**Some galleries might be closed currently because of COVID-19 and previously scheduled exhibits may also be affected. Please contact the staff of the organization before making plans. 

*SMAC Art Gallery

114 N 3rd St, Marshall

May 13 through June 25, 2021: Nicole Zempel with nature photography and spore prints.  Join us for our Third Thursday Virtual Artist Talk with Nicole Zempel on Thursday, June 17 starting at 5:30 pm. Email for the zoom link!

Nicole Zempel (Granite Falls) received a SMAC Emerging Individual Artist Grant in 2020. She has had several exhibits in Granite Falls and taught many educational community classes on fungi, as well as art classes on spore printing. You can follow Zempel on Instagram under WildRootsMN as well as visit her website at

Please inform SMAC staff at if you require any accommodations to attend either events or visiting the gallery.

Gallery Hours M-F 8 am-12 and 1:00 – 4:30 pm. **Please call ahead or schedule to visit the gallery to ensure we are open. As a safety precaution at this time we have limited staff in-person at the office. Call 800-622-5284 or email


Barn Theatre Art Gallery-Nancy Geiger Event Center

321 4th St SW, Willmar.

Contact for more details: 320 235-8560,,

Or 320-235-9500,



*Bird Island Cultural Centre

604 Dogwood Avenue, Bird Island

May: Don Sherman, “Anthology of Visual Arts Transitions into Papermaking”. Plant-based paper making workshop: May 29th, 11 am – 3 pm. Artist Reception Sunday May 9th, 2-4 pm.  

M-F 10am-5pm and Saturday 1-4 pm.

Contact: 229-220-4232,, 320-365-1011, Instagram: birdislandculture


Brandenburg Gallery

213 E Luverne St, Luverne

Gallery Hours: M-F 8 am – 5 pm, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm.  Information at 507-283-1884.


Business, Arts & Recreation Center Library Gallery

1012 5th Ave, Windom

Gallery Hours: M-F 8 am – 5:30 pm. For more information: 507-831-2375 or email Facebook or



Coffey Contemporary Arts

113 East Main St, Luverne, Minnesota

Gallery Hours: Fri 4-8 pm & Saturday 10 am-8 pm. For more information: (401) 500-3057 or email


Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum Gallley

901 1st St S, Dassel

Gallery Hours: T-F 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm, (320) 275-3077,


Deuschle Studio

1294 131st St, Luverne

Local and regional art, clay classes and studio rental. Clay studio of Jerry Deuschle and jewelry by Kathy Deuschle.

Gallery Hours: TH 5-9 pm, Fri & Sat 2-6 pm and by appointment.


The Founders Gallery

2nd floor in Founders Hall at Southwest State University, 1501 State St, Marshall.

Gallery Hours: M-F 8 am – 5 pm, Sat. 10 am – 5 pm. Information at 507-537-6266.


Greenwater Garage & Gallery

101 Main St S, New London.

Info at


*Hutchinson Center for the Arts

15 Franklin St SW, Hutchinson.

May 18th through June 24th: “Markings” by Mary Beth Magyar. In-person public reception & free printmaking activity June 24, 5:30-7 pm. Find out more:

Gallery Hours: T-Th 10 am-5 pm, Fri. 10am- noon. Frist Saturday of the month from 10am-2pm. Info at 320-587-7278 or, or Facebook


Jackson Center for the Arts Gallery

309 2nd St, Jackson

May & June 2021: Two exhibits, Carved-decorated gourds by Kay Johnson & Pandemic Paintings by Linda Handevidt.

Gallery Hours: M-F: 2-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-1 pm. Info at 507-849-7415 or, or Facebook.


Java River Cafe

210 S 1st St, Montevideo

Gallery Hours for show: M-Th 7 am- 6 pm, F-Sat. 7 am-8 pm.

More information at 320-269-7106 or click Java River Cafe.


Kandiyohi County Historical Society

610 Highway 71 NE, Willmar

Hours: M-F 9am-4pm. Information at 320-235-1881, or


Lac qui Parle County Museum Gallery

250 8th Ave, Madison

Hours: May – October M-F: 10 am-4 pm, Sat. 10 am-3pm
November – April: T-F: 10 am-4pm

Info at (320) 598-7678,,   Facebook


Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

330 Eight Street, Walnut Grove

Free and open to the public every day. 507-859-2358.

*April 1st through October 31st, 2021: Don’t Doubt Your Horses: an interactive exhibition. Artist: Dan Wahl. Artist reception Monday, May 31st from 10am-5pm.


Listening Stones Farm Gallery

33166 770th Ave, Ortonville

Featuring the Prairie Photography of John G. White.

Hours: Call ahead 320-894-4843




*Makers on the Minnesota (KK Berge Gallery & Granite Area Arts Council)

807 Prentice Street, Granite Falls

May 10th through June 19th: “Consciousness Beyond Form” by Semerit Strachan. Paintings. Artist reception Saturday, June 5 at 1 pm.

“Can Art Heal? How does the visual image impart healing? Can this healing be transmitted to others?”
“ As a physician, turned artist, these questions have long fascinated me, especially as I kept feeling more whole with each piece I painted. Please join me as we tour the exhibit, talk about my experience producing the art, and your experience viewing it. Can this sense of healing go beyond the gallery and the exhibit? How?” — Michele Semerit Strachan

Gallery & Gift Shop hours M–F 10 am-4 pm, Sat. 10 am – 3 pm. Please call ahead if you plan to visit to ensure the gallery is open, sometimes volunteer staff has to be away from the building. Information at 320-564-4039 or click Granite Area Arts Council.


*Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC)

109 N 3rd St, Marshall

May 11th through July 9th, 2021: John Sterner, “Italy, Inktober, to Instagram: a Journey.” Artist Reception Friday, May 14, 5-7 pm. John Sterner teaches K-12 art classes at Lakeview High School in Cottonwood and has served on the faculty at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. His bronze sculpture of a mustang greets visitors at the entrance of SMSU. Sterner brings his experience from his mother’s Lakota heritage and his father’s German heritage to his work. Born in Flandreau, South Dakota, Sterner says his artwork has become a cultural search for identity and belonging. “When I’m painting, and even when I’m sculpting, I want to capture that moment of action,” he said.

Gallery Hours: T-F 12 – 5:30 pm. Info at 507-532-5463 or, or Facebook.



Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center

714 13th St, Worthington, MN 56187, USA

Hours: M-F 9 am – 1 pm and for events, (507) 376-9101,, ,


*Milan Village Arts School

Junction of MN Highway 7/59 and MN Highway 40, Milan.

For information on upcoming classes call 320-734-4807 or visit


Minnesota Machinery Museum

100 N 1st St, Hanley Falls

Permanent collection of rural art.

Hours: May 15 through September 30, M-S 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 1-4:30 pm. Info at 507-768-3522 or


Nobles County Art Center

407 12th St, Worthington

Gallery Hours: M-F 12-3 pm. Call 507-372-8245, email, or visit Nobles County Art Center  or Facebook for more information.


Potato Eaters Gallery

330 Litchfield Ave SW, Willmar

Call 320-237-4148 or email for exact hours and information. Normally open on Friday and Saturday afternoons, or by appointment.


Redwood Falls Public Library
Meeting Room

509 S Lincoln St, Redwood Falls or Facebook, Library Hours: M-Th 10am-8pm, Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-2pm. 507-627-8650, or Facebook.


Re-Vamped Art Studio

214 E Main St, Pipestone.

(507) 825-0042.


Ridgewater College Gallery (Hutchinson)

Adjacent to Commons, 2 Century Avenue SE, Hutchinson.

The Ridgewater Fine Art Gallery is located inside the commons, on the Hutchinson Campus. Open 8 to 5 Monday-Friday.  Parking is available for visitors near the entrance. For more information contact Gallery Curator Andrew Nordin at



Ridgewater College Gallery (Willmar)

Building F, Upper Level, 2101 15th Avenue NW, Willmar.

The Ridgewater Fine art gallery is located near the Theatre in the Fine Art Building of the Willmar Campus. Open 8 to 5 Monday-Friday.  Parking is available for visitors nearby.

For more information contact

Click for more info on Ridgewater Galleries or call 320-222-5200.


Robert Remick Gallery/Cottonwood County Historical Society

812 Fourth Avenue, Windom.

May 2 through August 28, 2021: Traditional Blacksmithing: Art in Everyday Objects by local artist Tom Sanders. The reception is on Sunday, May 2, from 2-4 p.m. with an artist talk at 3 p.m. Free admission. Light refreshments.

For many years Tom Sanders worked at museums as a historic blacksmith. He began his career at Conner Prairie, a living history site north of Indianapolis, Indiana. He then moved to Minnesota and was the blacksmith at Historic Fort Snelling in St. Paul. At both these sites he reproduced artifacts from the early 19th century. Hence, this exhibit showcases a variety of work from this time period from hand forged locks to tools to household items.

Gallery Hours: M-F 8 am- 4 pm, Sat 10 am – 4 pm. For more info, call 507-831-1134 or email


The Smallest Art Gallery

118 2nd St NW, Ortonville.

For more information: 320-226-8213,, or



William Whipple Gallery

In Bellows Academic Center 291 at Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum, Marshall.

M-Th 8 am-11 pm, F 8 am-4:30 pm
Sat. 11 am-6 pm, Sun. 2 pm-11 pm. Closed holidays and academic breaks.

Call 507-537-6266 or visit SMSU Galleries for more information.


*Willmar Education and Arts Center (WEAC)

611 5th St SW, Willmar.

Virtual exhibit: The Willmar Area Arts Council Presents: The Beauty and Science of Botanical Art, paintings by Mary LaPatka. Mary received an emerging artist grant from the SWMN Arts Council to create this exhibit. Mary says, “By attending a lecture on The History of Botanical Art and Illustration on a whim, I discovered Botanical Art watercolor painting. As I observed, sketched and painted bud, flowers, pods and bulbs, I fell in love with this historically significant and almost forgotten art form.” To see the virtual exhibit, visit:

If WEAC reopens to the public, they will update the information on the website and you will be able to see the exhibit in person.
Pre-COVID Gallery hours were M-F 8 am- 4 pm, and during events. Info at 320-235-8560 or,

*Indicates the project was funded in part with with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and a grant from the McKnight Foundation.

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