to enhance the local arts community by connecting working artists, arts organizations, and the community in creative gathering spaces.
Art Studio Space Available
Work with us in a private, shared or communal studio. We have spaces perfect for a variety of media including clay and wood.
Fine Art Gallery
Our galleries are open to the public and free for everyone. Come, enjoy the space with your friends, bring a cup of coffee and see every exhibit. We celebrate every gallery exhibit with an opening reception.
Experimental Performance Hall
Enjoy our salon performance series intended to challenge, broaden, and expand your notions of art and performance. In addition to our own programming, we host a variety of other performers doing their own thing!
Our workshop is place to create, explore, tinker, invent and discover using a wide variety of materials, both real and virtual.
Gather at Art Works! Families, friends and colleagues need beautiful places to gather! Our gallery is free and open for hanging out, and there are a variety of spaces available for reservation.
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Now in the galleries
5th Annual Member/Supporter Show
About the Exhibit: The Annual Member/Supporter Show is intended to celebrate the work of member artists and makers who create at Art Works, as well as the work of the larger community of supporters whose contributions make programming happen here every day. This exhibit invites artists to submit collaborative pieces created with other friends from the community outside of Art Works, considering this year’s theme of Life in the Details. Collaborative work takes a lot of cooperation to work out the details and contributions to the whole. (Exhibit runs at Art Works: May 3 – July 15, 2022, and at the Ames Center: six weeks August-September).
[LINK] Virtual Tour: COMING SOON
These and other activities in 2022 are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.