2014 Annual Member Show

On view now through November 1, 2014. The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Member Show is an open call for all those individuals with current […]


  • Elof Wedin: A Minnesota Modern

    Opening November 8 and running through November 29, 25 paintings by Elof Wedin will be on view in the galleries. There is an opening reception […]

  • Holiday Gift mART

    Join us December 4-20 for our Holiday Gift mART. Each December, the Banfill-Locke galleries are transformed into a local marketplace and is a great place to […]

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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

Banfill-Locke Member Exhibition
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The annual exhibition celebrates the talents of Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts members.  2D and 3D work in a variety of mediums are on display.  Admission is always free to visit the galleries.

NorthWords Writers
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The NorthWords Writers meet together monthly to critique each other’s work.  The meetings are facilitated by Paula Cisewski, the Writer-in-Residence.  NorthWords meets on the fourth Friday 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 info@banfill-locke.org.

Painting Water Scenes
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mondays, October 27, November 3; 6 to 8 pm

Appropriate for Teens and Adults with watercolor experience

Enrollment Code: N

Learn to paint water and reflections realistically.  Discover how to capture the tranquility of reflections, a quiet lake, a beautiful sunset or sunrise.  You’ll also learn how to paint rivers and waterfalls and how rocks, birds, grasses, and trees help make interesting paintings.  Bring photos of any subjects you would like to explore.

Materials: Blocks or loose sheets of watercolor paper (11″x14″ or 12″x16″), a small set of water colors (single tubes are preferred), brushes 1/2″ to 1″, palette for mixing.

Photo Safari: Sunset and Twilight
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Appropriate for Beginning and Intermediate Teens and Adults

Enrollment Code: O

Learn to take better photos, and have a photo safari adventure through Manomin Park at sunset! We will begin with a brief discussion of basic photo techniques, composition, and low light photography tips. Then we will head out into the park to capture the fading light of day. After we will meet back inside to discuss our photos, and techniques we were successful with. Please come prepared for the weather!

Materials: Digital camera and manual (film cameras are great too! You may email the instructor later about your results), Clothing appropriate for being outside, Flashlight. A tripod would be really helpful, but not required.