Area Voices

Kelliher High School students recently submitted a video they created to the District Energy  “Your Big Idea for a Sustainable Minnesota” video contest.  The competition required Minnesota students in grades 6-12 to create video, no longer than three minutes, promoting sustainability and sharing their vision of a better Minnesota.

Fiber art and jazz music in Bigfork, a giant loom in Park Rapids, pebble art in Bemidji and a community mural in Virginia are just a few of the long list of arts opportunities happening across northern Minnesota.  Click on the link to hear all about the wonderful arts experiences that await you!  

Every first Friday of the month, we connect wtih Betty Firth from the Ely Folk School. She tell us all about the amazing classes and events happening at the folk school throughout the month!  After talking with her we're all salivating and wishing we knew how to make apple strudel!  Other offerings at the folk school this month include potica making, creating diamond willow walking sticks, pine needle basketry, forest bathing and much more! Check out the Ely Folk School website for a full listing.  

On the first Friday of every month we check in with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids.  She fill us in on all the haps and goings on in the arts scene around town.  So much happening in Grand Rapids tonight!  With options like iron pours, community rug making, live music and art exhibits including jewelry, bath and body products, tye dying, a vintage car show and even a collaborative fiber art show including more than 20 artists,  much more, there is something interesting for pretty much eve

“I really appreciated the really well made, strong felt…I learned that to be able to wear something or use something, it actually has to be really well made.

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