Arts & Culture
Lanesboro is alive with the arts and history.
Take in a spirited comedy or stirring drama in a state of the art theater, view work by talented regional artists and attend a lively gallery opening. You can catch a live music concert or unique film event, visit history museums, or delve into genealogy.
Lanesboro is fortunate to have galleries and studios where you can see locally produced art, and even participate in creating your own works. The Lanesboro Arts Center is the heartbeat of the local visual arts community, contributing to Lanesboro’s status as one of the “100 Best Small Art Towns in America.”
Visit the Historic St. Mane Theatre for quality entertainment including music, dance, lecture, stage productions and Lanesboro’s home-grown Over the Back Fence Live Radio Show.
No trip is complete without taking in some captivating theater at Lanesboro’s Commonweal Theatre. Since 1989, the professional artists of the Commonweal have brought to life soulful stories told with honesty and creativity. Receive a star treatment with a Commonweal Theatre Backstage Pass for Family Fun or Date Night!
Strolling down the streets of Lanesboro is like taking a step back in time. Visit Lanesboro’s local history museum to have unhurried conversations with friends old and new.
Immerse yourself in Lanesboro’s arts and culture and see why Lanesboro was named the “quirky crossroads of the arts and outdoors” by Minnesota Monthly.
Enter a whimsical world of art and fine crafts, featuring many artists including the wildly popular Valerie Miller (Steel Cow) and the classic stories of Brian Andreas (StoryPeople).
Drama unfolds where the Root River bends. Since 1989, the region’s only professional producing theatre company has enriched the common good through actor-based storytelling which is both transcendent and relevant.
Lanesboro's premier jewelry Store for over 17 years. Award winning jewelry designers Liz Bucheit and Michael Seiler specialize in custom design, jewelry repair services and classes.
Featuring classical landscapes and paintings of nature. Award-winning oil painter Joan (Joni) Finnegan can be found painting en plein air along the picturesque roadsides of the lanesboro area when the weather permits. In her rural Lanesboro working Art Studio you will find paintings in various stages of progression surrounded with an extensive gallery of finished art. Painting workshops and private lessons available. www.jonifinnegan.com www.lanesboroareaarttrail.com
Two galleries featuring work by 80+ artists -- painting, photography, wood, metal, glass, ceramic, fiber, jewelry . . .
The Lanesboro Community Theater (LCT)’s mission: To provide community-building opportunities in the performing arts while promoting educational experiences.
Lanesboro Historical Museum
105 Parkway Ave S
Lanesboro, MN, 55949
The museum has a wonderful collection with three floors of exciting exhibits including: bridal room, school room, military room, etc. Donations welcome.
A unique gallery in the old bank building in Whalan. Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays 10-5 pm. Our last weekend for the season will be Oct 25/26. Please join us on Sunday afternoon, Oct 26 for an Open House. One last class, MAKING COPPER WIRE TREES, will be held on Saturday, Oct 25 at 1:00 pm, Donations for supplies appreciated. Call 507 467 2535 or 651 636 4198.
Quality photography for children, families, seniors, events, weddings, and businesses. Also offering affordable communication tools to local businesses, including websites, brochures, business cards and more.
Fifty authors published in 2013-14. Literary imprints: Lost Lake Folk Opera magazine, Rocket Science Press, Up On Big Rock Poetry Series and Lost Lake Folk Art books.
St. Mane Theatre
206 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN, 55949
Lanesboro's historic St. Mane Theatre hosting year round entertainment, theatre, music, lecture and multiple uses.
The ART AND CRAFT GALLERY located at Stone Mill Hotel& Suites in Historic Downtown Lanesboro, MN offers unique handmade items from talented artisans who make their unique creations from home. Be amazed and inspired by high quality products made mostly in the region. If we find a handmade product made out of the region, it unquestionably will be made in the USA. Items showcased and available for sale.
Creating functional wheel thrown and hand built stoneware pottery for everyday use. Studio and showroom open on Lanesboro Area Art Trail weekends (www.lanesboroareaarttrail.com) and other times by appointment. Also offering Raku Experience workshops (no pottery experience required) - see www.suepariseaupottery.blogspot.com for more info
Windy Mesa Jewelry and Art
102 Parkway N
Lanesboro, MN, 55949
We are a retail store that specializes in Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Jewelry and Art. We have been in operation 16 years.
The museum began as a completely restored historic railroad depot dedicated to preserving the heritage of this community and the surrounding area. An annex had to be built in 2001 to house the expanding collection: over 2500 indexed photos, business advertising and memorabilia, help with genealogical requests that pertain to this area, military displays, many items used by the depot/railroad, and much more.