The 12th annual Arts Off 84 Art Crawl is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1 over Labor Day weekend.
Five locations along scenic Highway 84 between Pine River and Longville will feature 80 artists sowing and selling their works of art. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
In addition to three student artists taking part this year, Site 1 at the Warehouse in Pine River and Site 5 in Longville will host Kids’ Creation Stations where children can create and take home an art project. Each station will have a different project.
The Art Crawl features artists who create high-end art, as well as quality, hand-crafted items. Quality is the No. 1 priority and only handmade items are accepted for the juried event.
This year the various art forms include painting, photography, furniture, glass, jewelry, pottery, ceramics, wood carvings, woodwork, handmade soaps and lotions, metal, wire, stone, cement, fiber, paper, leather, homemade canned and baked goods, and upcycled items.
Artist directories are available throughout the Brainerd and Walker areas including the Pine River Chamber of Commerce, Longville Chamber of Commerce and many area businesses. The directory also includes the map of artist locations. Visit the website at www.artsoff84.com for more information. In addition, the directory and sitemap may be printed from the website and will be available at all sites the day of the event. Watch for Art Crawl signs to guide you to the artist locations. No pets, lease; service animals only. The Arts Off 84 Art Crawl is free and open to the public.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.