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Thank you for your support of Rochester Art Center as we continue to restructure for a bright future ahead. With your help, we have welcomed more than 20,000 guests to experience the arts since January. We are also on track to deliver on RAC’s art mission while solidifying our finances.

In February, the Andy Warhol: Minnesota Goes Pop exhibition brought record-breaking crowds to RAC, including many first-time (but now recurring!) visitors. Then, in May, a group of committed artists, board members and partners came together to bring the Post Picturesque: Photographing Ireland exhibition to our community. With a building full of art, hundreds of Total Arts Day Camp students experienced the work of nine contemporary Irish artists, providing a glimpse of Ireland beyond the typical travel guide.

Currently on view, RAC is delighted to show the great talent of our regional artists. On September 22nd, we launched a weekend of art events with the opening of Locavore: Southeastern Minnesota Juried Exhibition and Homegrown: 2’ x 2’. Homegrown shows the work of citizen artists created on 2 x 2 boards provided by RAC. From now until January 2018, viewers can see an incredible conversation of 95 artists in one gallery. These new exhibitions, alongside La Mese Delle Donne V and Lisa Bergh: Sojourn, have activated the entire building with local art.

Now what? We begin the next phase of restructuring with an invitation for you to join us. Help us shape the future for Rochester Art Center as we rebuild this unique asset alongside the growing community. Our goal: making sure it is strong and vibrant for years to come.

Visit: Come to RAC as often as you can – to exhibitions, events, and programs. Your presence and energy are in fact the reason Rochester has an Art Center, because Rochester has long known that art is the essential to any community

Volunteer: We need your guidance, your input and your participation in the rebuilding process. With the help of Propel for Nonprofits (a division of the Minneapolis Foundation), we will begin a series of community work sessions to which you are invited.

Invest: We need your end-of-the-year support now more than ever. Your confidence will help move this valuable institution along on a successful path forward. Please consider a gift to the 2017 Annual Fund by December 31, and give as generously as you can. Donate now online.

Enjoy! This is self-explanatory but bears repeating!

It was built by the community, for the community.
Let’s rebuild together.

Click here to make a tax-deductible gift to ANNUAL FUND 2017 today!