From a Gathering Place for Artists to an Art Center for All

The Pearson Lakes Art Center is where people in the Iowa Great Lakes region have come since 1991 to enjoy, grow, learn and create. It has evolved to become one of the top art museums in Iowa, serving as a meeting place, learning center, safe harbor and creative outlet for area residents and visitors.

Explore Our Spaces

Pearson Lakes Art Center — a complex of galleries, classrooms and theatre — welcomes everyone who wants to explore the creative output of leading artists and performers as well as tap into their own creative resources. 

PLAC top level
  1. Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre
  2. Weaver Lobby Gallery
  3. Little Red Gift Gallery
  4. Monte Pearson Gallery
  5. Bud and Bev Pearson Gallery
  6. Classroom A
  7. Classroom B

Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre

Weaver Lobby Gallery

Little Red Gift Gallery

Monte Pearson Gallery

Bud and Bev Pearson Gallery

Classroom A

Classroom B

PLAC lower level
  1. Pomerantz Hall
  2. Art Smart Gallery
  3. Pottery Room
  4. John and Karen Goodenow Gallery
  5. Classroom C
  6. Classroom D

Pomerantz Hall

Art Smart Gallery

Art Smart Gallery

John and Karen Goodenow Gallery

Classroom C

Classroom D

Schedule a Tour

We welcome individuals and groups to stop by for an in-depth tour.  Email us today to start the process.

Schedule a Tour


Board of Directors

Julie Johnson
Abby Walleck Treasurer
Trista McCaffery Secretary
Dan Carson President Elect
Morris Caudle President
Brad Schmitz
Kathy Beachem
Marilyn Conover
Connie Finnern
Joan Gronstal
Rob Oldson
Carol Ayres Stueven
Dennis Walker
Rosemarie Ward

Facility Staff

Dennie Storey
Kathy Zinn
Lori Lawler
Marv Fernelius
Dean Garner
Carol Johnson
Miranda Johnson
Connie Mataloni
Jan McDonald