Take a Weekend Road Trip to See This Incredible Minnesota Sculpture Park!
This sculpture park sits on more than 40 acres of land! Sculptors from all over compete to have their art displayed here. Here are the details...
It's called Franconia Sculpture Park, and it's less than 2 hours from Rochester.
It's free to visit the park, but they are a non-profit so donations are accepted. Franconia's is open 365 days a year!
According to their website, they offer an artist residency program. "Franconia awards competitive fellowships and internships to up to 40 emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists each year, supporting the creation and exhibition of large-scale sculpture at our 43-acre sculpture park." Their mission? "To provide physically and intellectually wide-open spaces where all are inspired to participate in the creative process."
The park has been open since 1996, and around 100,000 people visit a year.
What do you support when you visit Franconia's? THIS!