Arts & Performance

ABSTRACT at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts

Abstract art is non-representational, meaning the artist creates something that feels right without it being explained. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts presents a month-long exhibit from Midwestern abstract artists. What does it all mean? Decide for yourself!

All Ages. Free.
Exhibit opens 9 a.m. Mon.—Sat.
952.473.7361 ext.160

MSP International Film Festival

Hundreds of films from over 70 countries around the world come together every year for the MSP International Film Festival. Some works are from veteran filmmakers and well-known actors, some are quirky independent projects and some you might not find anywhere else. Times vary. See website for schedule and locations.

American Craft Show

Learn about the process of craft making and get inspired by more than 230 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists from across the nation. See live demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities from a variety of local artisans and vendors.

The Body Electric Art Exhibit

In a technologically dominated era, The Body Electric explores the themes of real versus virtual through a variety of visual mediums curated by an international group of artists. Explore how digital media and visual technologies change our perceptions of our bodies and manipulate how we view the environment around us. All ages. Prices vary.

Stillwater LEGO Build

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on the third Tuesday in April and May from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for LEGO Build. Come to the library and attempt some LEGO challenges! Creations will be on display in the stairwell glass display case. You can also play with our 2 newly donated Laser Peg sets!

Program is free and no registration required.

Origami Butterflies for Kids

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, April 13 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. for Origami Butterflies for Kids. Welcome spring as we make painted origami butterflies. Learn to fold an origami butterfly with big watercolor paper, then paint it as you wish with liquid watercolor. We will also draw large flowers, close up, creating a place for our butterflies to perch! This art workshop is for children in grades K-5.

St. Croix Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty, one of the world's most enduring and beloved fairy tales, tells the story of Princess Aurora who has an evil spell cast on her by the angry and wicked fairy, Carabosse. The Lilac Fairy, the fairy of wisdom, triumphs over the evil fairy leaving Aurora to sleep for 100 years only to be awakened by the kiss of the Brave Prince who follows the Lilac Fairy to the palace where the princess sleeps. Aurora and the Prince are married surrounded by Aurora's fairy tale friends and the Good Fairies who have bestowed the gifts of inner beauty on the Princess.

Meet Beverly Lewis, New York Times Bestselling Author

Award-winning, bestselling author Beverly Lewis will be at the Stillwater Public Library on Wednesday, April 10 at 10:00 am to discuss her latest release, The Tinderbox, a stand-alone novel set in her beloved Lancaster County and featuring her trademark look at Amish family life. The parking ramp and 3rd Street entrance doors will be opened early to admit attendees. Free admission. 

Classical Music with Bakken Trio and Z Puppets

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library for From the Monkey Mountains: Listening Parties with The Bakken Trio and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz. For those who have always loved classical music and those who want to make a deeper connection: Experience classical music through new ears and eyes with the highly acclaimed performers from The Bakken Trio and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz. Designed for ages 12-adult and youth ages 8-11 accompanied by their adults.

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