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Inch Art

April 3 11:00 am - April 17 4:00 pm


April 3 – 17, 2022

Online Auction: Click Here

The Inch Art Auction is a fundraiser based on a similar project from Rochester Art Center’s history. In May of 1980, 100 artists created inch-sized art that was exhibited as the first of its kind and toured through the region. The exhibition was curated by local artist and luminary Judy Onofrio who shared that “the space seemed extremely tiny at first, but once the work was underway a square inch became enormous.”

Today’s iteration of Inch Art began with an open invitation to community members. Participants were provided a square inch wooden block and challenged to create a work of art. Each original inch of artwork is now up for auction and the funds raised will go toward supporting arts programming throughout the year. 

There are two ways to show your support and get an original inch artwork for yourself! 

  1. Visit our online auction and place a bid on your favorite artwork from a selection of pieces through Sunday, April 17. Inch Art sculptures can be picked up at the Rochester Art Center during open hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm starting Wednesday, April 20.
  2. Stop by the Art Center during open hours, Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm and purchase an inch art piece for $35. You can take your artwork home with you!



April 3 11:00 am
April 17 4:00 pm
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Rochester, MN 55904