Franconia Sculpture Park 

I-35 to Hwy 8 (exit Taylors Falls) - 19 miles east on Hwy 8 to the intersection of Hwy 95 and Hwy 8. (just two and a half miles west of Taylors Falls, MN)

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Located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, Franconia Sculpture Park is a nonprofit arts organization operating a 43-acre outdoor sculpture park, active artist residency, and community arts programming. Franconia was founded in 1996 by a small group of professional artists who envisioned a supportive artist residency community and outdoor museum. Today, this vision has been achieved through an active artist residency program that serves over 40 artists each year and arts learning programming that serves over 150,000 annual visitors. Franconia provides an intriguing and exciting place to discover an ever-changing exhibition of contemporary sculpture, and the opportunity to meet artists-in-residence who invite you to engage with their creations.

With a commitment to arts learning and providing access to the arts, Franconia enhances its ever-changing exhibition with educational and outreach programming, including weekly artist-led guided tours, installation summer camps, customized programming for under-served and homeless youth, the Annual Hot Metal Pour, Franconia Dinner & Discussion series, Music @ Franconia concert series, and unique performance, film, and community events.

Franconia offers fellowship, internship and workshop programs that provide a combined residence, work, and exhibition environment for visual artists at all levels of their careers as they create work to be sited specifically at the park. Artist programs serve 40+ artists annually.

Visitors interact directly with art and artists-in-residence through guided tours, arts learning programming, symposia, and informal learning that happens each day on the exhibition grounds. Franconia demystifies the creative process.

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Open daily, dawn to dusk, 365 days a year


Free entry, some free events, free Sunday tours at 2pm May - October. Call to schedule a guided tour on request for your school or organization.

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