Local giving hard at work
A community art exhibit celebrating artists in Golden Valley and St. Louis Park, Artist Showcase builds connections between local artists and our communities. We encourage all artists and creatives who live, work or learn in Golden Valley or St. Louis Park or to submit work for the Artist Showcase.
Submissions: Sept 1-30
Opening Night: Jan 31, 5-9pm
On View: Feb 1 - March 7
Artist Showcase submissions may be work in 2D, 3D, and film/video/animation. Watch for special event announcements on Facebook!
Local Arts Happenings
Golden Valley Arts supports a wide variety of arts activities, including grant-making, public art proposals, special exhibitions of Golden Valley art, artists at Brookview and City Hall and the annual Artist Showcase each winter. Please Consider the Golden Valley Arts Fund in your philanthropic legacy. Then, get to know local arts icons like Jodi Reeb, Golden Valley Orchestra, Julie Koehnen, Amy Sands, Stephanie Chen, Sierra Pauley, Matt Swenson, Greg Lecker, Coco Connolly, Open Studio @ Brookview, Ballet Arts Youth Enseble, Perpich Arts High School, Skylab Glass Arts, and join us as we support Golden Valley Arts for the next generation.
Meadowbrook Calming Corner
Last fall, the first grade teachers at Meadowbrook Elementary School in Golden Valley, along with the guidance counselor and school social worker, teamed up to focus on helping first graders learn critical self-regulation skills. In their jobs, they see children every day who have a hard time regulating their emotions for a wide variety of reasons; students may feel tired, hungry, overly-excited after playing outside, or any number of other emotions. And though the root causes may be different, one thing is consistent: kids who have a hard time self-regulating have a hard time learning. And the Meadowbrook first grade teachers wanted to help their students be even more successful in school.
Golden Valley Volunteer Fair
When you visit, you’ll be able to meet and talk about volunteer opportunities with volunteers from 10 community groups in Golden Valley. "Volunteers make the world go round and are the source of Golden Valley's suburban community leadership." While here you can also take in the GV Winter Farmers Market produced by Market in the Valley.
Meet volunteers from each of the following groups to talk about opportunities and needs.
Organizational volunteer needs include Day-of-Event as well as marketers, accountants/bookkeepers, grant writers, organizational ambassadors, committee members, board candidates, team leaders, project managers, donor liaisons, arts folk and anyone interested in helping preserve, enhance and grow the community we share. What is it that you would like to do?
John Richardson - 612 272 2326
Dean Penk - 612 735 4251
sweet potato comfort pies
This annual event celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose life was dedicated to peace, equality and service. This unique event is designed to bring people together to connect and share their own authentic stories over sweet potato pie.