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]
Utility and Outdoor Storage Box – Request for Proposals
The City is excited to announce a new placemaking project that brings original artwork into our community parks. Park settings may include athletic complexes, playground areas, trails and open spaces. The deadline to submit a design is Thursday, March 1.
Arts in the Park – Request for Qualifications
Artists are needed to display and sell their work at the Arts in the Park event Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual event is a daylong art fair featuring artwork for sale by local and regional artists. The event includes live entertainment, face painting, activities for kids, beer tasting and food trucks. Applications must be received by Friday, April 13.
Art Crawl – Call for Artists
Are you a local artist looking to display your work? Consider taking part in the annual Eden Prairie Art Crawl Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23. The event features the art of Eden Prairie residents in their personal home studios or at the Art Center or Senior Center. Art and other gift items are made available for sale. Applications must be submitted by Friday, June 1.