St. Croix Galleries

Adjusted Exhibition Gallery Hours: Wednesdays – Saturdays 12-4pm

The St. Croix Galleries of ArtReach St. Croix feature work by local, regional and national artists in rotating exhibits. The gallery hosts visual arts shows representing a variety of mediums throughout the year. Gallery admission is free.

Looking for an artist who was in a past exhibition? Check out our archives.

Current Exhibit

As part of NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley 2021, embark on a cultural journey of the Hmong. This collective of literary, illustrative and wearable artwork intimately shares the storytelling traditions at root of their endurance and trajectory as a people.

Featuring illustrations by Xee Reiter and Billy Thao

In the North Gallery, see original art from two of Kao Kalia Yang’s children’s books. Evocative and rich cultural imagery by debut illustrator Billy Thao shows the process of illustrating a book from original concept to the publication of Yang’s newest release. Yang Warriors delivers an inspiring tale of resourceful children confronting adversaries with feats of compassion and courage. First-generation Hmong American artist and illustrator, Xee Reiter, created work for The Shared Room. Reiter’s original watercolors and expressive drawings accompany Yang’s poignant story of a Hmong American family living with love, loss, and moving forward.

Go Within is presented in partnership with the University of Minnesota Press.

Photo by Cam Xiong – Design by Maisee Heurh
Design by Maisee Heurh. Photo by Cam Xiong.

Ashaley Yang and Sai Chang guest curate a fashion exhibit in the South Gallery.  The history of Hmong art is rooted and sewn into the fabrics of traditional Hmong clothing. A tribute showcase of vintage Hmong clothing exhibits the unique combination of colors and textures that makes Hmong artistry identifiable. A collection of 21stcentury reinterpretations of traditional Hmong clothing by Hmong designers illustrates the overarching themes of The Latehomecomer through a fashion lens that honors women and considers how we preserve identity and culture amidst change.

Exhibited designers include Allkind by Khamphian Vang & Christina Vang, Maisee Heurh, Ka Oskar Ly, John Thao, Xee Vang, Keng Xiong, Nonmala Xiong, and Ashaley Yang.

On View: May 20-June 27
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-4pm

Experience Go On virtually or on your phone to augment your in gallery experience. Learn how to pronounce the key elements of Hmong vintage fashion. Connect with the contemporary designers via social media.

Gallery admission is free. In order to safely enjoy the show, ArtReach requires visitors to wear a mask, practice social distancing while in the gallery and limits to the number of guests in the building.

The NEA Big Read exhibition is co-sponsored by Foley Kalseim & Co. Ltd. and MidWestOneBank.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is presented by ArtReach St. Croix in conjunction with core program partners including Valley Bookseller, Marine Mills Folk School, Twin Cities PBS (TPT), Stillwater Public library and other library branches located between St. Croix Falls, WI, and Hastings, MN.

In order to safely enjoy the show, we require visitors to wear a mask, practice social distancing while in the gallery and limit the number of guests in the building to ten at a time. ArtReach is doing what we can to continue providing a space for St. Croix Valley Artists to showcase their work.

The Gift Gallery

The Gift Gallery Reopens for 2021 on April 1

Experience The Gift Gallery, an adjoining space to ArtReach St. Croix’s exhibition galleries featuring artwork by St. Croix Valley artists that are perfect for gift giving or just for you.

Featured artists for the first half of 2021: Charlotte Schuld, Jon Kamrath, Vicki Barkley, Alexa McAdams, Cathy Weyerheauser and ByNikcreations. St. Croix Valley authors with books available at The Gift Gallery include Colleen Baldrica and Sherrill Reid among others.

The Gift Gallery is an outgrowth of six years of Holiday Pop-up Shops on Stillwater’s Main Street. Now you can pop in to The Gift Gallery to purchase the work of local artists any time of the year. A new mix of artists will be featured in The Gift Gallery every three months.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Virtual Gallery Experiences

Online gallery slideshows have been created for some exhibitions that have taken place during the 2020/2021 Covid-19 pandemic. If you were unable to visit the gallery in Stillwater, please enjoy past exhibitions virtually on our YouTube channel.

Nature in Black and White was on view February 18-March 27. The exhibition features work by Leslie Carpenter-Holt, Tara Merkt and Rhonda Willers.

Distilled and Direct was on view January 7-February 13, 2021. The exhibition features work by Lisa Bergh, Tara Costello and Susan Solomon and was curated by Jackson Duin.