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New Hutchinson Arts Center ~ April 30th

Public invited to explore new Hutchinson Arts Center

The curtain is about to rise on the new Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Individual arts entities have joined forces to share resources with the goal of making Hutchinson an arts destination for southwest Minnesota. Partner members in the new collaboration include Hutchinson Theatre, RiverSong, Crow River Arts, Historic Hutchinson, CRAYO (Crow River Area Youth Orchestra), Crow River Singers, Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education and the McLeod County Agricultural Society.

The art gallery will be officially unveiled to the public Saturday, April 30. Members of the community are invited to stop in anytime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to explore the gallery at 28 Main St. N.

HCA has hired a new director, Kathy Wnoroski, who already has several special events planned for the year.

Wnoroski plans to host a new show every month, including several juried shows for amatuer artists from grade school age to adults. Students from all McLeod County schools, as well as home schooled students, will be invited to submit work.

"We will also host several themed showings including a show in August to coincide with the McLeod County Relay for Life," she said.

The show will feature artwork by patients who had, or currently have cancer. Families are also invited to display work from loved ones who have lost their battle to cancer. To submit work for this show, email Wnoroski at the center.

Anyone with an idea for an art program, class or event, is urged to e-mail the arts center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The first fundraiser for the new organization is Night of the Arts set for June 11 at the fairgrounds. Tickets will be for sale at the art center and online at

Volunteers are needed to help plan events and work in the gallery. If interested, download a volunteer form online, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call the gallery at (320) 587-7278.

"Whether you can volunteer four hours or 40 hours, we'd love to have you join our committees. Consider joining us," she said.