Salute to The Arts opens at Crossing Arts Alliance

Crossing Arts Alliance's Salute to the Arts will be Sept. 8-25. Submitted Photo

Crossing Arts presents its annual exhibit, "Salute To The Arts," sponsored by Midwest Security and Fire, which will run Sept. 8-25 in the Crossing Arts Gallery in downtown Brainerd.

This exhibition, which usually takes place in June, was rescheduled to later in the year due to COVID-19.

Featuring fresh new artworks from area artists that have been created over the past year, works on display include photography, sculpture, paintings, textile/fabric and more.

Exhibiting artists are Carolyn Abbott, Carla Benjamin, Kathleen Braud, Shelby Cate, Karen Cheney, Mark Christy, Millie Engisch, Susan Foss, Haddie Hadachek, Jody Hagenson, Lonnie Knutson, Tom Larson, Natalie McGuire, Mark Moser, Molly Ring, Gregory Rosenberg, Jan Sheets and Robert Whistler.

Due to COVID-19 and regulations for large group gatherings, Crossing Arts will not have a public reception for this exhibition, but the public is invited to visit the gallery during regular business hours to view the artwork. In addition, a gallery tour video will be posted on the website and social media pages for those who are unable to view the exhibition in person.


This exhibition is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through grants from Five Wings Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Crossing Arts is located at 711 Laurel St., Brainerd.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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