There will be paintings, pottery, jewelry and more at the 21st annual Eagan Art Festival June 27-28.

The juried art show includes more than 100 artists and vendors with wares for sale across a wide price range. The festival is free and features live music, with performances by the Splatter Sisters, the Allison Scott Band, Paul Imholte and the Riverside Swing Band, among others. People who attend the art festival will be able to help paint and add textural elements to a community mural by artist Teresa Cox.

The art festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28. The festival is held at Eagan Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway. For more information, go to or call 651-269-2787.


Art Blast celebrates all kinds of creativity

Art of all sorts — from singing to ceramics to comic books — is being celebrated this week in Rosemount during the second annual Art Blast.

The events, organized by the Rosemount Area Arts Council, started June 18 and run through June 28. Classes, performances and exhibits are scattered throughout the city, and most of the activities are free. On Sunday, there will be piano music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rudy's Red Eye Grill and a Rosemount Sings Competition at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rosemount Community Center.

Other activities offered during Art Blast include classes about comic books creation and cellphone photography, live music, flamenco and Irish dance shows, and the melodrama "A Golden Fleecing or the Undermining of Sarah Sweetflowers."

For more information and a full schedule of events, go to


Arts Center presents 'Baba Yaga'

The actors of Children's Castle Theater will perform "Baba Yaga" at Lakeville Area Arts Center June 26-28.

The show is a comic tale suitable for all ages. In describing the show, the arts center website says, "When a peasant named Ivan returns home with a potion to cure his ailing father all seems well — until the czar of Russia drinks it instead. Feeling rather giddy, the czar decrees to give half his kingdom to anyone who can bring him the rarest gift he's ever seen!"

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. June 26-27 and 2 p.m. June 27-28. Tickets are $13 for adults or $10 for seniors and children. To purchase tickets, go to or call 952-985-4640.

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