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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.

Performance, Reception & Artist Talk

October 23, 2021 14:00
Community members are invited to join us as we celebrate two of the exhibitions currently on view: The Human Scale and Anne George: "Bite Down." The event will kick off with a performance in the gallery as part of "The Human Scale" followed by a reception and artist talk with Anne George.

Public Art Walking Tour

October 24, 2021 13:00
Join Rochester Art Center docent Carrie Robinson-Cannon for a look at the public art pieces surrounding the Rochester Art Center. This outdoor walking tour will meet at 1:00 PM at the main entrance to the Art Center.

Online Artist Talk: Ruth Mikos

October 28, 2021 18:00
Ruth Mikos is a contemporary painter who lives and works in Rochester, Minnesota. Her thought-provoking paintings pay homage to times gone by and the intangible nature of memory. Her distinctive personal style emits joy, nostalgia and longing for a simpler time.

Open Studio

November 3, 2021 16:00
Tap into creativity this Fall at the Rochester Art Center! BYO art projects to work on or try out something new with Rochester Art Center provided materials. This fun, informal open art studio is a great opportunity to hangout and meet other artists and art enthusiasts in our area!