The ClearLakeArtsCenter is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization with the mission of igniting the creative spirit in the visual, performing and literary arts. With the help of our membership and the community “We connect thousands of area children with the arts each year through our workshops, parties, and after-school programs. With their support we are able to provide a positive and enriching space for young people to creatively express themselves.
Located in beautiful downtown Clear Lake, Iowa, the Arts Center is a unique and engaging facility with several art galleries, a gift shop hosting the work of local artists, studios for adult and children art programs, workshops and classes, a performing arts wing with monthly scheduled events for the community and visitors to enjoy.
Relying on the support of our membership, our non-profit organization is a North Iowa cultural, social and economic resource that provides a space where everyone is welcome to browse, to be inspired, to create, to discover, to explore, to learn, to practice, to perform, to observe and to innovate.
Current hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
(Summer hours of operation Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday Noon - 4pm)
Currently, in our Hanson Gallery, The People and The Land: a Mother's and Son's Perspective through Saturday, December 23, 2017. The work of Clear Lake artist Sandra Quintus and her son, emerging artist of the American West, Abraham Quintus from Billings, Montana. Sandra is a third generation painter, which would make Abraham a fourth generation painter. Sandra learned portrait and figure drawing from her mother, an accomplished artist and furniture restorer; and Abraham was certainly influenced by his mother’s inner passion for art and painting. This exhibit is not the first time this artistic duo, Sandra and Abraham, has collaborated. Sandra is well known as a fine art mural and trompe loeil artist operating under the business of Artistic Walls by Sandra. Often times, Abraham was working right beside Sandra as part of the Artistic Walls Crew. Their murals and commercial installations have garnered praise from judges around the world, having won international recognition and awards for their works including the installation of five murals at the Clear Lake Public Library. Abraham is a 1998 graduate of Garner Hayfield High School.
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