In Focus: Crossing Arts Alliance Holding 8×8 Art Fundraiser Virtually This Year

The annual 8×8 Art Fundraiser is typically held at the Crossing Arts Alliance in downtown Brainerd, but due the coronavirus pandemic this year, it will be held...

In Focus: Bemidji Public Library Features New Mural From Local Artist

Wesley May, who is from the Red Lake Indian Reservation, is a well-known artist around the city of Bemidji and surrounding areas. With just a week, May’s creation of a...

NLFX in Bemidji Lights Up Red to Show Solidarity with Arts Workers

Since the pandemic began, over half of all arts workers have become unemployed. One Bemidji business showed support as a part of a national campaign to show solidarity....

Bemidji Public Library Reopens with Normal Hours

The Bemidji Public Library has reached the next stage of its COVID-19 reopening procedures, meaning that it will be open at their normal hours of 9 AM to 7 PM Monday...

In Focus: Artists Discuss Creating Amid the Pandemic

Many art festivals and meetups have been canceled this year, while others are being held virtually. ReZume Arts, created by the Region 2 Arts Council, is a program for...

Bemidji Movie Theater to Reopen 7 Days a Week

The CEC movie theater in Bemidji was closed for months due to the pandemic. While the theater has been partially open since July, starting Friday, August 28th, they will...

Brainerd Restaurant and Venue Debuts Drive-In Theatre

Adapting is the name of the game for any business hoping for long-term success. This sentiment seems especially true for businesses during the on-going pandemic. The...

Region 2 Arts Council to Showcase Area Artists Virtually

The Region 2 Arts Council will kick off their ReZume Arts live event on Facebook to showcase area artists starting Wednesday, August 26th. Beginning Wednesday, the...

In Focus: Regional Cultural Center Presents “One Word” Exhibit

The Regional Cultural Center in New York Mills put out a call to area artists to participate in their most recent exhibit titled “One Word.” The timely...

Bemidji Community Theater Fundraising for New Performance Space

The Bemidji Community Theater has been producing shows in the city since the early 1980s. Now, they are on their way to getting a permanent show space of their very own....

Brainerd’s Destination Downtown Coalition Looking to Bring Iconic Artistic Feature Downtown

If you’ve ever driven through the Brainerd area, you have probably encountered a statue of Paul Bunyan’s famed partner, Babe the Blue Ox. The Blue Ox fixtures have become...

In Focus: New Mural Unveiled in Downtown Park Rapids

A Park Rapids candy store has received a new paint job to celebrate the town. Last week was the first time the community got to see the new mural painted on Aunt...