• Hygge Hangout schedule

    Please join us for the Hygge Hangout during Christmas by the Lake. Hygge, pronounced “hoo-ga” is a Danish concept of well being and is all about comfort and friends. The Arts Center will be an a space to warm-up and hangout with friends and family. Relax, be creative, listen to live music, enjoy a warm… Read More

  • Now on view: Visions of Us From the Land

    Visions of Us From the Land exhibition shows works that are photographically generated images rendered in collage. The visual qualities of collage further distance the image from the language of photography while evoking a sense of place. The places where we are born, live, and travel shape who we are. The relationship to our wider… Read More

  • Hygge Hangout!

    Stop by the Clear Lake Arts Center December 6 – 8 (Christmas by the Lake weekend) for the Hygge Hangout! Hygge, pronounced “hoo-ga” is a Danish concept of well being and is all about comfort and friends. The Arts Center will be an a space to warm-up and hangout with friends and family. Relax, be… Read More

  • Holiday Preview

    Join us on Thursday, November 7 from 5:30 – 8 pm for the Holiday Preview.   The gift shop is filled with many handmade and unique items. You will find McCrea’s Caramels, Lakrids Licorice, books, children items, handmade cards, socks, handmade ornaments, handcrafted jewelry, glass items, Scandinavian winter knits, and so much more!

  • Dia de los Muertos Exhibition and Events

    The Clear Lake Arts Center (CLAC) has curated an exhibition exploring and celebrating Mexican folk art and the traditions around Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. The exhibition will open on Saturday, November 2 and be on view through Saturday, November 23. On Saturday, November 2 a special ticketed event is planned… Read More

  • Welcome to your new Clear Lake Arts Center Website!

    We are so excited to have launched the new website! Our team has worked hard at providing you with a place to learn about the current exhibition, upcoming classes, special events, and much more. Take a few minutes to check out all the pages to see what is happening. Here are a few special features… Read More

  • Absentia: Abandoned Past

    Absentia: Abandoned Past explores spaces in a state of abandonment or unexpected departure, creating a feeling of being animated and inhabited but absent at the same time. Houses are like the human body; they are born fresh, clean, and full of hope. The home ages, adapts, and sags; occupants leave traces but take their memories with them…. Read More

  • Lake Area Quilters Guild Exhibition

    Lake Area Quilters Guild Exhibition – An exhibition sharing the talents of local quilters on view on the second level of the Arts Center. Executive Director, Jeffrey Ebeling said, “This is a spectacular exhibition. The talent of fiber artists in North Iowa is extraordinary.” The exhibit is located on the upper level of the Arts… Read More