Artists Turn 43 Acres Into an Outdoor Museum Like You’ve Never Seen

Franconia Sculpture Park – Shafer, MN

Franconia Sculpture Park located in the St. Croix River Valley is a totally unique art experience.  This outdoor museum is visited by over 150,000 people each year with free admission, this sculpture park has resident artists using the wide open space to create contemporary art.  This year the park announced an Art and Ecology Initiative, linking the art to the land and community.

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2020 will be a great year to visit!  For the first time, Franconia Sculpture Park will have a theme each season; with artists creating new, experiential work.  Artists have been invited to create their art within the park taking into account the land and space the art occupies.


Franconia Sculpture Park will be showcasing land art from artists based in Chicago (Alberto Aguilar), New York (Ryan Turley), and San Diego (Ashley Blalock), who will be living and working at Franconia to create art mindful of the space in which they are creating it.


Nearly 150 sculptures await!  You can take a self guided tour any day of the year, dawn til dusk.  Or join a one-hour, artist led, guided tour to learn more about the art and the artists.  Free guided tours are given every Sunday April-October.


Franconia is located at 29836 St. Croix Trail in Shafer, Minnesota and is free and open to the public 365 days a year from dawn to the dusk.


Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN 55074