WBCA will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, 5/25 through Monday, 5/27

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

Restorative Dance

May 29, 2024 11:00AM—Jun 26, 2024 12:00PM

Story Time, Drawing and Painting! Dots! Dots! Dots!

Jun 01, 2024 9:30AM—11:00AM

Wine Glass Painting

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Pop Art Portraits

Jun 03, 2024 5:30PM—8:00PM

Spoon Carving

Jun 03, 2024 6:00PM—Jun 24, 2024 9:00PM

Sami Inspired Bracelet with Beads

Jun 03, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Express Yourself: Queer Art Journaling

Jun 04, 2024 6:00PM—Jun 25, 2024 8:00PM

Leslie Perrine

Leslie Perrine is an illustrator and book artist living in St. Paul, MN. She loves making up creatures and the worlds in which they live. Leslie creates comics, zines, pop-up books, clay creatures, illustrations and anything that can tell a small story. Her love of the arts has spanned through decades of arts organizing, tabling at events, and exhibiting in shows.

Swetha Avula

Swetha Avula has a love for arts. Her studio allows her to continue working independently where she paints and writes about painting.

Her works are noticeable by their intense colors, detail, symbols and personal expression. Fine art is her passion, she is an artist, teacher and founder of Acrylic Studio Art.

Amanda Wirig

Amanda Wirig’s paintings and mixed media work utilize pop culture and humor to address social and political issues in a meaningful and forthright manner. From 2018-2019 she served as a fine arts juror as part of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the Midwest, including the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, the Edward A. Dixon Gallery in Dayton, OH, among many others. She recently acquired representation with TRiCERA contemporary art gallery in Tokyo, Japan.