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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 workshop in a DIY studio to craft your own project using paint, pottery, woodjewelryfused glass or metal clay, yarn and more. Great for group make and take experiences!

ART FAIRS & EVENTS –   Attend annual art events fearing locall 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). Check out the Calendar of Events for many more ideas. Celebrate new and established local artists and mediums.

 

Alchemy Arts Studio

5620 Memorial Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.808.8603

Fused Glass projects and Metal Clay Jewelry classes and parties! ​Welcome to the coolest studio doing the warmest arts with space for BYOB or catered parties plus cool music and fun instructors. Let us walk you through the easy craft of glass fusing such as glass plates, bowls, vases, lamps and advanced fusing classes. You can also try the amazing material of Metal Clay. With this “clay like” material, you can design and create your own custom silver/copper jewelry. Check website class calendar. Perfect venue for a unique party experience for groups of 8-16 people.

Art Reach St. Croix

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

Gullywubbles

122 Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.424.2871

From tots to teens, Gullywubbles offers walk in craft projects, jewelry, accessories, toys, novelties, candy, clothing, handmade treasures and more!

Kari’s Create & Paint Studio

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

Marquess Studios

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

River City Sculpture Tour

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.

Sawdust Savvy

324 S. Main Street, Suite 7
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.705.6614

Sawdust Savvy offers wood crafting experiences with power tools, paint and stain- build-it-yourself workshops are fun! Bring your group 8 or more make your custom creation. By appointment only. Located in downtown Stillwater now in the historic Grand Garage building.

Smith & Trade Merchantile

229 Main St.
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

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

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