The Crossing Arts Alliance is conveniently located in Downtown Brainerd - 
711 Laurel St, Brainerd, MN 56401

Crossing Office, Gift Shop, and Gallery

Hours: Closed Mondays
Open Tues-Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm
Or by Appointment

Volunteer Opportunities


Current Volunteer Opportunities -
Please let us know if you can help either by emailing or by calling us at 218.833.0416.

Current needs:

Sales Gallery -
We need volunteers in our Sales Gallery every Tuesday through Friday from 10am - 4pm. Volunteer shifts can be as little as an hour or up to the whole 6. Bring a friend, bring a laptop (we have wi-fi), your knitting, etc. and enjoy being surrounded by local art for an afternoon.

Reception Help - 
We host exhibits almost monthly and are always looking for friendly people to help with greeting, handing out name tags, pouring wine, etc. These commitments are typically in the evenings from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and shifts can be broken up into hour-long increments. 

Photography - 
Got a knack for snapping great pics? We have several opportunities for you! If you like to photograph people, we need your help capturing the vibrancy and excitement at our events to help us tell our story. More interested in subjects that don't move? Show us your stuff as you show our artists' stuff! We're looking for a product photographer to capture the many angles and details of our artists' work for inclusion in our new online gift shop.

Committees in need of volunteers:

Fundraising -
Whether you like to help with grand events or small bake-sale-sized fundraisers, the Crossing would welcome your help. In order to continue to bring arts programming to the Central Lakes area, we need some much-needed financial support. Every penny helps. If you have a passion for making that happen, contact us today.

Marketing & Communications - 
This committee is in need of enthusiastic new members to help us further engage our community. Maybe you would like to do some graphic design work, or increase our presence on social media? Want to showcase your writing abilities or just work with a group who is eager to let their community know about the good work that TCAA does? Contact us!

What motivates people to join TCAA? What motivates them to continue to be members, year after year? Our Membership committee works to answer those questions. They attend events around the area to introduce people to the important work TCAA does and encourages them to take part. Like chatting with new people? This might be the committee for you.

Other needs:

Pinterest -
The Crossing is looking for our Pinteristas out there to help build our Pinterest boards. If you enjoy "pinning", and would like to help us spread the word about our artists as well as pin fun and exciting art, contact us today. Our boards.

Ongoing Opportunities

Staffing Booths -
If you enjoy talking to people about positive aspects of The Crossing Arts Alliance, this volunteer category might be perfect for you. Examples are helping staff the booth at Arts in the Park or taking registrations at the Picturing workshop.

Classes/Workshops -
If you have a skill you'd like to share with others, contact us about teaching a workshop. 


Exhibits -
Volunteering at exhibits is a relaxing way to spend a few hours. Turn on (or off) the lights and music at the Q Gallery, greet people when they come to view art, represent The Crossing Arts Alliance, and listen to soothing background music in a pleasant environment.

Sales Gallery -
Encourage customers to browse and buy, run a cash register and credit card machine, write receipts, and balance out the till. If you are comfortable handling money, counting, making change, and have a pleasant demeanor, consider this category.

Receptions -
Making name tags, taking in registration money, making change, greeting people, and pouring beverages.

Office Help -
Answering the phone, stuffing envelopes and applying labels and stamps for mailings, and simple filing.

Distributing Posters or Brochures -
Picking up promotional material, driving, and dropping it off at predetermined locations.

Writing Articles -
Those with writing talent may enjoy writing articles for our features in the Brainerd Dispatch orCrossing Currents newsletter.

Clean Up -
Helping vacuum or sweep, collecting and bagging up refuse after receptions, and wiping tables and chairs is a good category for volunteers who prefer not to be in public.

Photography -
Taking photos for various articles to be published, at events, or to document exhibitions is a great way to volunteer for those who enjoy photography.

Miscellaneous -
Say yes to this category if you are flexible and enjoy a variety of tasks.

Got an idea of your own of how you can help?  Let's here it!  Contact us today at or by phone at 218.833.0416

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The Crossing Arts Alliance is conveniently located in Downtown Brainerd - 
711 Laurel St, Brainerd, MN 56401