Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Contact Information


  • Free admission. Free parking.


More Information


  • Located N of 694 on E River Rd. Head N on East River Road one mile, just N of Mississippi St.

Other Date Information

  • Year round. Tuesday through Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Art at Rice Creek Festival

    6666 East River Rd
    Fridley, MN 55432
    Call: (763) 574-1850

    Join us for the 16th annual Art at Rice Creek Festival at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts building and the adjacent Manomin Park. Featuring artist vendors, art making activities, live performances, food, a scavenger hunt, and fun for the whole family. Free event!

  2. Family Art Sunday

    6666 E River Rd
    Fridley, MN 55432
    Call: (763) 574-1850

    Join us as we partner with the Anoka County Libraries for a family friendly art open house providing a variety of experiences for kids of all ages. Take part in an art scavenger hunt through the galleries, have a snack, and explore the unique Banfill-Locke house. The event runs 1 to 3 pm and is free to attend.

  3. Small Moments, Big Spaces: Paintings by Lindsy Halleckson and Lisa Fratzke

    6666 East River Road
    Fridley, MN 55432
    Call: (763) 574-1850

    Lindsy Halleckson and Lisa Fratkze, two Minneapolis based painters, explore nature, color, poetry, peacefulness, and meditation through their beautiful canvasses. This show is sure to delight those seeking calm. Opening reception Sunday, July 27.

  4. The Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal

    6666 East River Rd
    Fridley, MN 55432
    Call: 763-574-1850

    Informed by the legends of the Banfill-Locke building being haunted, this exhibition explores the paranormal in visual art. Noted Paranormal Radio Personalities Dave Schrader & Tim Dennis of Darkness Radio served as guest judges in addition to BLCA jurors.Over 170 submissions for this exhibition were received from 20 states plus Canada and England. The exhibition features works in a variety of media and an assortment of paranormal subjects.

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