Artists & Groups

Artists, writers and groups who have displayed their artwork and writing at the Maple Grove Arts Center. Please contact them by clicking on their contact information below.

Arbor Lakes Art Fair 2019

Presented By The Maple Grove Arts Center

Hosted by The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes


Maple Grove Arts Center's annual art fair is again hosted by The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in the beautifully laid out outdoor shopping mall in Maple Grove. The area is safe and secure for both artists and guests with good parking and easy access from I-94.

We will be featuring beautiful photography, ceramics, jewelry, original artwork and many other fine arts and high level crafts. There will be entertainment and food available and a free kids arts event area.

July 13, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm

July 14, 2019: 11 am - 4 pm

Looking to Volunteer at the Fair?  We Need You! Please click here for more details and sign up!

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Art Activities

Saturday and Sunday there will be a FREE art activity for all ages.

This year we are decorating a wood spinner!

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The Business of Art

What is it?

The Business of Art Program is dedicated to helping our community experience fine art in the places they eat, shop and live. The program allows local artists to display a few pieces (depending on space allowed) of their art in businesses around Maple Grove & Osseo. This not only enriches the community and the businesses but also gives local artists a chance to sell their work. All sales will be done through the Maple Grove Art Center, not the business where artwork is displayed. The Maple Grove Arts Center takes a 25% (members) & 40% (non-members) commission for all artwork sold through this program so we can continue to thrive and provide a platform of arts in the Maple Grove community! Artwork will be changed out every 2 - 3 months depending on each individual artist.

Why participate?

By participating your business have the chance to feature & support a local artists work, not only will you be supporting the individual artist but you will be supporting Maple Grove Arts Center & the community. The Business of Art will reach out to your clients & customers (Maple Grove & Osseo Residents) so they can know what we do & who our artists are at the Maple Grove Art Center ! You will generate interest in our program & The Art Center WHILE adding some beautiful artwork in your space!

What will you need to do to prepare?

Choose a space for artwork to be displayed, be present on the day of setup and take down. If you would like to do the hanging that will be up to the business owner but we will have all the tools and materials for the actually hanging & displaying. Artists will also display a bio & business cards as well.

Questions or would you like to get involved?

Please contact Caroline Munro - The Business of Art Program Coordinators at 763.227.8009 or via email at cmunro@maplegroveartcenter.org

Ready to get an application going?

Download this form

The Business of Art

Where can you find our artists & businesses already involved?:

Some of the artists are linked to their websites to give examples of their work.

1st Quarter 2018 rotation

Dunn Brothers

7899 Main St N, Maple Grove

Phone: (763) 424-3866

Quarterly Featured Artist:  Andy Clafin

Topline Federal Credit Union

9353 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove

Phone: (763) 391-9494

Quarterly Featured Artist:  Jill Van Sickle

Maple Grove Government Center

12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy N, Maple Grove

Phone: 763-494-6000

Quarterly Featured Artist:   Courtney Weinreis

C.R.O.S.S.

12915 Weinand Circle, Rogers

Phone: 763-425-1050

Quarterly Featured Artist:   Marc Zapchenk  :   Mark Caselius

Sawatdee

7885 Main Street

Maple Grove

MN 55369

Phone:  763-494-5708

Quarterly Featured Artist:  Bev Fishman

Whole Foods

12201 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove

Phone: 763-416-7300

Quarterly Featured Artist:  Timn Jacobs

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Open Arts Studio

Are you looking for a fun place to spend a couple of hours painting your favorite subjects with a friend or two?


Meets every Friday from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Bring your own materials.


We require that you buy an annual membership of Maple Grove Arts Center, which costs $45. This may be purchased online here, or in person via cash or check at the Center when you first attend.


Inquiries to Val Coopet vcoopet@maplegroveartscenter.org
We meet at Maple Grove Arts Center, 11666 Fountain Drive, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Call 763 370 3003

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Writers Studio

The Writers Studio is a meeting place for aspiring and/or established writers to share ideas, inspire, encourage and motivate each other to write. 

Meeting every Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, weather permitting.

We require that you buy an annual advocacy of Maple Grove Arts Center, which costs $45. This may be purchased online here, or in person via cash or check at the Center when you first attend.

We have a small but growing library of  writing resource books, which advocates can borrow. 

Writers Group Library List

Call Marj Helmer 1 (612) 759-9787 for details.

Current Members - please click on name for more details

Mary Lundeen

Michelle Jayne

Sybil Swanson

Lise Spence Parsons

General Liability Disclaimer

ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM

I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVENT, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.

I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity.

I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity.

In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:

(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: The Maple Grove Arts Center, (MGAC) and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers;

(B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.

I acknowledge that MGAC and their directors, officers, volunteers, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.

I acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, monitors, and/or producers of the activity. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers.

I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity.

I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns.

The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

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