Morris has so much to offer when it comes to food, shopping and the great outdoors, but did you know it also has a vibrant art scene for all ages to enjoy!? Snap a selfie alongside an outdoor mural or take in the art at one of the local galleries. Art is everywhere in Morris, Minnesota. Come and explore it!
METAL ARTS FESTIVAL | FREE EVENT
Coming up is the Metal Arts Festival where you’ll get to see work from talented local metal artists and celebrate 20 years of the PRCA! You’ll also get to experience live music and vote for you favorite artwork. This first-ever event is on September 24 from noon to 5 pm at the Stevens County Fairgrounds. Admission is free!
PRAIRIE RENAISSANCE CULTURAL ALLIANCE | DOWNTOWN MORRIS
Start your art adventure downtown at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance. The PRCA is a non-profit committed to enriching the community through art-centered experiences. The organization offers community classes, operates Prairie Arts and Gifts in downtown Morris, and hosts local events and celebrations.
You won’t have to go far from the PRCA to find a variety of artwork all around downtown Morris. There are several murals by local artists you can check out and capture that perfect photo opp with, from Stone’s Throw Cafe’s expansive prairie landscape to the eye-catching, comic book tribute at John’s Entertainment.
BARN QUILT TRAIL
For the quintessential Midwest art experience, check out the Stevens County Barn Quilt Trail. Launched in 2018, the Barn Quilt Trail features more than 100 unique barn quilts in Stevens County. Pick up a map and enjoy the self-guided tour.
MORRISON GALLERY | UMM CAMPUS
Visit one of the various art collections on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus. A permanent display comprising roughly 400 works can be found in public areas around the university. Additionally, the Edward J. & Helen Jane Morrison Gallery features student and community exhibits throughout the year.
PLAYS IN MORRIS
Take in a live show from Plays in Morris, a community theater group aimed at entertaining people of all ages. Plays in Morris provides quality, family-friendly musicals as well as seasonal holiday productions.