Greetings to all area visual artists from the Alexandria Art Guild! We are preparing for our studio art event, the Art deTour to be held June 12,13 and 14, 2020. Last year was a great success with over 25 artists at 13 locations. We are committed to an aggressive marketing effort, which will reach outside the Alexandria area to bring interested buyers to our area.
We are now taking applications and looking for new participants. If you would like to participate, please fill out the application form found at http://www.alexart.org/art-detour-2020-registration/ , add your check and return to Alexandria Art Guild c/o Naomi Bjorklund, 316 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, MN. Or pay online and email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not have to have an art studio in the Alexandria area to participate; we will help you find a place to display.
Even if you are unable to participate in the Art deTour, please consider joining the Alexandria Art Guild as a member. The dues are $40 a year and can be paid through our website at http://www.alexart.org/join-us/ and learn more about the benefits of becoming a member. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Have you recovered from the holiday bustle? I know it takes me a couple weeks to feel like our household is back into the swing of things after the holiday break. Now that it is well into January, I can start thinking forward to the year ahead and all those art related goals I want to accomplish… and I’ve got plenty! Let this be a PSA to you (and myself) to break those lofty goals down into bite sized pieces. Doing something small every day really will result in surprisingly big things over time. Trust and enjoy the process.
Thinking ahead about the coming year, it is time to renew or join AAG! Members enjoy many perks and connection to a vibrant artist community! So don’t wait. January is the perfect time to renew or start your membership so you don’t miss out on any new opportunities. Head over to Join Us to see what AAG can do for your artistic endeavors. http://www.alexart.org/join-us/
Next Wednesday, Jan 15, at 5:30pm is our next social at the Depot so feel free to bring your dues with you. You also have the option to mail your membership application and dues, or now you can pay online. Payments are processed via PayPal but you don’t need a PayPal account, just your bank card. We hope having these options makes it easier to join AAG.
Wake Up Alexandria is just a couple days away and Alexandria Art Guild is the lucky recipient of this month’s Non-profit hosted by The Written Gift at Anderson Funeral Home. Please join Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Friday, December 20 7:30 to 8:30 am to support AAG and network with area businesses. Don’t forget about the Ugly Sweater Contest for a chance to win Chamber Bucks! See you there!
Alexandria Art Guild will be the next non-profit donation recipient at the Dec. 20 event. We are grateful for the community support in promoting local visual arts. Please visit the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce link for details and join them in supporting local art!
Just a reminder that many AAG members will be showing at the Dec 1 show coinciding with the Chamber Lakes Symphony Orchestra Concert from 1 to 5 pm at the Alexandria Area High School. It is the perfect occasion to buy a beautiful handmade piece of art as a gift for someone special or something to treat yourself! Life is better with art!