ArtReach St. Croix is taking the show on the road again this summer with the Mobile Art Gallery. Watch for pop-up exhibitions, live music, fresh art roadside stands and haiku challenges as we visit various locations throughout the St. Croix Valley.
Bluegrass & Butterflies
Enjoy art in an unexpected place? The Mobile Art Gallery will be visiting three state parks in the St. Croix Valley with a pop-up exhibition and music performances this summer. “Every Bend in the River,” a pop-up exhibition featuring five artists, will give park visitors, neighbors and campers a taste of art inspired by the St. Croix River. The mix of work will show how various artists interpret the natural world in this unique river valley. Artists include: Andrea Leila Denecke – ceramics, Deanna Grigus – photography, Marty Harris – printmaking, Alan Honn – blown glass and Michael Slagle – painting.
- May 24-26 at William O’Brien State Park (Fri. 6-8pm, Sat. & Sun. 9am-6pm)
- June 14-16 at Interstate State Park – Minnesota (Fri. 6-8pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sat. 9am-4pm)
- July 12-14 at Afton State Park (Fri. 6-8pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sat. 9am-4pm)
Enjoy a lively evening in the park with a modern Bluegrass concert. Special guests Blue Hazard will bring their fiddles, mandolins and stand-up bass to the same three state parks for a joyful concert in. Bring a blanket or your favorite camping chair to enjoy the show. pack a picnic supper to make an evening of it. After the toe-tapping tunes you can meet the musicians during the “Instrument Petting Zoo” to hear about their instruments and try your hand at the fiddle.
- Thursday, June 6 at 6:30pm – Afton State Park
- Friday, June 28 at 6:30pm – William O’Brien State Park
- Thursday, August 15 at 6:30pm – Interstate State Park – Minnesota
All events are free with a park vehicle pass.
Bluegrass & Butterflies is a partnership between the state park naturalists and ArtReach St. Croix whose mission is connect communities and the arts.
This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant to ArtReach St. Croix from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.