The Owatonna Arts Center will host their annual Secret Garden Tour on Sunday, July 24, from 10AM to 4PM. Tickets are on sale now for $10 at the Arts Center, Kottke's and SMC Compost. Tickets purchased Sunday at the Arts Center will be $12. Ticket holders are to pick up their maps at the Arts Center on Sunday.

Highlights you'll find in some of the six gardens on the tour include a pollination planting area, another features good bones of shrubs and trees to provide a structure for one of the gardens.

The Arts Center also invites the public to an unveiling of the library mural "Art Books and Inspiration." It will take place Sunday, July 31, at 3PM at the Arts Center. It'll be your opportunity to meet Lynette Yencho, the muralist, and print artist Joyce Francis. Francis has gel prints on display in the gallery and will demonstrate this printing process. Friends of the Arts Center will host a reception for the artists.