EcoArts Fest

EcoArts Fest 2018

June 2, 2018 from 10am-3pm
Now in its 11th year, the EcoArts Fest has a new home – the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge!
Free Admission – Free Parking – A Zero Waste event
Set overlooking the beautiful Minnesota River Valley, the EcoArts Fest offers both a reflective and dynamic day filled with interactive art and nature activities for all.
Conveniently located on the on the Blue Line

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Bee House Art Competition

ArtStart in conjunction with Refuge Friends Inc., is seeking artists to create functional and artistic houses for Minnesota’s NATIVE BEES to be displayed in the Art Gallery at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, as art of ArtStart’s 2018 EcoArts Fest.

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Repurpose & Refresh

LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SOCIALIZE WITH FRIENDS, MAKE ART, AND RELAX?
We provide the artist, a project of your choice, and access to any of the fabulous repurposed materials in the ArtScraps store for you and your guests to use for your projects.

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Become A Member

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NEW! JOIN NOW AND BECOME A MEMBER OF ARTSTART!
We hope you will consider becoming a charter member of our organization! In return you will receive a number of special benefits available only to our members.

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Join the ArtStart Board!

ArtStart’s Board is currently looking for new members to diversify our membership. We are seeking thoughtful and highly motivated individuals to contribute to the successful implementation and advocacy of our mission.

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Exhibits In The Art Gallery

Exhibits in the Art Gallery Fall 2017

The Gift of Art
NOVEMBER 20-DECEMBER 29

12 local artists display a colorful array of art works and crafts priced just right for holiday gift giving.

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Childrens Concert with the Saint Paul Civic Symphony

Childrens Concert 2018

Cancelled. Due to weather
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
FREE Concert!
The Children’s Concert is a spirited, interactive concert for families who love to dance, act, listen and perform to beautiful music. Led by artists from ArtStart, the concert features the audience as actors and dancers using art and movement sequences created during the pre-concert activities.

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Lucy Van Pelt

Artist Tacoumba Aiken with his statue of Lucy. Lucy’s new home is at ArtStart where she is providing fabulous artistic advice!

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