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The Hopkins Center for the Arts is located at 1111 Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins, MN, between 11th and 12th Avenues.





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 3½ hours is available in the Municipal Parking Ramp located ½ 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 & 664 will take you to the Arts Center. For a route map & current schedule see Metro Transit’s website.


The Hopkins Center for the Arts is committed to being accessible to and providing a positive experience for all visitors.  The following describes some of the ways accessibility issues are addressed.Read more here…

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 via 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 2-3 blocks off the trail on 11th Avenue. See the Three Rivers Park District Website.