Attraction Category: Art & DIY Crafts

Utility Box Murals

Stroll throughout downtown Stillwater to discover he painted utility box murals. Make your own treasure hunt seeking these works of art! The theme of this project revolves around the St. Croix River, as it is the river that connects our towns and communities. The project coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act protecting the St. Croix Riverway.

Off the Wall Studios

2000 Industrial Blvd, #3
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 612.578.1374

Welcome to a learning environment for the young at art! Karron Nottingham, Director/Instructor of Off The Wall Studio, is a professional artist recognized nationally and internationally for both her mixed media constructions and her lectures and seminars on creative content. Look for art classes, camps, and adult workshops at her studio in Stillwater.

Smith & Trade Merchantile

229 Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082

Our mission is to provide a brick and mortar experience like no other for Minnesota and St. Croix Valley Artisans that want to showcase the best Minnesota has to offer. Classes, workshops available in all trades. Learn from the best. Weekly evening events featuring our local Smith’s with light appetizers and adult beverages.

River City Sculpture Tour

Downtown Stillwater - Various Locations

Stillwater’s historic district downtown will feature a year-long outdoor exhibit of free public art as multiple art sculptures by Midwest artists will be on display as part of a multi-city tour in the the St. Croix and Mississippi River Valleys.  Stroll downtown to see what you can find, snap a photo and don’t forget to #DiscoverStillwater! Here is a Map of all 10 exhibits.

Marquess Studios

305 Greeley St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.278.3538, email preferred hello@marquessstudios.com

Led by a local art-loving, creative, re-purposing junky, Marquess Studios is a unique space to host a bachelorette party, girls night, family gathering or design custom orders via private appointment. Private event themes in our intimate studio, referred to as “Narnia” and “The hidden gem of Stillwater,” include a D.I.Y. Spa Kit, or the Minnesota Challenge String Art and vintage jewelry design. If you are feeling super creative or sentimental, sign your group up for “Junky-to-Funky” where each guest will create a custom design from something out of their own keepsake drawer.

Stillwater Beads

202 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.275.0255

Step into the lower level of Art n’ Soul boutique to find a large collection of beads to inspire your own jewelry creations. Assistance for custom jewelry available.

Art Reach St. Croix

224 North 4th St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.1465

This non-profit promotes visual, literary and performing arts along the St. Croix River. Located across from the Stillwater Library, the light-filled galleries at ArtReach host rotating exhibitions of artists inspired by living along the St. Croix. The shows change frequently and feature ceramics, printmaking, painting, glass and more. View a list of local artists on their website as well.

Kari’s Create & Paint Studio

221 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.500.6588

Paint your own pottery and canvas studio where you are the artist.  All the materials are provided and an inspiring environment for your creativity to flow. Walk-ins welcome – there’s great local coffee so come in and paint! Book your next event at Kari’s Create & Paint Studio – From birthdays and bachelorette parties to showers and school outings – they can host any event, or come on-site at your desired location.

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