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: Thursday, September 7 - October 29, 2023

The Audacity To Be Asian In Rural America by Nancy XiáoRong Valentine

Experience The Audacity to be Asian in Rural America: we owe you no apologies by Nancy XiáoRong Valentine at the Confluence Gallery. In this series of 12 watercolor and Chinese ink scroll paintings on rice paper, view how she visually tells the story of the Hao family’s Chinese American immigrant experience in rural west central Minnesota. For more information on the art pieces and artist visit the event page.

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. Closed on federal holidays.

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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