Each month the MacRostie Art Center's Art Shop features local and regional artists who are integral to the creative community of our region. Representing an expanse of mediums and genres, these artists explore their creative process through a variety of representations, inspirations, and conversations. These artists are at the core of our values:
Art encourages community growth. It gives courage, breaks boundaries, and kindles empathy. It inspires creative thinking, revels in diversity, and shapes new connections.
Art is for everyone. Accessibility is imperative for a community art center. When more people experience art as makers, viewers, buyers, collaborators, teachers, and learners, we all benefit. Public art and a culture of curiosity are hallmarks of a vibrant community.
Artists play a vital role in society. Art is not a luxury, but an important engine for economic growth and community development. It is central to the quality of life in northern Minnesota, and the artists who live and work here should be supported and valued.