Franconia Sculpture Park

Your donation today sustains an expansive ever changing sculpture exhibition, dynamic arts learning programs, and artists creating BIG art!

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How can you make a difference at Franconia?

With your gift, you support a place that:

  • Passionately supports artists in a BIG way -- a vibrant artist residency program that serves over 40 artists each year with on-site residency fellowships and internships
  • Provides endless learning experiences for learners of all ages -- arts and cultural programming that serves over 15,000 learners each year
  • Provides an inspiring place to enjoy time with your friends & family -- a free, accessible, expansive exhibition open 365 days per year serving 150,000+ annual visitors 
Why is now the right time to make a gift? 

Your gift on Give to the Max Day will be eligible for 100% match, thanks to a generous challenge grant from the L&N Andreas Foundation! Thank you!

Your support ensures this highly creative place is available to all. With your gift, you support the expansive ever changing sculpture exhibition, dynamic arts programming, and artists who are creating ambitious, innovative BIG sculptures.

Your support makes so much possible!  Thank you.

What We Do

Artist Development

Did you know Franconia manages an active and unique artist residency where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork in a singular location?  Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought possible. While at Franconia, artists acquire new skills, develop their artistic practice, and explore new creative directions.

Arts Learning

We offer community members of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn from and engage directly with artists at Franconia through guided tours, art-making workshops, cultural events, symposia, and gallery exhibitions at our NE Casket Arts Gallery. We provide stimulating programs that engage learners and open doors of new expression. Our Rural Arts Program offers underserved rural youth access to fee-free guided tours and art-making workshops.

Access to the Arts

Every day, Franconia provides the community free access to an expansive, ever-changing exhibition of over 120 sculptures and the opportunity to engage directly with artists-in-residence. We are continually installing new work that inspires, challenges, and delights audiences. Franconia in the [email protected] gallery and satellite sculpture park furthers our mission by engaging people from the Twin Cities close to home.

Thank you for sustaining this important place! We are honored to count you as a friend and supporter. 

With appreciation,

John Hock, Artistic Director/CEO P.S.
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