Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Corner

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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) serves a seven county are in the northwest region of the Gopher State. The NWMAC Corner features and highlights the services and support given to regional artists by the NWMAC.

Awarding arts grants, providing arts services, coordinating arts advocacy, and generally promoting appreciation and participation in the arts – all are goals of the Council. The NWMAC Corner highlights and features those important elements of cultural life in northwest Minnesota.


149 Pieces

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Caption: Artist Brandon LaPlante of Crookston, MN
Brandon LaPlante of Crookston, MN recently received a grant from the NW Minnesota Arts Council to transform a retired bus into a “mobile” arts work...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 19:12
Caption: Andy Hall of Crookston, MN and his "Sweetlight Gallery"
Seasoned photographer Andy Hall of Crookston, MN finds beauty within the northern prairie of Minnesota, and he captures those nuggets of beauty wit...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2020
  • Length: 14:27
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Mara Hanel, Executive Director of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) share positive thoughts about the fine arts and culture of the regio...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2020
  • Length: 10:39
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Gillete, Wyoming native Abby Pearson took an interesting route to her residence in Fosston, MN and upon her arrival she dove head first into the ar...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2020
  • Length: 11:12
Caption: Open Voices of Minnesota
Adam Reinwald is a Eugene, Oregon native - now "native" Minnesotan who loves music. His passion led him to St. Olaf College in Northfield, and he ...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2020
  • Length: 06:34
Caption: Veterans Memorial in Viking, MN
Viking, MN resident Cheryl Peters led the charge in creating a Veteran's Memorial in the small Northwest Minnesota town. The response from regiona...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2020
  • Length: 06:40
Caption: Becky Rosenkrans of Roseau, MN
Within her small, but distinctive business, Roseau, MN native Becky Rosenkrans creates jewelry in the far north of Minnesota. Her story is one of ...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2020
  • Length: 13:38
Caption: Paintings by Beau Bakken of Hallock MN
Beau Bakken of Hallock, MN is a chip off the old block.... or should we say "Rock" when it comes to creativity and artistic success!

  • Added: Oct 28, 2020
  • Length: 08:31
Caption: Rock Bakken of Hallock, MN
Rock Bakken of Hallock, MN is deeply rooted in his community and in the region. He's been and continues to be the proprietor of a shoe and clothin...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 08:09
Caption: Sheila Smith - Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, shares thoughts on voting for the arts, and the many opportunities and challen...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2020
  • Length: 06:37
Caption: Trey Everett of Crookston MN
Trey Everett of Crookston, MN is the new “Showcase and Training Specialist” with the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC). He’s working on seve...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2020
  • Length: 14:34
Caption: Woodcarver Rick Jensen of Crookston MN
Long-time Crookston, MN resident Rick Jensen is a master woodcarver and teacher of the craft. His story reveals more than just the shavings and sh...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2020
  • Length: 11:32
Caption: Candace Osborn of Ada, MN with her award-winning giraffe!
Artist Candace Osborn of Ada, MN has created an award winning sculpture that's long on the neck. Find out more!

  • Added: Sep 22, 2020
  • Length: 12:23
Caption: Dennis Kinkead - "Landing Crow"
Retired as a U.S. Customs agent, Soo Line Railroad boiler-man and farmer, Dennis Kinkead (Kin-cade) of Hallock/Lake Bronson, Minnesota has develope...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2020
  • Length: 09:13
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Jordynn Jonsrud of Goodridge, MN is a freshman at Concordia College of Moorhead, MN - and while she loves to sing, performing in the Concordia Choi...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 04:31
Caption: Rob Burkel - "NW Minnesota Artist of the Year!"
Rob Burkel of Thief River Falls, MN is the 2020 Northwest Minnesota Arts Council's (NWMAC) "Artist of the Year." His long-time work within the the...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2020
  • Length: 16:46
Caption: Wood Carver Joe Wavra of Red Lake Falls MN
Red Lake Falls, MN wood carver Joe Wavra recently won the NW Minnesota Arts Council's "Northwest Star Award for his decade-plus work in wood carvin...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2020
  • Length: 15:16
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Mara Hanel, Executive Director of the NW Minnesota Arts Council, has details on this year's NWMAC Art Exhibit in Warren, MN!

  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 10:51
Caption: Bruce Piersol of Red Lake Falls MN
Bruce Piersol of Red Lake Falls MN - retired music director at Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls - has been honored by the Northwest Minnesot...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 08:39
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Alicia Spilde of Warren, MN is part of community effort to establish a new military veteran's memorial at the Marshall County Courthouse in Warren....

  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 08:59