Arts & Culture

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.

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.