Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

A white house.


At the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, a variety of Minnesota artists display their works. Spacious hardwood-floor gallery rooms spotlight the work of area artists with detailed descriptions of the materials used and desired theme. Shows change approximately every six weeks.

No admission is charged to enter the park or the house, however, membership to the non-profit arts center is available. The facility is available to be rented.


The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts has a history as intriguing as the art located inside the building. Built by early entrepreneurs in the 1840s, the facility has operated as a tavern, inn, dairy farm and partial post office for early travelers on the Oxcart Trail.


Weekly art classes are available for children and adults. A few gallery spaces are available for local artists. The newest community event allows area authors to share their written works.

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Hours, Directions, and Contact Information

  • Call the Arts Center at (763) 574-1850 for more information
  • 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN 55432
  • GPS: 45.089075, -93.276872

Nearby Sites

Manomin Park, Islands of Peace

Last updated: February 28, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101


This is the general phone line at the Mississippi River Visitor Center.

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