Arts & Culture

The Minnesota Orchestra plays a Concert in the Park in Hudson.

The community came together last summer for the Minnesota Orchestra's Concert in the Park.

A father and daughter admire art at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival, one of many local fall art festivals.

Fall is the season of the arts in the St. Croix Valley, as evidenced by the myriad fantastic local festivals.

Stillwater High School student Maddie Whittington, a member of the 2019 Senior Spotlight.

This Stillwater High School student is extremely interested in studying nutrition and exercise alongside mental health.

Hudson High School student Charlie Neuenschwander, a member of the 2019 Senior Spotlight

This Hudson High School student wants to study environmental engineering so he can tackle "some of the world's most difficult challenges."

Miriam Cooper, a student at St. Croix Preparatory Academy and a member of the 2019 Senior Spotlight

St. Croix Preparatory Academy's Miriam Cooper has a desire to see the world and learn by traveling.

A stack of books at Valley Bookseller.

Valley Bookseller's Rachael Johnson recommends a funny summer read, plus a handful of events at the store.

Members of the Greater Stillwater Chamber celebrated in Great Gatsby fashion during their third annual winter gala community award celebration at the JX Event Center. Honorees includeded businesses of the year as well as educator, non-profit and more.

A photography class for kids at the Phipps Center for the Arts takes pictures of flowers and plants.

Want your kids to be in the heart of the action while learning something new this summer? Check out one of the dozens of classes offered during the seven weeks of Summer Art Camp.

A crowd gathers to see the Minnesota Orchestra at Hudson's Concerts in the Park series at Lakefront Park

Hudson does outdoor music right on the regular at Concerts in the Park at Lakefront Park.

Rows of summer plant options at Abrahamson Nursery.

While a manicured yard and gardens are always a goal for homeowners, some strategic choices can lead to less maintenance, fewer chemicals—and longer-lasting plants.

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