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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

Each year, Rochester Art Center offers a large variety of youth and adult education programs. These exceptional offerings include classes, workshops, film screenings, lectures, and gallery tours for all ages.

Programs are designed to encourage an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Youth programs provide valuable hands-on art experiences under the direction of professional Art Center Educators and also through guest artists. Classes, after-school art groups, career and portfolio counseling, along with the popular Total Arts Day Camp, are just some of the programs offered for youth at the Art Center.

Counterspaces Tour

May 26, 2022 13:00
Rochester community members who self-identify as BIPOC, including those claiming multi-racial identities, are invited to participate in Counterspaces, a collective healing and empowerment project. The workshop will be held in a socially distanced fashion on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at the Rochester Art Center.
Free with admission

Drop-In Tour

May 28, 2022 13:00
Enjoy an in-person, guided tour of the Rochester Art Center and find out about the museum’s local history, stunning architectural design, and current exhibitions. Tours last approximately 40 minutes. Free with admission.

Introduction to Micro-Mosaics

June 4, 2022 11:00
In this beginner class, students will have the chance to design and create (2) micro mosaic pendants or pins using Italian glass “Filati”. We will cover all the steps of micro-mosaic creation, from selecting the substrate, design, tool use, cutting and setting the filati.

Tour with Cecilia Cornejo Sotelo

June 5, 2022 11:30
Take a guided tour of the Rochester Art Center’s newest exhibition, home - exploring, mending, reimagining, led by multimedia artist Cecilia Cornejo Sotelo. Her work encompasses a collaborative effort with residents in southeastern Minnesota communities since 2019.