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January Second Saturday

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for Second Saturday events at TCAA!

10-11:30 AND 12-1:30
Kids will be creating puppets and marionettes out of a variety of creative materials. You will get to construct and decorate some fun characters, which can then be used to play with and perform on stage in your own puppet show at home.

This class is sponsored by Members Cooperative Credit Union.

Pre-registration is required for this class. Click the link below to register and pay!


If you need to cancel after you have registered, PLEASE contact us at 218-833-0416 to let us know so we can give your space to another child who may be on the waiting list. $3 per child material fee requested, no child is turned away due to need. Located in our classroom at 711 Laurel St, downtown Brainerd.

10AM TO 12PM
Meet our featured Member Artist, Bev Abear. Bev rediscovered her love for art after retiring as a secondary English teacher. She found Forest Road Art Studio in Deerwood, MN, and studied sketching and watercolor painting there. Over the years she has studied under a number of great artists and has learned many techniques and principles of artistic expression that she has put towards the growth of her own art practice. Bev enjoys taking pictures while camping or just driving in the countryside, and using those images for subjects and inspiration for her work. She says that, “For me, the creative journey begins with really seeing the colors and shapes that make up our beautiful world in central Minnesota.” View some of her pieces on display, talk with her, and learn more about the process for creating her artwork.

In our gallery, our current exhibition, ‘Mitchell Cory Nelson Retrospective’, will be on display. This retrospective exhibition features a selection of artwork by Mitchell Cory Nelson, created over the last 30+ years. Working in a Pop Nouveau style, and incorporating an abundance of imagery and color into his artwork, each piece is a unique experience for the viewer to take in. Featured artwork mediums included in the display will be, acrylic paintings, pen and ink drawings, block/screen/acetone prints, as well as some mixed-media sculptures.

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January 11
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Crossing Arts Alliance
711 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN 56401
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