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The Northfield Arts Guild hosts Imagination Celebration

nag-logo-swirlThe Northfield Arts Guild hosts their annual Imagination Celebration, a free day of art and performances, on Saturday, April 2 from 10:00am-2:00pm. This community event will feature gallery exhibitions, mini-performances, and dance, theater and art workshops.

This celebration of all things great about art is a popular, long-running event drawing hundreds of people to the Northfield Arts Guild’s Center for the Arts.  Imagination Celebration will showcase The Big A: Northfield All-School Art Show, an exhibition of colorful 2D and 3D artwork created by K-12 students from Northfield Area schools. Though this exhibition runs March 16 through April 9, during Imagination Celebration, local art teachers will be present to guide visitors through and answer questions regarding the show.

This exhibition features student work from Arcadia Charter School, Area Learning Center, Bridgewater Elementary School, Greenvale Park Community School, Northfield Area Homeschool Classes, Northfield High School, Northfield Middle School, Prairie Creek Community School, Sibley Elementary School, and St. Dominic Catholic School.

In addition to the Main Gallery exhibition, The Up Gallery in the Center for the Arts features a photo exhibition by local Latino youth exploring Latino life in Northfield.

Other events at Imagination Celebration include mini-performances and workshops. From 10 am-2 pm, visitors are invited to participate in different art-making projects in the Art Studio. Beginning at 10 am, Northfield Youth Choir’s Junior Singers will demonstrate a rehearsal with singing and fun.  At 11:30 am Kate Southwick will lead a short belly dance performance, followed by a chance for attendees to learn some moves. An instructor from the Northfield Arts Guild’s Young People’s Theater Workshop will lead a theater game workshop at 12:15 pm. And the Northfield Arts Guild’s Dance Theater Company will perform pieces from the “Carnival of the Animals” at 1:00 pm. Attendees will also have an opportunity to sign-up for membership in the Arts Guild at a special discounted rate during the Guild’s “Member Drive.” Membership in the Arts Guild helps support community events such as Imagination Celebration, the All-School Show, and all of the 100+ Arts Guild arts programs and events throughout the year.

Imagination Celebration is a full day of community celebration of the arts and will take place at the Northfield Arts Guild’s Center for the Arts, 304 Division Street South, Northfield. This is a free event.  For more information, visit or call the office at 507-645-8877.