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Mikah, a singer, speaker, travel journalist and LGBTQ rights advocate, is completing a 210-mile, 38-day “Run Across Minn...
10/09/2020
Join the Finale!

Mikah, a singer, speaker, travel journalist and LGBTQ rights advocate, is completing a 210-mile, 38-day “Run Across Minnesota” ending Saturday at the St. Croix River in Stillwater. If you’d like to run the Final mile of the #RunAcrossMN, meet out front of Len’s Family Foods. Be prepared at 5pm to run "Forest-Gump-Style" to the finish line!

Mikah, a singer, speaker, travel journalist and LGBTQ rights advocate, is completing a 210-mile,...

Discover Stillwater
06/19/2020

Discover Stillwater

Wouldn’t you love to stay in a New Riverview King Suite with a balcony? Well, here’s your chance! We have teamed up with several fabulous local Stillwater businesses for a chance to win a STILLWATER STAYCATION valued at $1275! You’ll have a place to 😴stay, 🍳breakfast, 🍻beverages, 🛍shopping, 🍽dining, and great experiences including electric bike rental🚴🏽, golf ⛳️and axe throwing🪓... all covered in this amazing getaway!

➡️ENTER to WIN: www.DiscoverStillwater.com/staycation
Contest ends: July 19th

Increase your chances, tell a friend who you’d love to join you to enter, too!🗺 We know it’s been a long few months and you are so ready to enjoy the thrills of life again. Enter and cross your fingers 🤞🤞🏿That YOU will be the lucky winner. Good Luck🍀

Rockin Summer Staycation Prize Partners:
Water Street Inn
Papa's rooftop
Dock Cafe
Greenbridge Coffee Shop
The Velveteen Speakeasy
Stillwater Art Guild Gallery
Staples Mill Antiques
Christmas from Germany, exclusively Käthe Wohlfahrt Enchante
Lift Bridge Brewing Company
Mike's Electric Bikes
The Lumberjack Axe Throwing
Loggers Trail Golf Course

Hey art lovers...take notice! Anyone can be an Art Hound. Check out the criteria and consider pitching an idea. It's a f...
05/05/2020
MPR Art Hounds

Hey art lovers...take notice! Anyone can be an Art Hound. Check out the criteria and consider pitching an idea. It's a fun way to support an event you're interested in or an artist you appreciate.

Celebrate local art and the people who make it. Every week, members of the MN arts community highlight exciting work happening locally that you can check out from home. Join in—find something beautiful to enjoy, or become an Art Hound yourself!

04/24/2020
St. Croix Festival Theatre

"Theater is a communal event, bringing people together to celebrate the human condition."
Here is a message from St. Croix Festival Theatre about their summer season and all the changes.
Don't forget your performing artists friends, they miss you!
#creativequarantineartreach

We wanted to update you, our audience family, about further changes to the 2020 season as we adapt to the COVID-19 situation. We miss you and can't wait to have you in our space again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPV96Agy8XA&feature=youtu.be

You can read Jason's full letter to the public on our website's home page: festivaltheatre.org

Today at 12:30 Central Time! #franconia
04/16/2020

Today at 12:30 Central Time! #franconia

Rise and shine, it’s Virtual Sculpture Tour day! Join us ‪at 12:30pm CST‬ for our eighth virtual tour, via Facebook Live and Instagram Live.
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The Virtual Sculpture Tour series runs Mondays and Thursdays ‪through April 23, at 12:30pm CST‬, with a 5-10 minute tour of a featured sculpture, guided by our Executive Director & Chief Curator Ginger Shulick Porcella.
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Photo: “We Move Still” by Jordan Rosenow and April Martin, 2017 FSP/Jerome Fellows
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#StartSeeingSculpture #FranconiaSculpturePark #ArtandNature #ContemporarySculpture #curtains #sunrise

Today at 12:30 and every Monday and Thursday at that time. #Franconia #startseeingsculpture
04/06/2020

Today at 12:30 and every Monday and Thursday at that time. #Franconia #startseeingsculpture

There’s a surprise guest at today’s Virtual Sculpture Tour! Join us to find out who it is at 12:30pm CST for our fifth virtual tour, via Facebook Live and Instagram Live.
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Our Virtual Sculpture Tour series runs Mondays and Thursdays through April 23, at 12:30pm CST, with a 5-10 minute tour of a featured sculpture, guided by our Executive Director & Chief Curator Ginger Shulick Porcella.
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Photo: “Steadying Pause” by Erin Paradis, 2018 Open Studio Fellow

We're getting used to online events, but online improv!?! This is a must see. #CreativeQuarantine
04/04/2020

We're getting used to online events, but online improv!?! This is a must see. #CreativeQuarantine

Sew Good Improv Online drops tonight at 7 o'clock! We hope you'll enjoy the zany fun in less than 9 hours!

Splash added an Online/Streaming category to help you find local events that keep you connected to the arts, theater and...
03/26/2020
Online/Streaming | Event Categories | StCroixSplash.org

Splash added an Online/Streaming category to help you find local events that keep you connected to the arts, theater and music of the St. Croix Valley. Check out upcoming events from Ziggy's On Main, Smith + Trade Mercantile, Studio One Yoga Stillwater, Franconia Sculpture Park, and more! #CreativeQuarantine

Find descriptions, dates, times and locations for free events, theatre, music, dance, stand-up comedy, art exhibits, history tours, film, author events, lectures, workshops, kid-friendly events, special events and more. StCroixSplash.org is the new online resource for Arts and Cultural information i...

Check out http://StCroixSplash.org to find out about the Hot Air Affair and other cool events for the weekend! #hotairaf...
02/07/2020
Hudson Hot Air Affair

Check out http://StCroixSplash.org to find out about the Hot Air Affair and other cool events for the weekend! #hotairaffair #stcroixvalley #discoverhudson #upnorth

The Hudson Hot Air Affair annual event coming February 7-9, 2020 throughout the Hudson community....

Find this and other cool events on StCroixSplash!https://www.stcroixsplash.org/event/book-launch-for-brave-enough-with-j...
02/04/2020

Find this and other cool events on StCroixSplash!
https://www.stcroixsplash.org/event/book-launch-for-brave-enough-with-jessie-diggins-olympic-gold-medalist-and-hometown-hero/

I’m new to this, but it seems to me that “Book Launch” just means “let’s have a big party and invite everyone”, so that’s what we’re going to do! 🥳
To celebrate this thing being out on the shelves (it hits March 10th) the official #BraveEnough book launch is April 5th, 3-5pm at the Stillwater High School in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Event link to register below, and it’s free and open to everyone (with an option to pre-order a signed book). I’ll be speaking, answering Q&A with my amazing co-author Todd, and signing books and taking selfies all night long (or at least until they kick us out)! Will you be there?

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-for-brave-enough-with-jessie-diggins-olympic-gold-medalist-and-hometown-hero-tickets-89882836985

When you want to know what's happening this weekend, there's a button for that! In the search box on http://stcroixsplas...
01/30/2020

When you want to know what's happening this weekend, there's a button for that! In the search box on http://stcroixsplash.org click on Weekend and then hit search. Easy peasy! #stcroixvalley #weekendplans #eventcalendar

Colorful holiday gift ideas are waiting at the ArtReach St. Croix Downtown Pop-up Shop at 229 E. Chestnut St, Stillwater...
12/01/2019

Colorful holiday gift ideas are waiting at the ArtReach St. Croix Downtown Pop-up Shop at 229 E. Chestnut St, Stillwater, MN. #buylocalart

Once again, ArtReach St. Croix will transform a downtown space into a Holiday Pop-up Shop. Opens Saturday, November 23 at 10am and features nearly 40 area artists!! #discoverstillwater #stillwatermainstreet #holidaypopup #buylocalart

As we say, there is art at every bend in the river. Here's a peek into the Judd Street Exchange where the group show and...
09/28/2019

As we say, there is art at every bend in the river. Here's a peek into the Judd Street Exchange where the group show and sale continues through Sunday the 29th.
#buylocalart #takemetotheriver #marineonstcroix

More info at http://takemetotheriver.info/mary-jo-van-dell-judd-street-exchange/

Gallery is ready for you!
Sept 27 - 29.

Take Me to the River with paintings by Mary Jo Van Dell.

@ Judd Street Exchange

Gallery has works of many artists and pop-up guest artists on our upper deck this weekend.

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09/27/2019

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Take Me to the River gives all of us a unique opportunity to explore the potters of the River Valley and their studios, enjoy the autumn colors, and perhaps find your new favorite mug!

This weekend, Along the St. Croix Trial ...

2019 Fall Sale on the St. Croix Trail with Guillermo Cuellar and Friends - Sept 27-29
This annual 3-day sale takes place at Cuellar’s studio on the bluffs overlooking the St. Croix River.

Nick Earl Fall Pottery Sale at Abnet Farm - Sept 27-29
Experience beautiful handmade pottery spread throughout the century old barn and its surrounding gardens.

For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2NRJH61

We love fall weekends in the St. Croix Valley. Bring it on! Have some fun! #DiscoverStillwater #StCroixValley #livemusic...
09/20/2019

We love fall weekends in the St. Croix Valley. Bring it on! Have some fun! #DiscoverStillwater #StCroixValley #livemusic #fallfun #StillwaterMainStreet

Join us for a weekend of activities around town!
For more details about each event, please follow the link to our Events Page/Calendar. http://events.discoverstillwater.com/

🍁 Herons & History Kayak Tours - Friday
- https://bit.ly/2Nf0xLN
🍁 Date Night at Cooks of Crocus Hill - Friday & Saturday
- https://bit.ly/2lWGJnY
🍁 Stillwater Boom Site Log Run 10 Mile, 12K, 5K - Saturday
- https://bit.ly/2mqL6b2
🍁 Stillwater Minnesota Farmers Market - Saturday
- https://bit.ly/2o1p4Jg
🍁 Storytime Trolley - Saturday
- https://bit.ly/2JzPPz0
🍁 Sign & Tray DIY Workshop at Sawdust Savvy - Saturday
- https://bit.ly/2kpNw95
🍁 Fall Sunset Nature Hike & Candlelit Elegant Dinner at The Outing Lodge - Saturday
- https://bit.ly/2kSDy08
🍁 Stillwater Ghost Walk - Saturday
- https://bit.ly/32fPhpw
🍁 Take Me to the River - Saturday & Sunday
- https://bit.ly/2NRJH61
🍁 Aamodt's Apple Farm Fest - All weekend
- https://bit.ly/2oiF4qD
🍁 The Secret Garden: In Concert at Stillwater Zephyr Theatre - All weekend
- https://bit.ly/2mkR50R
🍁 Oktoberfest at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter - All weekend
- https://bit.ly/2LAdsGx

And, of course, live music all over town! 🎶🎶🎶
Caribbean Smokehouse, The Tilted Tiki, Ziggy's Restaurant, Portside Stillwater, Pd Pappy's and Charlie's Irish Pub

ArtReach St. Croix has maps and sample itineraries to help plan a fall art fair weekend in the St. Croix Valley. Take Me...
09/04/2019

ArtReach St. Croix has maps and sample itineraries to help plan a fall art fair weekend in the St. Croix Valley. Take Me to the River starts September 7 with Art on the Kinni 2019 and continues for a month. #artfairseason

Follow Take Me to the River at https://www.facebook.com/stcroixartfairs/

Check out the maps and event details at http://takemetotheriver.info

08/14/2019
Take Me to the River

Love the St. Croix Valley in the fall? Be an art fair insider to get the scoop. Like Take Me to the River at
https://www.facebook.com/stcroixartfairs/

Experience the intersection of arts and nature in the St. Croix Valley as you explore the region's art fairs, festivals and open artist studios. Take Me to the River is powered by ArtReach St. Croix in partnership with the regional art fairs & festivals.

Let locals, like Cole, show you how to discover art at every bend in the St. Croix River. "The St. Croix Valley is such ...
08/09/2019

Let locals, like Cole, show you how to discover art at every bend in the St. Croix River.

"The St. Croix Valley is such a fun and funky place. People might think that, because it’s outside the Twin Cities metro, it’s not hip or relevant but they obviously haven’t spent time here.

I love finding art outside of the usual places. Bars, restaurants and breweries in the Valley seem to have taken the idea of immersive art to the next level, collaborating with artists to transform their spaces into works of public art.

One of my favorite examples of this is at Oliphant Brewing in Somerset. The beer is top-notch and artist Taylor Berman’s wildly colorful murals dominate the walls inside and out. It would be impossible to think of this brewery as separate from the murals he created.

Come autumn, my art explorations take a bit more shape, when art fairs pop up all along the St. Croix River. The first Saturday in September, Art on the Kinni 2019 is held in River Falls, Wisconsin. It’s in a beautiful setting, nestled on the banks of the Kinnickinnic River, with kids’ activities and live music, and everyone brings their dogs. It also kicks off a month of art fairs and festivals that you can find through a grassroots guide called Take Me to the River.

On cool autumn days, when you want to cup your hands around a warm spiced chai and chill out, I head to Chilkoot Cafe and Cyclery in Stillwater. With a good book to read and multiple trips to the bakery case, I can easily spend an entire afternoon relaxing here."

Read all of Cole's recommendations at https://www.stcroixsplash.org/art-at-every-bend-in-the-river-cole/

Let locals, like Peter, show you how to discover art at every bend in the St. Croix River."There’s no shortage of activi...
08/07/2019

Let locals, like Peter, show you how to discover art at every bend in the St. Croix River.

"There’s no shortage of activities for a family looking to fill up a free afternoon. Use the river like your compass. When we’re deciding what we want to do with our young girls, we talk about going upstream, heading downstream, crossing the river or exploring the banks... You get the drift!

We live minutes from Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer. We’re there all the time, in every season and in every kind of weather.

When autumn finally arrives, we’re ready for life to slow down. We’ll head to the Art Bench in St. Croix Falls for a picnic and a walk on the Art Bench Trail. The bench is one of nine along the St. Croix River, created by groups of kids and artists working together. Bring some paper and crayons or charcoal, and do rubbings of the objects embedded in the granite of the bench.

We’re a pretty laid back family and river life seems to agree with us. There’s a general attitude here of going with the flow and enjoying the journey as much as the final destination."

Peter also hosts a Backyard Pottery Sale with five guest potters as part of the River Valley Potters and Take Me to the River. Find out more at http://takemetotheriver.info/peter-jadoonath-backyard-pottery-sale/

Let locals, like Barb, show you how to discover art at every bend in the St. Croix River. "I’m such a tactile person. Wh...
08/05/2019

Let locals, like Barb, show you how to discover art at every bend in the St. Croix River.

"I’m such a tactile person. When I’m out, I look for places where I can see and touch things, or have an experience that moves me.

There are few places where I’m happier than when I’m outside. No matter where I am in the Valley, there’s a natural wonder calling out to me to explore it.

If you really like to get off the beaten path, head to the Carpenter Nature Center: Wisconsin Campus Art Show. This location is a little-known gem with beautiful prairies. The show is every bit as rewarding as the larger art fairs later in the autumn, with live music, food and drink, and, of course, great art.

In the fall, why not head to one of the places in the Valley where you can throw your own pots? Kinnickinnic Clayworks LLC in River Falls and Mudslinger Pottery in Afton help beginners and experienced potters alike throw, glaze and fire their own pots. You’ll have a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special come holiday season."

Find out about all of Barb's recommendations at https://www.stcroixsplash.org/art-at-every-bend-in-the-river-barb/

Let locals, like Kami, show you how to discover art at every bend in the St. Croix River. "I’m fascinated by how communi...
08/04/2019

Let locals, like Kami, show you how to discover art at every bend in the St. Croix River.

"I’m fascinated by how communities and places evolve over time. In the Valley, there are historic buildings that have been beautifully maintained, disintegrating 1800’s homesteads nearly hidden by the woods, riverbanks eroded over millennia, and flourishing main streets with their small-town charm still intact.

Summer Tuesdays in Stillwater is a laid back, good time. My friends and I will pack a picnic and lawn chairs for an evening of food trucks, live music, and a movie. It all takes place right in Lowell Park, next to the St. Croix River, which gives the evening a kind of magical feeling.

In the fall, when the hillside trees are bursting with color, we take friends from out of town to ride on The Stillwater Trolley Co. They’re short tours and are an easy way to introduce people to the city, its history and what makes it special. I often see something cool on the tour and go back to photograph it later when I have time."

Find ArtReach St. Croix's Mobile Art Gallery at Summer Tuesdays on August 6. Also, consider joining Wahoo! Adventures for the Art Trolley Adventure Tours -- August 30 or September 27. For all of Kami's recommendations visit https://www.stcroixsplash.org/art-at-every-bend-in-the-river-kami/

Let locals, like Greg, show you how to discover art at every bend in the St. Croix River. When we asked Greg to give us ...
08/03/2019

Let locals, like Greg, show you how to discover art at every bend in the St. Croix River.

When we asked Greg to give us some art highlights, he wanted to talk about his friend, Paul Creager.

"Paul started the Square Lake Film & Music Festival just north of Stillwater and now runs the August event with his wife, Angela. I’ve attended it several times and it is the most laid back, enjoyable festival around. Paul’s passion for artistry and film is evident in how hard he and his family work to curate the best short, independent films and diverse music talent.

He also co-directs the Marine Film Society's Documentary Film Series. It takes place at the Village Hall, and is a great community builder, not to mention excellent way to get out and experience some culture on a weeknight.

I’m continually amazed at the number of projects Paul is involved in, and how he still has time for a beer with me once in a while!”

Read about all of Greg's recommendations at https://www.stcroixsplash.org/art-at-every-bend-in-the-river-paul-greg/

Let locals, like Alana, show you how to find art at every bend in the St. Croix River. This year, Alana will be a guest ...
08/02/2019

Let locals, like Alana, show you how to find art at every bend in the St. Croix River. This year, Alana will be a guest at Guillermo Cuellar Pottery during Take Me to the River, a collaboration of the region's fall art fairs and festivals.

"The cool thing about the St. Croix Valley is that there’s an arts experience to fit every budget. Since I moved here three years ago, I’ve found a ton of inexpensive ways to explore the Valley and inspire my art-making.

When I want to see what other artists in the Valley have been working on, one of my favorite galleries is Judd Street Exchange in Marine on St. Croix. It’s a fairly new gallery, housed above the town’s General Store, and run by painter Mary Jo Van Dell. Mary Jo has an artist’s eye for creatively staging works by fiber artists, painters, potters, and woodworkers.

After living here for just a few years, I’ve come to see what the locals already know: that art is all around you and it doesn’t cost a fortune to find it."

Judd Street Exchange is also hosting a September event. Find out more about this and Alana's other recommendations at https://www.stcroixsplash.org/art-at-every-bend-in-the-river-alana/

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