Holiday Home Tour

Celebrate the season with the Anderson Center's annual Holiday Home Tour December 3 and December 7 - 10. Guided tours depart at select times each day. Lovingly decorated for the holiday season by local designers and businesses, the Tower View Residence was built in 1916-1917 by A.P. and Lydia Anderson. The Holiday Home Tour is the only opportunity for the general public tour this landmark home!
 
A six-bedroom, four-bathroom Georgian Revival style home, the Tower View Residence is listed on the National Historic Register and was one of twenty homes featured in Larry Millet's 2014 book Minnesota's Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes (Minnesota Historical Society Press). It was originally built as a family home by Dr. Alexander Pierce Anderson, an educator, inventor, and plant physiologist best known as the inventor of puffed wheat and puffed rice. Today, the home is used by artists, writers, & creators from across the globe through the Anderson Center's flagship Artist Residency Program.
 
Members get more at the Anderson Center with preferred access and additional flexibility in scheduling a Holiday Home Tour. Members can call 651-388-2009 or adam@andersoncenter.org to reserve a tour time.
 
Winter Artist Showcase
 
Make your own home and loved ones feel special as well by shopping for functional & decorative works of art at the Winter Artist Showcase in the Anderson Center Main Gallery November 19 - January 27. The showcase opens with a free reception on Saturday, December 3 from 11 a.m. -  4 p.m. in conjunction with the Holiday Home Tour. The reception includes open studios and guest artist trunk shows for even more one-of-a-kind gift giving opportunities. The reception also features live music, beer & wine, and Rochester's Taqueria El Sueño serving up chicken pozole and a menu of tasty Mexican food.

Winter Artist Showcase

    Make your home and loved ones feel special and support local artists at the same time! The Winter Artist Showcase in the Anderson Center Main Gallery features a wide range of decorative and functional work with something for everyone.

    Featured artists include:

     

    • Wood sculpture by Paul Olson and James Borden.
    • Jewelry by Lillian Abney, Emily Phillips, and Ann-Marie Rose.
    • Ornaments by Jim Germain and Lisa Walsh.
    • Ceramics by Kate Bauman, Sarah Hjelmberg, Kay Luetke, Donovan Palmquist, Colleen Riley, Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy, and Donna Winberg.
    • Photography by Chap Achen, Deb Lee Carson, Wing Young Huie, David Husom, Steve Ozone, and W.P. Rodman.
    • Paintings, Textiles, & other 2-D work by Lynn Brown, Ian Hanesworth, Nikki Havekost, Sandy Hokanson, Mary Logue, Constance Misener, Chris Rackley, Lindsey Cherek Waller, Dan Weimer, and Cate Whittemore.

     

     

    Nov. 19 - Jan. 27 in the Main Gallery
    Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    The showcase opens with a free reception on Saturday, December 3 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in conjunction with the Holiday Home Tour. The reception includes open studios and guest artist trunk shows for even more one-of-a-kind gift giving opportunities. The reception also features live music, beer & wine, and Rochester’s Taqueria El Sueño serving up chicken pozole and a menu of tasty Mexican food.

    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.