UWEC's Foster Gallery

Experience the visual world through the University's art gallery. The Foster Gallery is the largest gallery in the Eau Claire area free to Blugolds and the public. With a strong educational program, UWEC students can take advantage of this learning space through exhibition receptions, open viewings, installation opportunities, guest speaker presentations, and the chance to participate in our annual juried student art show.

All exhibitions are open to the public each academic year through professional-level presentation of faculty and student work as well as external shows featuring nationally- and internationally-recognized artists. Built in 1970, the Foster Gallery was named in honor of Ruth Foster (Professor Emeritus), who served on the Faculty of Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire for 42 years and established The Foundation for the Appreciation of Art in Western Wisconsin.

Closed for Summer


Gallery Hours

No admission charged.


   Monday - Friday*

   10:00am - 4:30pm

   Saturday & Sunday

   1:00pm - 4:30pm

   Thursday Evening

   6:00pm - 8:00pm

*Complimentary parking permits (required weekdays) available in the Art & Design Office