Free Resource Links to Art Organizations


 Here are some arts organizations in the region and across the state that we are pleased to connect you with and hope you find helpful. Enjoy, pass the word and link up with us, too!


ArtSage Minnesota

ArtSage is a catalyst for the field of arts and aging. We provide training for artists and organizations, consulting services and resources in the field of arts and aging.Website:


Duluth Art Institute

The Duluth Art Institute enriches daily life with dynamic, innovative arts programming that upholds excellence and promotes active community participation.Website:


Lyric Center for the Arts

The Lyric Center for the Arts is a 1912 Opera House downtown Virginia, Minnesota which is owned by the Laurentian Arts and Culture Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The First Stage gallery and performance space is located in a small portion of the facility and features exhibitions of regional artists, literary readings, musicians and plays.Website:


Edge Center for the Arts

The Edge Center in Bigfork, MN is a gallery and performing hall seating 275 that hosts diverse, quality artistic performanceS and exhibitions. It is a place for community arts collaboration and growth and a place where the arts stimulate the thinking and emotions of the residents of Northern Minnesota.



MacRostie Art Center

MacRostie Art Center (MAC) is dedicated to community growth through the arts in northern Minnesota. MAC offers classes, monthly exhibitions, and an art shop.Website:


Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) is one of eleven state-designated Regional Arts Councils whose primary function is to facilitate and encourage local arts development by providing funding and various forms of assistance for the creation and presentation of the arts. In this role, ARAC awards grants to individual artists and nonprofit, tax-exempt arts organizations in the Arrowhead Region. The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council’s mission is to facilitate and encourage local arts development.Website:


Minnesota State Arts Board

The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state, through presenting free resources, grants and other opportunities to artists and arts organizations.Website:


Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA)

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA)is a statewide arts advocacy organization that organizes the arts community to lobby the Minnesota State Legislature and Congress. Our mission is to ensure opportunity for all people to have access to and involvement in the arts.Website: is an online database of Minnesota artists and organizations from all disciplines. It offers to Minnesota-based artists a central gathering place on the Web, and will grow to become a marketplace and community hub. It offers the public a new way to explore art and get to know artists and to improve the lives of Minnesota artists and provide access to and engagement with Minnesota’s arts culture.Website:


Springboard for the Arts

Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate a vibrant arts community by connecting artists with the skills, contacts, information and services they need to make a living and a life.Website:


North House Folk School

North House Folk School is the first folk school in Minnesota and is dedicated to the belief that the learning of traditional craft is a truly sustainable effort. Traditional craft classes of all kinds are offered year-round at the Grand Marais, MN Lake Superior harbor campus.Website:


Grand Marais Art Colony

The longest-lived art colony in Minnesota, the Grand Marais Art Colony, began in 1947 as a summer refuge for artists seeking study in the wilderness. Every year the Art Colony hosts the Grand Marais Arts Festival and the Plein Air Competition and a variety of workshops throughout the year.Website:



Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM), is a membership organization rooted in and stemming from the feminist art movement of the 1970’s which supports women artists across the state with exhibition and professional development opportunities, has held its home base in the Minnesota Women’s Building on Rice Street just north of University Avenue for many years.Website:

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Certain activities by NWFA are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) and is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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