Threshold Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization which was founded to program and activate the artistic and common spaces within the Castle Community. 

The mission of Threshold Arts is to provide year-round space, material resources, and educational programming for artists at all levels of experience; to connect members of Rochester’s rich, inter-cultural, multidisciplinary creative communities while engaging regional and global audiences; and to strengthen the economic vitality of Southeast Minnesota’s maturing arts scene. 

Threshold Arts will accomplish this by working toward the following goals:

  • Provide exposure for artists (visual artists, literary artists, performing artists, etc...) and space to make, show, teach, and sell their art

  • Host programs that connect the community and foster collaboration, including: concerts, performances, events, classes and workshops, retreats, and more

  • Create an environment in which artists can connect with the community

  • Offer opportunities for creative engagement for the community

  • Maintain a civic space for the community to gather, connect, and celebrate

To learn more about additional artist opportunities, become a member, and support our mission, contact Naura Anderson at or 507-218-2714.