In consideration of the health and welfare of our visitors, artists, and staff GRA was temporarily closed to the public. However we are re-opening on Sept. 9 (regular retail hours). Learn more on our "About" page. Please consider making a donation today to support the arts in the community! Your gift will help GRA with immediate expenses and preparations to reopen our galleries and events. Finally, don't forget to keep creating... link to a variety of FREE online resources for both youth and adults, under our "Arts Education" tab. Help Support Us!


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The Artful Mind

This page is dedicated to connecting to creative offerings from the comfort of your home, office or art studio. GRA is adding to the list of free virtual resources. NEW Pilot Offering! Take 5 minutes to engage in “The Artful Mind” activity. This offering combines the benefits of mediation and thoughtful reflection based on original art work.

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Welcome to Great River Arts

Great River Arts (GRA) is where creativity meets community. As a nonprofit organization, GRA has roots in Morrison County dating back to 1975. Although our site (galleries and retail center) is free and open to the public, we couldn't do this work without the support of our valued members, invested sponsors, dedicated volunteers, and the leadership from our board of representatives. As we work through changing times, our goal is to continue to seek ways in which GRA meaningfully serves the community – defined as artists, patrons and creative learners. Especially this month, keep GRA at the heart of the community by becoming a member or making a donation in support of the arts. Our mission speaks of being a "vibrant art hub" by "enriching lives through the arts." So, we hope to see you in our space located in Little Falls' historic downtown district engaged in an art class, listening to a musical performance, taking center stage during a theatre production, or mingling comfortably with an artist during a reception.

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Programs Made Possible By...

The programs and operations at Great River Arts are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through arts grants, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state.

The Five Wings Arts Council encourages and promotes arts creation, appreciation, and education through grant programs and technical assistance to enhance the quality of life for Minnesota residents in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties.

Laura Jane Musser Fund was established by the estate of Laura Jane Musser of Little Falls, Minnesota to continue the personal philanthropy which she practiced in her lifetime.

As a self-supporting government organization, Sourcewell has over 40 years of dedicated service helping government, education, and nonprofit agencies operate more efficiently through a variety of solutions.

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