Franconia Sculpture Park is a vibrant artist residency and nonprofit arts organization located in the St. Croix River Valley region of east central Minnesota. Through the artist residency program, Franconia awards competitive fellowships and internships to up to 40 emerging and mid-career visual artists each year, supporting the creation and exhibition of large-scale sculpture at our 43-acre sculpture park and artist residency in Franconia, MN. Franconia also provides artists with the opportunity to exhibit two- and three-dimensional artwork at Franconia in the City @ Casket Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis, MN.

Open seven days a week, 365 days a year, Franconia offers visitors an intriguing and exciting place to discover an ever-changing exhibition of monumental sculpture, many of which you can touch, feel, and experience. Within our playful environment, you will discover serious art at work and artists-in-residence who invite you to engage with their creations.



  1. Please put more seating on the trails for those of us who are disabled.

    1. Hi Barb, thank you for your feedback- this is the kind of information that really helps us improve visitor experience at Franconia. We’re actually in the process of re-imagining our site plan, so be on the lookout for seating improvements in the near future.

  2. So, what’s with the houses/buildings that appear to be i transit? Are you creating of expanding an artists-in-residence village? We thought for sure your website would have up-to-date information on what appears to be something interesting in process.

    1. Hi Maria,

      Thank you for asking! We will likely make a blog post about our expansion project in the near future. We happen to be in the middle of a 3 million dollar capital campaign! We have entered phase one and the buildings and construction you see at the front of the park are going to become our Education and Visitors Center. This will allow our visitors to have an indoor space on site when the weather is poor and will allow us to expand our Educational Programming. We appreciate your interest and support! If you have any further questions please feel free to shoot me an email at kendradouglas@franconia.org

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