The BVAS is periodically contacted by other artistic groups in the state of Minnesota asking for help in getting the word out for their show or to inform us of opportunities for our artists to contribute to their shows and sales or to for the awareness of upcoming training or workshops. To that end, we would like to pass on information about events that are not administered by the BVAS on this page for the sake of assisting our greater Minnesota artistic family promote their events.


Journeys from Military Service, Art Works Eagan, 3 November, 2019
Unfortunately the window for submissions  has passed, but we wanted to let everyone know of the show that will be held November 3, 2019 to January 17, 2020 at Art Works, 3795 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan, MN 55122.  All are welcome to attend the FREE opening reception on November 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. with a ticketed (LINK) Salon Series performance starting at 7:00 p.m. Salon Series tickets are FREE for Veterans and active military service members for Nov 3. About the Exhibit: The exhibit “Journeys from Military Service” is intended to honor the work of people with a history of military service. Participation in creative practice can be a distraction, an opportunity to connect with people and an escape from otherwise difficult realities. Creative expression can also be a direct mode for painful or controversial discourse, storytelling and focus on systemic issues associated with military service, trauma recovery and return to non-military life. We recognize that every service story and every Veteran is unique, and we don’t shy away from anything you as a Veteran want to say out loud through your submission. Share your truth, and let us honor your service in a way that is genuine and heartfelt.

Art Attack 2019, Northrup King Building, 1-3 November, 2019
In short, a ton of great art! Running from 11/1 to 11/3 with 350 artists along with music and what is looking to be some great food!

Friday, November 1st - 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 2nd - Noon - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 3rd - Noon - 5:00 PM

For more information on events taking place in each of the Northrup King Studios, take a look at the full website page for the event.

An Evening with the Founders, Northfield Arts Guild, 6-7PM, 7 November, 2019
Join us for a wonderful evening of interviews with founders of several of our programs celebrating a benchmark anniversary! This event is free but please reserve your spot so we know that you’re coming. Check out who will be interviewed.

MCAD Art Sale, 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 21-23 November, 2019
Now in its twenty-second year, the MCAD Art Sale is one of the most anticipated art events in the Twin Cities, featuring nearly 7,000 pieces of art from more than 400 student and alumni artists.  The MCAD Art Sale is an opportunity for community members to discover affordable, one-of-a-kind art while supporting the professional development of emerging artists. Since its inception, emerging artists have earned more than $3.3 million in sales.



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Lanesboro Arts Exhibition 2022
Solicitation for 8-week solo or two person exhibitions in Lanesboro, MN. Exhibition Gallery applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year, with annual deadline of December 31st. Exhibitions are scheduled two years in advance, with the jury selection process taking place each January. The current application window is for exhibitions taking place in 2022.  For additional information, please check out the Lanesboro Website.

Lanesboro Arts Exhibition Press Release