Our Place

Visit the Center

By Car

To reach the Center from Highway 169, take the Excelsior Boulevard exit going west. From Excelsior, go north on 11th Avenue until you reach Mainstreet. The Center is located on the northwest corner of 11th Avenue South and Mainstreet.


Free parking for 3 1/2 hours is available in the Municipal Parking Ramp located a half block south of Mainstreet on 11th Avenue South in Hopkins. There are three handicap parking places in the alley directly behind the Arts Center building.

See the City of Hopkins downtown parking map.

By Bus

There’s a Metro Transit bus stop directly in front of the Arts Center. Routes 12, 612, 615 and 664 will take you to the Arts Center. For a route map and current schedule, visit the Metro Transit’s website.

By Trail

The Arts Center is located between the Lake Minnetonka LRT Trail and the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Trail. To get to the Arts Center by these trails: exit north on 11th Avenue from the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Trail, or exit south on 11th Avenue from the Lake Minnetonka LRT Trail. Either way, we are 2 to 3 blocks off the trail on 11th Avenue. See the Three Rivers Park District Website.


The Hopkins Center for the Arts is committed to being accessible to and providing a positive experience for all visitors. Read more about how accessibility issues are addressed.