Arts & Culture

Last fall, artists and art lovers gathered at the historic Stillwater riverfront for this juried event that’s been celebrated for over 30 years. Artwork on display included custom made jewelry, hand-thrown pottery, blown glass, paintings, photography, fiber art, woodworking and much more.

As we head into winter, summer sports can seem a distant memory. But the anticipation for the Royal Golf Club might just be what local golfers need to stay strong through the frozen months.

Renovating a historic home is no easy task; it’s probably best described as a balancing act. How do you maintain the vintage charm and character—hardwood floors, ornate crown molding and intricate details—while making the house fit for modern life?

For the past 31 years during the holiday season, Hudson home and business owners have partnered for the annual Hudson Christmas Tour of Homes and Craft Sale, which invites the public to a tradition to inspire the festive spirit of the season.

One of the more interesting aspects of this home goods store is its ability to mix utilitarian items like home sprays and scented candles as best-sellers alongside larger country-style furniture.

About 7 million individuals in the United States are affected by scoliosis, according to the National Scoliosis Foundation, and the majority are female. Despite this, many young girls find it hard to meet others who know what they’re going through.

It can be easy for suburban areas to look and feel like the same place. But with 145 acres of restored native prairie surrounding it, Inspiration doesn’t run that risk. The land was first imagined as a space for homes in 2004.

Four years after she began sharing her art with Seasons on St. Croix Gallery in Hudson, Robbin Firth is getting the opportunity to share her methods more widely, thanks to her recently patented palm washboard tool.

Though Jane Mannetter, better known as Zaney Janey of De-vine Designz, took a somewhat unusual path to becoming an artist, each step of that journey has informed the creations she’s become known for.

If you’re looking for some fun and creativity this fall, we’ve rounded up a list of unique art classes available in the next two months along both sides of the river.

Mikayla Holmgren is a remarkable woman. After winning Minnesota Junior Miss Amazing 2015 and going on to compete in the national Junior Miss Amazing pageant, she has a new goal—Miss Minnesota USA. “We’re still looking at dresses,” says Holmgren, a native of Marine on St. Croix.

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