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Swede Hollow Park ~ just a mile from downtown St. Paul ~ feels 100 years away.

This, the first neighborhood in St. Paul’s immigrant history, lies languorously all spring waiting to bloom in June with open air artists, performers and a public sculpture contest.  Our tradition of nurturing and showcasing local talent continues with performances and demonstrations/sales and plein air artists creating in the park representing past and current cultural communities.

Artistic media runs the gamut ranging from sculptors and weavers to glassblowers and photographers. The stage will be filled all day with Hmong and Native Dancers, Italian accordionists, Mexican Mariachi’s, and are joined by African-American R’n’B, American Bluegrass music, and Hmong Spoken word poets.

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