MacRostie Art Center

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  • Free admission to gift shop and main gallery. Fees charged for classes, workshops, and some special events.


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  • Located on First Avenue NW, across from Old Central School in downtown Grand Rapids.

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  • Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Year-round.

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  1. Downtown Art Fair

    Downtown Art Fair

    10 NW 5th Street
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: 218-326-2697

    Free community event with artist vendors, food, live music, and hands-on art activities for kids and families.

  2. Little Big Show and works by Marion Lyndgaard

    Little Big Show and works by Marion Lyndgaard

    405 First Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: 218-326-2697

    The First Friday reception is free and open to the public with live music, food, wine, and artist talks at 6pm. These exhibitions, the Little Big Show and works by Marion Lyndgaard, are on display from May 5 to 26, 2017.

    Now in its 10th year, the Little Big Show is MacRostie Art Center's annual miniatures invitational. Artists are invited to submit works in any medium that are no larger than 12 inches in any dimension and priced at no more than $100. As an exploration and celebration of small works, the show provides an interesting challenge to established artists and an opportunity for emerging artists to be involved in a regional exhibition and experience the process of preparing work for public display. This year's featured artist is Krista Matison. In contrast, the MAC with also be exhibition the large-scale abstract and mixed media work of artist Marian Lyndgaard.

  3. MAC ColorRun.Walk.Stroll Family 5k

    MAC ColorRun.Walk.Stroll Family 5k

    405 First Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Call: 218-326-2697

    The MacRostie Art Center's first annual ColorRun.Walk.Stroll 5k will take place before the opening of the 2017 Art Fair on Saturday, July 8th 2017. Registration and same-day sign up will begin at 7:00 at the MAC Tent on the Old Central School grounds facing the MacRostie Art Center.

    The ColorRun.Walk.Stroll 5k has both active runners and families in mind, while supporting the MacRostie Art Center! Enjoy a 3.1 mile course that starts and ends in front of the MacRostie Art Center and loops around Crystal Lake. Take your time, get colorful and creative at the four color stations on the route, and have fun with your friends while supporting local art!

    Same day sign-ups are welcome with a suggested $10 donation to the MacRostie Art Center.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 50
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
  • Largest Meeting Room (sq ft): 600

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