Swede Hollow Park in St. Paul will play host Saturday to a daylong Art In the Hollow event that will include the premiere of an opera saluting the hollow's history.
The third annual fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the ravine, once home to waves of new immigrant families.
Capping off the performances will be the 4 p.m. unveiling of a one-act opera, "Swede Hollow." Composed by Ann Millikan, the opera follows the lives of Swedish, Italian and Mexican immigrants who lived in the hollow during its 100-year history.
Also appearing during the free event will be a mariachi band, American Indian drummers and Hmong dancers.
Karin DuPaul, chairwoman of the Friends of Swede Hollow, said that she expected more than 50 artists to have their work on display.
The hollow, now part of the Bruce Vento Regional Trail, runs east of Payne Avenue between the former Hamm's Brewery to the north and E. 7th Street to the south.
For more information, visit www.artinthehollow.org.