The Anderson Center is an artist community founded in 1995 on the Tower View estate in Red Wing, Minn., a venerable research-and-development lab for the arts rooted in an expansive natural setting. The organization has renovated and restored the estate’s historic buildings to support working artists and the creative process, including developing twenty-two active studio spaces and three galleries. A renovated barn serves as a performance and event venue, the historic main residence houses artists-in-residence, and fifteen acres support a sculpture garden.
The Anderson Center provides residencies of two- or four-weeks’ duration from May through October each year to enable artists, writers, musicians, and performers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete work. In addition to community engagement activities through the artist residency program, the organization has a strong history of helping integrate the arts into community life through local partnerships, hosting annual arts events and participating in other community-based initiatives. This residency program is one of the largest of its kind in the Upper Midwest. Since the Center opened in 1995, nearly 800 artists from 45 states and 40 countries have participated in the program. The Center also engages in artist exchange programs with the city of Salzburg, Austria, and with Red Wing's Sister City, Quzhou, China.
- Alliance of Artist Communities
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