The Renville County Market
June 16th – Sept. 29th
4:00 – 7:30pm
Join us for food, live music, vendors, craftspeople, art and a farmer’s market!
In an effort to more deeply connect with our regional communities and those communities to one another, we partnered with Developing Roots, a local organic plant company specializing in heirloom vegetable and flower seeds. Together, the Cultural Centre with Developing Roots are implementing The Renville County Market. This community event, every Wednesday during the summer months, will include food vendors, craftspeople, music, and a Farmer’s Market from 4:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. on the Cultural Centre’s green space.
Included in this community celebration will be free children’s art classes e.g. mask making, stone painting, chalk art, creating sculptures from found objects, bird nest building, paper plate string art, seed mosaics, etc. This opportunity of community integration is to not only bring the community together creatively, but to act as an open door for all children, regardless of ethnic or economic status, who may be discouraged by cost and may not realize that art may be created with little or no expense.
Had your picture taken on The Bench?
One of the many market visitors that had your picture taken on “The Bench” this summer? You can find those photographs here. And you have our permission to steal them for your Christmas cards!
We're looking for vendors!
We are looking for amazing vendors like you to join the Renville County Market for the 2021 season. Registration is required, but this year in an effort to provide a boost for our local small businesses there will not be a fee to have a booth. If you think what you sell would be a good fit for the Renville County Market, click on to learn more!
EXPERIENCE MORE AT THE CULTURAL CENTRE
Krstyl Louwagie - March 2021
Cartooning. Influenced from early childhood by illustrated fairy tale books, super-hero comics and animated cartoons. She is the marketing coordinator for Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.
Jim and Trisch Beilke - April 2021
Basketry and wooden boats. Working with natural materials such as feathers, antlers, seegrass, jute and wood this exhibition is a feast for those who have a love for natural materials.
Don Sherman - May 2021
Papermaking. A Southwest Minnesota State University adjunct professor and retired photographer using native and invasive plants sometimes blended with commercially produced fibers.
Pat Amberg and Sons - June 2021
Sculpture. A kick off to the Island Day's celebration emphasizes the importance of family and the relationship between fathers and sons.
Jim Brooks - July 2021
Woodworking. This exhibition will also include a woodturning workshop on the green space of the Cultural Centre.
McKenna Lilja - August 2021
Mixed media. An exhibition filled with oil paint, pastels, found objects and textiles that turns the mundane into extrodinary.
Nan Karr Kaufenberg - September 2021
Linoleum block prints. An award winning artist with a distinct style unlike many other styles of painting and imagery.
Dona Larkin - October 2021
Paint. Another award winning, national/world renowned artist who works as a freelancer for commissioned original art work.
Sheila Jacobs - November 2021
Pottery, paint. Known for her stain glass creations, watercolor and most recently pottery, she is lauded as a home-grown artist and conservationist with deep respect from our state-wide community.
640 Dogwood Avenue P.O. Box 434
Bird Island, MN 55310
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
or By Appointment
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm, Saturday 1-4pm