Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Northwest Indian Community Development Center 
1819 Bemidji Ave. N
Bemidji, MN 56601

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Kathryn Gonzalez 
Region 2 Arts Council 

Arts Resource Expo 



This is a free event.
All are invited to join the fun!

Accessibility Concerns? Questions?
218-751-5447 / 800-275-5447


  • Learn about arts events and programming, funding opportunities, and ways to engage in arts activities in your area.
  • Attend professional development workshops.
  • Foster relationships and creative exchanges among organizations, community members, and individual artists.
  • View artist demos for rosemaling, mittens and moccasins, porcupine quill medallions, and more.
  • Enjoy music, free snacks, and learning opportunities.

Workshops & Events


11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Plan your New Art Career! Join artist-jeweler and business owner Monica Hansmeyer, from Seven Sister Design, to explore how you too can use your creative work to plan and finance your way to a new career.

12:45 pm – 2:15pm
Crafting an Artist Statement and Resumé –
Join visual artist Alice Blessing as she shares the ins and outs of developing your work into an artist statement and resumé.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Notes on Self-Publishing - Follow along as author Wendell Affield guides the writer from manuscript to print and digital book.


11:00 am – 12:30 pm
All you ever wanted to know about grant eligibility and the application process – Join Minnesota State Arts Board to learn and ask questions directly from the source.

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Lights, Sound, Action, Roll ‘Em! – Join Craig Dunn from VSA to learn how Captioning, Audio Description, ASL Interpreting and Assistive Listening can attract patrons with vision/hearing loss.


2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Minnesota Theater Alliance hosts a Networking meeting for members and theater enthusiasts. Join the conversation!

UPDATED! Artist Demo Sessions
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mike Wiltse will demonstrate a technique on making oil paint using powdered pigment, sun bleached linseed oil, grinding maul, and glass base.

Flora Jones will share special quilt stitching techniques and the various quilt styles she creates.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Diane Kochman
shares music with her group Mixed Emotions.

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
David Ben White will share samples of his drawings and demonstrate his process at work.

12:15 pm  - 2:15 pm
Teresa McDowell will be sewing moccasins and answering questions you might have about her work.

Ryan Stewart will share some of his unique metal creations to inspire you.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Deb Warren will demonstrate how to create a spiral God's eye.

 Marti Lundin shares techniques in Norwegian and Swedish painting as she paints flowers on a wood ornament.

Lance Heddan demonstrates pen and ink Prismacolor pencil drawing techniques.

Visit with State and Regional Resources

MN State Arts Board
Watermark Art Center and Miikanan Gallery
Springboard for the Arts
Jerome Foundation
MN Theater Alliance
4 Directions Development
Bagley Area Arts Collaborative
MN Council for Non-Profits
Bemidji Community Theater
Northern Light Opera Company
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Headwater Music and Arts
Bemidji Sculpture Walk
VSA MN (Previously Very Special Artists)
Park Rapids Lake Area Arts Council
MN Artists
Macrostie Art Center
Nemeth Art Center
Supple Studios
Manidoo Ogitigaan
Northwest Indian Community Development Center
Rail River Folk School
Indigenous Environmental Network
Cass Lake Chamber of Commerce
Kaddatz Gallery
Gallery North
Region 2 Arts Council