Art & DIY Crafts
Discover the Arts
Stillwater is the proud home to a diverse and unique art community featuring art galleries downtown or antique malls selling visual art, multiple art fairs or open studio events, live music year-round at several venues, and performing arts. Celebrate new and established local artists and mediums. Check out the Calendar of Events for ideas.
STAGE THEATER – Downtown Stillwater now has a live performance theater in the old train depot! The Zephyr Theater is open with several events and grand plans for expansion with a new stage theater spring 2020.
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 or find your inner artist with a stop at a DIY studio to craft your own project using paint, pottery, wood, jewelry, fused glass or metal clay, or yarn. Great for group make & take experiences!
ART FAIRS & EVENTS – Browse local and nationally known artwork 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).
LIVE MUSIC & DANCING – Stillwater’s nightlife scenic is vibrant. A wide variety of music awaits you at the night clubs, wine bistros, pubs and restaurants of Stillwater. Listen to live music at one of the many indoor or outdoor music concerts held in Lowell Park, Pioneer Park, restaurants, and other local venues. Music variety for all tastes – jazz, rock, country, karaoke, open mic, top 40 DJ, dancing, acoustic, local bands.