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Open Studio

Fridays & Saturdays | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Open Studio

Rochester Art Center Open Studio 

Fridays and Saturdays through May 25, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Tap into hands-on creativity at the Rochester Art Center!  

Included with regular daily museum admission; drop in and explore hands-on creativity! Bring your own art supplies and projects to the Rochester Art Center’s art studio space, or use our student-grade painting, art and craft supplies. Perfect for all ages and skill levels, our open studio program offers a community space for informal arts exploration. It’s a great place to meet other creatives and art enthusiasts and experiment with different ideas and mediums. 

 *Schedule subject to change. 

Cost: Open Studio hours are included with regular daily admission; Members and youth (21 and under) are invited to participate at no cost.  Youth ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Thank you to the Clinton Family Fund for supporting this program.

This activity is 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.


What if I don't have a current project, but want to explore my creativity and meet people?

Awesome! You're welcome to drop in. Rochester Art Center will always have a variety of materials available for exploration.

Can I bring my hand-sewing projects, knitting or cross stitch supplies? Can I bring beading supplies? Can I bring my own ipad or paper pad for drawing?

Yes! Absolutely. If you’re simply looking to get out of your at-home space or away from your kitchen table, our art studio space is the perfect change of scenery to spark new ideas!  

Can I store my supplies and projects at the Art Center?

Sorry, we are unable to store personal belongings. Any items left in the studio will be brought to the front desk lost & found and discarded if not claimed after one week.

Is there a ceramics studio to work in?

Rochester Art Center does not have an on-site dedicated ceramics studio or kiln. Contact our friends at 125 LIVE  or RCTC to find out more information about their ceramics studios in the Rochester Area.

How much are Memberships to the Rochester Art Center?

Memberships start at just $40 for a full year of access to the arts! Members enjoy discounts to select ticketed programs, free gallery admission all year, an invitation to our annual Member Patio Party + more!

$40.00 - Contributor

$65.00 - Supporter

$100.00 - Explorer

To become a Member or for more information:

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