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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

The Trespasser’s Garden: Emily Gray Koehler
Oct 31 @ 10:28 pm – Nov 28 @ 11:28 pm
The Trespasser's Garden: Emily Gray Koehler

The Trespasser’s Garden
Prints by Emily Gray Koehler Exploring the Ecology of Invasive Plants in Minnesota

On View October 31 to November 28, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 6:30-9 pm
From 6:30-7 pm there will be a talk with the Anoka Conservation District about the impact of invasive plants.

As part of Emily’s MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, she has been exploring the invasive species that have made themselves part of the MN landscape through a rigorous print series. As a culmination of her research this exhibition will feature a selection of her beautiful work along with educational elements.

Emily also presents a collagraph workshop at BLCA in November. Only a few spaces remain!

Galleries are open 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays.  The center is closed on Thanksgiving.

Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 26 all-day

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is closed on Thanksgiving.  We’ll be open regular hours the rest of the week: 10 am to 4 pm Friday and Saturday.  Come visit and see The Trespasser’s Garden before it closes on Saturday.

NorthWords Writers
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The NorthWords Writers meet together monthly to critique each other’s work.  The meetings are facilitated by Katherine Schaefer, the Writer-in-Residence.  NorthWords meets on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10 am to 12 pm.  Interested writers can attend the group once at no cost, but after the initial visit there is a $50 annual fee in addition to regular membership with BLCA.  Questions about the fee or the group can be addressed to

Zentangle Beyond the Basics: A Touch of Color
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday; November 30


Tuition:$25/$23 members

Adults; All levels

Instructor: Susan Kolze                                                                      

Enhance your love of Zentangle and go beyond the basics! Learn ways to add color using a variety of mediums and techniques to make your Zentangle art POP!

Prerequisite: Basics class or previous experience with Zentangle highly recommended.

Bring your kit from Basics class or purchase one in class for $10 paid to instructor.