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2018 Events & Retreats at Shake Rag Alley


 TRICK'R TREAT
 OCTOBER 31

If you are a kid or want to act like a kid ... put on your wildest costume and come to Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts after the Mineral Point Halloween Parade from 5-7 pm. Children of all ages will meet friendly (not scary) costumed characters who will be passing out Halloween treats at each of the historic buildings. 

This Mineral Point tradition is enjoyable for the whole family and a great way to meet other free spirits while checking out their wacky get-ups.



 SANTA DAY
 DECEMBER 1


Once again, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make a photo op appearance at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. Photos with Santa are a great holiday tradition.

Workshops will also be available. Decorate gingerbread houses and make holiday crafts -- it's a full day of family fun!

Check back in November for details on craft projects.


2019 Events & Retreats at Shake Rag Alley

WINTER WRITERS SERIES

Enjoy Wednesday evenings with Wisconsin's award-winning authors, as they share their work and creative inspiration. All events take place at Shake Rag Alley's Lind Pavilion, 411 Commerce Street, in Mineral Point, WI. 7:00 PM. Admission is free.



2019 Dates:
December 5
January 9 & 16
March 20 & 27
April 10

The Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts Writer Residency Project is accomplished in partnership with: the Council for Wisconsin Writers, Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Learn more about our partners.

WRITERS RETREAT
APRIL 26-28

Nationally recognized authors gather at Shake Rag Alley to offer workshops, craft talks, readings, and manuscript reviews of short-form fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and young adult literature.

Full schedule will be available when 2019 workshops go live online December 1, 2018.


 

SPRING GARAGE SALE
APRIL


Support Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts at the most eclectic garage sale of the summer. We can't tell you what will be on the tables yet, but our generous friends always have the most interesting finds!

Save the date and check back for details.




JEWELRY MAKING BOOTCAMP
MAY 3-5


Choose from introductory level jewelry classes with nationally recognized jewelers in a range of techniques and styles from funky to fine. Use this weekend to explore different approaches, learn new skills, network with other jewelers, and leave with a lot of new ideas and jewelry.

Come for the weekend and take several classes. Full schedule will be available when 2019 workshops go live online December 1, 2018.


TOUR OF FAIRY HOMES
JUNE 1


Stroll the magical grounds at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts to see original fairy homes built especially for this tour. (Think small, really small!) Each home will be situated in a special spot on site for your viewing pleasure at this fundraiser. 

If you should fall in love with a fairy house, you will be able to bid in a silent auction, which ends at four.  Drop in throughout the day for on-going family-friendly activities.

Admission: Adults (12+) $5 Children 11 and under FREE


MIDWEST WOODLANDERS GATHERING
JULY 11-14


It's like summer camp for adults! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced craftsperson, you are in for an incredibly fun and creative time with over 40 nature-based workshops to chose from and more than 20 talented instructors to work with. Create rustic furniture, garden structures, baskets, or concrete/mosaic sculptures. Try your hand at blacksmithing, woodcarving, working with leather, fiber, gourds, and more. Take time to relax, soak up the sunshine, enjoy the company of a great group of nature loving folks, and discover the magic of Shake Rag Alley's lush gardens, tall trees, historic buildings and natural spring-fed stream.

Full schedule will be available when 2019 workshops go live online December 1, 2018.


ART ADVENTURE
AUGUST 22-25


Immerse yourself in art making – four days of workshops in collage, assemblage, mixed media, jewelry, journals, up cycling, printmaking, and more! All skill levels welcome. Exhibit your work and view the work of others at nightly wine and cheese receptions. Share your unused art materials and find new treasures at the Swap Table. Connect with other art adventurers, explore the charming art community of Mineral Point, and experience the magic of Shake Rag Alley: the place that inspires creativity.

Full schedule will be available when 2019 workshops go live online December 1, 2018.


SUMMER GARAGE SALE
AUGUST


Support Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts at the most eclectic garage sale of the summer. We can't tell you what will be on the tables yet, but our generous friends always have the most interesting finds!

Check back for details.

PRINTMAKING RETREAT
SEPTEMBER 27-29


Explore an exciting array of printmaking workshops, most of which involve printing simply and easily by hand. Try a new technique or sign up for more fun in your favorite mode: woodcuts, multi-color linocuts, mono prints, copper etching, silkscreen printing and more.

Full schedule will be available when 2019 workshops go live online December 1, 2018.