Arts & Culture

Boats and Rainbows

The Wayzata Yacht Club on Lake Minnetonka serves as the striking backdrop for Boats and Rainbows, which was taken by Cat Parker and placed first in the City Landmarks category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

Colee Recke, Pieces and Pair

This mixed media painting had me thinking back to family excursions to the North Shore, where endless hours were spent searching for coveted agates along Lake Superior. Road maps, playing the alphabet game and breathtaking autumn leaves [were] bookmarked by the brillia

World of Pumpkins Display

A pumpkin is a pumpkin is a pumpkin—well, not really. Discover why during the month of October as the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum presents the World of Pumpkins Display at the Oswald Visitor Center.

Lake Minnetonka Sunset with My Best Friend - Katie Rajchert

Lake Minnetonka Sunset with My Best Friend, taken by Wayzata’s Katie Rajchert, placed first in the People and Families category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

children with chicken

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space.

Painted room wall mural

Placing an imprint on our homes can take a host of forms—among them: Architectural designs, furniture elements, décor themes and color stories have their own ways of communicating homeowners’ styles.

Smokin’ Henways

By dropping the curtain on live entertainment, the pandemic took a toll on the music scene.

Les Mis at the Blue Water Theatre

It’s been a minute (OK, since 2015) that we last visited with Charlie Leonard, founder, executive director and artistic director of Blue Water Theatre Company (BWTC).

The Mothers, A Novel

Brit Bennett was only in her mid-20s when The Mothers, her debut novel, was released. She took the publishing world by storm with this book, which seemed as if someone with many more years of experience had written it, and was a finalist for multiple prestigious book awards.

zipping around lake on the tube

“The pure joy on their faces,” says Tracie Bea Daum when asked what she appreciated about her photo of her children, Ava, 12; Elias, 9; and Penelope, 8 (at the time of the photo).

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