Welcome to the Owatonna Arts Center!


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


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Message from the President

We’re in the midst of summer and many finishing touches are bringing our addition so near to its completion. Yet we patiently wait for the windows. This is the final piece that must be in place before we received our certificate of occupancy. The presentation of the building is enhanced by the green lawn and vivid flowers. The elevator is functioning. The Board is preparing a donor plaque and a reception desk for our new entrance. This desk is a gift to OAC in memory of Connie Linder from her family and friends.

Be watching for announcements of a Grand Opening which is being planned for September. This will be a special time with a musical event and open house to welcome the public into our building addition. We hope you will plan to come enjoy this occasion with us.

At the end of August the Arts Center’s fiscal year will come to a close. The Annual Meeting will follow on September 20. New members for the Board of Directors will be elected to replace those whose terms have expired. Nominations for these positions must be submitted prior to August 1. The Board of Directors invites all OAC members to the meeting.

Activities and exhibits continue to fill the calendar. Save the dates for a couple of future events. “A Toast to Winter,” an evening of dinner and entertainment, will be on December 10. World renowned landscape painter and instructor Andy Evansen will teach a series of watercolor painting classes on March 3, 4 and 5. Please check other parts of this website for exciting events scheduled for the summer months.

Arlan Burmeister, President