Artsy Travel

World-class theater productions, impressive art museums, big-name concerts, and art and music festivals galore all combine to make Minnesota a don’t-miss destination for the arts. Venues like the Guthrie Theater and Walker Art Center anchor the Minneapolis-St. Paul area as an arts hub, with cities including Winona, Lanesboro, Bemidji and Duluth offering exciting entertainment of their own. Find more inspiration below, add them to your favorites, and plan your arts-filled Minnesota vacation today.

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  1. Northwest Minnesota Takes Center Stage

    Northwest Minnesota Takes Center Stage

    Performing arts abound in Minnesota, and it’s not just the Twin Cities venues that have audiences cheering. In the northwest part of the state, orchestras, choirs, theater groups and concert halls have a full calendar of impressive performances lined up this fall. Whether you’re headed to Bemidji, Moorhead or Thief River Falls, consider adding a live show to your must-see list.

  2. Sublime Summer Nights in Downtown Rochester

    Sublime Summer Nights in Downtown Rochester

    Every Thursday in the summer, the city of Rochester shuts down a stretch of its First Avenue and transforms the downtown thoroughfare into a summer market, with vendors lining the streets, diners spilling onto patios, and live music on two big stages.

  3. The Great Gatsby and More: Literary Tourism in Minnesota

    The Great Gatsby and More: Literary Tourism in Minnesota

    The F. Scott Fitzgerald Home, at 599 Summit Ave., is just one of many fascinating literary sites in Minnesota, in addition to several literary-themed events and attractions.

  4. Collect Amazing Art Museum Visits

    Collect Amazing Art Museum Visits

    Minnesota museums and sculpture parks boast amazing collections of art from thousands of years ago to today. From renowned Twin Cities museums to lesser-known gems in greater Minnesota, art shines.

  5. Top 10 Minnesota Film Destinations

    Top 10 Minnesota Film Destinations

    From the Iron Range to Wabasha, Minnesota has been a filmmaker's destination for decades. Tour the many places throughout Minnesota where history was made on film.