The Cannon River Watershed Partnership, in cooperation with the Minnesota Humanities Center, takes its turn hosting “We are Water MN”, a traveling interactive, family-friendly exhibit that celebrates the importance of clean water for fishing, swimming, drinking, canoeing and boating.
The exhibition, on view June 20 to July 28 at the Weitz Center for Creativity, 320 Third St. E., Northfield, offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the health of area rivers and lakes and what they can do to help clean and protect them. To learn about programming available, visit crwp.net/yearofwater.
The grand opening for the “We are Water MN” exhibit takes place on June 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an artist reception from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Northfield Arts Guild, immediately followed by an Art Walk to the Weitz Center.
Inside the Weitz Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a reception, guided tours of the exhibit, food, family-friendly art activities, a ‘water bar’ allowing for taste-testing of different drinking waters, and speakers.
Visitors may view the exhibit from June 20 to July 28, Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In addition to Northfield, the exhibition has already appeared in St. Paul, Bemidji, Crookston, Duluth, and Austin. It will be hosted in Grand Rapids from Aug. 4 to Sept. 16 and in Onamia from Sept. 25 to Nov. 2.
The “We are Water MN” exhibit is a partnership of MHC, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, The Minnesota Historical Society, and the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. It is supported by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Legacy Amendment from the state of Minnesota.
More information about the exhibition can be found online.