952-473-7361 ext.160


We follow the Orono Public Schools regarding weather related delays and closures. 

We will do our best to post as early as possible the Art Center delays and closures on KARE11, KSTP and WCCO, as well as via our website, social media and our out-going phone message. FYI: During delays we plan to open at 10am and hold classes.

DUE TO CLASSES RESCHEDULING DUE TO WEATHER DELAYS AND CLOSURES, call to verify if the open studio hours will indeed be available.

Art for Breakfast Event

Learn more about our spring fundraising event.



With a mission of visual arts education, exhibits and outreach, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts strives to make art classes and exhibits accessible for all members of our community, from beginners to advanced students, and from kindergarten to seniors.

Watch our video to fully understand our mission.

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Offering visual arts classes for all ages, interests and abilities, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts welcomes beginners to advanced students. You will find support throughout your 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 a variety of art forms. Below are links to our class offerings. You can also take a peek inside our studios to see where you will be taking art class.

Calligraphy  |  Ceramics  |  Drawing  |  Fiber Arts  |  Glass & Jewelry  |  Lectures & Events  |  Painting (Acrylics, Oils ,Pastels)  |  Painting (Watercolors)  |  Photography  |  Printmaking  |  Samplers  |  Sculpture  |  Workshops for Adults  |   Multigenerational & Family Workshops  |  Children & Teens  

Summer Arts Camp 
(NOTE: Catalog will be posted online on February 8, Registration opens at noon on Monday, February 11, 2019.

Studio Photo Galleries 

 Ceramics  |  Drawing   Fiber Arts   Painting  |  Photography  |  Printmaking  |  Sculpture 

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.

Current Exhibits & Events Upcoming Exhibits & Events | Ridgedale – Partners in Art | Calls for Entries 


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.

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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.

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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