The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts has a history as intriguing as the art located inside the building. Built by early entrepreneurs in the 1840s, the facility has operated as a tavern, inn, dairy farm and partial post office for early travelers on the Oxcart Trail.
At the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, a variety of Minnesota artists display their works. Spacious hardwood-floor gallery rooms spotlight the work of area artists with detailed descriptions of the materials used and desired theme. Shows change approximately every six weeks. A gift shop features handmade items and books from local artists.
Weekly art classes are available for children and adults. A few gallery spaces are available for local artists. The newest community event allows area authors to share their written works.
The facility is available to be rented.