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Community Charity Ornaments

The artists of SEMVA have created special Christmas Ornaments. Visit the SEMVA Art Gallery at 320 S. Broadway in Rochester, Minnesota. At the front of the gallery, you will find a Christmas tree with many ornaments. Our artists donated these unique handmade ornaments so all the proceeds can go to support the Ronald McDonald House.

ABOUT – Ronald McDonald House
Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. At Ronald McDonald House families find a place to call home so they can stay close to their hospitalized child at little to no cost.

SEMVA Art Gallery’s Secret Second Gallery

SEMVA display space at DoubleTree

Shhh. Here’s a secret: SEMVA Art Gallery has a second display space in addition to our main store on the Peace Plaza across from Barnes and Noble, 16 First Street, SW Rochester, MN.

How can you find this treasure? Just one block to the east, at DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, there are over three dozen paintings by SEMVA artists hung in the hallway east of the lobby front desk. This display space is open anytime the lobby is open, which is 24/7! Now you can satisfy your art cravings early, late, or even the middle of the night!

The art in the DoubleTree gallery was just updated today. Some of the pieces have never been displayed before.

Next time you’re walking downtown, walk through the DoubleTree, 150 S Broadway, and add a little color to your day.

Ten SEMVA Artists at the Quarry Hill Nature Art Show & Sale

Ten artists inspired by nature. When:  Saturday, December 2 from 9 am – 4 pm Sunday, December 3 from 11 am – 4 pm

  Where:  Quarry Hill Nature Center

701 Silver Creek RD NE in Rochester


You’ll see pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, glass, woodworking and more. Admission is free and ten percent of [...]

SEMVA Recognized for Leadership in the Arts at Rochester Ardee Awards

SEMVA Art Gallery was nominated for an Ardee Award in the category Leadership in the Arts. The Greater Rochester Arts & Cultural Trusts’s annual event recognizes and celebrates organizations, businesses, individuals, and events that improve the Rochester Minnesota cultural scene. SEMVA Art Gallery was a runner-up in their category. Representing SEMVA Art Gallery at the [...]

Rochester Post-Bulletin reviews SEMVA Art & Hors d’Ouvres

The annual Art & Hors d’Ouvres was a great event by any measure. Hundreds of people showed up to welcome SEMVA Art Gallery back as a shopping destination. At some points there was a 20 minute wait to even get in the door. Rochester Post-Bulletin had a nice article: Our View: SEMVA finds way to [...]

Tom Johnson wins award for painting!

Tom Johnson, signature member of the Minnesota Watercolor Society and SEMVA artist, won an award of First Honor for his painting “Connected!” at the Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition “Luminous Light” 2017, which is now running at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, Minnesota through October 28, 2017. Come see Tom’s art at SEMVA [...]