The Crossing Arts Alliance is conveniently located at Franklin Arts Center - 
1001 Kingwood St #114, Brainerd, MN 56401

Crossing Office, Gift Shop, and Gallery
Hours: Closed Mondays
Open Tues, Thurs, Fri 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesdays 10:00am - 8:00pm
2nd Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm
Or by Appointment



Call for Visiting Artists

As part of our ongoing Second Saturday programming, TCAA invites visiting artists to participate in a 1-day trunk show, demonstration, or workshop. We've hosted journal-makers, painters, photographers, sculptors, culinary artists, and more, and have enjoyed their mini-exhibits, art sales, and classes. We delight in introducing our members to new artists and art forms, and our visiting artists enjoy the opportunity as well. If you are an artist or fine crafter who would like to get to know the Crossing Arts community, contact us for more information at for details.


Call for Writers and Poets

The Crossing Arts Alliance is looking for writers and poets who would like to have their work shared in our newsletter, The Crossing Currents. We are looking to include a variety of literary styles, including short works of poetry and prose as well as selections from larger works such as novels (250-500 words). The Crossing Currents is published quarterly and is distributed to over 650 readers, and we would like to take advantage of this opportunity to feature our literary community and share their work with our broader readership. There is no submission deadline as this opportunity is ongoing.

If you are a writer and interested in having your work featured in The Currents, please contact us at


Calling All TCAA Artists!

Here in the Gift Shop, we "Elves" are already making plans for November and December 2016. We have decided that we would like to have our very own "Kringle Market," kicking off on November 12th at our Open House. Our Kringle Market would use the larger gallery space for the entire 2 months, and would have an emphasis on gift items for the Christmas holidays. As we had at this past November Open House, we would like our artists to create smaller items, (prices from $15-$50 seem to be most agreeable to many holiday shoppers), and to submit your ideas/photos via e-mail.
We hope that by putting this call for art out to you VERY early, you can be brain-storming, and perhaps creating new items during the remaining, chilly moths ahead. If you already have items or ideas that you would like to submit, you can e-mail them to Lisa Jordan in the Crossing office at:
We appreciate your art! It enhances the lives of so many, and as you all know, it is so satisfying to give or receive a gift that is handmade, unique and beautiful. Let's continue to make people smile with the work of our hands!
Thank you!
The Gift Shop Committee

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The Crossing Arts Alliance is conveniently located at Franklin Arts Center - 
1001 Kingwood St #114, Brainerd, MN 56401