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The Art Center is open today 11 am - 4 pm
30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
open today 11 am - 4 pm
30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904


Artists are encouraged to participate in Rooted: Southeastern Minnesota Exhibition Program. The ROOTED program at Rochester Art Center is open to artists living and working in the eleven counties surrounding Rochester and showcases the most innovative and talented artists from the region. For artists who have received artist grants from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), the art center provides gallery space to showcase the art by the grantee. Art center curatorial staff provide grant application support, studio visits and exhibition space, but do not select the artists, who are chosen by SEMAC jury. ROOTED exemplifies the commitment of Rochester Art Center to be a central hub for art made in Southeastern Minnesota.

If you are interested in applying for the ROOTED program please contact Zoe Cinel at We review each artist’s proposal on a case by case basis and approve of a select few to put forward to SEMAC for their jury to further review. More information about the grant is available at


Job opportunities are posted as positions are announced.

Volunteer & Docent

Volunteers are integral to the programming at Rochester Art Center. There are many volunteer opportunities for a wide range of skills.

A docent is a trained volunteer interested in sharing their knowledge and passion for art. Docents conduct tours of the exhibitions for visitors.

If you are interested in supporting the Art Center with your skills, please stop by to fill out an application or send a note to


Gain valuable museum experience while assisting in one (or more) of several departments including: administration, development, education, events, exhibitions, facility, marketing, and visitor services. Internships may be applied for college or high school course credit.

Visit the Internship Page for more information.


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30 Civic Center Drive SE, STE 120
Rochester, MN 55904