Arts & Culture

A painted mosaic heart from the Arts Consortium of Carver County.

In addition to offering classes, the art center hosts music programs, pop-up music or art events, and Writers Read gatherings to promote the literary arts.

A couple ballroom dances at American Classic Ballroom.

Ballroom dancing "is the best gift you can give yourself."

Judy Haning of Judy's Sewing School helps a student at a sewing machine.

Judy Haning has taught the tiniest tykes to eager adults how to pick up a needle and thread—and how to create pride-worthy garments.

A man in a cherry picker uses a chainsaw to cut a tree branch.

Learn how to foster a healthy landscape relationship.

Painter Deb Zeller sits at the easel in Cuba, with her subject, a Cuban resident, in the foreground.

Five area artists paint the scenes, people of Cuba.

Jenna Davis

Teen actress is pursuing a life in front of the camera.

6 tips to winterize your garden

Alan Branhagen, director of operations for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, offers some sage advice for keeping plants and trees healthy throughout the winter.

It’s a steep climb to the Harkin Store from the road nestled along the Minnesota River below. But, the folksy melodies echoing from high above compel feet to bound up the stairs.

“Winter in Minnesota [causes] a significant part of the deterioration of chimneys … The biggest problem comes from the water penetration that gets in to the chimney system." —Joseph Robarge

It’s not too late to think about planting new shrubs and trees, so don’t swap out your gardening spade for the snow shovel just yet.

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