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ART GALLERIES- Stillwater is the proud home to a diverse visual arts community with many resident local artists who call the St. Croix Valley their home. Find a list of local artists via the Art Reach St. Croix organization, shop local  art galleries  and antique shops to find artwork that speaks to you!

DIY STUDIO CRAFTS – The laid-back vibe and scenic beauty of the St. Croix river valley is an inspiration for all creative souls. As you walk through town, see if you can find the historic themed murals featured on downtown buildings and alleyways. We want you to find your inner artist with workshops in DIY studios. Craft your own project using paint, potteryjewelry, yarn and more. Great for group make and take experiences!

ART FAIRS & EVENTS –   Attend annual art events fearing local and nationally known artists at several main events: Take Me to the River (Sept), Rivertown Art Festival (Oct), St. Croix Valley Potter’s Tour (May), St. Croix Valley Art Opener Studio Tour (May). Check out the Calendar of Events for many more ideas. Celebrate new and established local artists and mediums.


Art Reach St. Croix

224 North 4th St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

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 and stop into their gift gallery.

Carpe Noctem Candle Co.

226 S. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

An extraordinary artisan candle and home fragrance boutique with a pour-your-own candle bar. Stroll and shop for the most unique candles around or create your own signature scented candle by signing up for a workshop.

Dance and Entertainment Studios

5880 Omaha Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Learn to dance or check out an event in this fun and exciting environment! Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Country- Group & Private Dance Lessons, Social Dances, Performances & Events.

JoAnne’s Psychic Shop

101 Main Street S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Offering palm readings, tarot card readings and psychic readings for individuals and groups. Add this unique stop to your next ladies night out, girlfriend getaway or date night in Downtown Stillwater!

Kari’s Create & Paint Studio

221 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

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.

Marquess Studios

305 Greeley St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.278.3538, email preferred

Led by a local art-loving, re-purposing junky, Marquess Studios is a unique space to attend creative workshops, order DIY art kits to-go or design custom orders via private appointment. 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. We also sell our locally made custom jewelry and keepsakes online.

Off the Wall Studios

2000 Industrial Blvd, #3
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

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. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

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.

Stillwater Beads at Art n Soul

202 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

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

Studio Louise Flower Shop

210 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 5082 (view map)

Beautiful plants and flowers for your everyday and extraordinary events. Ask about floral workshops as well!

Union Art Alley

Union Alley - located between Commercial St. and Myrtle St., one block west of Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

UAA is a destination for local vibrant art and a must-see secret alley to visit! Union Art Alley is a one-of-a-kind destination that celebrates the vibrant culture of street art in Stillwater, MN. As you walk through our alley, you’ll be transported into a world of breathtaking murals, each one telling a unique story and showcasing the raw talent and creativity of the local artists who brought them to life. Union Art Alley will evolve, and revolve, with the art that is the soul of our community.

Utility Box Murals

Stroll throughout downtown Stillwater to discover the 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.

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