Arts & Culture

Annabelle plays soccer at the ballfields near Shirley Hills Primary School.

Put me in coach, I’m ready! placed second in the Activities and Events category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

C. Ray Frigard

For decades, Mound resident C. Ray Frigard has made a living as a largely self-taught designer and inventor and, more recently, an author.

An illustration by Rich Stromwall shows a man standing on the porch of his cabin, which floats on a lake.

When it came to creating an anti-drug messaging campaign for Minnetonka Schools, designer Rich Stromwall and creative consultant Jonathan Bing found themselves working with an interesting theme—penguins.

An independent living quarters for an adult with special needs designed by Denali Custom Homes

How one Wayzata builder is customizing spaces for kids and families with special needs.

4 Community Theatre performs "Anything Goes"

Local theater company bridges generations and builds bonds.

A teenage girl reads a YA novel on her couch.

Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely is a young adult fantasy novel that has risen to the top of a saturated category and gained appreciation from both YA fans and others.

Members of the Hoang Anh dance group celebrate Vietnamese New Year.

Celebrate Vietnamese New Year at the Excelsior Library.

This popular icy golf fest (where sponsors decorate themed holes for, yep, golf on frozen Lake Minnetonka) returns next month to the lake. As always, visitors to the 2019 Chilly Open enjoyed beer, a chili cook-off, “snowga” and other activities.

Wayzata’s biggest community bash wrapped up the summer in September, with a carnival, concerts, log-rolling demos, tasty food, fireworks and a parade. 

Minetonka mixed media artist Jillian Lee sits before some of her paintings.

From star-studded Los Angeles to the cityscape in New York City, artist Jillian Lee has done commissioned artwork coast to coast.

Chris Thomson, Emma Nadler and their children.

Chris Thomson and Emma Nadler use their vocations and creative pursuits to convey the emotions spurred by their daughter's diagnosis.

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