The Hallberg Center for the Arts is open again , but to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and the community, we will be placing some requirements and limits on visitors and voluteers.  We will be open normal hours Thursday through SaturdayVolunteers and guests will be required to wear a mask (if you don't have one, we will provide on for you).  We are limiting the total volunteers and guests to a total of 15 people in the gallery at any given time.  Sanitizer will be available.  Social distancing is required.

Thanks for your understanding.  Everyone at The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community.

2012 is in the rear-view mirror now but it was a great journey for me and my music. This time last year I was willing to play any gig I could just to get out, have my music heard and become more comfortable as a solo artist. Now, with 46 gigs, 2 cable tv video shoots and several open mics and jam sessions under my belt, I have the luxury of choosing the gigs I want to play and passing on some less desireable ones. I played many new venues this past year including The Forest Lake American Legion, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Al’s Center Saloon, Joseph Wolf Brewery, Sunrise River Farm and The Minnesota State Fair. I also played Lindstrom Karl Oskar Days, Wyoming Stagecoach days, a wedding reception, some private parties and a fundraiser luncheon for over 600 people. Sometimes I still can’t believe I am doing this. Many of my live shows this past year were augmented by additional musicians. Percussionist Bob Colbert has become a regular at many of my gigs. His hand drumming adds texture to the mellower songs and really drives the more rocking stuff. Sometimes it sounds like I am playing with a full band. Casey Meyerding brings my shows to a whole different level with mandolin, keyboards and trumpet. I am humbled by his wonderful talent. My many adventures of the past year include learning to play harmonica, watching my youtube view count exceed 1200 views, joining the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community, joining the Minnesota Association of Songwriters and selling cd’s at my gigs to people hearing my music for the first time. It is still a thrill when I make a musical connection with a stranger and they are moved enough by what I am playing to buy my cd. In the coming year I plan to continue playing live as much as possible while doing some more writing and recording in between. The journey isn’t where you end up, it’s what happens along the way. Keep music LIVE, Andrew