First Show: Bob Astrup, Sylvia Carsen, Elna Goodspeed, Layl McDill, Scott Spinks, Cynthia Waltho

Opening Saturday, January 3 the First Show features the work of the first place and best-in-show winners of the 2013 member exhibition.  Bob Astrup will […]


  • Call for Tornado Art

    Tornadoes: The Art of Remembering To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fridley Tornados that tore through the community in 1965, Banfill-Locke seeks art from […]

  • 2015 Student Art Show

    On February 7 the 21st annual Student Art Show at Banfill Locke Center for the Arts opens to the public. The show will continue through […]

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Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is a wellspring for the community providing inspiration, enrichment, enjoyment, opportunities, and education through the arts.

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Upcoming Events

Wet and Dry Pastels
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mondays, February 2, 9, and 16, 5:30 to 7:30 pm            Enrollment Code: H
Instructor: Joyce VanderWyst

Tuition $60 nonmembers; $54 members
Appropriate for Teens and Adults
This class is for anyone interested in learning the versatility of pastels.  The class will explore wet and dry pastel applications and the papers and pastelbords that work best with each process.  Materials: Photos to use for inspiration if desired, 11”x14” or 12”x16” pastel pads and pastelbord panel, and a set of pastels.

Gentle Yoga
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Instructor: Joyce Gudding
Tuesdays, January 6, 13, February 3, 10, 24; 9 to 10:15 am         Enrollment Code: A

Tuition: This class is $25 for all five sessions when paid in advance, or $7 per drop in session.

Yoga is a place where you can come exactly as you are!  This is a gentle yoga class—for everyone from beginners to those with a regular practice who are interested in exploring the healing quality of connecting breath with movement. This class includes basic breathing exercises, as well as a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated, and on the floor). In the tradition of Viniyoga, the yoga postures will be adapted to the unique needs of each individual.  Please wear loose or stretchy clothing, and bring a yoga mat.  Limited to 8 per class.

Practice Writing
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Want to develop your writing practice?  Join other writers each Tuesday morning at BLCA to practice writing in this facilitated group.  Prompts are provided to inspire your writing for the day.  All types of writers at any skill level are invited.  Bring a notebook and a writing utensil.  This group is free to attend and no RSVP is necessary.

Life Drawing Co-op
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Each week the figure drawing co-op meets at Banfill-Locke. There is a nude model hired each week and attendees to the group share the model’s fee. Cost is usually about $9 per artist.  Bring your drawing materials and enjoy the practice of life drawing each week.

NOTE: this group does not meet in July