Category Archives: Art Splash

Art Splash — 10 to 4 Saturday, September 17, 2016

ArtSplashLogo_lowres_200w_opt10kWe hope you will join us for the 11th annual Zumbro River Art Splash on Saturday, September 17, 2016 10 am- 4pm. Discover our area’s rich art, literature and history on a self-guided tour of artist studios in the Zumbro River Valley area. Brochures, including a map to all the studios, events, and a list of artists, will be available at and at area merchants.

Art Splash web page

Spotlight on Art — September 20 and 26, 2014

Alme1.jpgDon't miss two Big ART Events in September!

The 9th Annual Zumbro River Art Splash

Saturday, September 20, 10 am to 4 pm

Discover our area’s rich art, literature and history on a self-guided tour of artist studios in the Zumbro River Valley area. Brochures, including a map to all the studios, events, and a list of artists, are available below and at area merchants. 

View and download a PDF brochure of the 2014 Art Splash.

The 2nd Annual Art On Main Event

The streets of Zumbrota have been a public art gallery all summer long. Local artists have donated their work to help raise money for the renovation of ZAAC's State Theatre, a historic landmark that serves as a center for concerts, plays and film. Twenty-five colorful banners pepper the downtown, while the original works are also on display in the sponsoring businesses. Online bidding is currently underway for both the banners and the original art work. Go to ART ON MAIN to see all the items. Then join us for refreshments and the final bidding frenzy on these beautiful works of art at the

Art On Main Closing Reception and Live Auction

Friday, September 26 at 6:30 pm at the VFW Banquet Hall 

All of the banners and original work will be on display for viewing and bidding. The event will feature live music by the 40's CBB Jazz Group, dancing, food and wine. Attendees will be able to bid on Artful Experiences as well as on the Art On Main pieces. Tickets for the event at the VFW are $18 and are available in Zumbrota at Wild Ginger, All in Stitches and Crossings. 

Can't be there in person? You can bid online until 7:30 pm for the original artwork and 8 pm for the banners. Everything will be sold to the highest bidder — no reserve prices.  For tickets or information about bidding online, please call 507-732-7616.

A special thanks to the Zumbrota business community. With their generous support, ZAAC was able to bring art to the streets of Zumbrota for all to enjoy.

Participating artists for this year’s Art on Main project include:
Zumbrota: Beth Aylsworth, Nancy Ellison, Linda Ruddle, Jeanie Wilcox, Ben Parrish, Marie Marvin, Sarah Kenyon Nygaard, Deb Klug, Marit Lomen, Linda Smith.
Rochester: Corene Bernatz, Francie Ginocchio, Terrie Jacobson, Chuck LaRue, Vickie Ronnenberg, HeeJune Shin, Connie Simonson, Susan Waughtal.
Other: Judi Alme, Minneapolis; Connie Ludwig, Goodhue; Aimee B. Radman, Hampton; Pat Swanson, Lake City; Cathy White, Hager City, Wis.; Kathleen Yennie, Byron; Gayle Dahl, Byron.

To view all the works in slideshow format, go to

ART ATTACK — September 21

Dancer.jpg Art Lovers Alert! Don't miss September 21 in Zumbrota.

Our annual Art Splash event begins at 10 am and concludes at 4 pm. It's a self-guided tour of Zumbro Valley artist studios and features art, literature and history. More information, including the brochure with map, can be found at Art Splash.

Then come on down to the State Theatre at 3 pm for the Art On Main closing reception. Enjoy refreshments (including our famous theatre popcorn!) and view all the original artworks and banners up close and in person. You can place your bids until 5 pm (bid online if you can't make it in person). After all the numbers are in (approx 5:20), we will announce the winning bids on all 54 pieces.

We are truly blessed to have so many wonderful artists in our region! They have donated their artwork to help us raise money for the State Theatre Encore Renovation project. All proceeds move us closer to our goal of building the addition to accommodate handicapped accessible restrooms and a more spacious lobby.

Bid early! Bid often!!

The State Theatre is located at 96 East 4th Street in Zumbrota.

Art Splash Next Weekend!!

The annual Zumbro River Art Splash is only a week away! Next Saturday September 8th from 10am to 4pm, tour Studios, visit with artists, stop by the State Theatre to get a backstage tour, and stop at the ZAAC tent to purchase an Iron Pour tile or become a member of ZAAC. This is a great oppurtunity to see, support and connect with local artists. For more information visit


Iron Pour Tiles Still Available – Now 30 dollars each

ZAAC still has Iron Pour Tiles available! Buy 1 tile for 30 dollars at Crossings or email if you are interested. The easy to make sand tiles are available until the end of July and then the tiles that require etching will be available. Tiles will be for sale during Art Splash on Sept 8th! Read more about the Iron Pour here and Art Splash here!