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  • You are cordially invited to join CAFAC as we welcome artist Kristin Lebben for community discussion and celebration of work past and present in a show titled "It's Only The Beginning" on Saturday, April 6th, 6-8pm.  Lebben is a sculptor residing in the greater Minneapolis/St.Paul area.  She mainly works in bronze and stone but has also worked in copper, steel and wood.  Her work is both abstract and figurative.  In her abstract work she explores possitive and negative space and how they …
  • Join us Wednesday, March 27th, 6:30-9pm for our Spring Open HotHouse and the opening of our latest exhibit by local artist Kristin Lebben.   Lebben is a sculptor residing in the greater Minneapolis/St.Paul area.  She mainly works in bronze and stone but has also worked in copper, steel and wood.  Her work is both abstract and figurative.  In her abstract work she explores possitive and negative space and how they inform the piece.  She is also interested in how not only the form but the ma…
  • Hello friends! Let's think warm thoughts!! Spring is on its way and we'd love you to come celebrate it with us at our March Open (Hot)House! What's Open (Hot)House? It's an opportunity for our students and artists show off their work in an informal, fun event, open to the entire community. Watch fire arts in action as our instructors do blacksmithing, neon, and other demos. We'll also have hands-on activities and a new exhibit in our gallery celebrating the work of artist Kristin Lebben. And ou…
  • CAFAC's 3rd Annual RedHot Art Market! Let our fires and spirits warm you as we enjoy a winter wonderland at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center. This is a day meant to fuel community as we mingle with friends old and new, support our local artisans, give that scholarship fund a little boost and find some unique gifts for all of our loved ones. Celebrate love, life, and a great community of talented artists December 15th., 10am-6pm. Featured Artists: Mat West , Beth Onward, Kathleen Crook, Ange…
  • CAFAC is now accepting applications to participate in year THREE of our RedHot Art Market.  Let our fires and spirits warm you as we enjoy a winter wonderland at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center.  This is a day meant to fuel community as we mingle with friends old and new, support our local artisans, give that scholarship fund a little boost and find some unique gifts for all of our loved ones.  Celebrate love, life, and a great community of talented artists December 15th., 10am-6pm.…
  • Join us Saturday, October 13th, 5-7pm for a talk and Q & A session with Becca Cerra about the completion of "Altered Aesthetics" and her journey along the way.  Altered Aesthetics is Becca Cerras vision to explore the beauty within disabled bodies. Most conversations about disabilities are fraught with misinformation, stigma, and limiting perceptions. Through this project she has aimed to shatter these beliefs, educate the public, and empower individuals living with disabilities. She co…
  • Join us for the grand opening of "Altered Aesthetics" by Becca Cerra in our gallery and then take in all that CAFAC has to offer with artist demos, tiny art-making, snacks, and beverages.  Come to the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center for our next Open (Hot)House on Wednesday, September 19th, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. for this favorite fiery event designed to spark creativity and fuel community.At our Open HotHouse you'll be able to: Browse our Gallery Show "Altered Aesthetics" by Becca Cer…
  • Join us in celebrating the closing of, what has been, a beautiful solo exhibit by Debra Maertens on Tuesday, August 28th, 6-8pm. This will be your chance to find a piece to take home. As always, most of each sale goes directly to the artist and the galleries take goes straight into a scholarship fund to help others pay for classes. Light Refreshments provided. Come and spend a nice evening with your friends at CAFAC.
  • Debra Maertens has been busy creating an incredible show for her solo exhibition here at CAFAC, combining rust and fiber to create powerful and breathtaking works. Please join us for an artist talk at 6pm with reception to follow, June 12th, 5-8pm.  If you didn't make it to the opening, fear not!  The show will remain up until August 21st, our gallery hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5-8pm.  We would love for you to visit!  
  • Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center invites you to our inaugural scavenger hunt fundraiser! Compete for semi-fabulous prize packages by finding hot, sparky, or fiery items, and visiting public artworks along the way. Afterward, join us for a CAFAC-style party to celebrate the winners! The details: *Gather at CAFAC at 3 p.m. to get the scavenger hunt list.  *Depart on the hunt at 3:30. *Return to CAFAC with your loot no later than 7 p.m.  *Party (snacks, beverages & entertainment) from 7 to…