Arts & Culture

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children with chicken

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space.

remodeled kitchen

Transforming homes with plenty of potential is what Jason Fabio does best at Ispiri Design-Build. As founder and president, Fabio and his team know how to make a client’s vision become more than just a dream, but a reality.

painted brick on exterior of house

Over the past year, a fair amount of homeowners have given the interiors of their homes a glow-up, a redo, a transformation—call it what you will. But all that effort begs the question—now what?

Walk through your front door and try to visualize it as a guest; what do you notice? Do your eyes land on a pretty focal point? A common mistake in foyers is a lack of artwork or interesting features.

these precious days

You can never go wrong with beloved and bestselling author Ann Patchett. In this collection of essays, which will be published in November to great anticipation, Patchett writes deliberately and thoughtfully about home and life and writing.

Brothers in the Sunset

We regularly feature photo submissions from our Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest in the pages of St. Croix Valley Magazine and online.

Spirit of St. Croix Art Festival

Embrace Your Artistic Side

Spirit of St. Croix Art Festival Returns in 2021.

art fair

Come visit the St. Croix River town of Afton, Minn. on September 25th and 26th when the 43rd Afton Art in the Park, hosted by the Afton Area Business Association, will take place in Town Square Park.

Ruben Custom Sawmill

About four years ago, Matt Ruben and his family decided to pack their bags and move away from city life to Denmark Township, on a five-acre hobby farm. With a desire to start a business, Ruben had a few ideas in mind.

An emerging popular trend is the use of dried flowers to decorate the home, with a plethora of blooming beauties popping up everywhere.

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