Arts & Culture 

If you are in the mood for Arts & Culture, hop in your car and take a Minne-Roadtrip to Northfield, Faribault and Owatonna!  We have so many fun and unique stops, you won't be sorry!  


Flaten Art Museum: Northfield 

1520 St. Olaf Dr. (Dittmann Center at St. Olaf College), Northfield 


St. Olaf’s Flaten Art Museum hosts exhibits of regional, national, and international significance. The college’s permanent collection includes more than 4,000 paintings, fine art prints, photographs, sculptures, ceramics, graphic arts, and textiles from around the world.  


Ivan Whillock Woodcarving Studio: Faribault 

122 1st Ave NE, Faribault 

(507) 339-0336  

Ivan Whillock did his first wood carvings at the age of twelve in his father’s furniture shop. He received his art degree in 1959 and has studied with sculptor Angel Lillo, and master carver Eduardo Gutierrez. Ivan’s Wood sculpture, bronze statues, and reliefs can be found in churches, businesses and private collections around the world. 


Little Theatre of Owatonna 

560 Dunnell Dr. #A, Owatonna 


The Little Theatre of Owatonna recently celebrated fifty years of producing plays in Owatonna and bringing culture and entertainment to the community. The 2016 season includes the comedy Harvey, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and the musical Grease.

Lockwood Theater Company - Northfield 
302 Division Street S 

The Lockwood Theater Company grew out of Northfield’s rich theatrical tradition. The company produces a broad range of theatrical presentation. LTC’s signature production is “Jesse”, Northfield’s treasured musical retelling of the story of notorious train and bank robber, Jesse James. Performed in the style of turn-of-the-century music hall melodramas, the audience is strongly encouraged to loudly cheer the heroes and hiss at the villains as the story unfolds through comedy and, of course, tragedy. 


Northfield Arts Guild: Northfield 

304 Division St., Northfield 

The Arts Guild is housed in two historic buildings. The Downtown Center for the Arts includes an art gallery, dance studio, recital room, art classrooms, gift store and administrative offices. A few blocks away, a year-round season of theater is performed in a converted church. 

Northfield Arts Guild Theater: Northfield 

411 W. Third St. Northfield 

Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents a year-round season of lively musicals, entertaining comedies and heartwarming dramas. This is a community theater, meaning that local talent makes it all happen! The 118-seat venue is an intimate setting perfect for music, theater, and other community events. 


Northfeld Sidewalk Poetry
Various Locations in Northfield
Various lines of poetry are stamped withing the area sidewalks of historic Northfield, MN.  Pick up your Sidewalk Poetry brochure & map at the Northfield Chamber of Commerce at 205 3rd St. West.


Owatonna Arts Center: Owatonna 

435 Garden View Lane (West Hills Campus), Owatonna 

Spend an afternoon enjoying the current art exhibit at the Owatonna Art Center and the diverse group of works by local and regional artists, which comprises the majority of the OAC permanent collection. For more than 35 years, the Owatonna Arts Center has been a cultural beacon serving community members by inviting them to explore, experience, and engage in unique and meaningful art experiences. Self-Guided Tour Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1pm - 5pm. 

Paradise Center for the Arts: Faribault 
321 Central Ave, Faribault 


Built in 1929 on the site of the former Faribault Opera House, the Paradise was recently renovated. Originally built to seat 915, the Paradise has been altered to seat 300. The remainder of the building has become a multipurpose art center with an exhibition gallery, classrooms, and retail space, with fully restored facades in the lobby. 

Swag, FINE & FUNKY ART: Northfield
423 Division Street S, Northfield
We specialize in one-of-a-kind art & stuff you don't need, but have to have! Sculpture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, letterpress greeting cards. Art that's affordable for everyone!

The Sketchy Artist
300 Division St, Northfield
Fine art supply and gift boutique located in lovely downtown Northfield, Minnesota. Owned and opperated by an artist, this quirky, fusion-concept shop is a delightful find to those who venture in.