Join us for a free information session featuring several artists from the February 2019 SEMAC grant round. Artists will discuss their SEMAC application process and answer questions.

Light refreshments will be served.

Let us know you’re coming by registering online:


Rochester Art Center has initiated a regional art exhibition series in which artists who are awarded Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) emerging artist and advancing artist grants may exhibit their work at RAC in the third floor galleries. Five artists were successful in receiving the first series of grants in this new venture and will begin exhibiting starting in October 2018: Katya Roberts, Alessandra Sulpy, Debra D’Souza, Jon Allen and Simon Huelsbeck.

This is ongoing and Rochester Art Center encourages artists throughout the eleven SEMAC counties to apply for SEMAC emerging and advancing artist grants that may result in an exhibition at the art center. Please contact Sheila Dickinson at the Rochester Art Center for more information regarding your exhibition proposal at and apply for the grant at We look forward to seeing your work!

Free Family Day


Join us for Free Family Day and plan on creating and embellishing your own snowglobe!

When you register on Eventbrite, you’ll skip the check-in line! Registration does not guarantee participation in activities. Activities will be available while supplies last. Register here:

We will also be collecting gently used winter gear for families in our community that are in need. Please consider bringing an item that you or your child has grown out of to donate. Thank you!

This program is scheduled during a period when we will be de-installing current exhibits so the galleries will be closed. Galleries are scheduled to reopen with new artwork by the end of January!

ABOUT FREE FAMILY DAY: Since 2004, children and families have taken part in one of Rochester Art Center’s most popular and exciting programs, Free Family Day. Guests are invited to create original art pieces in the studio classroom, our Grand Lobby and occasionally off-site with a collaborative partner.

If you have any questions about Free Family Days, please contact us at or call 507-282-8629.

Date, time and location subject to change. The activity will be available while supplies last.