Arts & Culture

Visitors enjoyed a great weekend in September at Hudson’s Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival with fine art, artist demonstrations, live music performances, kids’ activities and plenty of fall flavors.

St. Croix Off Broadway performs their Christmas show.

The folks at St. Croix Off Broadway at Hudson House Grand Hotel will serve up cool versions of your favorite Frank Sinatra tunes in a production of Christmas My Way, A Sinatra Holiday Bash!

A wood-carved Stillwater Bridge sign from Smith + Trade Mercantile

Smith + Trade Mercantile connects artisans with art lovers.

Two children smile while eating sweet corn in this Lens on St. Croix Valley winning photograph.

Summer Smiles and Sweet Corn took first place in the People and Families category of the 2018 Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest.

"Kitchens of the Great Midwest" and "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" by J. Ryan Stradal

"Kitchens of the Great Midwest" and "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" are set with love and care in the Midwest.

"Reclamation," a sculpture at the Franconia Sculpture Park

The Franconia Sculpture Park's Community Learning Center expands the attraction's capabilities and availability.

A shot of the sunrise over the Stillwater liftbridge.

Todd Kockelman submitted his photo "Winter Liftbridge" to our 2018 Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest.

Apples sit in a wooden container at Afton Apple Orchard's Apple Fest

Apple picking, a corn maze, hayrides - there's plenty to do at Afton Apple Orchard's annual festival.

Patrick Casanova, the artist behind St. Croix Valley glass blowing business Casanova Glass, stands in front of his Hudson home.

Patrick Casanova found glassblowing in college, and the art form has been the focus of much of his adult life.

Michael DeMeglio, a Stillwater-based artist who has synesthesia.

Local artist Michael DeMeglio has synesthesia—when he hears sounds he sees colors.

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