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304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
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January 2019

Imagination Celebration

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Join us at our annual Imagination Celebration event! Imagination Celebration is a free day of art and performances on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 from 10 am- 2 pm. This family-friendly event features the All-School Show in our Main Gallery, mini performances, demonstrations, and hands-on art activities in our Art Studio, Clay Studio, and Dance Studio. This celebration of all things great about art is a popular, long-running event drawing hundreds of people to the Northfield Arts Guild. Imagination Celebration will showcase the annual All-School Show: New Year, New Perspectives, an…

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March 2019

2nd Annual Craftastic Art Supply Swap & Sale

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Calling all artists, crafters and makers! Lighten your load or come find supplies for your next creation at the Guild’s 2nd Annual Craftastic Art Supply Swap & Sale! Have you: · Been inspired by Marie Kondo and started tidying up your studio/craft room?? · Dabbled in a medium (or two or three!) then moved on to something new? · Felt like your studio/craft room is bursting with partially used and unused craft/art supplies?   For a $20 donation you'll get:…

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Capstone Event-Cell Persona: Incarceration’s Impact on Black Lives

March 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Please join us for an free Artist Talk (SEMAC Capstone Event) at 5 pm on Friday, March 22, where Paul will present on his grant project. Followed by a reception from 6-8 pm; refreshments will be served. Cell Persona: Incarceration's Impact on Black Lives by Paul Briggs March 21 - May 11, 2019    Artist Statement By addressing the impact of incarceration on black lives, Cell Persona draws attention to an aspect of society that prevents the world from reaching Utopia and…

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Reception-Artists of the Cannon River Clay Tour: Place

March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Please join us for an Artist Reception for Artists of the Cannon River Clay Tour: Place on Friday, March 22 from 6-9 pm with Artist-Led Gallery Tours from 6-7 pm.  Refreshments will be served. Artists of the Cannon River Clay Tour: Place March 21 - May 11, 2019         Eleven artists linked through geography and love of material exhibit ten place settings and sculptures that highlight the influences of place on the varied ceramic work they make. This exhibition features: Barb…

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Reception-To the Top! A Cup Show

March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Please join us for an Artist Reception on Friday, March 22 from 6-9 pm with Artist-Led Gallery Tours from 6-7 pm.  Refreshments will be served.       March 21 - May 11, 2019 To the Top! A Cup Show This exhibition features an eclectic mix of drinking vessels created by regional ceramic artists who are members of the Northfield Arts Guild. Marion Angelica, Christie Clarke, Rafael Estrella, Sonja Hillestad, Judy Kutulas, Caroline Mecklin, Sue Pariseau, Elizabeth Pechacek, Katie Teesdale, Sarah Titus…

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Open Art

March 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Home over Spring Break? Come to the Guild! Drop in for a minute or stay for a while and create with your family! Make a planned craft or let your creativity guide your art making. Supplies will be available for artists of all ages! No registration required.

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April 2019

Auditions: The Odyssey

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until April 4, 2019

Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
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May 2019

Open Art

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Drop in for a minute or stay for a while and create with your family! Make a planned craft or let your creativity guide your art making. Supplies will be available for artists of all ages! No registration required.

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June 2019

Open Art

June 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Drop in for a minute or stay for a while and create with your family! Make a planned craft or let your creativity guide your art making. Supplies will be available for artists of all ages! No registration required.   Check out all the Guild's Community Art Making events!

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July 2019

Free Lunch & Learn: Create a Water Journal

July 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Free Lunch & Learn Workshop: Create a Water Journal Main Gallery, Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street Wednesday, July 10   11:30 am - 1 pm   Eat, Relax & Create! The community is invited to this free workshop! Artist Jeff Rathermel will guide attendees of this free Make-n-Take workshop through creating a journal using the double pamphlet stitch technique.  Participants will leave with a finished journal containing easy ways for everyone to protect our water resources. Open to all ages,…

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Crazy Daze at the Guild!

July 25, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
Free

     The Guild will join the fun once again this year during Northfield’s Crazy Daze on Thursday, July 25, with free Inspiration Station art making from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, and Crazy Daze pricing on selected fine art, art supplies, costumes and theater season tickets throughout the day.

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August 2019

“Baggage” Capstone Event

August 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Baggage: Immigrants by Isabella Rose August 1-31, 2019 Isabella Rose’s solo exhibition is a snapshot of her long-term project featuring mixed media collages inside suitcases interpreting personal interviews. This series features the life stories of three immigrants. She received a SEMAC Emerging Artist grant for this project. SEMAC Capstone Event: Friday August 2, 6:30 pm   Rose’s art explores what makes people who they are, the parts we hide and the parts we share. The parts of people that seem…

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Reception for Krisi Lillie: Tiny Impressions

August 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Krisi Lillie: Tiny Impressions August 1 - August 31, 2019 In the Guild Members Gallery. This exhibition features oil paintings by Krisi Lillie which explore the landscape of Southern Minnesota. Artist Statement: Tiny Impressions reflects my interpretation of the natural beauty that surrounds us, providing endless compositions to paint. I am especially intrigued by the moods of the clouds. My primary focus is to portray nature in a whimsical, semi-abstract fashion as opposed to a more literal depiction. I reach this goal…

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September 2019

Riverfront Fine Arts Festival

September 7, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

       Riverfront Fine Arts Festival The Riverfront Fine Arts Festival began in the 1970s! Currently, it takes place on the second weekend of September and runs in conjunction with the Defeat of Jesse James Days. Set along the idyllic Cannon River walkway, over 65 fine artists and craftspersons sell their work - ceramics, jewelry, paintings, fiber, wood and steel - there is something for everyone! September 7 & 8, 2019 Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days Rain…

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FREE Lunch & Learn with Wendell Arneson

September 18, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Free Lunch & Learn Opportunity: Process & Chance Eat, relax, and be transported by the power of storytelling! Experienced and novice artists and art appreciators alike will enjoy this event featuring, Wendell Arneson!  During this presentation Wendell will demonstrate his process for creating his artwork, and how embracing chance can lead to new ideas and starting points when creating art.  This Lunch & Learn will include an opportunity for attendees to participate in the demonstration to co-create with Wendell, and will include time…

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Headshot Happy Hour

September 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

HEADSHOT HAPPY HOUR Guild, 304 Division Street S Thursday, Sept 26 (4:30-6:30 pm) Elevate your online profile with professional photos for only $50! The Guild is proud to partner with Dan Iverson of Anthologie to offer business profile photo mini sessions at an amazing value. Join us to spruce up your dated online profile picture with a fresh, professional photo. Included with your session: The time and talent of your professional photographer in a relaxed, natural light setting Use to…

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October 2019

Open House and Artist Reception

October 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Open House with our Annual Report Oct 11 | 5:30-6:30 pm The community is invited to an open house where you can enjoy art on every floor of the Guild, along with a special members/public report at 6 pm outlining the Guild’s accomplishments from our recently completed 2018-2019 fiscal year. As an added plus, the art studio will premier artist Wendell Arneson’s eight painting series inspired by the recent Northfield Shares a Dinner event. This open house is immediately followed by…

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Lend Me a Tenor Auditions

October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Audition Announcement! The Northfield Arts Guild and director Marc Robinson are hosting auditions for our winter production of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor! Audition dates are Thursday, October 17th, from 6-8pm and Saturday, October 19th, from 2-4pm, with potential callbacks on Sunday, October 20th, from 4-6pm Rehearsals will start after the holiday season, with performances scheduled for February 14-16 and February 21-23, 2020. Performers of all genders, abilities, races, ethnicities, and experience levels are encouraged to audition. We look…

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Open Art

October 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
Free

Home for MEA break? Come to the Guild for Open Art! Drop in for a minute or stay for a while and create with your family. Make a planned craft or let your creativity guide your art making. Supplies will be available for artists of all ages! No registration required. Youth 14 and under, please bring an adult.

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Lend Me a Tenor Auditions

October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Audition Announcement! The Northfield Arts Guild and director Marc Robinson are hosting auditions for our winter production of Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor! Audition dates are Thursday, October 17th, from 6-8pm and Saturday, October 19th, from 2-4pm, with potential callbacks on Sunday, October 20th, from 4-6pm Rehearsals will start after the holiday season, with performances scheduled for February 14-16 and February 21-23, 2020. Performers of all genders, abilities, races, ethnicities, and experience levels are encouraged to audition. We look…

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FREE Workshop: Dance That Makes Music

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
Free

The Northfield Arts Guild hosts the Flying Foot Forum Workshop... Dance That Makes Music In this hands-on workshop, students learn to stomp, clap, hit, shout, sing and slap, making music while dancing, by dancing. The class, led by Joe Chvala, begins with improvisations and exercises that teach some of the methods the Flying Foot Forum uses to create their dances. By the end of the workshop students have created a group percussive dance piece that is partly choreographed by the company…

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November 2019

FREE Workshop: Writing as Excavation

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
Free

The Northfield Arts Guild hosts... Writing as Excavation THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL! To be added to the wait list, please email Megan Proft at megan@northfieldartsguild.org . In this free, immersive workshop, you’ll use generative exercises to unearth the stories within us that are awaiting disclosure and discovery. Exploring new imaginative terrain can be intimidating. Yet it is the writer’s task to peel back layers, pursue deeper truths, and see past the surface of the familiar. Using writing prompts that operate as…

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Open Art

November 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
Free

Nothing to do on a no school day? Come to the Guild for Open Art! Drop in for a minute or stay for a while and create with your family. Make a planned craft or let your creativity guide your art making. Supplies will be available for artists of all ages! No registration required. Youth 14 and under, please bring an adult.

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December 2019

Winter Walk at the Guild

December 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Stop in the Guild during Winter Walk for a variety of art making, shopping, performances and more throughout our entire building. Check out all that we have happening! This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Downstairs: 5-8 pm – Open Art for All Ages in Art Studio Main Level: 5-9 pm – Fine Craft Collective in Gallery 5-9 pm – Holiday Shopping in Gift Shop Upstairs: 5:30-6:15 pm – Northfield Troubadours Musical Performance 7:30-8 pm – NAGCracker Dance Performance Also during Winter Walk:…

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January 2020

Open Art

January 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
Free

Join us on this no school day for Open Art! Drop in for a minute or stay for a while and create with your family! Make a planned craft or let your creativity guide your art making. Supplies will be available for artists of all ages! No registration required.

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Auditions for Grey Gardens

January 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
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The Guild Theater and director Mishia Edwards are excited to see performers for Grey Gardens in late January/early February. Actors will be seen the evening of Wednesday, January 29 or the afternoon of Saturday, February 1, with callbacks the afternoon of Sunday, February 2. More information and registration can be found on our auditions page.

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February 2020

Auditions for Grey Gardens

February 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on February 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
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The Guild Theater and director Mishia Edwards are excited to see performers for Grey Gardens in late January/early February. Actors will be seen the evening of Wednesday, January 29 or the afternoon of Saturday, February 1, with callbacks the afternoon of Sunday, February 2. More information and registration can be found on our auditions page.

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March 2020

“20/20 Vision” All School Show Opens

March 21, 2020
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

20/20 VISION NORTHFIELD AREA ALL-SCHOOL ART SHOW ***NEW DATES*** MARCH 21– MAY 16, 2020 This popular, annual exhibition shows the progression of fantastic arts education here in the Northfield community!  It features 2-D and 3-D artworks by nearly 1,000 students from Arcadia Charter School, Area Learning Center, Bridgewater Elementary School, Greenvale Park Community School, Northfield Area Homeschool Classes, Northfield High School, Northfield Middle School, Prairie Creek Community School, Sibley Elementary School, and St. Dominic Catholic School. _____________________________________ *** WATCH AN…

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Virtual Open Art

March 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
Free

*STAY TUNED WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING OUT DETAILS FOR A VIRTUAL OPEN ART!* Join us during Spring Break for some art making! Though we won't be hosting an in-person Open Art this month, we plan to provide some videos so you can make art at home with simple materials.

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April 2020

E-magination Celebration

April 4, 2020
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
Free

E-MAGINATION CELEBRATION THE NORTHFIELD ARTS GUILD INVITES OUR COMMUNITY NEAR AND FAR TO ATTEND E-MAGINATION CELEBRATION, A FREE DAY OF ONLINE PROGRAMMING INCLUDING GALLERY TOURS, ART MAKING, AND PERFORMANCES FROM 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020. THIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY ONLINE EVENT IS A VIRTUAL RE-IMAGINING OF THE GUILD’S ANNUAL IMAGINATION CELEBRATION THAT CAN BE ENJOYED FROM HOME. The Guild is thrilled to continue this annual tradition in a new, virtual setting. Follow along on the Guild’s Facebook and YouTube pages with new content added regularly…

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May 2020

Honors Art Show Opens

May 22, 2020
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

A Whole Bunch of Art NHS HONORS ART SHOW MAY 22– JUNE 6, 2020 The Northfield Arts Guild is proud to host this annual spring exhibition of artworks by students in Katherine Norrie's Northfield High School Honors Art class. Experience ONLINE the stellar artwork in a variety of media by: Maddi Anderson, Jack Duffy, Greta Foster, Marcus Hauck, Signe Hauck, Tatum Hauck, Emma Johnson, Jess Martin, Naomi McCabe, Grace McDonald, Chloe Mellgren, Ally Mikulecky, Abram Noble, Audrey Pagel, Clara Peterson,…

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June 2020

POSTPONED – Free Drawing Workshop

June 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Adult Artists of All Drawing Abilities Welcome! Jan Shoger and Tim Lloyd are leading a FREE Drawing Workshop on Saturday, June 6 from 1-4 pm based on the books by Frederick Franck "The Zen of Seeing: Seeing and drawing as Meditation” and “The Awakened Eye”.  In this one-day workshop adult participants (beginner, emerging or professional) will produce multiple drawings.  All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP if you would like to join us: heather@northfieldartsguild.org.     

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POSTPONED – FREE Drawing Workshop

June 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Adult Artists of All Drawing Abilities Welcome! Jan Shoger and Tim Lloyd are leading a FREE Drawing Workshop on Wednesday, June 17 from 6-9pm based on the books by Frederick Franck "The Zen of Seeing: Seeing and drawing as Meditation” and “The Awakened Eye”.  In this one-day workshop adult participants (beginner, emerging or professional) will produce multiple drawings.  All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP if you would like to join us: heather@northfieldartsguild.org.   

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July 2020

Fun in the Sun Color-In

July 16, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
Free

Drop by the Guild for a casual evening of coloring and community! Join us from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on July 16 downtown at the Guild for a free outdoor event featuring a coloring page of the Guild created by local artist Jim Bohnhoff. Swing by and pick up coloring pages to take home and complete, or color outside at the Guild. Feel free to bring your own coloring crayons/pencils/markers, or use the Guild's supplies that will be sanitized between use. After…

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Centered Mindfulness exhibition opens

July 23, 2020
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

CENTERED MINDFULNESS JULY 23– AUG 29, 2020 This exhibition features installation works by six regional artists Marilyn Larson, Tim Lloyd, John Saurer, Jan Shoger, Elizabeth Simonson and Michon Weeks. Each artist has developed a specific visual language that aims to shift viewers’ perspective toward a more meditative view of the world, either through repetitive forms, mathematical theories, grid systems or circular structures.   Watch a recording of the Virtual Reception that was held on August 6, 2020 to celebrate the artists. See a slideshow…

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October 2020

2020 Annual Members Exhibition opens

October 8, 2020
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION (OCT 8-30, 2020) One of the benefits of membership at the Northfield Arts Guild is the opportunity for visual artist members to exhibit their original artwork in the Annual Members’ Exhibition. This popular, community-wide exhibition showcases the work of Guild Members working in a large cross section of media—from painting to ceramics to textiles. Join us for a live, Virtual Artist Reception on Thursday, Oct 29 from 6:30-7:30 pm featuring artist conversations and an (optional) costume contest…

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May 2021

NHS Honors Art Show Opens

May 19
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

UNCOVER THE BEAUTY NHS HONORS ART SHOW MAY 19-JUNE 5, 2021 The Northfield Arts Guild is proud to host this annual spring exhibition of artworks by students in Katherine Norrie’s Northfield High School Honors Art class. Experience the stellar artwork in a variety of media by: Caroline Ash, Gina Bradford, Rachael Braun, Libby Brust, Kelsie Closson, Ayden Cole, Jason Gonzalez, Ella Homan, Kylie Hoover, Emma Johnson, Ashley Marcial Rodriguez, Ally Mikulecky, Laura Rezac, Annie Sanders & Marta Sorenson.   Join…

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June 2021

Stage Makeup Workshop

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Feeling lost at the makeup mirror? Come learn the basics of stage makeup and how to look your best under the stage lights. You’ll review application, tips to highlight your own features and proper removal. You’ll also have a chance to bump things up at the end with a more dramatic look. Head out the door with a list to create your basic makeup kit. This class is offered in person, but if you are interested in taking it online…

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July 2021

Spectacular Sounds!

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

NEW MUSIC CAMP! This music camp’s goal is to ignite a passion for music in younger kids. Activities include listening to different types of music, and singing together. A focus on emphasizing the community aspect of music and how to make music together regardless of age or skill level. Possibilities include drumming/percussion, and other instruments that enable engagement with music throughout the body. A great camp dedicated to exploring music! Grades 1-4. M-F, July 5-9 | 10am-12pm Dance Studio Guild Member:…

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Polymer Clay – Say What?!

July 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Come learn all about the versatility and beauty of polymer clay! In this first 4-week session of 8 classes, you will not only learn how to work with this amazing material, but you will also make a clay object every class from the very first day. Build on your experiences to become more and more adept and creative in your art making. Ages 16+ Wednesdays and Fridays, July 7-30 | 3-4:30 pm Art Studio Guild Member: $138.60 | Non-Member: $154…

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WOW Mobile Metal Lab: Cuttlefish Casting

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

The WOW Mobile Metal Lab and Show, a city bus turned metal workshop and foundry, brings the cast metal process to you! In this all hands-on, creative and exciting class you will carve an original design (or choose from a selection of symbols and imagery) into a cuttlefish bone to create negative space for your two-piece mold. That space is filled with lead-free pewter to create your small sculpture, pendant, jewelry, keychain or charm. You pour the metal into your…

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Summer Clay Camp

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

An introductory clay course exploring hand building techniques and an intro to the pottery wheel. Guided projects as well as explorations of students’ own interests. Ages 6-11. Mondays & Wednesdays, July 12, 14, 19 & 21 | 10am-12pm Clay Studio Guild Members: $86.40 | Non-Members: $96 Instructor: Kate Woodstrup

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Perfecting Performance Practice

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

NEW MUSIC CAMP! A music camp for older kids looking to improve their performance and singing skills. Bring a song or two to sing (submitted to the instructor in advance), spending the first hour studying the songs like a masterclass. There will be a half an hour of theory teaching young singers how to read and analyze music. After a short break students will listen to and sing music together and learn a piece with harmony (as in a choral setting)…

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Dance Theater Company Summer Workshop

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Let’s get together and dance in person! This summer workshop for youth and adults will include one to two pieces of choreography to be performed outside on July 17th. We will be meeting in our beautiful downtown studio to move and groove our bodies together with our fabulous dance community. All levels of ability are welcome to this class, although some dance experience will be helpful. If you have little to no dance experience, this will be a great opportunity…

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Wheel Throwing Class for Adults

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
Rafa Estrella

WHEEL THROWING FOR ADULTS The focus of this class is to introduce, practice, and develop the basics of wheel-throwing including, but not limited to, throwing cylinders, bowls and plates, trimming, and adding handles. Plus you’ll learn about glazes and glazing. Session 2: Saturdays, July 17- Aug 14 | 9-11:30 am

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OPEN ART-ARTE ABIERTO

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
FREE

Guided art project plans to follow, or use the materials provided to create your own! Drop in anytime!/Asistir en cualquier momento Proyectos de arte guiados a seguir, o utilice los materials proporcionados para crear los suyos  

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The Magic Colors From Flowers

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Bundle-dye a piece of clothing! Extract the color by rubbing and pounding on fabric and cloth, finally making a very basic ink. The bundle piece will be prepared first, and steamed while completing the rest. Ages 7-11 Saturday, July 24 | 10 am-12 pm Art Studio Guild Member: $35.10 | Non-Member: $39 Instructor: Judy Saye Willis

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Inks From Nature’s Gentle Colors

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Students will become familiar with a basic ink-making process using easily sourced local materials. Two inks will be prepared in class depending on available materials. Possibilities include: marigold, black walnut, avocados, and/or onion skins. A pop-can calligraphy pen will also be made in class. These inks can be used with dip pens and brushes on paper. Each student will take home two 30ml bottles of ink and a calligraphy pen. Ages 12+ Saturday, July 24 | 1-4 pm Art Studio…

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COMMUNITY INDIGO DYE VAT

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Bring a piece of cotton clothing or linen napkins up to 5 ounces to dye… preferably white. The indigo vat will be already made! Instructor will have organic cotton napkins, bandanas, market bags and scarves available for purchase. If interested, let judy@saye-willis.com know when you sign up. Indigo, which comes from a plant, is the blue dye that made Levi Straus famous, and was grown in the southeastern US in the early 1800s. Today there is still a commercial indigo growing and…

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August 2021

Line Dancing For Teens

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
$43.20 – $48

From Korea to Spain to Malaysia, line dancing isn't just about country music anymore! In this class we'll learn favorites such as "One Way Ticket" and "Colors of the Wind" as well as brand-new choreographies such as "No me llores" and "Da Doo Ron Ron." Comfortable clothes that allow for movement are recommended, along with dance shoes with a heel (jazz sneakers, character shoes, men's ballroom oxfords, etc.) Ages 12 and up.

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Landscapes in the Abstract In-Person Artist Reception

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

This exhibition features four regional artists: Kathleen Kvern, Kimberly Wetzel, Lars Samuelsson, & Joel Froehle presenting works which examine captivating landscapes represented in abstract form. The exhibition showcases a variety of mediums, including encaustic paintings, charcoal drawings, landscape photography and ceramic wall sculptures. Through their chosen medium, these artists explore landscapes in a dynamic and refreshing way.

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OPEN ART – ARTE ABIERTO

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
FREE

Guided art project plans to follow, or use the materials provided to create your own! Drop in anytime!/Asistir en cualquier momento Proyectos de arte guiados a seguir, o utilice los materials proporcionados para crear los suyos

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Ballet Basics Workshop

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
$21.60 – $24

Have you ever wanted to take a dance class, but feel intimidated by the vocabulary used in class? Then this introductory workshop is for you! Throughout this two-hour workshop, we will learn the basic vocabulary of classical ballet. Even if you aren’t interested in pursuing ballet but are curious about the French and Italian words behind the movement, this class will give you a solid foundation to understand how we talk about dance in multiple styles. Ballroom, jazz, modern and…

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September 2021

Annual Members Exhibition Reception

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

                      Join us for an in-person reception celebrating our Annual Members Exhibition. This popular, community-wide exhibition showcases the work of Guild Members working in a large cross section of media—from painting to ceramics to textiles. Come celebrate our member artists and their wonderful work. Keeping our audiences, artists, staff, and community safe is vitally important and remains our top priority at the Northfield Arts Guild. As of August 10, 2021,…

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October 2021

Prairies and Potholes Reception

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

Opening Reception for the Prairies and Potholes Exhibition Come see our new Up Gallery Exhibition, Prairies and Potholes, on view from October 21 - December 24. The exhibition's opening reception will take place October 21 from 5 - 7 pm with group presentations starting at 5:30 pm. The exhibition showcases work from the Prairies and Potholes program which took place this fall. The program aimed to embed arts and humanities into the Master Naturalist Program at  Carleton’s Arboretum.

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The Inside Scoop – Guest Lecture with Dan Hill

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
$12

PEOPLE’S INTUITIVE REACTIONS TO FAMOUS ART Ever wonder what a person’s actual experience is when they are standing before a work of art? It’s time to get the “inside scoop.” Prepare yourself for the fascinating results from the largest study ever done involving eye tracking and art – plus facial coding, to learn precisely not only where people look, but also how they feel about what they’re seeing. This lecture draws on insights gathered across the mediums of painting, photography,…

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November 2021

Small Business Saturday

November 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St.
Northfield, MN 55057 United States

“Shop at the small businesses that help write the story of America.” The Northfield Arts Guild Gift Shop is great for unique gifts handmade by 100+ local and regional artists. Seasonal rotation means there is always something new, and our Gift Shop is open every Saturday! Visit our Gift Shop and the Fine Craft Collective on Saturday, November 27th to support local artists and small businesses!

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