Arts council opens new gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council has opened a new gallery in Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls to display the works of area artists.

The arts council will have exhibits in the gallery for much of the year, said Mara Hanel, executive director of the council.

At the end of each term, the college’s Visual Art Department will use the space, she said.

The gallery will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

It is “a win-win opportunity” for the college and the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Hanel said.


Council members appreciate the use of this space “to promote the arts and artists in our region and look forward to connecting with the public in a new venue,” Hanel said.

Mike Curfman, academic dean at Northland Community and Technical College, said the gallery is “a great venue to showcase the many talents of people in this region.”

Visitors are asked to use door B, near the library.

Parking is free in front of the business office.

Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at or (701) 780-1107.
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