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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.

Public Art Walking Tours

Sundays in June, August and October | 1:00 PM

Join us for a look at the public artwork surrounding the Rochester Art Center.


Catalogue Release

Friday, June 2 | 6:30 PM

Join us for the release of Anne Labovitz’s “The Nexus of Well-Being and Art” exhibition catalogue with essays by Matthew Villar Miranda, Monica Zimmerman, and Lisa Bravo.


Foreverwell Sitting Meditation

June 8 | Noon

Sitting Beginning Meditation develops calm abiding or tranquility. Through practice one can expect to stabilize the mind and achieve inner peace.


Artist Talk with Oddviz

Saturday, June 17 | 11:00 AM

Join us for a virtual talk with artistic collective Oddviz about their artworks featured in the exhibition A Lapse into the Ephemeral.


Figure Drawing

Wednesday June 28 | 6:00 PM

Open to all artists and art enthusiasts, from beginner to expert, this session includes a live, semi-clothed model, starting with short gestural poses and moving into longer holds.


Open Studio

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

Drop in for an entrée of creative projects or bring your own supplies and projects to the Rochester Art Center!


Gallery Tour with Anne Labovitz

July 15, 29 & 30

Enjoy a guided tour of current exhibition The Nexus of Well-Being and Art with noted international artist Anne Labovitz.


Drop In Tours

Saturdays & Sundays | 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.


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. 

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