Arts calendar published Jan. 5, 2022

Community and high school art events will be printed each Wednesday in this calendar up to two weeks in advance. The deadline is noon Friday. Items may be emailed to with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.

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Velvet Brass

Glenwood, Jan. 9, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; dance to the music of Velvet Brass; $10 per person, $5 per person ages 17-30.

Square Dancing

Willmar, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., Community Center; Jolly Twirlers square dance, everyone welcome; $5.


New London, Jan.15, 7 p.m., New London-Spicer High School; the Cat PAC Performance Series presents The String Showdown; all tickets $25, available at

Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra

Willmar, Jan. 16, 3 p.m., WEAC; The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra presents its winter concert, masks are required; $12 adults, free for those 18 and under, tickets available at Whitney Music, online at or at the door.


Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lake Shore Dr. S., Glenwood


Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery, 114 Third St. N., Marshall

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Whitney Music Center, 913 Business 71 N., Willmar

Willmar Area Arts Council, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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