Holiday Celebration of the Arts – Members Preview
Celebrate the season and support the creative economy at the Holiday Celebration of the Arts at the Anderson Center 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, December 5 – 6 and Friday & Saturday, December 11 – 12. Current Anderson Center members are invited to a preview night Friday, December 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Get the first look! Join or renew your membership here.
Shop for hand-crafted treasures made by local and regional artists at a holiday art fair and tour the Historic Tower View Residence as it is lovingly decorated for the holidays by local designers and businesses.
Holiday Art Fair
The art fair is taking place inside the Tower View Barn, the Exhibition Gallery, the Potters Gallery, and the other interior spaces that connecting them. The Art Fair is taking place throughout the Main building; the Exhibition Gallery, the restored Barn, and each hallway. A 5-Piece Potters Invitational in the Potters Gallery also offers many beautiful hand-made pieces for sale.
The Anderson Center is retailing original artwork from artists working across all disciplines, such as paintings, photography, fine jewelry, textile rugs & quilts, hand-thrown ceramics, postcards, sculptures, woodwork, stoneware clay pottery, metalwork, woven baskets, and more. Are you an artist interested in participating? Learn more and apply here.
A timed entry admission system allows a limited number of people into the art fair within each half-hour window. Capacity for each space is being monitored throughout the event. A pedestrian traffic flow route helps ensure physical distancing. Commercial self-cleaning, bi-polar air ionizers have also been installed in all ductwork servicing the Tower View Barn and common areas of the Anderson Center’s Main Building complex.
Tower View Home Tours
The Historic Tower View Residence is a Georgian Revival style brick house with 12 rooms. Beautifully crafted cherry woodwork and decorative painting are featured throughout the house. Built between 1915-1922 as a family home by Dr. Alexander Pierce Anderson, an educator, inventor, and plant physiologist best known as the inventor of puffed wheat. Occupied by artists-in-residence and private rentals, the Holiday Celebration of the Arts is the only opportunity all year for the public to tour the Historic Residence, a unique part of Red Wing’s history.
Guided tours for groups no larger than six will depart every half-hour from the front porch (Hwy 61 side) of the Historic Residence. Guests must be present at least 5 minutes prior to their tour start time. Tour admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth age 17 and under.
Timed Admission details:
Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Art Fair guests may arrive any time within their half-hour window. While being mindful of others, guests should feel free to browse and shop as long as they’d like. The start time for guided home tours is the beginning time of the window selected during registration. Tours last approximately 30 – 45 minutes. Guests registering for both events will first embark on their guided tour before entering the Main Building’s event doors for the art fair during the half-hour window immediately following each tour.
Guests can register over the phone for the Holiday Celebration of the Arts by calling 651-388-2009 during business hours. A limited amount of timed admissions may be available for walk-up registration at a separate entrance via the Main Building’s gallery doors.
• To protect staff and visitors, everyone must wear a face covering or face shield to enter interior spaces at the Anderson Center. There are no exceptions to the policy. If anyone is unable to comply, refunds will be available.
• Guests may park in the front paved lot by the water tower. Additional parking is located in the west gravel lot near the sculpture garden.
• Touchless fixtures have been installed in all restrooms in the Main Building. Restrooms inside the Historic Residence are not available for public use at this time.
• Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces takes place throughout the day.
• Always maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet away from people not in your household group.
• ASL interpretation for the Residence Tours is upon request. To request interpretation, please contact Stephanie at email@example.com or 651-388-2009 at least two weeks prior to the event.
This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.