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. 

Artist Michael Slagle stands behind a table with painting supplies.

Local abstract artist creates images of home.

Held on the shores of the St. Croix River, the Rivertown Fall Art Festival displays work from over 100 artists who specialize in art forms such as painting, pottery and jewelry.

At his home-cum-greenhouse complex in Lakeland, Kevin Oshima does not have a television or a computer. He does have somewhere between 6,000 and 10,000 bonsai plants, along with a household of exotic objects collected over a half century of traveling the world.

Stillwater, the historic birthplace of Minn. and year-round tourist destination, is at it again with its annual Rivertown Fall Art Festival.

Ken and Gloria Derks spent time in a neighboring home over the years and fell in love with the location.“We never really thought we’d be here but then the property became available,” Ken says.

Everyone has had a job they didn’t like much, those gigs we did to pay the rent just out of college. In recognition of Labor Day and everyone who works in and around the St. Croix Valley, we asked Stillwater mayor Ted Kozlowski about his early work history.

Art fair season has arrived, and the St. Croix Valley has no shortage of fantastic options to view, appreciate and purchase art. Between the St. Croix Art Fair and Afton Art in the Park, art-lovers are sure to feel inspired all month long.

Annika White
St. Croix Preparatory Academy

St. Croix Valley Montessori is situated on 15 acres about midway between Woodbury and Stillwater.

Back-to-school season is just around the corner. Although late summer nights are about to be replaced by late homework nights, don’t despair. Stillwater’s shops are getting stocked with some essentials to help students get through the school year.
 

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