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The Mobile Art Gallery is coming to a Minnesota State Park near you!

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Arts Meet Parks through the Mobile Art Gallery

Thanks to an Arts Access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, ArtReach St. Croix and naturalists at three state parks will be collaborating on a series of pop-up performances and art exhibitions this summer.

Pop-up Performances featuring Blue Hazard

Neighbors, campers and day visitors are invited to enjoy a lively evening in the park for a modern bluegrass concert.

The members of Blue Hazard grew up spending summers at folk festivals and fiddle camps, immersed in the traditions and tunes of early American folk music. The emerging yet accomplished musicians of Blue Hazard include Clara Wicklund of Marine on St. Croix, Hannah Gruber Johnson of Maplewood, Luke and Dale Gruber of Minneapolis, and Uriah Nibbe of Plymouth.

Dates, times and places

  • June 10 at 6:30pm, Afton State Park
  • June 22 at 6:30pm, Interstate State Park 
  • August 25 at 6:30pm, William O’Brien State Park

Biome, micro art exhibition

Enjoy art in an unexpected place! Stop by the Mobile Art Gallery for “Biome,” a micro exhibition of work by St. Croix Valley artists. Meet the artists on Friday night.

Dates, times and places

  • May 26-28 at William O’Brien State Park (Fri. 6-8pm, Sat. & Sun. 9am-6pm)
  • July 21-23 at Afton State Park (Fri. 6-8pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 9am-4pm)
  • August 4-6 at Interstate State Park (Fri. 6-8pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 9am-4pm)
All events are free with park vehicle pass. (All vehicles free on June 10 for National Get Outdoors Day.)

This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant to ArtReach St. Croix from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

The Mobile Art Gallery at Minnesota State Parks is a program partnership between ArtReach St. Croix and the MN Department of Natural Resources.