Arts & Culture

Here are some of the best reader submitted photos from this year's Hudson Hot Air Affair. The mid-winter event has been delighting spectators for 30 years. This year's theme was Pirates Fly’n the Croix-Ribbean. 

home and garden, gardening, home remodeling, home design, home and garden resources

Whether you’re building a home from the blueprints of your dreams or remodeling a house to suit your family’s needs and wants, we want to help you relax.

Kelli Kaufer, Interior Design, salvage, kitchen remodel, salvage materials

Try mixing vintage and modern in your home makeover like in this urban family kitchen.

Squire House Gardens, gardening, Hudson gardens, lens on st. croix valley, squire house

This Hudson garden is full of native plants and plants that are wildlife friendly, like trees and shrubs that produce nuts and berries for birds and squirrels.

The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, Mysteries of Nature, nature books, nature reading

Peter Wohlleben's "The Hidden Life of Trees" is the first in his Mysteries of Nature trilogy, perfect for nature lovers or even those just casually curious.

St. Croix Valley wedding venue Withrow Ballroom

Memorable experiences are made in the country and city.

A screenshot of the St. Croix River from the video game Tombeaux, designed by Dave Beck

In Tombeaux, players explore a slice of the St. Croix River as it was hundreds of years ago.

This annual fine art and crafts festival takes place in Afton’s quaint Town Square Park. Visitors enjoy art from dozens of vendors along with live music and a wine and beer garden.

DIY interior design expert Kelli Kaufer

Go for it and do the entire backsplash or simply highlight the area over the range.

Good Rosie by Kate DiCamillo

Dog lovers will fall hard for this sweet story!

Zephyr Theatre artistic director Calyssa Hall prepares the stage for an upcoming performance.

Behind the scenes at the Zephyr Theatre.

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