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Programs offered by Big Stone Advancing Arts

Big Stone Advancing Arts hosts programs, classes and activities at our ARTs Museum & Gallery in Mound and at our Sculpture Gardens in Minnetrista. Our ARTS Museum and Gallery offers a variety of special events, art classes, and other activities throughout the year. In the warmer months, many of our guests enjoy strolling through our Sculpture Gardens, playing some of our outdoor games, and participating in one of our on-site activities.


Big Stone Sculpture Gardens

Exhibits on the grounds of our Sculpture Gardens are uniquely displayed through a park-like setting of rolling hills, organic gardens, picnic areas, ponds, and an open pasture that also serves as home to a variety of grazing animals. To truly learn the history, originality, inventiveness, and imagination that is incorporated into our distinctive artwork, we encourage you to contact us for a guided tour conducted by our staff or one of the artists.

Guests find our sculptures to be both interactive and engaging. We have several kinetic artistic sculptures that are engineered experiments of perpetual motion. We also offer interactive games and activities for our guests. You will find picnic areas available throughout the grounds, and a camp fire for roasting marshmallows in the center of the legendary Stonehenge.

Programs and Activities

  • The Big Birds Project
  • Smores at Stonehenge
  • Yoga with the Goats
  • School Field Trip Tours
  • Picnics in the Pasture
Big Birds at Big Stone Advancing Arts
The Big Birds Project

Outdoor Games

  • Life-sized Chess Board
  • Regulation Bocce Ball Court
  • Stone Top Shuffleboard
  • Large Stone Checkers
  • Bean Bag/Cornhole Toss Courts
  • Granite Table Ping Pong
Life-sized Chess at Big Stone Advancing Arts
Enjoying a life-sized game of Chess

ARTs Museum & Gallery

Our guests can stroll through our distinctive main floor museum and gallery. Our second floor is dedicated to hosting our classes and activities. Please visit our website at ARTsMound.org for more information

ARTS Museum and Gallery
Museum and Gallery

Sample Classes and Events

  • Craft Clay & Sugar Skulls
  • Learn Famous Artist Styles
    • Henri Matisse
    • Georgia O'Keeffe
    • Edgar Degas
  • Life Drawing Models
  • Salt and Clay Ornaments
  • Spin Art
  • Various Art Instructor Classes
Barn Yard Painting
Barn Yard Painting
The Artist's Eye
The Artist's Eye - Matisse
NoŽl Van Tol
Teaching "NoŽl Van Tol"