collage by Karlyn Atkinson Berg

Our monthly exhibits offer an in depth look at the work of exceptional artisans. From April through November Ripple River Gallery features a body of work by...

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Saturday, April 25: Join some of the artists behind the "It's About the Bees" exhibit for refreshments and a chance to learn more about pollinator...
Pink Spring Blossoms

Ripple River Gallery is located slightly off the beaten track on seven wooded acres near Bay Lake in the heart of Minnesota's lake country....

Experience Scotland with Ripple River Travel
Castles, Gardens & Glens…Walk in the footsteps of artists and writers…Sample a wee dram…and Awaken...
Wooden Bowl by Bob Carls

BOB CARLS, ARTISAN
Bob Carls creates functional and decorative lathe-turned wood vessels using traditional and contemporary woodworking...

Summer Farm by Charles Beck

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We are open all year… Winter Hours beginning Jan. 1: Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and other times by chance or by...

BOB CARLS, ARTISAN
Bob Carls creates functional and decorative lathe-turned wood vessels...

Our monthly exhibits offer an in depth look at the work of exceptional artisans. From April through November...

Since 2000...

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Since 2000… An artful destination, you'll find Ripple River Gallery in the heart of the Minnesota's lakes country two and a half hours north of Minneapolis. Ripple River Gallery features an ever-changing selection of work by more than 60 amazing regional artisans , including turned wood vessels by Bob Carls, pottery, weaving, jewelry, mixed media, hand-pulled prints, paintings and more.

From March through November, rotating exhibits and featured artists focus on work by individuals, groups of artists or work centered around a theme. Throughout the year we offer arts experiences including a range of classes and special events. Annual, inspiring arts adventures include a 2015 arts-oriented trip to Scotland.

TRAVEL TO SCOTLAND with us. Annual, inspiring
arts adventures include a 2015 arts-oriented trip to Scotland.

We invite you to join the Ripple River Gallery community. Stop by if you’re in the area or keep in touch via our web site, blog or Facebook. Art connects us all!

Meet the team

Bob Carls

Bob Carls

Full-time studio artist, designer, woodturning

Amy Sharpe

Amy Sharpe

Designer, writer, weaver, teacher

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