Founded in 1968, White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) is a non-profit community art center serving people of all abilities and generations. WBCA offers art classes, showcases exhibitions from a diverse range of artists, and connects the community to art resources.

Upcoming Classes/Events

C1Y4 – Covered Jar Workshop

Jun 07, 2023 6:30PM—Jun 28, 2023 9:00PM

BE11 – Black Women and the Legacies of Africa

Jun 08, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

W1S4 – Something You Can Feel

Jun 10, 2023 10:00AM—12:30PM

A6D4 – Improvisation for Non-Performers 1-Day Workshop

Jun 14, 2023 6:30PM—8:30PM

Sandcastles & Creatures Building Contest

Jun 17, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Memorial Beach, 4980 Lake Avenue North White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Chiaki O'Brien

SAORI Weaving is a Japanese contemporary weaving style Chiaki brought from Japan. SAORI is not just a weaving style, but your life. It is a self-expression way of weaving; you can just weave how you feel. It allows you “being you.” This gave her a joy, so she has been sharing this wonderful weaving with all ages and abilities hoping they can feel the joy as well.

Donald Walker

Nationally known artist Donald Walker began his distinguished career as the first African American artist to work at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. At the time, Donald was one of only five African-American graphic designers in the United States working at a major newspaper.

Karen Chan

Karen Chan has a deep passion for traditional art, all still life art, and a unique artistic approaches. She started off as a self taught artist in oil pastels and acrylic and has been offering classes to kids and adults at different local organizations for the past 14 years.