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Building Hours

Monday-Thursday:
9:00 AM–7:30 PM

Friday:
9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Saturday:
10:00–3:00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Getting here:

Address: 4971 Long Ave. White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Construction Detour: Construction on 8th Street & Division Avenue begins June 10. Access to Long Avenue from 8th Street may be blocked during this time.

Detour directions for access from the South:
1. Continue North on Hwy 61.
2. Turn left on Buffalo Street.
3. Turn left on Eagle Street.
4. Eagle Street will turn into Long Avenue.
5. WBCA will be on your right.

 

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Parking:

We have a parking lot directly outside of the building with six handicap parking spaces. There is also a bike rack located across from the front entrance.

When You Get Here:

Please stop by the front desk to check in. From there, you can go to your class, visit our gallery spaces, check out the Ann Tousley Luther Art Shop, or simply enjoy the building!

If you’re visiting our galleries:

WBCA hosts two main exhibition spaces: the Ford Family Gallery and the Exhibition Hall. Additionally, community-focused shows are frequently on display in the hall outside of the Community Studio. Exhibits rotate through these spaces about every 4-6 weeks. Please visit whitebeararts.org/exhibitions to find a schedule of our current and upcoming offerings. Exhibits are always free and open to the public during WBCA’s business hours.

If you’re taking a class:

When you check in at the front desk, you will be directed to your classroom. Classes are held in the Polly Shank Studio, the Community Studio, the Klopp Studio, or in the Hartzell Family Clay Center. Find a list of current class offerings at whitebeararts.org/classes. Please note there are no vending machines on-site.

Other spaces:
  • Find a book to check out in our Kigner Family Library. There are hundreds of books to choose from, all to do with art! This space also has a fridge and microwave that are available to all students.
  • Walk the OSilas Labyrinth on our outdoor campus. The labyrinth was designed by Lisa Gidlow Moriarty, and is wheelchair accessible.
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What to do while you’re in town:

Maybe you’re visiting from out of state, or enjoying the town of White Bear Lake after your class. Here are some recommendations for your stay.

Lodging:

White Bear Country Inn
4940 US-61, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 429-5393

Destinations:

Children’s Performing Arts
Lakeshore Players Theatre
Pine Tree Apple Orchard
Seven Vines Vineyard
Tamarack Nature Center
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society

Find more White Bear Lake destinations at explorewhitebear.org

Food & Drink:

The Alchemist
Cup and Cone
Ingredients Cafe
Rudy’s Redeye Grill
Washington Square Bar and Grill

Find more restaurants here