Franconia Sculpture Park

A nonprofit organization

$5,084 raised by 42 donors

Support Franconia Sculpture Park!

Right now, all donations are 100% MATCHED by recent grants from the National Endowment for the Arts! Your gift today supports upcoming artist fellowships, public programs, sculpture-making equipment, and greatly needed accessibility improvements to the park.

With your gift, you support an organization that:

  • Passionately supports artists in an ambitious way through our vibrant artist residency program 
  • Provides endless learning experiences and vibrant cultural programming for over 14,000 students of all ages each year
  • Provides an inspiring place to enjoy with your friends & family — a free, accessible, expansive exhibition open 365 days per year serving 150,000+ annual visitors



Franconia Sculpture Park is the preeminent, artist-centered sculpture park in the Midwest. Founded in 1996, Franconia’s mission is to foster an inclusive community to create and contemplate contemporary art inspired by nature and our ever-evolving world. Located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley of Minnesota, Franconia operates a 50-acre outdoor museum, active artist residency program, and an impressive schedule of more than 60 public programs each year. 

Franconia Sculpture Park is contemporary, bold, inclusive, and equally embraces both the local and the global. We aim to be a national model for how a contemporary outdoor art museum can engage and collaborate with the community. We cultivate critical dialogue between artists and audiences; support artists through the production and presentation of new, experimental work; and educate artists and audiences of tomorrow. Franconia applies creative solutions to topical issues through the vehicle of contemporary sculpture, land art, performance, and social practice. We create programming that is ambitious, innovative, and that is responsive to the wants and needs of artists.

Franconia is free and open to the public 365 days a year from 8am-8pm. 

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Franconia Sculpture Park

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Arts & Culture Education Environment Children & Family Community

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29836 Saint Croix Trail
Shafer, MN 55074



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