Special Events — May 11

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Customer Appreciation Day at Pizza Hut

The free event at the pizza parlor from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, will have a bounce house, dunk tank, and many other games, which will be free to play.

Pizza Hut officials stated they will have cake as well and will be selling pizza by the slice for $1 and a fountain drink for $1 at the restaurant at 8330 Highway 210 W. in Baxter.

Kicks the Art Place offers painting class

Kicks the Art Place is hosting painting events in Crosslake.


With step-by-step instruction from artist Sara Porter, bring your friends for some afternoon fun and take home your masterpiece.

Call ahead at 218-692-5425 to register for the class, which will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

Crossing Arts Alliance seeks ‘Salute to the Arts’ submissions

Submissions are now open for the Crossing Arts Alliance’s annual exhibition “Salute to the Arts,” which will be on display from June 10 to July 2 in downtown Brainerd at 711 Laurel St. The deadline to submit your work is Friday, May 13.

“Salute to the Arts” is an annual juried exhibit at the Crossing Arts Gallery that highlights exceptional, fresh, new work from area artists. All mediums will be considered, including, but not limited to painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, fiber, and sculpture.

This exhibition is open to Minnesota residents. Artists may submit up to two pieces for consideration. Artwork must have been created after June and not previously exhibited with the Crossing Arts Alliance.

The submission fee is free for Crossing Arts members and $5 per piece for nonmembers. Submission fees are nonrefundable.

Artwork will be juried by the Crossing Arts Gallery committee, and judge Lori Forshee-Donnay will select first, second and third place cash awards for selected pieces. In addition, each of the three winners will receive a free one-year membership to Crossing Arts.


Forshee-Donnay is the executive director of the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, overseeing the artistic programming and mission of the organization since 2006. She has a lifelong interest in the arts and understands the importance it plays in people’s lives.

Visit for the full list of rules or to submit artwork. For more information, contact Crossing Arts at 218-833-0416 or email .

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