Gallery North to hold art classes

BEMIDJI -- Gallery North will hold two different art classes Aug. 12 and Aug. 17.

Adult acrylic class “Wolf in the Woods” with Elaine Netland, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12. Painting will be done on an 11x14 canvas, all supplies are furnished by instructor. Cost is $60 per student. Limited to six students, adults only.

Painting Color Theory Into Practice with Charles Alberti, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. Students will learn about color theory and put that information into practice as they complete paintings in class. Limited to 10 students, ages 10 and older. Students should bring a ruler and a couple of small brushes. All other materials will be provided including paints and canvas. Cost is $75 per student, must be paid in advance to Charles Alberti. Stop by Gallery North, 310 Fourth St., to sign up or call (218) 444-9813.

Christopher David Hanson Band to perform

PARK RAPIDS -- The Christopher David Hanson Band will perform at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2nd Street Stage in downtown Park Rapids.

The Christopher David Hanson Band will return for the last concert this season, sponsored by Smokey Hills Outdoor Store. The band is known for shows that bring out the dancers, fellow musicians and story song lovers. The band started in Minneapolis in 2008 and has a long list of notable accomplishments, including five songs placed in movies, numerous TV specials about the band, and a host of opening slots with some of the nation’s top groups including Gin Blossoms, Black Oak Arkansas, Live, Kid Rock’s Shannon Curfman, Cory Chisel and Sister Hazel, the release said.

The beer garden will open at 5 p.m. for a social hour. Attendees can support this event by buying an official 2019 button and receive $2 off all beverages at the beer garden.

Music Under the Pines at state park

BEMIDJI -- Kari Pickett and Rachel Munson will perform at Music Under the Pines from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the amphitheater in Lake Bemidji State Park.

Pickett and Munson both play independently, and now will perform together at the Lake Bemidji State Park amphitheater stage. Munson plays indie/country/folksy music with a bluesy voice, and her inspiration comes from writers like Brandi Carlile, Sia and Jill Andrews. Pickett is also part of the group Bluebird, but for this concert will join Munson with guitar and vocals.

R2AC Artist Fellowship applications due Sept.15

BEMIDJI -- The Region 2 Arts Council Fellowship Program is seeking applications now through Sunday, Sept. 15. The program assists the region’s most talented artists in furthering and innovating their work by awarding financial support to fund creative time and/or arts experiences that facilitate depth and advancement in their art form, a release said.

This fellowship is intended for dedicated artists that have created a substantial independent body of work, have received recognition for their work through development, production or publishing opportunities, or awards, and whose work has been selected for solo exhibitions, commissions, presentations, readings or performances, the release said.

Two $6,000 awards will be granted yearly. The funds can be used for, but not limited to:

  • Exploring new directions or continuing work in progress.

  • Production costs, materials, or equipment.

  • Collaborative or community projects.

  • Travel, research or study to further artwork.

Applications are due by Sept.15 and are available online at

For more information, contact Region 2 Arts Council at (218) 751-5447 or

Arts Access Grant applications due Sept. 15

BEMIDJI -- The Region 2 Arts Council is seeking applications for Arts Access Grants now through Sunday, Spet. 15. Arts Access Grants can support creation, production and presentation of high-quality arts activities, as well as projects that help overcome barriers to accessing high-quality arts activities and projects that help instill the arts into the community and public life in our region, a release said. Arts activities proposed for funding must be accessible by the public, have a strong community component and must benefit the residents of Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods or Mahnomen counties.

Maximum award of $6,000 (20 percent cash match required; 25 percent match on equipment purchases).

Applications are due by Sept. 15 and are available online at

For more information, contact Region 2 Arts Council at (218) 751-5447 or

BACM presents next summer recital Aug. 14

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series is in the last month of concerts, with the next performance taking place at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at St. Philip’s Church, 702 Beltrami Ave. Featured performers will be Beth Hendricks on flute, Phillip Hermann on organ and Aana Freihammer on piano. The program will include a piece for solo flute by G. P. Telemann, a movement from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano by C. Bolling, and Toccata for piano by G. Bush.

A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced. A free-will offering will be received at the door for the Scholarship and Fellowship programs of the Bemidji Area Church Musicians.

Forestedge Winery to hold 18th Annual Art Fair

LAPORTE -- Forestedge Winery will hold their 18th Annual Art Fair Aug. 17-18. There will be art, food, music and wine from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the winery, 35295 MN-64 in Laporte. There will be 30 or more selected artists selling pottery, jewelry, fiber, leather, wood, sculptures, paintings and more, accompanied by folk and jazz music throughout each day, a release said. For more information, visit, or call 218-224-3535.

Headwaters to hold Pottery and Pints class Aug. 15

BEMIDJI -- Headwaters Music and Arts will hold a pottery and pints class from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Headwaters, 519 Minnesota Ave. NW.

Headwaters resident potter, Tom Daly, will walk participants through the process of glazing two pottery pieces created by Daly, such as a beer mug or bowl. In between pieces attendees can try their hand at basic pottery techniques. There will be plenty of breaks for socializing and enjoying beer. There will be a cash bar on campus courtesy of Brigid’s Pub. No art experience is required. Open to those 21 years and older, advance registration is required. The cost to attend is $45, or $40 for Headwaters members.

Find out more or register by calling (218) 444-5606 or online at

Bemidji Public Library to hold Steamroller Art event

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Public Library will host a Steamroller Art program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at the library, 509 America Ave. NW. ArtOrg ( is visiting the Bemidji Library and bringing a mini steamroller to help participants create a unique piece of art to take home. Participants can check in, get their materials, then sit down under the tent to create a “stamp” by cutting out their own design. Then give it to the staff, and they’ll roll the “stamp” up with ink and put it on the runway with a piece of paper on top. They will start up the steamroller and roll over it, then peel back the paper to reveal a wonderful print.

No registration required and there is no cost to attend.

For more information, call (218) 751-3963.