Community Programs


The Art of Hope and Healing

Experience hope and healing through guided healing arts sessions at Plains Art Museum. Open to individuals and families who have been impacted by substance abuse, these workshops provide a safe space to share and heal through gentle art activities led by trained teaching artist and therapeutic arts facilitator Nikki Anderson. Participants are invited to view art in the Museum’s galleries and create original art in a creative and non-threatening studio environment. Free and open to the public. Limited space, registration required.

Peaceful Painting
Thursday, April 20 • 6 – 8 PM
Sold out. To be placed on the waitlist please contact James Wolberg:

Mixed Media and Mindfulness
Thursday, May 11 • 6 – 8 PM


Family Fun Workshop Series

Recycling the Clay Community Day
Saturday, April 22 • 10 AM – 4 PM
Register for a single session: 10 AM, 12 PM, or 2 PM

This Earth Day, create original art using recycled clay from our ceramics programs. Teaching artists will lead demonstrations on making different types of ceramic objects. Participants can sign up for one of two sessions offered from 10 AM – NOON or 2 PM – 4 PM. Registration covers the cost of creating, glazing, and firing of up to two objects.  

$8 per participant.


Art & Autism Workshop Series

Inside My House
Saturday, April 29, 10 – 11:30 AM • $10 per group/family
Get inside the paintings of David Bradley through imaginative play in the exhibition Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley. Using collage, participants will design a room of their own. This program will include a snack break. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 26. Parents/caregivers may request an orientation prior to the event – contact to schedule.


Kid Quest
Saturdays 1 – 4 PM

Kid Quest is a monthly art event offered from October to April. Each Kid Quest offers gallery experiences and art making in the Center for Creativity. Fun for the whole family. FREE! Preregistration is required. Registration opens one month prior to each Kid Quest event. Click on “Register” or call 701.551.6100.

Photography: Occasionally the Museum photographer and members of the news media take pictures of students in classes for use in promotional materials, including the Museum website. Check out this Kid Quest video!

Made possible by a grant from Xcel Energy. With additional support from Minnesota Public Radio.

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