Red Wing Area Studio Tour

Saturday, July 29 | 10-5
Sunday, July 30 | 10-4

Red Wing Arts and the Anderson Center are proud to partner with each other and area artists to present the Red Wing Area Studio Tour that will connect scores of visitors & buyers with area artists in and around the Red Wing area on July 29 and 30, 2023. This event aligns with both organizations’ vision of fostering connections between artists while presenting the public with a rare opportunity to explore the gateway to the Driftless Region by engaging and connecting with many of the incredibly talented creatives that help define the culture of our community.

RW Area Studio Tour Region
Red Wing and immediate surrounding area (defined to include, Bay City, Frontenac, Hager City, Hay Creek, Lake City, Prairie Island, Vasa, Welch & Wacouta)

Red Wing Area Studio Tour

Presented by Red Wing Arts & the Anderson Center

Sat, July 29, 2023 10 am-5 pm
Sun, July 30, 2023 10 am-4 pm

Artist Studios in and around Red Wing, MN

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Explore the arts and the area during the free, weekend-long Red Wing Area Studio Tour on Saturday, July 29 (10-5) & Sunday, July 30 (10-4)! This annual event is presented by the Anderson Center and Red Wing Arts. This July, 37 artists across a dozen locations invite the public into their studios and workshops to see first-hand the vibrancy and range of creative work in the Red Wing area. This scenic river town has earned a reputation as a growing artistic community, featuring public art, performances, and galleries more commonly found in cities many times its size. Learn more at
On this self-guided studio tour, visitors can see glassblowing and wheel-thrown pottery demonstrations, visit private studios overlooking the Mississippi River Valley, and experience a wide range of artistic styles and media that include painting, cast sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and textiles. Nature and wildlife photographer Deb Lee Carson will be opening her farm – an experience in itself – to visitors. “I am very excited to be a part of a talented collection of artists willing to share our intimate, creative space with our neighbors, along with the local and surrounding communities,” she says.
Dan Wiemer, a well-known painter and instructor is excited to invite the community into his studio to experience his creative process firsthand. “We live in a very creative area, where each artist sets up their space differently. I’m fascinated to see how other artists set up their studio; seeing their space and the tools they use helps me better understand and connect to their artwork.”
“As a curator, it’s such a privilege to be able to do studio visits with artists. Talking to an artist in their studio is the best way to understand the creative process and the craft that goes into a work of art. It is one of my favorite things to do, and I’m thrilled to share these experiences with visitors and community members,” says Anderson Center Executive and Artistic Director Stephanie Rogers.
Emily Guida Foos, Executive Director of Red Wing Arts shares, “An important component of this tour is connection: visitors connecting with artists through process and creation and connecting with this region that these artists have made synonymous with art. With this partnership, our organizations can support these artists by providing this event to grow our area’s creative economy.”
The Tour is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.
About Red Wing
Less than an hour from St. Paul and Rochester and set amidst spectacular bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, Red Wing is an ideal daytrip for anyone in Southern or Central Minnesota or Western Wisconsin. For those looking for a full weekend getaway, the area features historic hotels, inns, and bed & breakfasts, along with contemporary hotel and motel chains and restaurants.
About the Anderson Center at Tower View
The Anderson Center – in its historic setting of Tower View – offers residencies in the arts and humanities; provides a dynamic environment for the exchange of ideas; encourages the pursuit of creative endeavors; and serves as a source of significant contributions to society. One of the North’s top artistic destinations, the Anderson Center has served the national arts and humanities community and the citizens of Minnesota since 1995. From the grounds of Tower View, a national registered historic landmark, the Anderson Center supports and showcases creativity at the intersection of art and ideas.
About Red Wing Arts
Red Wing Arts has been a cornerstone of the arts in the Red Wing community and throughout the region since its inception in 1952. Begun as an interactive arts education program, it has transformed over its history into an anchor of an arts ecosystem. It is the goal of Red Wing Arts to incorporate art into the dialogues, influences and economic impacts of the community. We enrich lives by connecting, celebrating, inspiring, and leading through shared art experiences. Each year Red Wing Arts supports over 350 artists in our gallery and festivals and over 30,000 visitors at free events and exhibits.


Jul 29 - 30 2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm