MacRostie Art Center; inspiring a creative community.


Our Vision

We make our communities strong and vibrant by providing all people the opportunity, access, tools, and inspiration to realize their creative potential.



We believe:

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.

Thank you to the many artists, members, and donors who make our work possible!
— MacRostie Art Center