Minnesota Valley NWR - Confluence Gallery

About the Confluence Gallery 

The refuge’s Confluence Gallery, located in the Bloomington Education and Visitor Center, is a venue for emerging and established Minnesota-based artists who reflect the community and excel at creating artwork with a focus on nature and natural elements, ecology, conservation, and/or the beauty of the Minnesota River Valley. The Confluence Gallery aims to serve as a conduit between the natural world and the local community; inspiring, educating, and connecting refuge visitors to the natural world. 

Currently on Display

Places of Refuge: An Artist's Year in Batik by Kim Gordon 

Have you ever wondered how experiencing nature through all of our senses can turn into beautiful works of art? Explore the sensory-inspired paintings of Minneapolis artist, Kim Gordon, this October 28th through December 30th at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Gordon brings outdoor experiences into the studio by first spending quiet time in a place while the light changes in the sky, birds call and fly over, and the wind creates sounds in the grasses and leaves and carries the smells of the earth. These experiences build a lasting memory of the landscape, seeding the beautiful paintings you can explore this fall at the refuge in the Confluence Gallery. Read more here.

Confluence Gallery Location and Hours 

  • Bloomington Education and Visitor Center - 3815 American Blvd. East, Bloomington, MN 55425
  • Thursdays – Sundays, 10am – 4pm  

*Open extended hours for exhibition openings and artist talks. Check our events calendar for gallery events. 

Confluence Gallery Partners 

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge has partnered with Artistry and Minnesota Valley Refuge Friends to support launching the newly rebranded Confluence Gallery!  

Keep up with the Confluence Gallery 

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