Arts & Culture

outdoor miniature train display

Michael Gilbertson’s All Aboard placed second in the City Landmarks category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

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.

A red barn is surrounded by snow in this Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest winning photo.

A colorful barn stands out against the snow in this shot from our Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

"Ayesha At Last" by Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin’s "Ayesha at Last" centers on Ayesha and Khalid, two Muslim Canadians.

A woman and her dog walk through snowy woods near Lake Minnetonka

Emily Joslin's "A Snowy Day" took second place in the People & Families category of our 2018 Lens on Lake Minnetonka contest.

Kids meet the Excelsior Fire District mascot Sparky at a free family movie event.

Every December, the ever-giving Excelsior Fire District finds one more way to engage with the community at its annual free kids’ movie event.

A red couch at The Freight Room, the music venue connected to The Depot Coffee House

Over the past year, the 150-person music venue, now called the Freight Room, has undergone a rebranding.

A member of the American Swedish Institute's St. Lucia concert cast.

December is a busy time at the American Swedish Institute. Celebrate the winter season at their upcoming events.