Arts & Performance

The Art of Living with Dementia

A special reception to celebrate "the power of art and community for individuals living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia" will be held at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts June 6, organizers say.

From 3-6 p.m., participants from the Memory Cafe and Dementia-Friendly City Initiative, as well as their family and friends, will be invited to view the new exhibit. A reception for the general public will from 6-8 p.m. Read more about The Art of Living with Dementia

Art on the Lake

On the second weekend in June, Art on the Lake returns to Excelsior’s Commons Park at the end of picturesque Water Street. The fest includes fine art from a bevy of local and regional artists, who are selected by a jury process, in a wide variety of mediums—painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, sculpture, textiles, wood and more. Film and filmmakers will also be part of the event this year as Art on the Lake welcomes its nonprofit arts partner FilmNorth. Read more about Art on the Lake

Art of the Garden

The natural world has always inspired art. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts will exhibit works for the garden or inspired by gardens, from sculpture to paintings. Purchase a new garden piece or be inspired by these homages to nature. Read more about Art of the Garden

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Catch dozens of performances in Mears Park and surrounding downtown venues. Headlining this year’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival are saxophonist James Carter, Grammy-nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon, modern Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco and many others. Attend youth performances, clinics and masterclasses—all for free! Read more about Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Northern Spark Late Night Art Festival

Giant video projections, interactive sculpture installations, experimental performances and more will transform spaces under the city lights. The festival takes place for two nights in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul, the American Indian Cultural Corridor and Downtown East Minneapolis.

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul; American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls; The Commons Park, 425 Portland Ave. S., Mpls Read more about Northern Spark Late Night Art Festival

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