Cafe Gallery

The Cafe Gallery is a second exhibit space adjacent to the Arboretum Cafe features exhibits of photography by the Arboretum Photographers Society, and special exhibits throughout the year ranging from individual artists to prints presented by the Andersen Horticultural Library from their collection of seed catalog covers or botanical prints, etc. Check this more intimate and informal space for delightful interpretations of Arboretum seasons, fanciful prints and other photography exhibits in conjunction with Arboretum seasonal exhibits and displays.

All artwork is available for sale through the Arboretum Gift Store. A portion of proceeds benefits the Arboretum.

Current Exhibit


Creations: Inspired by Nature
September 3 – October 10

Discover the textile art of Jeanne Aaron and Marie Westerman. This art form has experienced a renaissance over the past century as artists push the boundaries in dyes, materials and processes. Visit the Café Gallery to see how these two artists translate their inspirations from nature into works of art that are simultaneously beautiful and inspiring.

Upcoming Exhibit

John Sterner

Observations: The Artwork of John Sterner

Oct. 12 – Dec. 1

Lakota artist John Sterner suffuses his art work with the experience of life and nature. More than fields, trees and sky his plein air works capture a moment in time as translated by the artist. This exhibition is in conjunction with the recent installation of Kiciuzapi, Sterner’s newly donated
sculpture found in the Ornamental Grass Collection. Venture out to see this piece that captures the essence of joy.

Don’t miss the “artists talk” at Kiciuzapi at noon on Sunday, Oct. 17 (PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE!), Ornamental Grasses Collection.  No registration required (but a reservation to the Arboretum is necessary).

Don't miss adult art classes at the Arboretum! 

From beginner to advanced and everything in between. Painting, drawing, textile and jewelry are just some of the more than 50 classes offered each year at the Arb. Classes are designed to engage the creative part of your brain and build community. 

Click here to browse the complete list of classes.