• Arts Center is reopening!

    The Clear Lake Arts Center is reopening on Thursday, June 18, at 1 pm.  The Arts Center plans to open in stages allow for adjustments in our process of social distancing. The first phase will include the Hanson Gallery and gift shop area. During phase one of the opening, the hours of Arts Center will… Read More

  • The Hello Neighbor Project!

    The Clear Lake Arts Center is excited to kick-off our Hello Neighbor! Project. This project is to help you engage in your creativity and connect with our community. Use the backside of this sheet for one of the following: Make a drawing/painting to greet your community Write a poem for your neighbor Use it to… Read More

  • Creativity in our daily lives

    On the individual level, being creative allows us to question and process the challenges of our daily lives. Creativity gives us space to think, relax, respond, and express our daily thoughts. As a collective, we gain insight and understanding into our neighbors, culture, and human experience. Many of the world’s greatest works of creativity came… Read More

  • North Iowa Student Art Exhibition

    The Clear Lake Arts Center (CLAC) is pleased to be exhibiting the young talent from the area in the North Iowa Student Art Exhibition. This annual exhibition is a favorite at CLAC and for many of the community members. It will be on view from March 3 – 28 and a celebration is planned for… Read More

  • Iowa Abstraction

    Iowa Abstraction: Female Artists Exploring Abstraction inspired by Mary Gabriel’s book Ninth Street Women – Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art. The book focuses on these five extraordinary women artists that did not receive recognition through art history for their… Read More

  • Painting with Paper – collages by Nathan Stromberg

    Clear Lake, IA– The Clear Lake Arts Center (CLAC) is pleased to be exhibiting the fascinating collage work by Nathan Stromberg titled Painting with Paper. The exhibition is on view through Saturday, February 1. A closing reception will be held from 12:30 – 2:30 on Saturday, February 1. Meet the artist and hear about his… Read More

  • Two free viewings of Bopper and Me

    The Clear Lake Arts Center is hosting the movie Bopper and Me by John Cumberland. The film is about a scrap metal merchant from England traveling to America on a mission to get his hero, The Big Bopper, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There will be two viewings: Thursday, January 30… Read More

  • 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

  • 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