Arts & Culture

A parade marches down the street as part of The Episcopal Church of the Ascension’s Bagpipes & Bonfires event.

Parading bagpipers, a crackling bonfire, sizzling pup food, camaraderie in beard and kilt contests: These are just a few of the things that will be at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension’s 2019 Bagpipes & Bonfires event in Stillwater.

From her secluded studio in Marine on St. Croix, Wendy Fernstrum creates intimate, cerebral meditations on language, love and identity.

On a 20-acre site of wooded land along the St. Croix River sits a small, historic cabin built around 1915. Set atop the river bluff with a porch overlooking the water, the cabin just north of Marine on St.

Gloria Meyer, who opened LearningRx in Hudson earlier this year, knows how hard it can be to keep kids mentally active during summer vacation.

Take a 5k vacation by registering for the Color Run, coming to the Twin Cities on July 10!

GROWING UP in a big family in Mahtomedi, the Woodford sisters learned early on how to find imaginative ways to have fun. “We had lots of time for creativity,” Allyssa Woodford Hughes says.

St. Croix Festival Theatre has been providing professional live theater for residents of the St. Croix Valley for more than 25 years, thanks to a bit of serendipity and a lot of passion from a handful of key individuals.

In its 39th year, the Rivertown Art Festival returns to Lowell Park in Stillwater for two days of art, food and fun June 4 and 5. The community event features more than 100 local artists and vendors, making it the St.

To say that Debra Chial is a fan of the St. Croix Valley is a dramatic understatement. That Valley childhood made a deep impression on her. “As a child, I grew up on a houseboat on the St. Croix River,” Chial says. “That’s where I really started being in on the elements of the Valley.

As a kid, Mary Jo Van Dell enjoyed drawing. The Stillwater resident had dreams of becoming a Hollywood makeup artist. “But always in the back of my mind, I wanted to paint,” she says.

Each spring the St. Croix Valley Studio Tour connects artists with their admirers, and as in years past, the 2016 artOPENer doesn’t disappoint, showcasing local art with an eclectic behind-the-scenes tour that opens studio doors to the public.

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