40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester MN 55904
To be a cultural center for innovation and creativity through contemporary art.
The Rochester Art Center offers the opportunity for all people to understand and value the arts through innovative experiences with contemporary art. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, we present a welcoming, integrated, and diverse experience that encourages questioning, creativity, and critical thinking. These exhibitions and programs are designed to reflect the dynamic relationship between art and society. They educate, challenge, and connect individuals to our world in compelling new ways. We are committed to being a cultural center in our community and to enhancing our region as a destination for creativity and innovation. We provide value through engagement with broad communities, strong collaborations with other organizations, and a history of excellence.
Each year, the Rochester Art Center offers over 100 adult and children educational programs. These exceptional educational offerings include classes, workshops, film presentations, lectures and gallery tours for all ages.
Programs are designed to encourage an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Children and youth programs provide valuable hands-on art experiences under the direction of professional guest artists. Classes, art- after-school sessions, career and portfolio counseling, along with the popular Total Arts Day Camp, are just some of the programs offered for youth at the Center.
Scholarships are available for Art Center classes and workshops, making art accessible for everyone.
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