It’s MEA Weekend and for those hanging around Mankato, I dug in a little bit to find some events that just may spark your interest.

Thursday

Thursday evening Twin Rivers and One Bright Star are partnering to present a special exhibition. Seven artists have been paired with seven families who have each lost a child, to capture the essence of their child through an original work of art. The opening reception is at Twin Rivers Council of the Arts on from 5-7 pm and the exhibit runs through November 9th.

“Sunday takes the cake with The Sunday Art Social happening at Red Rocks from 2-6 pm”

Friday

Friday evening swing by the Coffee Hag to catch solo sets by singer-songwriters Stacy K (yours truly) and Minneapolis songwriter Brianna Kocka. The lady songsters play from 7-9 pm, it is for all ages, and you can just wander right on in for free.

Saturday

The Saturday night Mavericks Women’s Hockey game is “pink night” for breast cancer awareness and afterwards there is an open skate with the team! Kind of sounds like a unique experience! Then head to the Wine Cafe to enjoy local band, Watermelon Slush.

Sunday

Sunday takes the cake with The Sunday Art Social happening at Red Rocks from 2-6 pm. As described, “The Sunday Art Social is a collaborative community art experience designed to celebrate our thriving creative community and it’s supporters.”

It sounds like an explosion of creative-awesomeness! I decided to copy and paste the event details from their Facebook page below because it was just so darn interesting to read!

(Snagged from Facebook):

A few of our featured events include the launch of OmniMatter a monthly pop-up art show, dance + aerial performances, and a fashion show by Vagabond Village. All to music by CNDRM!! This experience will provide a wealth of valuable networking opportunities with Mankato’s creative community. But wait, there’s more! For a full list of participants, see below.

This is a FREE event and our gift back to the community. Light appetizers will be provided for guests. Full bar options as well as wine and craft beer selections available for purchase.

Event Production By:
Twin Rivers Movers + Shakers

Visual Art By:
Abby Daleki // Daleki Art
Amanda Wirig // Amanda Wirig- Retro Art MN
Dana Sikkila
Jason Felten // pik-A-color
Katelyn Dick
Kelsey Schwartz // Artworks by Kelsey
Samantha Allen // Samantha Paradise
Shelley Caldwell

Featured Special Projects:
Chalk Street Art by the creators of Old Town Chalk Park
OmniMatter // Event Launch + Art Giveaway
Vagabond Village // Eclectic Fashion Show Presentation

Community Partnerships:
Bellissimo Paint and Coatings // Event Sponsor
Es Ceramics // Featured Artist
Internal Expansion // Featured Artist
JD Designs // Featured Artist
Lulu’s Wellness Center // Event Sponsor
Meli Made Artistry // Featured Artist
Mogwai Collaborative // Win a one month Membership!
Office Space Design // Event Sponsor
Red Rocks Mankato // Venue + Food
The Hub Food Park // Event Sponsor
Student Art League // MSU Student Organization
Twin Rivers Council for the Arts // Top Event Sponsor
Vagabond Village // Youth Leadership Development

Performance Art By:
Aerial Affinity // Aerial Silks Demo // Music by Ocho
Salsa Mankato // Latin Rhythms Demo

Thus concludes your weekend awesomeness. Enjoy life in Mankato!