Art for All, and All for Art

Annie Young has been painting for 12 years—ever since she became blind. Her work experiments with color and texture, bringing life to the canvas through images inspired and guided by her faith and relationships with others. She sees art as a whole body experience, not something one must only encounter visually.

Courtesy Annie Young

Young and her colorful canvases can be found at the Burnsville Visual Arts Society’s Art Fete exhibition, running now through April 27. The 31st-annual exhibition features juried artwork of all mediums created by 64 local artists. There’s something to quench everyone’s art thirst, from 3D art to photography to sculptures and paintings in the gallery.

The most interesting part of this exhibition is seeing works by emerging and professional artists side-by-side. There’s no discrimination based on experience here, though three judges will ultimately choose a “Best in Show” piece.

The mission of BVAS is to make the arts more accessible to the community by supporting local artists, of which the Twin Cities has plenty. The society provides a number of networking opportunities for both the artists and the art-appreciators, expressing their goal simply: “We believe the beauty, thought, and peace the arts provide should be available to everyone.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Art Fete!
Burnsville Performing Arts Center

Through April 27
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville