Welcome to the Owatonna Arts Center!


Encourages and celebrates the creative and performing arts that Enrich the Human Spirit!


A Message from the President

Many of you know we were practicing as “Snow Birds” this past winter. Our membership needs to know that the current OAC Board and Staff is a strong, dedicated group of individuals who continue to have the best interest of the Arts Center as their focus. Activity abounds as the President travels! The number of new initiatives is proof of that.

  • A committee, chaired by Michael Tillmann, has been working on developing guidelines for the implementation of a Sculpture Garden on the West Hills Campus. The OAC Board and the West Hills Commission have agreed in concept on how this garden will be planned and developed. The next stage is to meet with the City Council. It will be exciting to see a couple of sculptures in the proximity of the Arts Center.
  • Additionally, keep watching for information about “Art on the Hill” which will be on the grounds of OAC in July. Artists are encouraged to submit applications. Contact the office for more information.
  • The Membership Committee is preparing to release plans for a Membership Drive. Watch for information on how each of us as members can assist in continuing to bring vitality to the Arts Center.

OAC will be partnering with Cash Wise to host the Chamber of Commerce “After Business Hours” event for Chamber members on May 23rd.

A reminder that the OAC Education Department and Colorwheels are willing and able to travel to homes, offices, churches, picnics, etc. for parties or educational experiences.

Each year at the Annual Meeting in September, the membership elects a Board of Directors. A nominating committee will be appointed at the May meeting to be charged with the task of putting together a slate of members to be elected to the Board. Anyone interested to be on the Board is encouraged to contact the office or one of the current Board members.

Thank you to all of the membership for the positive feedback we continue to receive. Your support is so important.

Arlan Burmeister, President