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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, such as Total Arts Day Camp, provide valuable hands-on art experiences under the direction of professional Art Center Educators and also through guest artists. For more information about tour and workshop opportunities, or to schedule a private group tour or workshop, see below. 

The Rochester Art Center is an accessible facility and participation by all people is encouraged. Individuals needing physical, visual, audio or other accommodations are encouraged to notify in advance at or by calling 507-722-2552.

Drop In Tours

Saturdays at 1:00 PM

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.


Art4Trails Tour & Artist Talk

Sunday, June 30 | 1:00 PM

Join us in celebration of three new sculptures installed on the bike trails in downtown Rochester, MN. Meet at Rochester Art Center and choose either a biking tour or a walking tour.


Artist Spotlight Tour: Cole Redhorse Taylor

Saturday, June 22 | 1:00 PM

Join us for an Artist Spotlight Tour with Cole Redhorse Taylor, a distinguished artist belonging to the Mdewakanton Dakota tribe and the Prairie Island Indian Community.


Slow Art Tour

Fridays at 3:00 PM

Slow down and treat yourself to the inspiring world of modern art with a thoughtful, in-depth look at just one intriguing work on view at Rochester Art Center.


Public Art Walking Tour: Peace Plaza

Sundays in June & July | 1:00 PM

Discover the extraordinary (and sometimes overlooked) works of art in Peace Plaza, Rochester’s “Heart of the City.”


Each summer, the Art Center is proud to offer Total Arts Day Camp (TADC), where youth engage in creating their own artworks, learning from professional artists, and thinking about the world around them. Through a one week-long session, students build artist’s skills and confidence in the visual arts. Several sessions are offered each summer and provide flexible enrollment options for families with students going into grades 1-6. The final day of each session concludes with a showcase presented by the students for their families. TADC was initiated in 1971 by artist Judy Onofrio, and we are pleased to continue her legacy of learning and creativity for youth. 

To reserve the Art Center Grand Lobby for your private social event, learn more and contact us Here.

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