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Events & Programs

ArtReach St. Croix powers a variety of programs and events that connect communities to the arts in the lower St. Croix Valley.

St. Croix Galleries

ArtReach’s blue house on North 4th Street in Stillwater is home to the St. Croix Galleries featuring a rotating gallery exhibition program highlighting artists for the St. Croix Valley and beyond. Each exhibit features multiple artists and typically runs six weeks.

Take Me to the River

Each September, arts and nature come alive in the St. Croix Valley just at the peak of fall colors. Art fairs, music festivals and open artist studios make this one of the best times to explore our dozens of river towns. During Take Me to the River, a one-of-a-kind “festival of festivals,” ArtReach works with a dozen partner organizations to encourage everyone to explore art at every bend in the river.

NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley

The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley is a multi-disciplinary one book one community program presented by ArtReach St. Croix in conjunction with core program partners throughout the lower St. Croix Valley. A month of book discussions, theater performances, film screenings, nature hikes and art exhibitions. is your go to event calendar for art, culture and nature events in the lower St. Croix Valley including the towns of Stillwater, Hudson, St. Croix Falls, Taylors Falls, Somerset, New Richmond, Shafer, Scandia, Marine on St. Croix, River Falls, Afton, Prescott and Hastings.