Andrew Arellano is a local artist based out of Nowthen, MN.

Andrew is a self-taught artist who as a kid, would sit in the cotton fields of West Texas and draw his father’s tractors. He continued to pursue his passion for art at the Art Institute of Colorado. Where he expanded his artistic horizons into charcoal, acrylic, pen & ink. 

Andrew now is returning to his passion, being able to put more time and energy into his art.

“The Sketchbook of Andrew Arellano”opens on Friday, February 2. The public is invited to an artists’ reception from 4-7pm on Friday, February 2. Wine, beer and light appetizers will be served. The gallery will continue throughout the month of February. Regular gallery hours are 10 am-5 pm, Thursday-Saturday and Sunday 11 am-5 pm. The gallery is free and open to the public.  

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through an operating grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriations from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. This event is sponsored by Voyageur Bottle Shop.Located in Pine City, the Pine Center for the Arts has been serving the Pine City area since 2009. With a variety of programming opportunities, the non-profit, volunteer-led facility is a gathering place for artisans and art lovers alike. Artists interested in displaying their work or teaching others their skills are welcome to contact the Pine Center for the Arts. For more information, please see