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

Criticism as Dialogue

Sep 26, 2023 5:30PM—8:30PM

Level 1 Ballet Barre

Sep 27, 2023 10:00AM—Oct 25, 2023 11:00AM

4th Street Dance Centre, 5350 Hwy 61, Suite #8

Alcohol Inks: Roosters and Cliffs with Waterfall

Sep 27, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Getting Unstuck! Bringing Joy and Vitality Back to Your Art Practice

Oct 03, 2023 12:30PM—Oct 24, 2023 2:00PM

The Laramie Project Performances at WBCA

Oct 05, 2023—Oct 07, 2023

William G. Franklin

William "Billy" Gustavo Franklin (he/him/his) is an educator and an independent art curator. Franklin was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and has been living in Minnesota for over twenty-five years. Franklin has curated more than a dozen exhibits locally and served as panelist reviewing applications for grants and artist-in-residence programs.

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.

Lisa Stauffer

Lisa Stauffer received her Masterʼs in Design (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis) and studied Illustration at Parsonʼs School of Design (NYC). She continues her education by taking workshops from nationally recognized painters whose work inspires her. She has worked and taught in a wide variety of media, now primarily painting in soft pastel with a special focus on painting en plein air to indulge her fascination with light and color in Minnesotaʼs beautiful North Shore landscape.