Oct 5 First Friday Art Night Lineup

Stroll through Downtown Northfield from 5-9 pm on October 5th and enjoy:

  • Ballroom Dance Lessons: Waltz & Cha Cha with Brian Sostek at Northfield Dance Academy from 6-8pm. Pre-register BEFORE Sept 25th: $25 for couples, $15 for Singles. At the door: $40 for couples, $20 for Singles. Email northfielddance@gmail.com or call 507-645-4068 to pre-register.
  • Experiment with Oil and Cold Wax Painting Technique with Rebecca Tolle at 502 Studio (502 Division St.) Free! 5:30 – 6:15 pm
  • Visual Art Gallery at 502 Studio 5-9pm
  • Poetry Readings with Rob Hardy 5-6pm in the Northfield Library atrium. Since becoming Northfield Poet Laureate in 2016, Rob has written 20 poems for public occasions in Northfield, for everything from the Joseph Lee Heywood graveside memorial to the Northfield Arts Guild’s Art and Ale fundraiser. As he enters his last year as Poet Laureate, Rob will read all of these “occasional poems,” giving brief background about the community event for which each poem was written.
  • Take & Make Craft ($5 supply fee) at Northfield Yarn Drop in between 5-7pm and make a flower pin out of felt, embroidery floss, curly wool, and buttons.
  • Chainsaw Wood Sculpture Art with Curt Ingvoldstad in front of Northfield Dance Academy 5-7pm
  • Take & Make Craft at The Goat (supply fee). Fun for kids of all ages!
  • Live music with Northfield bassoonist, Thea Groth at Hotspot Music 7:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM, $10 at the door – 801 Division Street S. Unique ensemble featuring Thea Groth and her “double duo” of two bassoons and two french horns. Dr. Groth is a founding member of the Twin Cities based all female woodwind quintet Chione, and the Principal Bassoonist of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra.
  • Visual Art and artist appearances at the Northfield Arts Guild Upstairs Studio from 5-7pm featuring Barbara Pendergrass – oil and acrylic paintings; Nancy Rechtzigel – hand-painted cards (proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation); Dennis & Karen Vinar – signing copies of their book “How Did You Find Me After All These Years?”
  • Visual Art exhibition at the Northfield Arts Guild Main Gallery from 5-9pm featuring Galen Arthur Brown: Shapes and Shadows: A retrospective that examines Brown’s 40-year career
  • Visual Art exhibition Grow with the Guild at the Northfield Arts Guild Up Gallery from 5-9pm featuring artwork created by adult and youth students who have recently taken a Guild class.
  • Live Music with Mark Kreitzer at Imminent Brewing 7-10pm
  • Live Music with Angel Aval at the Froggy Bottoms PADio 8:30-11:30pm
  • Live Music with Ben Aaron at the Tavern Lounge 8-11pm
  • Original Art from 37+ local artists with the MN Art Truck at Bridge Square
  • Korean martial arts sword demonstrations with North Star Haidong Gumdo at Bridge Square 6-6:30pm
  • Belly Dancing from 6:30-7:00pm with April Moon at Bridge Square
  • Community Poster Coloring Activity at Bridge Square
  • Sidewalk Poetry throughout Downtown Northfield