COVID-19 Restriction Update

This week, Minnesota is taking extra steps to prevent the growing spread of COVID-19. In accordance with these measures, the following changes will take place: NO SUNDAY ARTS MARKETArts Markets demonstrated that there’s opportunity to engage in the arts outdoors at WBCA’s campus. Public art installations will remain on-site, available…

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Artist Highlight: Sieng Lee

From far away the pillars outside WBCA appear to be covered in an icy shade of blue, reflecting the sky and hinting at the oncoming deep freeze of winter. As you get closer, it becomes clear that the pillars are covered in those ubiquitous blue medical masks. Layer after layer,…

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OSilas Labyrinth Closing Ceremony

The Osilas Labyrinth will be decommissioned on November 19, before the new construction begins. WBCA invites you to walk the OSilas Labyrinth before 3:30 PM on November 19, and leave a small, symbolic blessing of gratitude in the center as a parting gift. It could be a stone, feather, pinecone…

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Winter 2020-2021 Catalog

White Bear Center for the Arts’ Winter 2020-2021 catalog includes a wide variety of arts activities, classes, and upcoming exhibitions. Click here or on the image above to browse the full PDF. Click for classes by category:Artist DevelopmentClayDrawingFamily/Kids/TeensFiber & TextilesLanguageMovementPaintingStarter ClassesWriting Other Features:Arts & EatsHigh School Visual Arts ContestWriteNow! High…

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Artist Highlight: Marc Anderson

Light is the key to Marc Anderson’s plein air paintings. You might recognize the Wisconsin-based painter’s work from WBCA’s Into Nature plein air exhibit, where Marc’s piece “House of Refuge” took the top prize. Judges commented on atmosphere and light. “You have to appreciate the temperature changes in this piece,”…

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BOO! Halloween Festivity Contest!

Thank you to all the amazing participants that submitted their creative works to the WBCA Halloween Festivity Contest!  There was a range of submissions! Everything from a 3-year-old’s beautiful watercolor pumpkin to an amazing pumpkin carving, submitted by an artist from Uganda:  A VERY SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO THE  FOLLOWING…

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Sunday Arts Markets

*Arts Markets Canceled* Sunday Arts Markets were a great way of reconnecting this fall – unfortunately, present regulations now prohibit these events.  It showed WBCA can still be a center for arts experiences, and the public art on display remains on site and available, including a new temporary labyrinth in…

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Artist Spotlight: Philipo Dyauli

Philipo Dyauli is a self-taught painter, illustrator and draftsman from Tanzania. His work primarily consists of acrylic paintings inspired by favorite painters, African music, films, and nature. His childhood consisted of road trips, family reunions and visiting national parks in Tanzania. Dyauli incorporates his Tanzanian roots and personal experiences to create…

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Mata Ortiz 2020 Pottery Sale

Mata Ortiz, Mexico is home to a pottery tradition extending back to a lost civilization from 800 years ago. In 2019, artists from Mata Ortiz shared these traditions with WBCA through workshops and a stunning gallery show of hundreds of pieces made in this distinct style.  Thanks to Jose Mario…

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New Public Art at WBCA

Visit WBCA to see a newly installed public art collaboration between WBCA’s Artist-in-Residence Sieng Lee and Youth & Outreach Director Kyle Frederickson  This collaborative artwork by Kyle Frederickson and Sieng Lee is a response to the profound shifts that have taken place in our communities and our individual lives the…

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