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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.

Life Drawing Co-op
Nov 25 @ 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 $10 per artist.  Bring your drawing materials and enjoy the practice of life drawing each week.

NOTE: this group does not meet in August 2015

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