Flying Through the Fundamentals of Watercolor Painting

Join local artist, Heather Smith, at the Bird Island Cultural Centre for a quick start class on the basics of watercolor painting. In this class you will be learning the basics of art theory, brush strokes, basic watercolor techniques, and the most common styles of watercolor; as well as planning and practicing for your own individual composition, which will be started in class. A kit is included in the cost of registration which will provide all the supplies you will need for this class and enable you to spread your wings on your own watercolor journey upon completion of the class. You will receive your kit on the first day of class.

This three-week course will be offered October 3rd, 10th and 17th, 2023 from 9:30am – 11:30am.

Class size limited to 10 participants.

Due to the high demand for this class registration is online only.

Registration deadline is September 23, 2023.

For questions regarding the class, contact Rosemary at (320) 365-1011


Celeste Suter Exhibition - February 2023

Fiber Art | "Mystical Mandala"

Justin Beck Exhibition - March 2023


Youth Art Classes Begin - March 2023

Perspective Classes begin and registration for Youth Art Camp continues, visit here for more information.

Bradley Donner Exhibition- April 2023

Wildlife Painting

Earth Day Celebration - April 22, 2023

Join us for creative activities in celebration of Earth Day! More info to come.

Bonnie Lipinski Smith Exhibtion - May 2023

Watercolor & Color Pencil

Farmers and Artisan Market Opens - May 31st, 2023

Join us from 4-7pm for the opening day of the 2023 Market Season! 

Adam and Jessica Preuss - June 2023

Andy Kahmann Exhibition & The Second Coming of Kahmanns - July 2023

Andy Kahmann's Letterpress Printing | Patsy Kahmann Book Signing & Reading | Karl Kahmann Book Reading | Jim Kahmann "My Life in Baseball" Book Reading

ACTS & MBW Adult Day Services Exhibition - August 2023

Multi Media Exhibition

Artisan & Farmers Market Finale - August 30, 2023

Tales from the Tall Grass Prairie Writers Composition Readings | Outdoor Market Art Exhibition | Movie Night after the Market

Yellowstone Trail Quilters Exhibition - September 2023

Yellowstone Trail Sociability Run will also take place this month.

Bill van der Hagen Exhibition- October 2023

Photography | Birds and Waterfowl

David Adams Exhibition- November 2023


The Old Fashioned Christmas Market- December 1, 2023

Local gift vendors, Santa, kids activities, horse drawn wagon rides, campfire and warm a Hallmark movie in real life.


640 Dogwood Avenue P.O. Box 434
Bird Island, MN 55310
(320) 365-1011

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Open on Saturdays by request.



This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.