The Cultural Center in NYM is the “Top of the Trail!” Join us for all these fun weekend activities:

Annie Humphrey Concert – Saturday, Sept 23 @7:30pm – with special guest, The Long Hairz Collective

Saturday, September 23 @7:30pm – Ticketed Event. After starting her The Beast in the Garden tour by opening for the Indigo Girls and Bonnie Raitt at Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead, Annie is happy to be gracing the Center’s stage! This show is open to all. Call (218) 385-3339 for tickets: $15 Door or $12 Advance (-$2 Discount for Cultural Center Members), $5 Students.

Three Classes – Register for Classes (218) 385-3339

Crochet a Shopping Tote from homemade Plarn – Friday, Sept 22 @Noon-2pm, $5 (no discount) – Taught by local artist, Pam Robinson

Learn how to make plarn from recycled plastic bags, then begin producing your own tote. Participants should already be proficient at single, half-double, and double crochet stitches. Bring a grocery bag full of plastic bags to make your plarn. Also please bring one size I, J, or K hook, or you are welcome to borrow a hook for the duration of the class that day. Note, there is no member discount for this class.

Knifty Knitter Kid’s Hat – Saturday, Sept 23 @11am-2pm, $10/$9 – Learn with Sit-N-Stitcher, Shelley Johnson

Shelley has been creating knifty-knitted hats, slippers, and scarves on knifty-knitter looms for over a decade! You will utilize our looms and we’ll supply the yarn. In three hours you’ll complete a winter hat for a child. It’s a nice way to try out this fun technique before investing in your own set of looms. This is a beginner’s level course.

“Working Off the Grid” Aluminum Fiber Vessel Class – Saturday, Sept 23 @2:30pm-4:30pm, $40/$36 – With Kristi Kuder of Minneapolis

Working with deconstructed aluminum wire mesh, students will felt the fibers to create beautiful, airy bowls or wall hangings. Students should bring leather work gloves and eyebrow tweezers. All other materials provided.

Pushing the definition of fiber, sculptor and installation artist, Kristi Swee Kuder applies textile processes to wire and wire mesh in response to her interest in humanity’s biased, vague and conflicting facets. Her final pieces are textural, transparent and light. Kristi is a 2017 recipient of a MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.

See Kristi’s webpage:

*Discounts given to Center members on most classes. Become a member here: Sign Up!

Unraveling the Thread Gallery Exhibition & Reception – Saturday, September 23 @ 5pm-7pm

Reception for show of Midwestern Fiber Art Miscellany held on Saturday, September 23 from 5-7pm. Free to attend and open to all. Artist talk and light refreshments. Annie Humphrey concert follows at 7:30pm; concert is a ticketed event.

The exhibit will be up in the Cultural Center’s main floor Gallery from September 20 – November 4, 2017.

Artists include: Thom Atkins, Santa Cruz, CA (originally from MN); Pat Bishop, Shawano, WI; Jennifer Bockerman, Lincoln, NE; Jennifer Chilstrom, Minneapolis, MN; Renee Danz, Fargo, ND; Karen-Lisa Forbes, Bemidji, MN; Kristi Kuder, Minneapolis, MN; Naomi Schliesman, Fergus Falls, MN

See their websites:

Thom Atkins Pat Bishop  Jennifer Bockerman

 Jennifer Chilstrom Karen-Lisa Forbes

Kristi Kuder  Naomi Schliesman



Head out and check out the other locations!

See all trail activities on the Weaving Waters Fiber Arts Trail website: Weaving Waters at Midwest Fiber Arts