WILLMAR — The 22nd Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar.
The event is a chance for artists and the public to mingle, shop and experience the many faces of art, from photography, handmade jewelry and pottery to music and food.
The Little Theatre stage will have six different groups performing beginning at 11 a.m.
There will make-and-take activities for kids and adults in the cafeteria.
The juried artists will be set up in the main gym along, with a display of works by Willmar High School students and information booths from various groups.
Art demonstrations will be in the gym and in the music rooms.
There is free coffee at the “Coffee Café” throughout the day with sweet treats available for purchase. There will be food vendors outside by the big tent with picnic tables.
The raffle features original pieces of work from four artists: Bradley Hall, Joan Rydberg, Bonnie Smith and Michelle Steffen.
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! calendar of events
Little Theatre stage
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. — Willmar High School 2701 vocal ensemble
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Kashimana Ahua
12:30 to 1 p.m. — Luke Rivard
1 to 2 p.m. — Pit of Fashion
2 to 2:30 p.m. — Raices De Mi Tierra (Roots of My Country), traditional Mexican folklore dancing
2:30 to 3:45 p.m. — Crow River Junction
Demo Inc. — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free face painting
Willis Chase — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free caricatures
Whitney Music — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., wind and string instruments to test your musical skills
Craig Schellberg — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free balloon sculptures
Drum Circle — 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., learn drumming with Luke Rivard
Raices De Mi Tierra — 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., learn authentic Mexican dances
Willmar Noon Lions – Waffles and sausage served by Dad’s Belgian Waffles, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Willmar Community Center; advance tickets $7, $8 at the door; $5 for children ages 5-12; age 5 and under eat free.
Friends of the Library book sale – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Willmar Public Library
Artists’ sales tent
Trevor Arndt, Sunburg; graphite/pencil drawings
Dennis Benson, Willmar; woodworking crafts
Jessalyn Canavan, Willmar; glazed pottery
Marti Chvatal, New London; handcrafted wood lamps and home décor
Della Conroy, Hancock; landscape, floral, still life & abstract painting
Mike Engan, Roseville; pottery
Wendy Engan, Roseville; jewelry, silversmith
Janet Frank, Spicer; metal sculptures by the late Steven Frank, Sr.
Elaine Hagen, Belview; watercolor, photography, mixed media
Paul Hagen, Belview; wood items
Bradley Hall, Granite Falls; printmaking, linoleum block prints
Greg Harp, New London; photography
Don Houseman, Tenstrike; wood cut, acrylic, children's books
Christine Husom, Buffalo; author, mystery series
Laurel Iverson, New London; beaded and wire-wrapped jewelry
Phyllis Joos, Hancock; etchings, litho-lino cut and screen prints
Dona Larkin, Renville; oil & acrylic paintings
Ron Larson, Litchfield; wood turnings
Heather Meyer; Hollandale, pottery
Maria Novak, New London; pen and ink, pet portraits, wood piece murals
Sue Penkert, Bird Island; leather and beaded jewelry
Sandee Rettke, Odin; wire weaving mixed metal jewelry
Joan Rydberg, St Cloud; dolls
Shalese Sands, Willmar; wildlife paintings and drawings