ArtReach Events Calendar

Artists Making New Work

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 6:00am Sun, August 30 @ 6:00am Mon, August 31 @ 6:00am + 17 more dates and times

Tue, September 01 @ 6:00am Wed, September 02 @ 6:00am Thu, September 03 @ 6:00am Fri, September 04 @ 6:00am Sat, September 05 @ 6:00am Sun, September 06 @ 6:00am Mon, September 07 @ 6:00am Tue, September 08 @ 6:00am Wed, September 09 @ 6:00am Thu, September 10 @ 6:00am Fri, September 11 @ 6:00am Sat, September 12 @ 6:00am Sun, September 13 @ 6:00am Mon, September 14 @ 6:00am Tue, September 15 @ 6:00am Wed, September 16 @ 6:00am Thu, September 17 @ 6:00am - less dates and times

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through [more+]

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence.

Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist residency program.  The outdoor studio is open for visitors who would like to meet and talk with artist about what they are creating.

For more information about our current and past resident artists visit our Meet the Artists page.

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Healing Arts Exhibition

Presented by Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 7:30am Sun, August 30 @ 9:00am Mon, August 31 @ 6:30am + 17 more dates and times

Tue, September 01 @ 6:30am Wed, September 02 @ 6:30am Thu, September 03 @ 6:30am Fri, September 04 @ 6:30am Sat, September 05 @ 7:30am Sun, September 06 @ 9:00am Mon, September 07 @ 6:30am Tue, September 08 @ 6:30am Wed, September 09 @ 6:30am Thu, September 10 @ 6:30am Fri, September 11 @ 6:30am Sat, September 12 @ 7:30am Sun, September 13 @ 9:00am Mon, September 14 @ 6:30am Tue, September 15 @ 6:30am Wed, September 16 @ 6:30am Thu, September 17 @ 6:30am - less dates and times

Through a unique partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts, original artwork is installed throughout the entire campus, including patient rooms. Exhibits are carefully selected for their ability to [more+]

Through a unique partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts, original artwork is installed throughout the entire campus, including patient rooms. Exhibits are carefully selected for their ability to inspire, reduce stress and create diversion, particularly for people going through challenging times. Art exhibits are changed continually, creating a whole new experience upon your next visit.
 

Our healing arts program:
• Offers an art enriched environment that supports staff and efforts to provide optimal care
• Encourages regional artists provide appropriate art for display throughout the health campus
• 150 pieces of art on display at any given time
• Encourage a strong relationship with the community through this unique public arts program and quarterly public receptions to meet the artists
• Recipient of the 2009 Wisconsin Governor's Award in Support of the Arts

Scheduled Artists Receptions for 2015:

Friday, February 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Friday, May 8 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Friday, August 14 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Friday, November 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Image credit: David Raven, Oil on canvas

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Stillwater Flea Market

Presented by Stillwater Flea Market, Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 9:00am Sun, August 30 @ 9:00am Sat, September 26 @ 9:00am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, September 27 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

Mark your calendars! ;Come join us at our HUGE Outdoor Flea Market held the last Saturday and Sunday of the month May through September at the Washington County Fairgrounds! [more+]

Mark your calendars!  Come join us at our HUGE Outdoor Flea Market held the last Saturday and Sunday of the month May through September at the Washington County Fairgrounds!  Stop by as a customer - or - be a vendor and sell your goods.  We have a GREAT line up of vendors.  You will find everything from A to Z...new, used, re-purposed, antiques, furniture, tools, clothing, purses, home decor, vintage, signs, jewelry, garden, dishware, military items, home improvements, toys, log furniture, mirrors, collectibles, local business booths - just to name a few!  

Bring the family and come hungry as we have some wonderful food vendors... mini donuts, fresh carmel corn, awesome Vietnamese Sub Sandwiches, ice cream, hot dogs, french fries, cheese curds and beverages!  We have ample room for parking and full restrooms available.  Be sure to like us on Facebook for on-going specials and updates!  (Vendors please call for rates and availability)

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Galleries Exhibition

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 9:00am Sun, August 30 @ 9:00am Mon, August 31 @ 9:00am + 10 more dates and times

Tue, September 01 @ 9:00am Wed, September 02 @ 9:00am Thu, September 03 @ 9:00am Fri, September 04 @ 9:00am Tue, September 08 @ 9:00am Wed, September 09 @ 9:00am Thu, September 10 @ 9:00am Fri, September 11 @ 9:00am Sat, September 12 @ 9:00am Sun, September 13 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

Reception: Friday, August 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dana Sikkila (Minneapolis) - Gallery One "My work displays, through visual repetition, the obsessive relationships between a woman and her best friends. Companionship and [more+]

Reception: Friday, August 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Dana Sikkila (Minneapolis) - Gallery One

"My work displays, through visual repetition, the obsessive relationships between a woman and her best friends. Companionship and personal struggle motivate the work, depicting the absence of self-control within the female mind. Animals and objects begin to take on human characteristics and interact by overtaking unconventional domestic situations."

George G.I. Moore (Afton) - Gallery Two

"Over the last fifty years, I have pursued primarily figurative sculpture through direct carving of wood and stone. I enjoy the feel and use of traditional hand tools and the process of sculpting and finishing. My objective is to adapt an idea to the existing block of material in a way that is amusing, surprising, convincing, or at least original."

Linda Ricklefs Baudry (St. Paul) - Gallery Two

"I make my mark, using color as emotion, creating a space that invited contemplation. Exploring the richness of color and playing with the vibrancy of life, I search beyond what the eye sees to find the inner celebration."

Judy Anderson (Star Prarie, MN) - Gallery Three

"A lightning strike that blew out, fried, and otherwise destroyed many of the appliances and electronics in our home was the event that led me to assemblage. I found the destroyed items fascinating and began to dismantle them. Soon I was hooked on using interesting parts of one thing with altered parts of something else, "up cycling."

Brett Kallusky (Minneapolis) - River View Gallery

"In the body of work, moments that span great distances of time and space are visually connected, the specific sequences creating an implied narrative. One image is connected to the next by a thread, or line, like a visual game or telephone. These sequences suggest a journey through an unfamiliar landscape, while encouraging the intimacy of meditation on carefully selected details."

Mary Kathleen Scott (St. Paul) - Overlook Gallery

"For six years now I have dedicated myself to creating The Great Herd ad its Reindeer Goddesses, Mothers, Divas, Daughters, and Elders. I sculpt and sew, bind and braid with cloth, polymer clay, yarn, and fabric. Into each Reindeer, I incorporate birch, ash, and crabapple branches harvested from my own unruly yard, using them as antlers, legs, and body-base."

Beth Dorsey (Minneapolis) - Atrium Gallery

"Structure, routine, and patterns form the underpinnings of modern life, they are always present but rarely noticed. The images [I create] start with these 'unseen' but ubiquitous patterns. Making visible the unseen highlights their importance and utility just as the patterns and routines of our daily life provide freedom and productivity."

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Guided Tours

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 9:30am Sun, August 30 @ 9:30am Mon, August 31 @ 9:30am + 17 more dates and times

Tue, September 01 @ 9:30am Wed, September 02 @ 9:30am Thu, September 03 @ 9:30am Fri, September 04 @ 9:30am Sat, September 05 @ 9:30am Sun, September 06 @ 9:30am Mon, September 07 @ 9:30am Tue, September 08 @ 9:30am Wed, September 09 @ 9:30am Thu, September 10 @ 9:30am Fri, September 11 @ 9:30am Sat, September 12 @ 9:30am Sun, September 13 @ 9:30am Mon, September 14 @ 9:30am Tue, September 15 @ 9:30am Wed, September 16 @ 9:30am Thu, September 17 @ 9:30am - less dates and times

Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information of the 43 acre sculpture exhibition during a guided walking tour. 60-minute [more+]

Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture.

Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information of the 43 acre sculpture exhibition during a guided walking tour.

60-minute Guided Walking Tours- $3 per participant

90-minute Guided Walking Tours- $5 per participant

Franconia Community Tour Grants available to offset tour fees

Self-guided Tours 365 days a year, dawn to dusk, free

For detailed information about our various tour programs, and to register your group for a tour, please visit our tour page http://www.franconia.org/tour.html

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The Spirit of the Drum with Don Karsky

Presented by St Croix Festival Theatre, St Croix Festival Theatre, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 10:00am Sat, September 05 @ 10:00am Sat, September 12 @ 10:00am + 17 more dates and times

Sat, September 19 @ 10:00am Sat, September 26 @ 10:00am Sat, October 03 @ 10:00am Sat, October 10 @ 10:00am Sat, October 17 @ 10:00am Sat, October 24 @ 10:00am Sat, October 31 @ 10:00am Sat, November 07 @ 10:00am Sat, November 14 @ 10:00am Sat, November 21 @ 10:00am Sat, November 28 @ 10:00am Sat, December 05 @ 10:00am Sat, December 12 @ 10:00am Sat, December 19 @ 10:00am Sat, December 26 @ 10:00am Fri, January 02 @ 10:00am Fri, January 09 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Don Karsky facilitates this workshop with a passion for playing, as well as teaching. Don's experience with drumming, sharing stories and techniques puts you at ease and helps to provide [more+]

Don Karsky facilitates this workshop with a passion for playing, as well as teaching. Don's experience with drumming, sharing stories and techniques puts you at ease and helps to provide a comfortable and supportive environment for learning. 

From beginner to advanced, this workshop will have something for everyone!

The format for the 2015 Drum Workshops will be:

  • 10 - 10:30 am: A Guest Spotlight Series - A guest drum teacher will share their drumming experience.
  • 10:30 - 11:00 am: Learning technique and patterns.
  • 11:00 - 11:30 am: FREESTYLE - Use your newly acquired skills to join the magic of in the moment rhythms. Now is a good time to dance, as well, if the Spirit of the Drum moves you.

Don will also have drums available to use for the class as well as available for purchase. His unique creations are Drum Artwork in itself.

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From the Farm to the Fair Gallery Exhibit

Presented by River Falls Public Library, River Falls Library, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 10:00am Mon, August 31 @ 10:00am Tue, September 01 @ 10:00am + 8 more dates and times

Wed, September 02 @ 10:00am Thu, September 03 @ 10:00am Fri, September 04 @ 10:00am Tue, September 08 @ 10:00am Wed, September 09 @ 10:00am Thu, September 10 @ 10:00am Fri, September 11 @ 10:00am Sat, September 12 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

A nostalgic look at the rural tradiiton of the county fair. From the history of farming and old-time farm equipment to the culminating event of summer, exhibiting at the fair. [more+]

A nostalgic look at the rural tradiiton of the county fair. From the history of farming and old-time farm equipment to the culminating event of summer, exhibiting at the fair. 4-H exhibits from raising  "animals" to homemaking projects, plus the "Midway."  The Church Lady Lunch Booth should bring back some good memories. This fun and educational exhibit is free and open during regular library hours.

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Storytime Trolley

Presented by Stillwater Trolley Co, Valley Bookseller, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 10:30am Sat, September 05 @ 10:30am Sat, September 12 @ 10:30am + 5 more dates and times

Sat, September 19 @ 10:30am Sat, September 26 @ 10:30am Sat, October 03 @ 10:30am Sat, October 10 @ 10:30am Sat, October 17 @ 10:30am - less dates and times

Stories come alive for children when they are read aloud. ; Stillwater Trolley is again partnering with Valley Bookseller to bring back Story Time Trolley. ; We will begin on [more+]

Stories come alive for children when they are read aloud.  Stillwater Trolley is again partnering with Valley Bookseller to bring back Story Time Trolley.  We will begin on Saturday June 6th and run every Saturday through the middle of October.

Dolly the trolley will pick riders up at Valley Bookseller at 10:30 am.  When you check in, you will receive a token.  The token serves as your ticket to board the trolley and is good for a snack and 20% off a children’s book when your adventure is over.

The trolley will take you up to Pioneer Park where a storyteller will read several stories.  When story time is over, you will be treated to a trolley ride around Stillwater, then its back to the bookstore for that snack.

Reservations are required and space is limited, so call Valley Bookseller at 651-430-3385 to sign up.  The cost is $5.00 per person. Come join us for the fun.  All Aboard!!

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Narrated Historic Trolley Tour

Presented by Stillwater Trolley Co, Stillwater Trolley Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 11:00am Sat, August 29 @ 1:00pm Sat, August 29 @ 2:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Sat, August 29 @ 3:00pm Sat, August 29 @ 4:00pm Sat, August 29 @ 5:00pm Sun, August 30 @ 12:00pm Sun, August 30 @ 1:30pm Sun, August 30 @ 2:30pm Sun, August 30 @ 4:00pm Mon, August 31 @ 11:00am Mon, August 31 @ 1:30pm Mon, August 31 @ 3:30pm Mon, August 31 @ 5:00pm Tue, September 01 @ 11:00am Tue, September 01 @ 1:30pm Tue, September 01 @ 3:30pm Tue, September 01 @ 5:00pm Wed, September 02 @ 11:00am Wed, September 02 @ 1:30pm - less dates and times

Come and experience the charm and beauty of Stillwater located on the banks of the scenic St. Croix River. ; Stillwater is best know as the "Birthplace of Minnesota." ; [more+]

Come and experience the charm and beauty of Stillwater located on the banks of the scenic St. Croix River.  Stillwater is best know as the "Birthplace of Minnesota."  Our 45 minute narrated tour will take you on a journey as Stillwater evolved from a booming lumber town full of beautiful old Victorian Mansions to "One of the prettiest little towns in America".

Your old-time Trolley ride will let you see: 

  • Beautiful views of the St. Croix River valley
  • Lumber baron's mansions in the hills of Stillwater
  • Historic Stillwater lift bridge, constructed in 1931
  • Learn about the history and folklore of Stillwater
  • Along with many other stunning features from the area
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"Subtleties, Silhouettes and Silence" Gallery Exhibition

Presented by ArtReach St Croix, ArtReach St Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 12:00pm Wed, September 02 @ 10:00am Thu, September 03 @ 10:00am + 14 more dates and times

Fri, September 04 @ 10:00am Sat, September 05 @ 12:00pm Wed, September 09 @ 10:00am Thu, September 10 @ 10:00am Fri, September 11 @ 10:00am Sat, September 12 @ 10:00am Wed, September 16 @ 10:00am Thu, September 17 @ 10:00am Fri, September 18 @ 10:00am Sat, September 19 @ 10:00am Wed, September 23 @ 10:00am Thu, September 24 @ 10:00am Fri, September 25 @ 10:00am Sat, September 26 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The landscape of the Upper Midwest, and particularly the St. Croix Valley, evokes a variety of emotional responses from the people who live in and visit this area. Artists are [more+]

The landscape of the Upper Midwest, and particularly the St. Croix Valley, evokes a variety of emotional responses from the people who live in and visit this area. Artists are no exception. The artwork of Sheila Novak, Paul Randall and Michael Slagle reminds us of the notion of place and personal connection to nature and community. Beauty stirs the soul.

"Subtleties, Silhouettes and Silence" is part of Take Me to the River, a one-of-a-kind "festival of festivals" during the height of the fall colors. For more infomration about Take Me to the River visit www.takemetotheriver.info

 

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Hay Lake Museum Tours

Presented by Washington County Historical Society, Hay Lake School Museum, Marine on St Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 1:00pm Sun, August 30 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 05 @ 1:00pm + 16 more dates and times

Sun, September 06 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 12 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 13 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 19 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 20 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 26 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 27 @ 1:00pm Sat, October 03 @ 1:00pm Sun, October 04 @ 1:00pm Sat, October 10 @ 1:00pm Sun, October 11 @ 1:00pm Sat, October 17 @ 1:00pm Sun, October 18 @ 1:00pm Sat, October 24 @ 1:00pm Sun, October 25 @ 1:00pm Sat, October 31 @ 1:00pm - less dates and times

The Hay Lake School was constructed in 1896. This was rural school district #2 and that district was organized in Washington County in 1855. After several years of school being [more+]

The Hay Lake School was constructed in 1896. This was rural school district #2 and that district was organized in Washington County in 1855. After several years of school being held in local homes, the school was moved into the old Elim Lutheran Church building. The school used that structure, which is now a part of the Gammelgarden complex, until this brick school building was built.

Hay Lake School was used by Washington County Rural School system until 1963. The building then sat empty and boarded up until 1970 when a group of citizens, many of who graduated from the Hay Lake School, decided to clean the school and start giving tours of the building.

The school was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 1, 1970. In 1974 the Washington County Historical Society took over the schoolhouse and in 1978 the Society purchased the school from the Forest Lake School District.

The log house was constructed in 1868 by Johannes Erickson and his thirteen year old son Alfred. There were many good times and bad times for the immigrant Erickson family in the log home. In 1904, Alfred constructed a nicer home and the old log home became at various time a granary, garage and playhouse.

In 1974, the Washington County Historical Society purchased the old log house and moved it one and a half miles to its present site. The Erickson Log House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1976.

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Warden's House Museum Tours

Presented by Washington County Historical Society, Warden's House Museum, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 1:00pm Sun, August 30 @ 1:00pm Thu, September 03 @ 1:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Fri, September 04 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 05 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 06 @ 1:00pm Thu, September 10 @ 1:00pm Fri, September 11 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 12 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 13 @ 1:00pm Thu, September 17 @ 1:00pm Fri, September 18 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 19 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 20 @ 1:00pm Thu, September 24 @ 1:00pm Fri, September 25 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 26 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 27 @ 1:00pm Thu, October 01 @ 1:00pm Fri, October 02 @ 1:00pm - less dates and times

The Warden’s House Museum was built in 1853 as the residence of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden. ;Over the next six decades, there were thirteen wardens that lived in the [more+]

The Warden’s House Museum was built in 1853 as the residence of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden. Over the next six decades, there were thirteen wardens that lived in the house until 1914 when the prison moved to its present site in Bayport.

After 1914 a Deputy Warden or Superintendent of the prison used the old Warden’s House. In 1941 the State of Minnesota sold the house to the Washington County Historical Society and it was opened as the second house museum in the state in June 1941.

The museum consists of 14 rooms decorated in the late 19th and early 20th century style. Many rooms are like that of a upper middle class household while other rooms house exhibits showcasing Washington County history such as the lumber industry, the 1965 St. Croix Valley Flood, and of course, the Old Stillwater Prison.

 

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Savor The Flavors of Stillwater Tour

Presented by Foodies On Foot, Downtown Stillwater, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 1:30pm Sat, September 05 @ 1:30pm
Immerse yourself in the culture of the Stillwater. On this 3 1/2 hour tour which visits a variety of restaurants and specialty shops, you will discover our unique cuisine along [more+]

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Stillwater. On this 3 1/2 hour tour which visits a variety of restaurants and specialty shops, you will discover our unique cuisine along with local trivia and folklore while sampling delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, restaurants, and culinary landmarks. Tours include all food and your choice of coffee, soda, beer, wine or specialty cocktails as offered by each establishment to compliment the food you will be savoring at the stops.

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Live Music at Mad Capper

Presented by Mad Capper, Mad Capper, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 5:00pm
Live Music every Saturday Night at 9:30!!

Live Music every Saturday Night at 9:30!!

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Gosh, Darn, Cute & Other Four Letter Words by Melissa Belanger

Presented by Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 5:00pm Thu, January 01 @ 5:00pm Fri, January 02 @ 5:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Sun, January 04 @ 5:00pm Mon, January 05 @ 5:00pm Tue, January 06 @ 10:00am Wed, January 07 @ 5:00pm Thu, January 08 @ 5:00pm Fri, January 09 @ 5:00pm Mon, January 11 @ 5:00pm Tue, January 12 @ 5:00pm Wed, January 13 @ 10:00am Thu, January 14 @ 5:00pm Fri, January 15 @ 5:00pm Sat, January 16 @ 5:00pm Mon, January 18 @ 5:00pm Tue, January 19 @ 5:00pm Wed, January 20 @ 10:00am Thu, January 21 @ 5:00pm Fri, January 22 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of Melissa Belanger’s mixed media paintings. ; The exhibit includes over 20 acrylic works with collage elements, inspired by [more+]

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of Melissa Belanger’s mixed media paintings.  The exhibit includes over 20 acrylic works with collage elements, inspired by the charm of the small towns along the St. Croix River and its proximity to ‘big city’ sophistication.  Titled ‘Gosh, Darn, Cute & Other Four Letter Words,’ the show will be in the gallery through August. An artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, July 16 from 6pm to 8pm.

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Summer Steaks and Sides

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill, Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 6:00pm
Everyone knows summer's finest flavors start on the grill and are enjoyed al fresco. Join Chef Manny to learn how to prepare the best summer steaks and stunning sides that [more+]

Everyone knows summer's finest flavors start on the grill and are enjoyed al fresco. Join Chef Manny to learn how to prepare the best summer steaks and stunning sides that are sure to please all your guests.

Menu: Cumin-Crusted Strip Steaks with Grilled Avocados; Grilled Rib Eye with Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic Spinach; Cilantro Smoky Corn and Tomato Salad; Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Sweet-Sour Bacon Dressing; Mudslide Cookies.

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Stillwater Farmer's Market

Presented by Stillwater Farmer's Market, Stillwater Veteran's Memorial, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 7:30pm Sat, September 05 @ 7:30pm Sat, September 12 @ 7:30pm + 7 more dates and times

Sat, September 19 @ 7:30pm Sat, September 26 @ 7:30pm Sat, October 03 @ 7:30pm Sat, October 10 @ 7:30pm Sat, October 17 @ 7:30pm Sat, October 24 @ 7:30pm Sat, October 31 @ 7:30pm - less dates and times

Saturday Mornings! ;Located at 3rd & Pine Street, Riverview Parking Lot of the Stillwater Veterans Memorial, across from the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater. Call to find out about its assortment [more+]

Saturday Mornings! Located at 3rd & Pine Street, Riverview Parking Lot of the Stillwater Veterans Memorial, across from the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater. Call to find out about its assortment of organic food, vegetables, crafts, fruits and local specialties. Runs are mid-June thru October Saturday mornings.

Follow us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stillwater-Minnesota-Farmers-Market/104646769583889?fref=ts

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Jazz in the Vineyard

Presented by Alexis Bailly Vineyard, Alexis Bailly Vineyard, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Sun, August 30 @ 1:30pm
Every Sunday in July and August, 1:30pm-4:30pm, RAIN OR SHINE! Hear the sounds of Max Ray on sax, the vocal stylings of Barbara Meyer or the virtuoso guitar playing of Pavel [more+]

Every Sunday in July and August, 1:30pm-4:30pm, RAIN OR SHINE!

Hear the sounds of Max Ray on sax, the vocal stylings of Barbara Meyer or the virtuoso guitar playing of Pavel Jany. Enjoy our specially made Sangria as you move to the groove, available only during Jazz Sundays. We have everything you need for a picnic in our deli as you relax and take in the sounds around you.

No cost to attend for winery customers..

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Free Weekly Tours at Franconia Sculpture Park

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sun, August 30 @ 2:00pm Sun, September 06 @ 2:00pm Sun, September 13 @ 2:00pm + 6 more dates and times

Sun, September 20 @ 2:00pm Sun, September 27 @ 2:00pm Sun, October 04 @ 2:00pm Sun, October 11 @ 2:00pm Sun, October 18 @ 2:00pm Sun, October 25 @ 2:00pm - less dates and times

Learn about Franconia’s sculpture exhibition straight from the source. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information of the 43-acre sculpture exhibition during a guided walking tour. Meet your tour [more+]

Learn about Franconia’s sculpture exhibition straight from the source.

Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information of the 43-acre sculpture exhibition during a guided walking tour. Meet your tour guide at the silver information booth in the main parking lot to visit the outdoor artists’ studio, chat with artists-in-residence, and learn about the exhibition as well as works in progress.

This activity is funded through a grant form the East Central Regional Arts Council through an appropriation form the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

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Sunday Funday

Presented by PD Pappys, PD Pappys, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, August 30 @ 4:30pm
Every Sunday enjoy live music with the Kurt Jorgenson Band at PD Pappys located right on the St. Croix River downtown Stillwater by the marina.

Every Sunday enjoy live music with the Kurt Jorgenson Band at PD Pappys located right on the St. Croix River downtown Stillwater by the marina.

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Artists Making New Work

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 6:00am Sun, August 30 @ 6:00am Mon, August 31 @ 6:00am + 17 more dates and times

Tue, September 01 @ 6:00am Wed, September 02 @ 6:00am Thu, September 03 @ 6:00am Fri, September 04 @ 6:00am Sat, September 05 @ 6:00am Sun, September 06 @ 6:00am Mon, September 07 @ 6:00am Tue, September 08 @ 6:00am Wed, September 09 @ 6:00am Thu, September 10 @ 6:00am Fri, September 11 @ 6:00am Sat, September 12 @ 6:00am Sun, September 13 @ 6:00am Mon, September 14 @ 6:00am Tue, September 15 @ 6:00am Wed, September 16 @ 6:00am Thu, September 17 @ 6:00am - less dates and times

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through [more+]

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence.

Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist residency program.  The outdoor studio is open for visitors who would like to meet and talk with artist about what they are creating.

For more information about our current and past resident artists visit our Meet the Artists page.

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Healing Arts Exhibition

Presented by Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 7:30am Sun, August 30 @ 9:00am Mon, August 31 @ 6:30am + 17 more dates and times

Tue, September 01 @ 6:30am Wed, September 02 @ 6:30am Thu, September 03 @ 6:30am Fri, September 04 @ 6:30am Sat, September 05 @ 7:30am Sun, September 06 @ 9:00am Mon, September 07 @ 6:30am Tue, September 08 @ 6:30am Wed, September 09 @ 6:30am Thu, September 10 @ 6:30am Fri, September 11 @ 6:30am Sat, September 12 @ 7:30am Sun, September 13 @ 9:00am Mon, September 14 @ 6:30am Tue, September 15 @ 6:30am Wed, September 16 @ 6:30am Thu, September 17 @ 6:30am - less dates and times

Through a unique partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts, original artwork is installed throughout the entire campus, including patient rooms. Exhibits are carefully selected for their ability to [more+]

Through a unique partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts, original artwork is installed throughout the entire campus, including patient rooms. Exhibits are carefully selected for their ability to inspire, reduce stress and create diversion, particularly for people going through challenging times. Art exhibits are changed continually, creating a whole new experience upon your next visit.
 

Our healing arts program:
• Offers an art enriched environment that supports staff and efforts to provide optimal care
• Encourages regional artists provide appropriate art for display throughout the health campus
• 150 pieces of art on display at any given time
• Encourage a strong relationship with the community through this unique public arts program and quarterly public receptions to meet the artists
• Recipient of the 2009 Wisconsin Governor's Award in Support of the Arts

Scheduled Artists Receptions for 2015:

Friday, February 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Friday, May 8 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Friday, August 14 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Friday, November 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Image credit: David Raven, Oil on canvas

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Stillwater Flea Market

Presented by Stillwater Flea Market, Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 9:00am Sun, August 30 @ 9:00am Sat, September 26 @ 9:00am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, September 27 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

Mark your calendars! ;Come join us at our HUGE Outdoor Flea Market held the last Saturday and Sunday of the month May through September at the Washington County Fairgrounds! [more+]

Mark your calendars!  Come join us at our HUGE Outdoor Flea Market held the last Saturday and Sunday of the month May through September at the Washington County Fairgrounds!  Stop by as a customer - or - be a vendor and sell your goods.  We have a GREAT line up of vendors.  You will find everything from A to Z...new, used, re-purposed, antiques, furniture, tools, clothing, purses, home decor, vintage, signs, jewelry, garden, dishware, military items, home improvements, toys, log furniture, mirrors, collectibles, local business booths - just to name a few!  

Bring the family and come hungry as we have some wonderful food vendors... mini donuts, fresh carmel corn, awesome Vietnamese Sub Sandwiches, ice cream, hot dogs, french fries, cheese curds and beverages!  We have ample room for parking and full restrooms available.  Be sure to like us on Facebook for on-going specials and updates!  (Vendors please call for rates and availability)

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Galleries Exhibition

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 9:00am Sun, August 30 @ 9:00am Mon, August 31 @ 9:00am + 10 more dates and times

Tue, September 01 @ 9:00am Wed, September 02 @ 9:00am Thu, September 03 @ 9:00am Fri, September 04 @ 9:00am Tue, September 08 @ 9:00am Wed, September 09 @ 9:00am Thu, September 10 @ 9:00am Fri, September 11 @ 9:00am Sat, September 12 @ 9:00am Sun, September 13 @ 9:00am - less dates and times

Reception: Friday, August 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dana Sikkila (Minneapolis) - Gallery One "My work displays, through visual repetition, the obsessive relationships between a woman and her best friends. Companionship and [more+]

Reception: Friday, August 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Dana Sikkila (Minneapolis) - Gallery One

"My work displays, through visual repetition, the obsessive relationships between a woman and her best friends. Companionship and personal struggle motivate the work, depicting the absence of self-control within the female mind. Animals and objects begin to take on human characteristics and interact by overtaking unconventional domestic situations."

George G.I. Moore (Afton) - Gallery Two

"Over the last fifty years, I have pursued primarily figurative sculpture through direct carving of wood and stone. I enjoy the feel and use of traditional hand tools and the process of sculpting and finishing. My objective is to adapt an idea to the existing block of material in a way that is amusing, surprising, convincing, or at least original."

Linda Ricklefs Baudry (St. Paul) - Gallery Two

"I make my mark, using color as emotion, creating a space that invited contemplation. Exploring the richness of color and playing with the vibrancy of life, I search beyond what the eye sees to find the inner celebration."

Judy Anderson (Star Prarie, MN) - Gallery Three

"A lightning strike that blew out, fried, and otherwise destroyed many of the appliances and electronics in our home was the event that led me to assemblage. I found the destroyed items fascinating and began to dismantle them. Soon I was hooked on using interesting parts of one thing with altered parts of something else, "up cycling."

Brett Kallusky (Minneapolis) - River View Gallery

"In the body of work, moments that span great distances of time and space are visually connected, the specific sequences creating an implied narrative. One image is connected to the next by a thread, or line, like a visual game or telephone. These sequences suggest a journey through an unfamiliar landscape, while encouraging the intimacy of meditation on carefully selected details."

Mary Kathleen Scott (St. Paul) - Overlook Gallery

"For six years now I have dedicated myself to creating The Great Herd ad its Reindeer Goddesses, Mothers, Divas, Daughters, and Elders. I sculpt and sew, bind and braid with cloth, polymer clay, yarn, and fabric. Into each Reindeer, I incorporate birch, ash, and crabapple branches harvested from my own unruly yard, using them as antlers, legs, and body-base."

Beth Dorsey (Minneapolis) - Atrium Gallery

"Structure, routine, and patterns form the underpinnings of modern life, they are always present but rarely noticed. The images [I create] start with these 'unseen' but ubiquitous patterns. Making visible the unseen highlights their importance and utility just as the patterns and routines of our daily life provide freedom and productivity."

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Guided Tours

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 9:30am Sun, August 30 @ 9:30am Mon, August 31 @ 9:30am + 17 more dates and times

Tue, September 01 @ 9:30am Wed, September 02 @ 9:30am Thu, September 03 @ 9:30am Fri, September 04 @ 9:30am Sat, September 05 @ 9:30am Sun, September 06 @ 9:30am Mon, September 07 @ 9:30am Tue, September 08 @ 9:30am Wed, September 09 @ 9:30am Thu, September 10 @ 9:30am Fri, September 11 @ 9:30am Sat, September 12 @ 9:30am Sun, September 13 @ 9:30am Mon, September 14 @ 9:30am Tue, September 15 @ 9:30am Wed, September 16 @ 9:30am Thu, September 17 @ 9:30am - less dates and times

Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information of the 43 acre sculpture exhibition during a guided walking tour. 60-minute [more+]

Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture.

Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information of the 43 acre sculpture exhibition during a guided walking tour.

60-minute Guided Walking Tours- $3 per participant

90-minute Guided Walking Tours- $5 per participant

Franconia Community Tour Grants available to offset tour fees

Self-guided Tours 365 days a year, dawn to dusk, free

For detailed information about our various tour programs, and to register your group for a tour, please visit our tour page http://www.franconia.org/tour.html

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The Spirit of the Drum with Don Karsky

Presented by St Croix Festival Theatre, St Croix Festival Theatre, Saint Croix Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 10:00am Sat, September 05 @ 10:00am Sat, September 12 @ 10:00am + 17 more dates and times

Sat, September 19 @ 10:00am Sat, September 26 @ 10:00am Sat, October 03 @ 10:00am Sat, October 10 @ 10:00am Sat, October 17 @ 10:00am Sat, October 24 @ 10:00am Sat, October 31 @ 10:00am Sat, November 07 @ 10:00am Sat, November 14 @ 10:00am Sat, November 21 @ 10:00am Sat, November 28 @ 10:00am Sat, December 05 @ 10:00am Sat, December 12 @ 10:00am Sat, December 19 @ 10:00am Sat, December 26 @ 10:00am Fri, January 02 @ 10:00am Fri, January 09 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

Don Karsky facilitates this workshop with a passion for playing, as well as teaching. Don's experience with drumming, sharing stories and techniques puts you at ease and helps to provide [more+]

Don Karsky facilitates this workshop with a passion for playing, as well as teaching. Don's experience with drumming, sharing stories and techniques puts you at ease and helps to provide a comfortable and supportive environment for learning. 

From beginner to advanced, this workshop will have something for everyone!

The format for the 2015 Drum Workshops will be:

  • 10 - 10:30 am: A Guest Spotlight Series - A guest drum teacher will share their drumming experience.
  • 10:30 - 11:00 am: Learning technique and patterns.
  • 11:00 - 11:30 am: FREESTYLE - Use your newly acquired skills to join the magic of in the moment rhythms. Now is a good time to dance, as well, if the Spirit of the Drum moves you.

Don will also have drums available to use for the class as well as available for purchase. His unique creations are Drum Artwork in itself.

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From the Farm to the Fair Gallery Exhibit

Presented by River Falls Public Library, River Falls Library, River Falls
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 10:00am Mon, August 31 @ 10:00am Tue, September 01 @ 10:00am + 8 more dates and times

Wed, September 02 @ 10:00am Thu, September 03 @ 10:00am Fri, September 04 @ 10:00am Tue, September 08 @ 10:00am Wed, September 09 @ 10:00am Thu, September 10 @ 10:00am Fri, September 11 @ 10:00am Sat, September 12 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

A nostalgic look at the rural tradiiton of the county fair. From the history of farming and old-time farm equipment to the culminating event of summer, exhibiting at the fair. [more+]

A nostalgic look at the rural tradiiton of the county fair. From the history of farming and old-time farm equipment to the culminating event of summer, exhibiting at the fair. 4-H exhibits from raising  "animals" to homemaking projects, plus the "Midway."  The Church Lady Lunch Booth should bring back some good memories. This fun and educational exhibit is free and open during regular library hours.

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Storytime Trolley

Presented by Stillwater Trolley Co, Valley Bookseller, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 10:30am Sat, September 05 @ 10:30am Sat, September 12 @ 10:30am + 5 more dates and times

Sat, September 19 @ 10:30am Sat, September 26 @ 10:30am Sat, October 03 @ 10:30am Sat, October 10 @ 10:30am Sat, October 17 @ 10:30am - less dates and times

Stories come alive for children when they are read aloud. ; Stillwater Trolley is again partnering with Valley Bookseller to bring back Story Time Trolley. ; We will begin on [more+]

Stories come alive for children when they are read aloud.  Stillwater Trolley is again partnering with Valley Bookseller to bring back Story Time Trolley.  We will begin on Saturday June 6th and run every Saturday through the middle of October.

Dolly the trolley will pick riders up at Valley Bookseller at 10:30 am.  When you check in, you will receive a token.  The token serves as your ticket to board the trolley and is good for a snack and 20% off a children’s book when your adventure is over.

The trolley will take you up to Pioneer Park where a storyteller will read several stories.  When story time is over, you will be treated to a trolley ride around Stillwater, then its back to the bookstore for that snack.

Reservations are required and space is limited, so call Valley Bookseller at 651-430-3385 to sign up.  The cost is $5.00 per person. Come join us for the fun.  All Aboard!!

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Narrated Historic Trolley Tour

Presented by Stillwater Trolley Co, Stillwater Trolley Co, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 11:00am Sat, August 29 @ 1:00pm Sat, August 29 @ 2:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Sat, August 29 @ 3:00pm Sat, August 29 @ 4:00pm Sat, August 29 @ 5:00pm Sun, August 30 @ 12:00pm Sun, August 30 @ 1:30pm Sun, August 30 @ 2:30pm Sun, August 30 @ 4:00pm Mon, August 31 @ 11:00am Mon, August 31 @ 1:30pm Mon, August 31 @ 3:30pm Mon, August 31 @ 5:00pm Tue, September 01 @ 11:00am Tue, September 01 @ 1:30pm Tue, September 01 @ 3:30pm Tue, September 01 @ 5:00pm Wed, September 02 @ 11:00am Wed, September 02 @ 1:30pm - less dates and times

Come and experience the charm and beauty of Stillwater located on the banks of the scenic St. Croix River. ; Stillwater is best know as the "Birthplace of Minnesota." ; [more+]

Come and experience the charm and beauty of Stillwater located on the banks of the scenic St. Croix River.  Stillwater is best know as the "Birthplace of Minnesota."  Our 45 minute narrated tour will take you on a journey as Stillwater evolved from a booming lumber town full of beautiful old Victorian Mansions to "One of the prettiest little towns in America".

Your old-time Trolley ride will let you see: 

  • Beautiful views of the St. Croix River valley
  • Lumber baron's mansions in the hills of Stillwater
  • Historic Stillwater lift bridge, constructed in 1931
  • Learn about the history and folklore of Stillwater
  • Along with many other stunning features from the area
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"Subtleties, Silhouettes and Silence" Gallery Exhibition

Presented by ArtReach St Croix, ArtReach St Croix, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 12:00pm Wed, September 02 @ 10:00am Thu, September 03 @ 10:00am + 14 more dates and times

Fri, September 04 @ 10:00am Sat, September 05 @ 12:00pm Wed, September 09 @ 10:00am Thu, September 10 @ 10:00am Fri, September 11 @ 10:00am Sat, September 12 @ 10:00am Wed, September 16 @ 10:00am Thu, September 17 @ 10:00am Fri, September 18 @ 10:00am Sat, September 19 @ 10:00am Wed, September 23 @ 10:00am Thu, September 24 @ 10:00am Fri, September 25 @ 10:00am Sat, September 26 @ 10:00am - less dates and times

The landscape of the Upper Midwest, and particularly the St. Croix Valley, evokes a variety of emotional responses from the people who live in and visit this area. Artists are [more+]

The landscape of the Upper Midwest, and particularly the St. Croix Valley, evokes a variety of emotional responses from the people who live in and visit this area. Artists are no exception. The artwork of Sheila Novak, Paul Randall and Michael Slagle reminds us of the notion of place and personal connection to nature and community. Beauty stirs the soul.

"Subtleties, Silhouettes and Silence" is part of Take Me to the River, a one-of-a-kind "festival of festivals" during the height of the fall colors. For more infomration about Take Me to the River visit www.takemetotheriver.info

 

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Hay Lake Museum Tours

Presented by Washington County Historical Society, Hay Lake School Museum, Marine on St Croix
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 1:00pm Sun, August 30 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 05 @ 1:00pm + 16 more dates and times

Sun, September 06 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 12 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 13 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 19 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 20 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 26 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 27 @ 1:00pm Sat, October 03 @ 1:00pm Sun, October 04 @ 1:00pm Sat, October 10 @ 1:00pm Sun, October 11 @ 1:00pm Sat, October 17 @ 1:00pm Sun, October 18 @ 1:00pm Sat, October 24 @ 1:00pm Sun, October 25 @ 1:00pm Sat, October 31 @ 1:00pm - less dates and times

The Hay Lake School was constructed in 1896. This was rural school district #2 and that district was organized in Washington County in 1855. After several years of school being [more+]

The Hay Lake School was constructed in 1896. This was rural school district #2 and that district was organized in Washington County in 1855. After several years of school being held in local homes, the school was moved into the old Elim Lutheran Church building. The school used that structure, which is now a part of the Gammelgarden complex, until this brick school building was built.

Hay Lake School was used by Washington County Rural School system until 1963. The building then sat empty and boarded up until 1970 when a group of citizens, many of who graduated from the Hay Lake School, decided to clean the school and start giving tours of the building.

The school was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 1, 1970. In 1974 the Washington County Historical Society took over the schoolhouse and in 1978 the Society purchased the school from the Forest Lake School District.

The log house was constructed in 1868 by Johannes Erickson and his thirteen year old son Alfred. There were many good times and bad times for the immigrant Erickson family in the log home. In 1904, Alfred constructed a nicer home and the old log home became at various time a granary, garage and playhouse.

In 1974, the Washington County Historical Society purchased the old log house and moved it one and a half miles to its present site. The Erickson Log House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1976.

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Warden's House Museum Tours

Presented by Washington County Historical Society, Warden's House Museum, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 1:00pm Sun, August 30 @ 1:00pm Thu, September 03 @ 1:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Fri, September 04 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 05 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 06 @ 1:00pm Thu, September 10 @ 1:00pm Fri, September 11 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 12 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 13 @ 1:00pm Thu, September 17 @ 1:00pm Fri, September 18 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 19 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 20 @ 1:00pm Thu, September 24 @ 1:00pm Fri, September 25 @ 1:00pm Sat, September 26 @ 1:00pm Sun, September 27 @ 1:00pm Thu, October 01 @ 1:00pm Fri, October 02 @ 1:00pm - less dates and times

The Warden’s House Museum was built in 1853 as the residence of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden. ;Over the next six decades, there were thirteen wardens that lived in the [more+]

The Warden’s House Museum was built in 1853 as the residence of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden. Over the next six decades, there were thirteen wardens that lived in the house until 1914 when the prison moved to its present site in Bayport.

After 1914 a Deputy Warden or Superintendent of the prison used the old Warden’s House. In 1941 the State of Minnesota sold the house to the Washington County Historical Society and it was opened as the second house museum in the state in June 1941.

The museum consists of 14 rooms decorated in the late 19th and early 20th century style. Many rooms are like that of a upper middle class household while other rooms house exhibits showcasing Washington County history such as the lumber industry, the 1965 St. Croix Valley Flood, and of course, the Old Stillwater Prison.

 

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Savor The Flavors of Stillwater Tour

Presented by Foodies On Foot, Downtown Stillwater, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 1:30pm Sat, September 05 @ 1:30pm
Immerse yourself in the culture of the Stillwater. On this 3 1/2 hour tour which visits a variety of restaurants and specialty shops, you will discover our unique cuisine along [more+]

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Stillwater. On this 3 1/2 hour tour which visits a variety of restaurants and specialty shops, you will discover our unique cuisine along with local trivia and folklore while sampling delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, restaurants, and culinary landmarks. Tours include all food and your choice of coffee, soda, beer, wine or specialty cocktails as offered by each establishment to compliment the food you will be savoring at the stops.

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Live Music at Mad Capper

Presented by Mad Capper, Mad Capper, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 5:00pm
Live Music every Saturday Night at 9:30!!

Live Music every Saturday Night at 9:30!!

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Gosh, Darn, Cute & Other Four Letter Words by Melissa Belanger

Presented by Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 5:00pm Thu, January 01 @ 5:00pm Fri, January 02 @ 5:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Sun, January 04 @ 5:00pm Mon, January 05 @ 5:00pm Tue, January 06 @ 10:00am Wed, January 07 @ 5:00pm Thu, January 08 @ 5:00pm Fri, January 09 @ 5:00pm Mon, January 11 @ 5:00pm Tue, January 12 @ 5:00pm Wed, January 13 @ 10:00am Thu, January 14 @ 5:00pm Fri, January 15 @ 5:00pm Sat, January 16 @ 5:00pm Mon, January 18 @ 5:00pm Tue, January 19 @ 5:00pm Wed, January 20 @ 10:00am Thu, January 21 @ 5:00pm Fri, January 22 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of Melissa Belanger’s mixed media paintings. ; The exhibit includes over 20 acrylic works with collage elements, inspired by [more+]

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of Melissa Belanger’s mixed media paintings.  The exhibit includes over 20 acrylic works with collage elements, inspired by the charm of the small towns along the St. Croix River and its proximity to ‘big city’ sophistication.  Titled ‘Gosh, Darn, Cute & Other Four Letter Words,’ the show will be in the gallery through August. An artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, July 16 from 6pm to 8pm.

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Summer Steaks and Sides

Presented by Cooks of Crocus Hill, Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 6:00pm
Everyone knows summer's finest flavors start on the grill and are enjoyed al fresco. Join Chef Manny to learn how to prepare the best summer steaks and stunning sides that [more+]

Everyone knows summer's finest flavors start on the grill and are enjoyed al fresco. Join Chef Manny to learn how to prepare the best summer steaks and stunning sides that are sure to please all your guests.

Menu: Cumin-Crusted Strip Steaks with Grilled Avocados; Grilled Rib Eye with Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic Spinach; Cilantro Smoky Corn and Tomato Salad; Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Sweet-Sour Bacon Dressing; Mudslide Cookies.

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Stillwater Farmer's Market

Presented by Stillwater Farmer's Market, Stillwater Veteran's Memorial, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 29 @ 7:30pm Sat, September 05 @ 7:30pm Sat, September 12 @ 7:30pm + 7 more dates and times

Sat, September 19 @ 7:30pm Sat, September 26 @ 7:30pm Sat, October 03 @ 7:30pm Sat, October 10 @ 7:30pm Sat, October 17 @ 7:30pm Sat, October 24 @ 7:30pm Sat, October 31 @ 7:30pm - less dates and times

Saturday Mornings! ;Located at 3rd & Pine Street, Riverview Parking Lot of the Stillwater Veterans Memorial, across from the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater. Call to find out about its assortment [more+]

Saturday Mornings! Located at 3rd & Pine Street, Riverview Parking Lot of the Stillwater Veterans Memorial, across from the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater. Call to find out about its assortment of organic food, vegetables, crafts, fruits and local specialties. Runs are mid-June thru October Saturday mornings.

Follow us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stillwater-Minnesota-Farmers-Market/104646769583889?fref=ts

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Jazz in the Vineyard

Presented by Alexis Bailly Vineyard, Alexis Bailly Vineyard, Hastings
Upcoming Dates: Sun, August 30 @ 1:30pm
Every Sunday in July and August, 1:30pm-4:30pm, RAIN OR SHINE! Hear the sounds of Max Ray on sax, the vocal stylings of Barbara Meyer or the virtuoso guitar playing of Pavel [more+]

Every Sunday in July and August, 1:30pm-4:30pm, RAIN OR SHINE!

Hear the sounds of Max Ray on sax, the vocal stylings of Barbara Meyer or the virtuoso guitar playing of Pavel Jany. Enjoy our specially made Sangria as you move to the groove, available only during Jazz Sundays. We have everything you need for a picnic in our deli as you relax and take in the sounds around you.

No cost to attend for winery customers..

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Free Weekly Tours at Franconia Sculpture Park

Presented by Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia
Upcoming Dates: Sun, August 30 @ 2:00pm Sun, September 06 @ 2:00pm Sun, September 13 @ 2:00pm + 6 more dates and times

Sun, September 20 @ 2:00pm Sun, September 27 @ 2:00pm Sun, October 04 @ 2:00pm Sun, October 11 @ 2:00pm Sun, October 18 @ 2:00pm Sun, October 25 @ 2:00pm - less dates and times

Learn about Franconia’s sculpture exhibition straight from the source. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information of the 43-acre sculpture exhibition during a guided walking tour. Meet your tour [more+]

Learn about Franconia’s sculpture exhibition straight from the source.

Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information of the 43-acre sculpture exhibition during a guided walking tour. Meet your tour guide at the silver information booth in the main parking lot to visit the outdoor artists’ studio, chat with artists-in-residence, and learn about the exhibition as well as works in progress.

This activity is funded through a grant form the East Central Regional Arts Council through an appropriation form the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

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Sunday Funday

Presented by PD Pappys, PD Pappys, Stillwater
Upcoming Dates: Sun, August 30 @ 4:30pm
Every Sunday enjoy live music with the Kurt Jorgenson Band at PD Pappys located right on the St. Croix River downtown Stillwater by the marina.

Every Sunday enjoy live music with the Kurt Jorgenson Band at PD Pappys located right on the St. Croix River downtown Stillwater by the marina.

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