Lakes Art Center – Okoboji, Iowa

Lakes Art CenterThe Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, Iowa offer changing exhibits which feature local, regional and national artists.
Each year the exhibits change, they have the top level artists for your pleasure.

Monte Pearson Gallery 2008 Exhibit Schedule The Pearson Art Foundation Collection through March 15, 2008 The collection, which began more than twenty years ago under the supervision of Gerald L. "Bud" and Beverly Pearson, includes paintings by artists of international and national prominence. This comprehensive fine arts collection of American and European paintings is now on regular display. John Thunber May 9 through July 19, 2008 Opening Reception TBA Managed Foundation Collection November 8 through February 21, 2009 Never before seen Frederick Brown paintings will be on display, along with newly acquired works by Peter Max and Roy Lichtenstein.
The Paterson Colt Gun Collection July 26 through November 1, 2008 The Pearson Lakes Art Center’s interactive educational gallery entitled "ART SMART" is a hands-on educational environment designed to let visitors explore recurring themes and basic elements in the artist’s creative process. ART SMART presents the artist/visitor with a series of exhibit-based opportunities to become the ‘artist.’  It is intended to expand the visitor’s vision by learning to recognize creativity whenever he or she sees it.  The gallery is designed for people of all ages, with an emphasis on families and younger school-age visitors.  We hope your visit to ART SMART will bring you greater understanding, insight and appreciation of the Pearson Lakes Art Center’s permanent, on-loan and special exhibitions. The Pearson Lakes Art Center also offers art festivals, a foreign and classic film series, poetry and book readings, educational programming, an art library and musical and theatrical events. Location: 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA 51355
Hours and Contact Info June – August Hours Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM FREE THURSDAYS 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM September – May Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM FREE THURSDAYS 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Telephone: 712/332-7029

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