Redlin Art Center closing out of, “abundance of caution” due to COVID-19  (Audio)

March 16, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—More fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The famed Redlin Art Center in Watertown announced today that its gallery and gift shop will be closed to the public, effective immediately, in support of the community’s efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

Julie Ranum is the art center’s executive director….

Even though they’re closed to the public, the lights will stay on….

Ranum says because the art center attracts people from all over the country and the world, it’s best to take this step….

Ranum says the closure will last at least thru this week, possibly longer, depending on the severity of the coronavirus outbreak.


The full interview with Julie Ranum can be heard by clicking below:

The full statement released by the art center is below:

The Redlin Art Center has made the decision to close its gallery and gifts shops to the public immediately (Monday, March 16) in support of community health efforts to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Redlin Art Center’s priority is to protect our visitors and everyone in the Redlin Art Center family.

We do not have any confirmed cases connected to the Redlin Art Center. As a good community citizen, we believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, which at this time calls for us to minimize transmission while maintaining the cleanest environment possible.

The Redlin Art Center staff will remain available to assist you with telephone orders and will continue to process online orders. The building will remain open so that businesses operating within the Redlin Art Center can conduct business as usual. Please feel free to call us at 605-882-3877 during regular business hours for assistance.