White Bear Center for the Arts

Mission Statement

White Bear Center for the Arts’ Mission is to: ENRICH LIVES by Celebrating Art NOURISH IMAGINATION by Inspiring Creativity BUILD UNDERSTANDING by Connecting People

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) offered nearly a thousand arts experiences in 2019 through year-round art classes for children, adults, and families, as well as art exhibitions, outreach programs, and other arts events. Through partnerships with over 50 other community organizations, WBCA served 6,000 people through outreach programs. WBCA reached approximately 17,000 people in 2019. 96% of class participants learned, grew, or changed as a result of their experience.
Current Goals Embed the White Bear Center for the Arts further in the community through community arts programs, increasing awareness of the Center and new or enhanced relationships with community segments and organizations. Increase engagement of under-represented community segments, including next generation artists and supporters and those who can broaden the diversity of Center arts experiences. Be a proactive participant that facilitates collaborative development of the White Bear Arts District, resulting in facilities, design and experiences that make the District and White Bear Center for the Arts a regional destination. Generate sufficient financial resources to fund WBCA’s strategic goals and operations, and to assure the Center’s financial sustainability well into the future. Assure a Board and staff infrastructure that is aligned with the Center’s vision, strategic goals and operating requirements.
Community or Constituency Served WBCA provides arts experiences to all ages, serving children, families, and adults.
Geographic Area Served WBCA is the only nonprofit arts center in the Greater Northeast Metro Area offering a diverse range of year-round art classes, events, and programs for children, adults, and families. Participants come from approximately 160 zip codes, with the majority coming from Ramsey (60%) and Washington (25%) counties.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 02/17/2021

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4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-407-0597

General Information

Alternative Name: WBCA
EIN: 41-1290707
Principal Staff: Suzi Hudson
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 13.9
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 17000
Ruling Year: 1968


Board Chair: Alan Kantrud
Number of Board Members: 17
Board Meetings with Quorum: 22
Average Member Attendance: 14.9

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