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The mission of the Eden Prairie Art Center is to enhance the quality of life and foster creativity in our community by providing access to the arts for people of all ages and abilities.

The Art Center works to achieve its mission by offering exceptional programs ranging from drawing, painting and ceramics, to glass fusing. There are classes for all ages — from toddler to senior.

The building that houses the Art Center was donated to the City of Eden Prairie in 2008 by the family of Roger Sampson, a former resident who built the building as a place to create art before he passed away. It is the largest single gift ever given to the City.

The Art Center is located at 7650 Equitable Drive.


Hours of operation are based on programs, but the Art Center is open to the public and offers open studio time at the following days and times:

  • Tuesdays, 3–7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 3–7 p.m.
  • Fridays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Browse Program Guide [PDF]


A Friendly Introduction to Drawing
A Time to Paint, Oil and Acrylic Painting [PDF]
Beginning Watercolor and Beyond
Continuing Drawing
Drawing and Painting Oil or Acrylics [PDF]

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