952-473-7361 ext.160

Saturday, September 22 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 23)
Two tours at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
$125 Members / $150 Non-members
Seating is very limited so register now!

We are pleased to announce the opportunity to tour Lake Minnetonka and support the mission of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts through this very special fundraiser. Join us for light refreshments at the Art Center after we tour the lake by boat to visit some of the boathouses captured in Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka. Author Melinda Nelson will serve as our guide.

The event will begin at the Art Center where transportation to and from the marina will be provided. Afterwards we invite attendees to view our exhibit The Realization of a Dream: The Photographs of Edward Curtis in the Laura H. Miles Gallery.

Please call 952.473.7361 x.160 to register.
*Online registration is not available. If special accommodations are required please call us in advance.

Photo from Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka by Karen Melvin and Melinda Nelson.

About Us

With a mission of visual arts education, exhibits and outreach, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts strives to make art making and art exhibits accessible for all members of our community. View our video to fully understand our mission.

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Calligraphy  |  Ceramics  |  Drawing  |  Fiber Arts  |  Glass & Jewelry  |  Lectures  |  Painting – Acrylics|Oils|Pastels  |  Painting – Watercolors  |  Photography  |  Printmaking  |  Samplers  |  Sculpture  |  Workshops for Adults  |   Multigenerational & Family Workshops  |  Children & Teens  |  Summer Arts Camp  

Offering visual arts classes for all ages, interests and abilities, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts welcomes beginners to advanced learners. Students find support throughout their artistic journey from basic fundamentals to building professionalism in exhibiting and selling artwork. Spacious and bright, all classrooms have high ceilings with abundant natural light, creating an open, airy environment and providing a creative learning space for multiple art forms.

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Exhibits & Events

Discover inspiration and original artwork in our museum-quality gallery, displayed throughout the Art Center, and exhibited at Ridgedale Center. Find a treasure for your home or office – most artwork is available for purchase. All exhibits and their receptions are free and open to the public, creating wonderful opportunities to interact with the art, artists and neighbors.

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Making the visual arts accessible for as many people as possible is central to our mission. That means removing barriers, delivering art experiences beyond our walls and creating opportunities within our facilities. Partnering with more than 50 community service organizations throughout the metro area and funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board and contributions by generous people like you, the Art Center reaches underserved populations with quality art experiences.

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Become a member of the most vibrant community arts center in the region and take pride in supporting the arts in our communities. Members enjoy a 12-month tuition discount and higher commissions on artwork sales. Basic memberships start at just $60 a year ($55 for seniors 62 and older). Sustain the Art Center with a Friend, Patron or Sponsor Membership.

Donate Today

We are fueled by the passion and commitment of Art Center donors and sponsors. The Art Center is 65 years strong, fiscally sound and more relevant than ever. Your generosity and belief that the visual arts are indispensable to a healthy community perpetuates our mission. Donate today.

Visit The Art Center Café

Supporting the artistic efforts of students and open to the public, the Art Center Café is also open to the public for lunch on weekdays. Chef Melinda Alves serves delicious baked goods and a delightfully varied lunch menu each week, prepared fresh from scratch. Check this week’s menu and plan your visit to the Art Center.

Café open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Registrar 952.473.7361 ext. 160
2240 North Shore Drive, Wayzata, MN  55391-9347
Fax 952.473.7363


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