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The Lanesboro Arts Exhibition Gallery features five exhibits each year in a variety of visual arts media

Visitors enjoying the opening of the "Currents of Change" exhibition in collaboration with Water/Ways, a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street program.

Exhibitions are approximately eight weeks in length and artists working in all visual arts mediums are encouraged to apply.  The Lanesboro Arts Exhibition Gallery seeks artworks that enrich both artist and community by initiating discussion and connection. These works should exhibit a unique vision and original voice, quality craftsmanship, and should be diverse and accessible to individuals from all walks of life. Both traditional and contemporary art styles are accepted.

The Lanesboro Arts Galleries are located in downtown Lanesboro and had more than 22,000 visitors in 2019. As a nationally-recognized multidisciplinary arts organization with a passion for engaging a community with art, the Lanesboro Arts Galleries strive to present accessible and diverse works that foster educational opportunities for visitors as well as impacting artists’ careers. Lanesboro, Minnesota was recognized as one of “America’s Top 12 Small Town Art Places” in 2013 by Artplace America, and was named “One of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in America” by Smithsonian Magazine in 2014.

Exhibition Gallery applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year, with annual deadline of December 31st. Exhibitions are scheduled two years in advance, with the jury selection process taking place each January. The current application window is for exhibitions taking place in 2025.

To view current and upcoming exhibitions, visit the Exhibition Gallery page.

To apply, please fill out the online webform below. While online submissions are strongly preferred, you may also click here to download a hard copy form: Lanesboro Arts Exhibition Gallery Application.

Contact Kris Viesselman / Gallery Director with any questions, 507-467-2446 or

Exhibition Gallery Application 2026

  • A description that is at least four to six sentences long.
  • An updated artist statement that is at least four to six sentences long.
  • Work Samples

    Please include six to eight DIGITAL IMAGES or PHOTOGRAPHS representative of your work made within the past 12 months. Digital images must be 300 dpi at approx. 4” x 5” .eps or .tif or .jpg.

    Due to the large size of digital image files, you must submit them via a pubicly shared folder in Google Drive (instructions – see "Other ways to share > Share a link to a file or folder") or via a folder with a "shared link" in Dropbox (instructions – scroll down and select the way you are accessing dropbox for step by step instructions). Please ensure that you submit hi-resolution images as they will be used in posters, media releases, web content, etc if you are selected by the jury.

    You may also choose to mail a CD with digital files of your work to Gallery Director, Lanesboro Arts, PO Box 152, Lanesboro, MN 55949.

    Your application will not be considered complete until we receive your images. All work in you exhibition at Lanesboro Arts must be for sale. If you are accepted for an exhibition, you must exhibit work similar to the work samples submitted here in your application and reviewed by the jury.

  • Share your work samples via a folder in Dropbox or Google Drive by providing the URL here.

    IMPORTANT: If submitting work samples via Google Drive or Dropbox, please ensure the folder is SHARED PUBLICLY. Here is an example of what a link to a shared folder in Google Drive looks like:
  • TitleYearMediumSizeRetail Price* 
    For each work you submit, please add a new row using the plus ( + ) icon.

    *Lanesboro Arts is a non-profit, consignment gallery. Artists receive 60% of the retail price, and Lanesboro Arts retains 40% for staffing, operations, marketing, etc. When establishing retail prices, please keep this mind.
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