Every year since 2003, the Holmes Art Show has been bringing in some of the region's most talented artisans, potters, photographers, painters and makers of hand-crafted products for the home to show off their wares. Each of the show's three days in the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom is capped off with a live performance on the theater's main stage.
This year's show will include more than 30 exhibitors, ranging from returning favorites such as Detroit Lakes' own Katie Sandberg (oil and acrylic paintings) and Nikki Caulfield (clothing and fabric arts), Fargo's J. Bracken Rourke (tile art and tile magnets) and Krista Ulrich (handmade jewelry, bath and body products) and Frazee husband-and-wife exhibitors Deb and Kurt Anderson (watercolor paintings and wood-turned items, respectively); to newcomers such as Rochert's Amber Shaide (photography and plants), Detroit Lakes' Dorothy Hoover (rosemaling) and Fargo's Karman Rheault (copper and metal work).
"We're still taking applications for artists as well," said Amy Stoller Stearns, executive director of the Historic Holmes Theatre.
This year's art show will be showcasing a variety of art, from paintings, pottery and photography to jewelry, textiles, candles and soaps — all of which will be available for purchase.
"The art show is a super time to do your Christmas shopping and find some truly unique gifts," Stearns added.
The Holmes Art show will be open to the public in the Holmes Ballroom from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21; 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. As always, admission to the art show is free.
Music, music and more music
Performers set to take the stage each night after the art show is concluded are:
- Minnesota's own Andrew Walesch Big Band, who will present "100 Years of Sinatra" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets: $25 for adults and $12.50 for students;
- Wisconsin-based rock band The BoDeans, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $42 per person;
- And, last but not least, local favorite the Lakes Area Community Concert Band, which will close out the 2019 art show by presenting its 14th annual fall concert at 4 p.m. Saturday. This show is free and open to the public, though a free will offering will be taken to help support the band.
To purchase tickets for the Walesch or BoDeans shows, visit the Holmes Theatre website at www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html; call the Holmes Box Office at 218-844-7469; or stop by the box office in the theater lobby at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes, which is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as for two hours prior to each show.
Classes in the Holmes Art Cellar
This year, the festivities have also been expanded to include a couple of classes in the Holmes Art Cellar (HAC) in the theater's basement level.
Artist Betty Paul, who is also exhibiting her jewelry as part of the show, will present an earring-making class in the HAC at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Refreshments will be served; cost to participate in the class is $18 per person (all materials included). Each participant will make a pair of earrings to take home with them at the end of the class, which will last for approximately two and a half hours.
Though she is not exhibiting her work as part of the art show, artist Sue Kalseim will be presenting a kids' art class on Saturday, Nov. 23. Kids will learn how to make an ornamental snowflake using alcohol inks. Two hour-long sessions will be offered: One for kids ages 5-8, starting at 10 a.m., and one for kids ages 9-12, starting at 11 a.m. There is no cost to participate in either class, though preregistration is required for both sessions, as well as for Paul's class on Friday.
To register for classes, call the theater at 218-844-7469 or sign up at www.dlccc.org/holmes-theatre.html.
"The art cellar will be open during most hours of the show as well," noted the theater's arts outreach director, Beth Horslev Gilbert.
HAC hours during the Holmes Art Show will be: Thursday, 4-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m.
Two of the art show's returning favorites, Fern Belling (pastels, watercolor and oil paintings) and Wade Lemkuhl (photography) are being showcased at the Holmes Art Cellar this month as well, with the work of each artist on display in the HAC's gallery area. Both Belling and Lemkuhl are from Detroit Lakes.