Current Exhibits
Upcoming Exhibits
Past Exhibits
Gift Store

Hanging tubes covered in lichen and moss made of wool and silk

Bound by Nature
Guest Fiber Artist Kimber Olson
January 21 to February 18, 2018
Opening Reception: January 21, 12-3

Art From the Lathe
Selections from the AAW Permanent Collection
Now through February 25, 2018

Out of the Woods-
Traditional Form Revisited

Professional Program Exhibition of Small-scale Works
March 4-May 20, 2018

Touch This!

A family-friendly exhibition that illustrates how woodturning works, and offers samples of wood to heft, sniff, and admire. Also see a history of turning, and vintage and reproduction lathes from the Viking era to the late 1700s.

Touch This exhibition

Around the Hus
Turned objects from everyday Scandinavian domestic life up to the 1900s.  (Below, Viking-era reproduction lathe by Richard Enstad)

Viking bow lathe by Richard Enstad

AAW Gallery of Wood Art
222 Landmark Center 
75 5th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-484-9094
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Third Sundays
See live demonstrations of woodturning from 12-3 on the third Sunday of each month.
February 18 | Jess Hirsch
March 18 | Bob Jensen 

Assorted natural color wood spinning tops

In the News:

Minnesota Monthly declares the Gallery of Wood Art one of Minnesota's top 10 underrated museums!

Under the Radar recognition from the Roseville Visitors Bureau. 

American Art Collector features "Creativity in Construction"

Read what the Pioneer Press has to say about our family-friendly "Touch This!" room!

Knight Arts on Art From the Lathe

Paper Darts on woodturning

MPR State of the Arts on The Teapot

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About the Gallery

Located in downtown Saint Paul's historic Landmark Center, the Gallery of Wood Art offers an often surprising and always engaging view of contemporary works created in wood.

Although all pieces on exhibit have been at least partially created on a lathe, the diversity of techniques, subjects, materials and ideas of each artist keeps each exhibit fresh and engaging.

The Gallery of Wood Art also features educational exhibits, a display of vintage lathes, and a gallery gift store offering turned items, books and DVDs.

The Gallery of Wood Art is sponsored by the American Association of Woodturners and has received additional assistance from the Saint Paul Cultural STAR program and the Minnesota State Arts Board.


About the American Association of Woodturners
International, non-profit, and over 15,500 members strong, the American Association of Woodturners is dedicated to the advancement of woodturning, a specialized form of woodworking using the lathe. The AAW has more than 365 local chapters in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, and Japan.

To find out more about the AAW, visit their website: www.woodturner.org

Members of the AAW include professionals, amateurs, gallery owners, collectors, and wood and tool suppliers. The AAW publishes American Woodturner, sponsors the world's largest woodturning symposium, hosts an active online member's forum, and provides educational grants, insurance and more to its members. The AAW is dedicated to providing information and support to its members and others, at all skill levels, through publications, skill-building videos, and more.

The local chapters of the AAW provide in-person instruction, fellowship and networking for turners at all levels.

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