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“Beautiful Arts Hall” 4 of 5 stars
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Owatonna Arts Center
435 Garden View Lane, Owatonna, MN
(507) 451-0533
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Owatonna
minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful Arts Hall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Performing Arts Hall has several two story stained glass windows on dollies that can be rolled around. They were saved from a church that was demolished in town, by the Wenger Corporation. This Hall was once the dining hall for the State School Orphanage and is attached to the Orphanage Museum. The Arts Center itself has various works on display during the course of the year, with something special featured every Holiday Season.

Visited December 2011
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Chatfield, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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“Support Local Art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We dropped in on an impromptu visit to Owatonna. They were preparing for an exhibition grand opening that night but we were able to wander at will through the building and view the local art on display, some of which was suprisingly good. They also have studio space in the basement that local artists can use (I think free of charge), which really helps promote their goal of supporting local artists. Worth a visit if you want to see what's happening in the local art scene and maybe even pick up an original by a not-yet-discovered artist.

Visited October 2011
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Mankato, Minnesota
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“AWESOME place to view regional art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Silvan the curator will treat you like royalty when you come visit this historic site...once a state orphanage, the history is fascinating and the art WONDERFUL!

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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“very classy place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

A wonderful place to hold special events. Sylvan is always very helpful.

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