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GalleriesMuseumLanesboro 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.”

TheatresVisit 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.

 

Lanesboro / Whalan
Barnyard Gallery
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Barnyard Gallery

207 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-450-1673

Email: barnyardgallery@gmail.com

Website: www.facebook.com/BarnyardGallery

Hours: Mon 11:00am-3:00pm; Tues-Fri 10:00am-3:00pm; Sat 11:00am-5:00pm; Sun 11:00am-3:00pm

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).

Commonweal Theatre Company

Commonweal Theatre Company

208 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2525

Email: info@commonwealtheatre.org

Website: www.commonwealtheatre.org

Rates: Tickets $30/person
Hours: Curtain Time: Evenings 7:30 pm, Matinees 1:30 pm

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.

Crown Trout Jewelers
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Crown Trout Jewelers

107 Parkway Ave N PO Box 96

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-3078

Email: crowntro@acegroup.cc

Website: www.crowntrout.com

Hours: Tues - Sat 10-5

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.

Joan Finnegan Fine Art
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Joan Finnegan Fine Art

34617 County 12

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-272-0254

Email: jfinnridge@gmail.com

Website: www.jonifinnegan.com

Hours: Oct 11 1 pm-6 pm Oct 12 10 am-5 pm Oct 12 11am - 3pm

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

Lanesboro Arts Center & Art Lofts Lodging
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Lanesboro Arts Center & Art Lofts Lodging

103 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2446

Email: gallery@lanesboroarts.org

Website: www.lanesboroarts.org

Rates: FREE
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-7, Sun 11-4

Two galleries featuring work by 80+ artists -- painting, photography, wood, metal, glass, ceramic, fiber, jewelry . . .

Lanesboro Community Theater

Lanesboro Community Theater

206 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Email: bkeithdesigns@yahoo.com

Website: http://lanesborocommunitytheater.blogspot.com/

Hours: Seasonal Productions

The Lanesboro Community Theater (LCT)’s mission: To provide community-building opportunities in the performing arts while promoting educational experiences.

Lanesboro Historical Museum

Lanesboro Historical Museum

105 Parkway Ave S

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2177

Email: lhpa@acegroup.cc

Hours: Daily 1:00 to 5:00. Closed Tuesdays

The museum has a wonderful collection with three floors of exciting exhibits including: bridal room, school room, military room, etc. Donations welcome.

Lanesboro Local Marketplace
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Lanesboro Local Marketplace

201 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2944

Email: lanesborolocal@gmail.com

Website: www.lanesborolocal.org

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm

Rediscover local flavor with grab-and-go treats and trail food, locally sourced dairy, bread, lefse, meat, eggs, honey and fresh produce. Find locally handcrafted jewelry, fishing gear, quilts and home goods, plus essentials for campers and travelers.

old bank ART gallery
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old bank ART gallery

620 Main St A

Whalan, MN, 55949

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Phone: 507-467-2535

Email: oldbankart@gmail.com

Website: www.oldbankart.com

A unique gallery in the old bank building in Whalan. Free class --- making copper wire trees --- Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20, 1:00 pm. Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays 10 - 5 pm. Visitors are welcome other times whenever possible. Call 507 467 2535.

Peterson Creative Photography & Design

Peterson Creative Photography & Design

30601 Grouse Rd

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-421-9906

Email: sarah@petersoncreative.net

Website: www.petersoncreativephoto.com

Hours: Year round by appointment.

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.

Shipwreckt Books Publishing Company
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Shipwreckt Books Publishing Company

115 (B) Parkway Avenue North

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-458-8190

Email: contact@shipwrecktbooks.com

Website: www.shipwrecktbooks.com

Hours: Flexible Winter Hours Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Call 507-458-8190 for an Immediate Appointment

Lost Lake Folk Opera magazine Nov-2013 available online and locally. New & Used Books. Publishing 3 imprints. Writing Workshops. Live Writing Events. Book Club. Readings, signings & launch parties.

St. Mane Theatre

St. Mane Theatre

206 Parkway Ave N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Website: www.lanesboroarts.org

Hours: Radio Show & Year Round Programming

Lanesboro's historic St. Mane Theatre hosting year round entertainment, theatre, music, lecture and multiple uses.

Stone Mill Hotel & Suites
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Stone Mill Hotel & Suites

100 Beacon St E

Lanesboro, Minnesota, 55949

Phone: 507-467-8663

Email: stonemillsuites@gmail.com

Website: www.stonemillsuites.com

Hours: Anytime the Front Desk for Stone Mill is Open

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.

Sue Pariseau Pottery
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Sue Pariseau Pottery

40051 County Rd 12

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 651-307-6373

Email: suepariseaupottery@charter.net

Website: www.suepariseaupottery.blogspot.com

Rates: $15 -$100
Hours: July 11 1-6pm, July 12 10am - 5pm, July 13 11am - 3pm OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT

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

Windy Mesa Jewelry and Art

Windy Mesa Jewelry and Art

102 Parkway N

Lanesboro, MN, 55949

Phone: 507-467-2198

Email: dlapplen@rocketmail.com

Hours: 11 am - 5 pm 7 days a week

We are a retail store that specializes in Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Jewelry and Art. We have been in operation 16 years.

Peterson - 13 Miles

Peterson Station Museum

228 Mill St

Peterson, MN, 55962

Phone: 507-895-2551

Email: johdar@acegroup.cc

Website: www.petersonmn.org/museum.html

Hours: Open most days May 1 to Sept 31

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.