Meet our owner, Meghan Menssen! 

“Each day we are inspired by the talent, continual growth and limitless energy of our resident and guest artists, the enthusiasm and unwavering acceptance of our community,  and the quality of work displayed in our gallery.”

Born and raised in Waconia, Meg is the daughter of one of Unearthed Arts’ founders, Cathy Jo Menssen. She is proud to still call Waconia home and is now raising her own family here. (You’ll often see her mom and her daughters in the gallery!)

Meg comes to us with a rich background of retail experience that, combined with her creativity and innovative style, will be a positive force in the arts community and in Waconia!  

Meg has already been hard at work giving the gallery a whole  new look.  One thing that won’t change at Unearthed Arts is the commitment to local artists and artisans. Meg’s goal is to be a “Minnesota Local” store. 

We welcome art enthusiasts, artists, and aspiring artists of all ages to stop in, and wander! We hope you’ll come to feel Unearthed Arts is YOUR art center and visit us often!

As has become our catch phrase, we’re sure “YOU’LL DIG IT”!!


To be a vibrant art center for the community
influencing the quality of life and significantly
adding to its cultural and creative richness.