Arts & Culture

The Orono Foundation for Education’s annual Red and Blue Bash was held at the Lafayette Club in April and raised $315,000 to benefit Orono schools.  The sold out Vegas-style event was attended by 450 guests for food, casino games, an auction and more.

“The Minnesota Horticulture Research Center typically grows some very interesting plants in addition to the research grapes and apples that most people are familiar with. I'm good friends with the specialist there and visit frequently with my camera in the fall when everything is in full color.

Kathleen Krishnan is a people person. Not in the cliché job interview answer sense. The social aspect of such a title is more of something Krishnan observes and portrays through her art.

It’s the ultimate in reduce, reuse and recycle: This month, Otten Bros—in collaboration with JUNKMARKET Style and the Freshwater Society—will be holding its second Flea Market Under Glass.

Lace up your running shoes; the second Tonka Trot hits the pavement October 15. Last year, more than 300 runners raised close to $3,500 for Minnetonka’s Groveland Elementary School in a non-traditional school fundraiser.

Looking to give back while benefitting our local arts scene? Stages Theatre Company is in need of volunteers for its annual open house September 25.

Every year, 2 million students in 48 states participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Minnesota has become the second-highest participating state with more than 128,000 members, second only to Kentucky, the state to launch the program 10 years ago.

Marnie B. Karger is the Shorewood-based artisan behind Crafterall, an Etsy shop featuring carefully crafted paper art. Karger specializes in topographic and bathymetric map recreation, which depicts depth and detail through the use of multiple dimensions.

“I captured this photo during one of the last sails of the season this past summer. With the waves reflecting off the hull of the boat and the glow of the sun peeking out from behind the sail, I leaned over the side to take this picture right at water level.

Platinum, rose gold and two-tone gold are a few of the engagement-ring demands Brian Walters has seen increase in his 25 years of custom-ring making.

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