Did you miss your chance to give to the max on November 14th? You still can!
Due to the overwhelming amount of support on Give to the Max Day, giveMN.org was down for six hours on November 14th. If you missed your chance to donate, you can always sends us your gift at http://givemn.razoo.com/story/East-Side-Arts-Council or by check made out to the East Side Arts Council sent to our offices at 977 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130.
Thank you so much to all of our donors for Give to the Max Day! It was so wonderful to see everyone gather together online, in person, and at the live stream event at the Mall of America to celebrate and participate in this day of generosity, kindness, and stewardship. Your gift to ESAC will help provide free art classes, free concerts, free art exhibits, and more to anyone who wants to participate. Let's take this wonderful spirit of giving and love of the community well into 2014!
Holiday Shopping at ESAC
The East Side Arts Council Gallery is a perfect place to browse for holiday shopping. We are selling high quality handcrafted art, jewelry, pottery, and more. High quality unique items are available for every budget. If you are interested in selling your own handmade goods at ESAC, email Jeffrey Quatier at
Rain Garden and Storm Water Demonstration Sculptures Nearing Installation
ESAC artist Gita Ghei is putting the final touches on two pieces which will soon find their permanent home at Beacon Bluff. Soon, students will begin field trips to the site to see the sculptures and learn about the water cycle and storm water runoff solutions. We are thankful for our partnership with the Port Authority and the National Endowment for the Arts which has made this project possible.
ESAC's Phalen Lake Poetry Park is in the news! The Knight Arts blog reviewed several St. Paul art parks and had lovely things to say about our community garden. "This serene community garden lies at the southern edge of Lake Phalen’s park; true to its name, the space is a wonderful little nook in which to sit and read. Since the garden is tucked away, off the main path for the primary picnic grounds, playground and popular beach areas, this appealing spot is never busy, even on days when the lake is bustling with visitors." —Susannah Schouweiler
A community arts organization offering accessible, low-cost or free arts programs led by accomplished professional artists, ESAC celebrates the diversity of its neighborhood and builds appreciation of the arts.
Jacqui Rosenbush is a multimedia sculptor and painter. Her fascination with the subtleties and poetic nuances of nature drives the aesthetic of her work, utilizing materials such as wood, lace, wool, oils, and other natural objects. She is influenced by the deep sense of place that infuses much traditional folk art and the tactile quality that often partners it. During her years at the University of Minnesota, she traveled to Mexico and Venezuela to study visual art and culture and earned a BA in Studio Art in 2009. Since then, she has started a business with her sister, providing handmade and eclectic décor for special events. Jacqui is currently teaching painting classes for ESAC at Murray Junior High School. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team!
The Friends of the Galleryexhibit will continue into October. The next gallery opening will feature painter David Frederick, who has several paintings in the Friends exhibit as well. David Frederick is an artist who lives on the East Side and has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. His career began as an industrial display designer, moved on to visual merchandising, and now that his children have grown and left home, he has more time to pursue painting. His opening is Tuesday night October 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Hope you can attend!
The East Side Arts Council Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.
The mission of the East Side Arts Council is to collaborate with our community and artists to celebrate and experience the arts.
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