Guided Walking Tour of Anderson Center at Tower View
Join Anderson Center Visitor Associate Laurie Andrews for a Guided Walking Tour of the Anderson Center at Tower View on Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. Registration is $10 for the general public and $8 for Anderson Center Members. Space is limited, advance registration is required. Appropriate for ages 13 and older. Tour groups meet at the Main Entrance to the Galleries 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour.
Tours will take visitors through the Anderson Center’s Main Building Annex, which includes gallery and studio spaces, as well as the historic Tower View Barn). Visitors will also make an outdoor loop through the Tower View campus for stops outside of Anderson Family Home, the Icehouse & Greenhouse, the North Studios, the Granary Printmaking Studio, the Shed Studios, the Chicken Coop Studio and Universal Music Center.
Unless invited, the tour will not visit the interior of private studio spaces or spaces actively being used by rentals or visiting artists-in-residence. The tour will not go through the Sculpture Garden or to the top of the water tower, but visitors are welcome to explore both spaces on their own after the guided tour. The tour will not include the interior of the Anderson Family Home, but visitors can tour the home the first weekend of December as part of the Anderson Center’s annual Holiday Art Fair.
Tours give visitors a personal introduction to the site’s historic and contemporary activities with an insider’s view. Topics can be customized to fit each tour group’s interest, such as the history of Tower View & the Anderson Family, the operations & mission of the Anderson Center, background on rotating & permanent art exhibitions, and information on the current Studio Artist tenants on campus. Each tour lasts approximately 75-90 minutes.
ASL interpretation is available upon request. To request interpretation, please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-388-2009 at least two weeks prior to the event. Outdoors, the tour guide will be using a personal portable voice amplifier. While steps can be avoided on the tour, be advised that the outdoor tour route takes participants off paved trails and across uneven ground. The Main Building Annex and the Rooftop Deck feature elevator service. If the weather is severe or there is heavy rain, the tour will still take place, but exclusively within indoor spaces.