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  • Plein Air Show

    On display August 23 – September 30, 2022 This collection of works was created in Central Gardens and outdoors by Midwest artists. Most of the art was created just recently on August 20, 2022 during our Artist Paint Out in the Central Gardens of North Iowa. What is Plein Air? “En plein air” is French… Read More

  • Iconoplast by Erik Olson

    On display July 26 – August 19, 2022 Using quilted plastic waste as his medium, Olson creates works that deal with the effects of consumerism, mass consumption and unfettered capitalism. By layering environmental issues with social justice messaging, his art emphasizes alienation from the environment and each other, willingness to waste, and the subsequent need… Read More

  • Tom Cubr: Surface

    On display June 28 – July 23, 2022 Surface is a compilation of Tom Cubr’s formalist inspired works that are abstracted aerial views. Watching the patches of Earth in different colors and human impact on the terrain, Cubr was inspired to make these works when flying in an airplane for the first time. Using satellite… Read More

  • The Circle – A Return to Center

    by Susan Gangsei On display May 31 – June 24, 2022. A tapestry begins as a drawing. This drawing depicts an image, theme, or message about the human experience. Inspiration can come from nature, a symbol, or another piece of art. From this drawing, the artist creates whats called a “cartoon”. This is the pattern… Read More

  • LGBTQ+ Collective Show

    On display in the Stanton Gallery May 31 – June 24, 2022. Artists who identify with the LGBTQ+ community in our region were invited to participate in this collective show to help show support to those who may be struggling in their identity in this marginalized group. The show represents a group in our community… Read More

  • Lake Area Quilters’ Guild Show

    On Display May 31 – June 24, 2022 To celebrate Fiber Arts, the Lake Area Quilter’s Guild brought in some of their favorite pieces to be displayed in our mezzanine and J.R. Larson Media Studio. The show embodies multiple different area artists, techniques, and styles. Lake Area Quilters Guild Established in 1995, members of the… Read More

  • Where Will It Take You?

    This collaborative show focuses on the art and works of two very different landscape artists. Although their work is distinct, their subjects and inspirations both have deep roots in the Midwest.

  • A Sprinkle of Story Seeds

    By Layl McDill About the Exhibit Using small found objects, polymer clay, her own sketches and more; Layl McDill creates both large and small scale artwork. This show in particular focuses on stories and the complexities or wonders within. Animals and people are hidden in every work, but they all come together to create a… Read More

  • Clear Lake Earth Day Photo Show

    The Clear Lake Arts Center is proud to present the second Clear Lake Earth Day Photo Show! The show has been created in partnership with Clear Lake Earth Day to celebrate to beauty of Clear Lake and the surrounding area. The show will be open from Tuesday, April 5th – Friday, April 29th in the… Read More

  • North Iowa Student Art Exhibition

    About the Exhibit The North Iowa Student Art Exhibition welcomed schools from Cerro Gordo and the surrounding counties to enter their student’s visual artwork to be shown in our Hanson Gallery. Kindergarten through High School Seniors are represented by their artworks made in school over the past year. We are honored and amazed to have… Read More