Give to the Max Day
Nov
15
12:00 AM00:00

Give to the Max Day

Mark your calendars and be a part of making life in Minnesota even better by supporting the causes you love during the state's biggest fundraising day of the year.

It's the 10th year for Give to the Max Day but just our 3rd taking part. Last year, the generosity of our donors raised over $12,000 to help us inspire regional vibrancy through the arts and act as a catalyst for creative expression in our corner of the state. Your support blew us away and things are shaping up for 2018 to be even bigger and better; our partners at F&M Community Bank are already on deck to match the first $2000 in donations!

ABOUT GIVE TO THE MAX DAY
Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN.org, a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make our state a better place.

That initial spark touched off a blast of online giving — $14 million in 24 hours. Since then, Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition. Every year thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for Minnesota causes that are working to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans. Give to the Max Day has become a national model for giving days.

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4th Annual Arts & Heritage Day
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

4th Annual Arts & Heritage Day

Save the date to be in Chatfield for our 4th Annual Arts & Heritage on Saturday, September 29. The day-long festival will include an art fair inside and out with Minnesota-based musicians playing outdoors throughout out the day and take the Potter stage at night plus hands-on art activities for all ages, food vendors, and a hot dish cook-off.

We're waiting on the results of some grant applications before we finalize our schedule but in the meantime, make plans to join us! We promise it's going to be a super fun day!!

For artists interested in sharing and selling their work with our audiences, application will be taken through midnight Thursday, August 9. For more on the application process visit, our Opportunities page on our website.

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Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations
Sep
24
8:00 AM08:00

Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations

Potter Auditorium - 8-10am, immediately followed by book signing

In conjunction with the Southeast Education District Perkins Consortium, the Zumbro Education District with funding from Carl D. Perkins federal grant funds presents nationally-recognized speaker Mark C. Perna. Mark will talk to the importance of connecting young people to goals they can buy into to take their educational pathway to the next level.

This event is free and open to the public. Educators, parents, businesses leaders -- anyone with an interest in supporting the success of today's youth -- is welcomed to attend! Preregistration is encouraged.

Join dynamic education expert Mark C. Perna as he unveils the groundbreaking innovations that are making the difference for students nationwide. In our ever-changing national landscape of education, it's critical to give our students a competitive advantage by expanding their options and opportunities. These proven strategies, pioneered through years of experience with educational organizations of all sizes, will change the game for educators and the students they seek to serve.

Mark's revolutionary Education with Purpose philosophy helps young people define their goals sooner, improving their performance through purpose-driven learning. You'll gain key insights on today's generation, how they make decisions, and how to build meaningful connections with them. You'll also find out how the proven Light at the End of the Tunnel strategy helps keep students from all backgrounds engaged and enthusiastic about their studies. Plus, you'll experience the inspiring Career Tree model that schools across the nation are using to expand students' opportunities. Finally, the unforgettable Wade Factor story will inspire you to make a bigger difference in your sphere of influence.

For more about Mark C. Perna, visit https://www.markcperna.com/about/.

This speaking engagement will be immediately followed by a book signing just outside the interior doors of Potter Auditorium.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED Call for Artists: Arts & Heritage Day
Aug
9
12:00 AM00:00

DEADLINE EXTENDED Call for Artists: Arts & Heritage Day

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 9. We're now accepting applications from artists looking to share their work with new audiences as part of our 4th Annual Arts & Heritage Day on Saturday, September 29.

The day will feature up to 30 artists selling their work in and around the grounds of the arts center along with live music, hands-on art activities, and a hot dish cook off throughout the festival's schedule.

Applications will be accepted through Thursday, August 9 and be reviewed as they are received. There is no application fee and it is just $50 for a booth space.

We're interested in all mediums including, but not limited to, ceramics, book arts, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, print making, sculpture, watercolor, and wood. Contact us if you have questions.

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Community Conversation
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Community Conversation

We're undertaking a multi-month initiative to connect with you to help shape how creativity and culture will lead to sustained growth and vitality in our region. Seniors, parents, youth, educators, business owners, community leaders -- YOU -- if you care about the future of your community, be a part of the conversation. Your voice matters!

Join us for any or all upcoming conversations lead by the current Directors of the arts center. Snacks and beverages provided.

When? 4/28 from 10-11:30am OR 5/1 from 12-1:30pm OR 5/7 from 6:30-8pm OR 5/19 from 10-11:30am

Where? American Legion Room at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Can’t make it to a conversation? Take our comprehensive survey via Survey Monkey.

Supported by funding from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

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Community Conversation
May
7
6:30 PM18:30

Community Conversation

We're undertaking a multi-month initiative to connect with you to help shape how creativity and culture will lead to sustained growth and vitality in our region. Seniors, parents, youth, educators, business owners, community leaders -- YOU -- if you care about the future of your community, be a part of the conversation. Your voice matters!

Join us for any or all upcoming conversations lead by the current Directors of the arts center. Snacks and beverages provided.

When? 4/28 from 10-11:30am OR 5/1 from 12-1:30pm OR 5/7 from 6:30-8pm OR 5/19 from 10-11:30am

Where? American Legion Room at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Can’t make it to a conversation? Take our comprehensive survey via Survey Monkey.

Supported by funding from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

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Community Conversation
May
1
12:00 PM12:00

Community Conversation

We're undertaking a multi-month initiative to connect with you to help shape how creativity and culture will lead to sustained growth and vitality in our region. Seniors, parents, youth, educators, business owners, community leaders -- YOU -- if you care about the future of your community, be a part of the conversation. Your voice matters!

Join us for any or all upcoming conversations lead by the current Directors of the arts center. Snacks and beverages provided.

When? 4/28 from 10-11:30am OR 5/1 from 12-1:30pm OR 5/7 from 6:30-8pm OR 5/19 from 10-11:30am

Where? American Legion Room at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Can’t make it to a conversation? Take our comprehensive survey (available April 23).

Supported by funding from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

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Community Conversation
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Community Conversation

We're undertaking a multi-month initiative to connect with you to help shape how creativity and culture will lead to sustained growth and vitality in our region. Seniors, parents, youth, educators, business owners, community leaders -- YOU -- if you care about the future of your community, be a part of the conversation. Your voice matters!

Join us for any or all upcoming conversations lead by the current Directors of the arts center. Snacks and beverages provided.

When? 4/28 from 10-11:30am OR 5/1 from 12-1:30pm OR 5/7 from 6:30-8pm OR 5/19 from 10-11:30am

Where? American Legion Room at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Can’t make it to a conversation? Take our comprehensive survey (available April 23).

Supported by funding from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

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Milk & Cookies with Santa
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Milk & Cookies with Santa

Stop by the 1916 Gallery at Chatfield Center for the Arts to let Santa know whats on your Christmas list! Enjoy milk and cookies with the big guy. Bring your camera to snap a photo!

Sponsored by the Chatfield Commercial Club.

Admission is free. Free parking is available in the west parking lot via Twiford Street or along the street surrounding the arts center.

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Holiday Craft & Gift Show
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Craft & Gift Show

Start your holiday shopping at Chatfield Center for the Arts. Presented by the Chatfield Commercial Club with lunch available from 11am-1pm sponsored by the Presbyterian Youth.

The Holiday Craft & Gift Show will feature a variety of booth selling maple syrup, homemade crafts, tables runners, jewelry, candles and candle holders, quilted and wool items, blankets, Christmas decor, homemade rugs, dishcloths, knitted hats and much, much more. Vendors with LuLa Roe, Tupperware, and Tastefully Simple will also be taking part.

Admission is free. Vendors will be setup on the 1st floor of the 1916 School Building with free parking available in the west parking lot via Twiford Street or along the street surrounding the arts center.

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Arts & Heritage Day
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Arts & Heritage Day

Mark your calendar and join us for our 3rd Annual Arts & Heritage Day! A day jammed packed with activities for all ages and geared towards getting the whole family out to appreciate art, culture, and the history of Southeast Minnesota.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Music

  • 11-11:45am: Wits' End Theatre (Steps of Potter Auditorium)
  • 12-2pm: Michelle Lynn (Steps of Potter Auditorium)
  • 2:30-4pm: The Lonely Knees (Steps of Potter Auditorium)
  • 7:30-9:30pm: Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (Potter Auditorium) - paid admission required.

Food

  • 11am-2pm: Support Community Organizations and Explore Area Food Trucks
  • 4-5pm: Hot Dish Cook-off (Click for details)

Art

  • 10am-5pm: Art Fair (1916 Building) featuring area artist vendors
  • 11am-4pm: Art Activities for all ages including mural painting, building musical instruments, face painting, and more (Grounds of CCA)
  • 6-7:30pm: Special Reception for Opening of Mata Ortiz Pottery Collection
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Tabletop Mosaics: For Adults & Teens
Jul
22
to Jul 23

Tabletop Mosaics: For Adults & Teens

Dates & Times:  Saturday, July 22, 10am-6pm & Sunday, July 23, 12-2pm

Instructor: Jenni Petersen-Brant

Cost: $155 (includes all materials & equipment use)

Location: Room 216, 2nd Floor 1916 Building

Join Jenni Petersen-Brant for a weekend of designing, snipping, gluing and grouting to create a masterpiece side table for your home. Interested in coming with your own special project to mosaic? Just inquire. Open to beginning or experienced participants.

Click here to view the provided table. Table available in dark cherry, grey, or light cherry. Please specify color choice in notes when registering.

Participants are welcome to bring their own table and can deduct $10 from the class fee if doing so. Surface must be less than 20" in any dimension and must be wood or metal.

 

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WAM
May
13
to May 16

WAM

Chatfield Center for the Arts is honored to be the 5th stop for the We Are More (WAM) Traveling Photo Exhibition, a collection of four feet by six feet photographs showcasing, celebrating, and creating conversations about the benefits of diversity and inclusion in southeastern Minnesota’s regional economy.

WAM is the creation of Journey to Growth’s (J2G) Diversity and Inclusion Committee, whose goal is to help individuals fully embrace and capitalize on our region’s unique mix of races, ethnicities, cultures, faiths, and lifestyles.

Businesses, organizations, individuals, and photographers from throughout the region submitted photographs. WAM will travel from April 17 - June 22, 2017. For a complete tour schedule and more information about the WAM Tour, visit the Journey to Growth website at http://j2gmn.com/we-are-more/.

WAM supporters include Augsburg College, Johnson Printing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Riverland Community College, and Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

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