Gallery Shows & Events
For more information on a specific show, please contact us, or check back here closer to the show's date.
March 7 - April 6, 2013
March Gallery Show: Leo Benvenuti
Artist's Reception, Friday, March 8th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6th: Screenplay Seminar by Leo Benvenuti & Scott Hansen
Meet screenplay writer, fine artist Leo Benvenuti. Leo Benvenuti is an artist with many credits (most have nothing to do with painting). Member of the comedy team, “The Steve and Leo Show,” produced playwright and TV writer/producer; his first screenwriting attempt with long time co-writer, Steve Rudnick, resulted in the movie, “The Santa Clause.” They went on to write “Space Jam,” "Kicking and Screaming” and nearly a dozen other movies. Through it all, Leo has never stopped painting.
April 10 - May 30, 2013
The Green Show: Recycled Art
Opening Reception: Friday, April 19th, 6:30p.m.
In celebration of Earth Day (April 22, 2013) artists featured in the Green Show will display art created with found objects, recycled items and re-purposed items!
We are looking for art! Do you take trash and turn it into treasured art? We need your work!
The Business of Art
What is it?
The Business of Art Program is dedicated to helping our community experience fine art in the places they eat, shop and live. The program allows local artists to display a few pieces (depending on space allowed) of their art in businesses around Maple Grove & Osseo. This not only enriches the community and the businesses but also gives local artists a chance to sell their work. All sales will be done through the Maple Grove Art Center, not the business where artwork is displayed. The Maple Grove Arts Center takes a 20% commission for all artwork sold through this program so we can continue to thrive and provide a platform of arts in the Maple Grove community! Artwork will be changed out every 2 - 3 months depending on each individual artist.
By participating your business have the chance to feature & support a local artists work, not only will you be supporting the individual artist but you will be supporting Maple Grove Arts Center & the community. The Business of Art will reach out to your clients & customers (Maple Grove & Osseo Residents) so they can know what we do & who our artists are at the Maple Grove Art Center ! You will generate interest in our program & The Art Center WHILE adding some beautiful artwork in your space!
What will you need to do to prepare?
Choose a space for artwork to be displayed, be present on the day of setup and take down. If you would like to do the hanging that will be up to the business owner but we will have all the tools and materials for the actually hanging & displaying. Artists will also display a bio & business cards as well.
Questions or would you like to get involved?
Please contact Natalie King - The Business of Art Program Coordinator at 763.221.5505 or email NKing@maplegroveartscenter.org
Where can you find our artists & businesses already involved:
16362 County Road 30, Maple Grove
Phone: (763) 400-7979
Artist at Z's Smokin' Bones:
Shane Anderson - shaneandersonillustrations.com
7899 Main St N, Maple Grove
Phone: (763) 424-3866
Artist at Dunn Brothers:
Natalie King - www.Cre8tiveQueen.blogspot.com
9353 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove
Artist at Topline Federal Credit Union:
Leann Hanson: www.leannehanson.com
July 13 & 14, 2013
Maple Grove Days Art Fair
The Art Fair will be held on Main Street:
July 13, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm & July 14, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
FREE EVENT - THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Join us every month - 3rd Thursdays, 6-9pm
Haven't created in awhile? Find it hard to make time to work on your art? Want to meet other local artists? Get Inspired?
Dust off your supplies and bring your paint, sketch book, charcoal - any medium of your choice! Feel free to bring your own snack & beverage or inspiring Cd's to listen to... Invite a friend!