Local Resources


Serving Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties

Find an Artist -- or Find an Arts Organization

Avon Area Arts
Mission Statement: "To develop an artistic and cultural community within the Avon area which encourages and nurtures the creative spirit."

Central Minnesota Community Foundation
- www.communitygiving.org
The mission of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation is to engage people, connect resources, and build community. We fulfill our mission by making grants to support key issues in Central Minnesota:
  • Encouraging individuals, families and businesses to partner with us to fulfill their charitable and financial goals
  • Convening people to work on community problems
  • Honoring individuals for improving our community
  • Connecting people and resources to build a better community

Elk River Area Arts Alliance- www.elkriverart.org
The Elk River Area Arts Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works with area businesses, government agencies, local schools, other arts organizations, and individual artists to provide quality arts experiences for area residents.

Paramount Center for the Arts- www.paramountarts.org
Paramount Center for the Arts provides opportunities for artistic production, creative exploration, arts education and the enjoyment of arts and entertainment.

The Visual Arts Center is Central Minnesota's number one place to learn, be creative, and develop individual artistic talent with friends and family! We are located in the lower level of the Paramount Arts District Building, just a few short steps down a stairway or a quick ride in the elevator.

We-R-Artists- Networking Group for Artist with Disabilities
To improve the artist's visibility, marketing, sales and other art connections, support as an artist or as a group. Samples of visual artwork, writing, music, etc are shared at monthly meetings, held the 4th Thursday of the month from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Great River Regional Library, (St. Cloud Public Library) 1300 West St. Germain, St. Cloud, MN. No charge for the meeting. Handicapped accessible. For more information call Sharon Pfau at 320-230-9412 or Stacey O'Connell at 320-203-7123. Or send an email to polarts56@hotmail.com

Visual Arts Minnesota- www.visualartsminnesota.org
Visual Arts Minnesota (formerly the St. Cloud Community Arts Council) originated in 1973, serves both artists and non-artists, providing art exhibitions and competitions that allow creators of visual art to present their work to the arts-appreciating public. Phone: 320-257-3108 Fax: 320-257-3111 or email: vam@visualartsminnesota.org

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