Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park

Nonprofit - Visual Art



 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, MN 55074

FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK is an intriguing and exciting place to discover an ever changing exhibition of monumental sculpture, many of which you can touch, feel, and experience. Unlike a traditional art museum, we say "Please Touch the Art. Franconia may appear playful on first glance but upon further examination, you’ll discover serious art at work. In 2012, 43 artists were given the freedom to create new artwork and over 60,000 visitors a place to learn and be inspired.
Artist Development

Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork in one location. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought possible. Each artist undergoes a transformation at Franconia, leaving with a renewed focus, new skills, and lifelong connections.
Arts Learning
From our Kids Make Sculpture workshops, to the annual Hot Metal Pour, to our art-making workshops for underserved youth, to the Art & Artists Celebration, we offer stimulating programs that engage learners of all ages. We open doors of new expression by exposing many to three-dimensional artwork for the first time.
Access to the Arts
Every day of the year, Franconia provides free access to an expansive, ever-changing exhibition of over 105 sculptures that inspire, challenge, and delight audiences. Franconia in the City @ Casket gallery and sculpture park furthers our mission by engaging people from the Twin Cities close to home.