Anderson Center 25th Anniversary Party | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul

Anderson Center 25th Anniversary Party

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 07/24/2021
Anderson Center 25th Anniversary PartyPlease join us as we celebrate the Anderson Center’s 25th Anniversary with a family-friendly celebration festival event on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring artist demonstrations & activities, live music & readings, food vendors, exhibits, and tours. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for Anderson Center members and youth age 17 & under.

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Experience live music throughout the day by Jillian RaeChastity Brown, and the students of Universal Music Center at an outdoor stage on the lower lawn near the North Studios. Enjoy literary readings in the Tower View Barn by Minnesota's Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen and current Anderson Center artists-in-residence. Learn more about the creative process through open studios and artist demonstrations throughout campus, including a monotype demo on the etching press in the printmaking studio by Minnesota printmaker Richard Stephens. Meet artists and explore their work at a closing reception for "Long Story Short," a group retrospective art exhibition showcasing 25 years of art and ideas by past & current Anderson Center residents and studio artists. Tower View's iconic namesake water tower will also be open and available to tour.

Music – Outdoors
11am – noon: Universal Music Center
12:30-1:45pm: Jillian Rae
2:15-3:30pm: Chastity Brown
4-5pm: Brent & Sheena
Literary Readings – Barn
11-11:30am: Non-fiction Writer Clare Boerigter (Minneapolis)
11:35am-12:05pm: Fiction Writer Teo Rivera-Dundas (Los Angeles)
12:10-12:40pm: Poet Gretchen Marquette (Minneapolis)
12:45-1:15pm: Poet Keith S. Wilson (Chicago)
1:20-1:50pm: Poet Joyce Sutphen (Chaska)
2-2:30pm: MSAB Executive Director Sue Gens + Cake Cutting
All-day Activities
  • ArtReach is hosting a Gelli (gelatin) plate printing activity booth. 
  • Printmaker Richard Stephens and his studio assistant are doing demos on the letterpress and etching press in our Granary print studio. 
  • Demonstrations/Open Studios
    • Painters B-J Norman, Art Kenyon, Lynn Brown, and Lindsay Cherek Waller
    • Glassblower Gail Dahlberg
    • Painter & sculptor Cynthia Weitzel
    • Sculptors Maxwell Cora and Gita Ghei
    • Photographer Gina Rippentrop
    • Digital Media Artists and Marketing Firm Sievers Creative
    • Ceramicists Angela Foley and Julie DeVetter
    • Musician and printmaker Sam Brown
    • Universal Music Center
    • And more!

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163 Tower View Drive PO Box 406
Red Wing, MN, 55066
United States


(651) 388-2009
Contact name: 
Stephanie Rogers, Executive & Artistic Director
The event has already taken place on this date: 
11 am - 5 pm