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That has partly to do with its longevity; the festival has been around for 37 years.
The 120-plus artists already signed up will set up on the north end of Lowell Park in downtown Stillwater.
Every year, the artists’ offerings run the gamut, with pottery, woodworking, metalwork, ceramics, clothing, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography and other media on display. And some artists’ creations don’t fit into any one category.
The art show is a juried event that gives out awards to top-notch artists, which demonstrates the idea that “we take it seriously,” Streeter said.
Another draw is the festival’s “marketplace,” in its third year. It offers artisanal soap, honey, gourmet sauces and other items that aren’t necessarily straight-up art — more like crafts, he said.
While they’re checking out the art, people can also take in the local sights, like the quaint downtown area, St. Croix riverfront and the historic Lift Bridge. “We encourage people to walk through the different stores and eateries and make a day of it. There’s so much to see and do,” he said.
What: Rivertown Art Festival
Where: Lowell Park, 101 Water St. S., Stillwater
When: Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, June 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Anna Pratt is a Minneapolis freelance writer. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.