Mingle during the cocktail hour from 5–6 p.m. amidst the first exhibition in the Heritage Gallery entitled "Becoming" by artist Sara Brokke from Duluth, Minnesota. The show features an incredible collection of Brokke's work that truly brings to life the vibrant future of the Natural Heritage Art Center by visually demonstrating the intersection of art and ecology.
Basque in the rhythm of language from 6:30–7:30 p.m. with a smattering of award-winning poets such as Zoë Fay-Stindt, Thomas R. Smith, Cole Williams, Natalie Deam and friends.
Zoë Fay-Stindt (she/Z/they) is a queer, bicontinental poet with roots in both the French and American South. Their work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, featured or forthcoming in places such as Southern Humanities, Ninth Letter and Poet Lore, and gathered into a chapbook, 'Bird Body', winner of Cordella Press’ inaugural Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize. They live in Ames, Iowa, where they are an MFA candidate at Iowa State University and a community farm volunteer.
Shake your hips from 8–9 p.m. to the sounds of Stillwater's 'Blue Hazard Band.'
The Minnesota-based group supports a traditional bluegrass composition (banjo, mandolin, guitar and upright bass) but strives to break the bonds that are typical or expected. All members write music that leads to a diverse original catalog of bluegrass, roots, Americana, pop, jazz and folk.
Pick your way through an assortment of locally produced goodies and choose from a selection of local craft beer and wine available for purchase. *Must be 21+ with valid I.D. to be served.
Be sure to participate in the community art project, wave a few sparklers in the air, chat with your friends and neighbors, and dance.
$20 General Admission - Online
$25 General Admission - Door
$75 VIP Admission (includes reserved seating and one complimentary refreshment per member of your party)
Free for ages 12 and under
25% of ticket sales will help fund the NHAC scholarship, which allows us to waive workshop or material fees for those who demonstrate financial need.