Art Matters to Isanti County community

Arne Everson
Guest Writer

The Cambridge Center for the Arts, serving Cambridge, Isanti County and beyond, endeavors to make the arts available to all people.

CCFA offers a variety of art classes and music lessons, photography club, writers group, concerts, bus trips to arts and theater events.

The Center is host to Play Inc. Community Theater, the East Central Children’s Chorus, Nordic Connection events, as well as visual arts exhibits.

Play Inc, is one of the highlights of the summer season. Be sure to attend these great performances performed at the Hardy Performing Arts Center, Cambridge-Isanti High School.

The Junior Theatre Troupe presents, “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” at 7 p.m. on July 19-20, and 3 p.m. July 21. It’s 1922 and modern women are bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love.

The Yaebo Players will perform “Urinetown” at 7 p.m. July 26-27 and 3 p.m. July 28.

This Broadway hit is a satirical show about futuristic trouble when the water runs out. It’s currently America’s “number one” musical. Visit and follow the link to order tickets.


Class Offering

Art Class, Water Color with Mixed Media — Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CCFA — $30 Members; $36 Nonmembers.

Age/experience level: Teen to adult.

A great class for all levels. Begin with an abstract design created using experimental watercolor techniques, and then add layers of texture.

Using collage, paint, fibers, prints, papers, and a multitude of interesting techniques, you will give your design a new and unique dimension.

This is a fun and exciting exercise in creating good composition: how to use darks and lights; repetitive textures; adding color to create motion; and adding interest to draw the eye into your work. No drawing skills needed. All materials included.

Cambridge Center for the Arts is located at 144 E. Second Ave., Cambridge, and can be reached at 763-691-9679 or online at