, but Myrna was proud to say that in […]
The Northfield Arts Guild Board of Directors is excited to announce that Alyssa Herzog Melby has accepted the position of Executive Director. She will begin on January 26th, 2015. Alyssa is originally from Lonsdale and Montgomery and is currently the Director of Education and Community Engagement at The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She brings eight years of experience in […]