The Nystrom Gallery at the Monroe Arts Center is devoted to highlighting the talents of local artists throughout the surrounding areas. The gallery shows seek to both highlight local artists - professionals and hobbyists – and to provide opportunities for visitors to be exposed to art. For many people in the area, this is the first time they’ve ever entered a gallery. We want them to leave thinking, “That was amazing! I want to try that!” We know that art is the backbone of culture and creates an opportunity for self-expression. We are dedicated to creating an open and welcoming space for both artists and visitors.

Current Show:

"What a Wonderful Worlde"

June and July, 2024

What a Wonderful World

Monroe Arts Association


Gallery Schedule

“And the Children Shall Lead Them…”


February 1 – March 24

“Quilting Bee”


April 4 – May 26

“Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle”


June 1 – July 28

“What a Wonderful World”


August 1 – September 29

“The View from Here”


October 3 - December 1

“Community Open”


December 5 – January 26, 2025

“Forever Young”


Past Shows:

Interactive Monroe

Past Shows

"Quilting Bee"

July 8 - Aug 21, 2022

 “Down on the Farm”

April 30th – June 24th, 2022

"Child’s Play!"

January 15th – March 6th

Our first show, “Child’s Play!” was featured at the Monroe Art Association from January 15th to March 6th.  This show featured art by children in the local area and several classes at Monroe Grade School. 

Leslie Ramirez 

Leslie is a budding young artist excited to be showing off the amazing artwork at the Monroe Arts Association Gallery. Leslie's work is shown here on a canvas medium with splashes of bright watercolor. As depicted on the top of Leslie's pictures Leslie writes:

"I love making stuff!"  

Great job Leslie, we look forward to watching you and your art grow!

"Women's Work"

March 12 – April 24

The show "Women's Work" was conducted from March 12th to April 24th in honor of Women’s History Month!  The show featured the work of six local artists: Twyla Bohrer, Chelsea Buell, Josie Dilworth, Sky Evans, Emily Fisher, and Lisa Kubiak. It's amazing to see our local talent