Coming September 7, 2024 at East Side Park!

Metal Arts Festival

September 7, 2023
11 to 4 p.m.
East Side Park in Morris
Free admission

Join us for a free festival showcasing art and metal arts created by local people, with proceeds benefitting the PRCA! After the success of last year’s first ever Metal Arts Festival and Fundraiser, we are bringing this event back to East Side Park this September! We hope to see you there!

The PRCA Metal Art Festival will take place Saturday, September 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at East Side Park in Morris. The Metal Arts Contest is open to any artist, artisan or crafts person who incorporates any metal component into the artwork. The free festival is also a fundraiser for the PRCA, so artists are asked to donate their contest piece for a live art auction at 2 p.m. to benefit the PRCA. Artist prizes are $300 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place. Winners will be determined by audience voting. All artists are also encouraged to display and sell their artwork at the festival.

In addition to the Metal Art Contest, live art auction, and artist displays, the free community event will feature live music from steel drum band Bruce and Tiki D, and a silent auction of artworks in a variety of mediums. In addition, there will be free art-making activities throughout the day. The event also features local food, food trucks, and beer and wine.

All proceeds go to benefit the PRCA and support our mission to connect our community by creating spaces to experience the arts in Stevens County.
More info with the lineup of events to come! If you are interested in participating or volunteering for this event, please reach out to us at

Ask us how you or your business can help sponsor this event!

Call for Artists!

People’s Choice Art Competition with Cash Prizes

The Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance is looking for artists to compete in their Metal Arts Festival metal art competition. This year we are encouraging all artists to showcase their art at our Competition and Live Auction. All mediums are welcome if there is some metal component to the artwork. We are looking for sculpture, welded artworks, mixed media, jewelry, 3-dimensional art, fiber art, etc. All sizes accepted. Be as creative and inventive as you wish – push the boundaries of metal art!

How to participate in the Metal Arts Festival

  1. Create an artwork to enter into the Metal Arts Contest. All works of art entered in the Metal Arts Contest are eligible for $600 in cash prizes, to be awarded by audience voting on the day of the festival. All works of art in the contest will be considered donations to the PRCA and will be auctioned off in a live auction following the contest. Proceeds will benefit the PRCA. Every artist who donates an artwork to the PRCA Metal Art Contest also gets a FREE vendor space to
    display and /or sell their artwork.
  2. Donated art may be any size, and may be mixed media, but should include some metal materials. (Used and “found” materials are okay.)
  3. Register your artwork by end of August 25, by emailing Please include your name, address, phone number, and the approximate dimensions of your piece or pieces of artwork (to help us plan for display), and the value of your artwork. Attach a photo of your piece to your email. If you submit more than one artwork for the competition, please indicate which one is your DONATED piece for the live auction.
  4. Deliver your artwork to Eastside Park in Morris, MN on Saturday, Sept. 7th from 9-11 a.m.
  5. Any entries other than your donated art piece will be on display for the competition and may
    be offered for sale if you wish. The proceeds of those additional works would be given to the

For more information, contact Diane Trew at 320-314-2262.