The Crossing Arts Alliance will distribute creativity kits from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 13.

The kits will be available on tables inside of the Crossing Arts building at 711 Laurel St. in downtown Brainerd.

These kits have two art projects — a gnome and felted acorns — a coloring sheet and more. Creativity kits are free to the public, but the kits are limited — first-come, first-served.

“Creativity kits are a way of engaging our young artists and spreading the joy of art to our community,” Martin Nelson stated in a news release.

Nelson is the media support specialist and gallery exhibition coordinator at Crossing Arts Alliance.

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“Our goal is to offer projects that show the many different ways of being creative because you never know what's going to light up a kid's imagination and help their creativity bloom,” Nelson stated.

The kits are brought to the community by Crossing Arts members and supporters, and sponsored by the family and friends of Mary Boran.

The kits are partially funded by the voters of Minnesota through grants from Five Wings Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information contact the nonprofit art center at 218-833-0416 or