Year in Review: Minnesota’s Arts & Culture Scene in 2018

Minnesota’s arts and culture scene experienced its fair share of high highs and low lows this year. From the #metoo movement bringing about leadership changes at notable organizations to our state making history by electing the first Somali-American to the U.S. Congress, there was no lack of drama, excitement, anticipation, and disappointment in 2018. Here’s … [ Read more]

For Art’s Sake: What the average Minnesotan stands to lose if NEA funding is cut

The budget battles over federal funding for cultural programs and organizations have tangible, pressing implications for the cultural economy and community access to the arts in Minnesota. [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”35969″ align=”right” info_text=”Advertisement” info_text_position=”above” font_color=”#6d6d6d” font_size=”13″ padding=”10″ background_color=”#ffffff” border=”2″ border_color=”#878787″] If your kids got to see “The Sneetches” at the Children’s Theatre through a field trip at … [ Read more]

Analog dating in a digital world

In the modern quest to find romance, many singles have shifted to dating digitally. If you’re familiar with the virtual courtship dance, then you know how frustrating it can be. From choosing the least creepy dating site, to cleverly filling out questionnaires, and deciphering the intention of emoji-ridden messages from strangers, the whole process can … [ Read more]

Craft Culture: Franconia Sculpture Park

Rolling farmland and patches of trees dominate the last leg of the drive north on Highway 95 as you approach Schafer, Minnesota, a town of just over 1,000 people. Then, suddenly, the trees grow thin and open into a clearing of land, revealing a giant circular structure rising 40 feet toward the sky. This isn’t … [ Read more]

Heat things up at Franconia Sculpture Park this Valentine’s Day weekend

If you’re looking for something to do other than make googly eyes at your sweetie over a fancy dinner this weekend, read on. Franconia Sculpture Park‘s Valentine’s Day Hot Iron Pour is a unique, fun way to spend the day with the love of your life (or the person you’re hoping to be the love of your … [ Read more]

14 Things to Help You Tolerate Valentine’s Day

By Grace Sell   Whether single, in a relationship, or “it’s complicated” – we were all struck by Cupid’s arrow the moment we tasted our first heartbreakingly-good craft beer. Here at The Growler, we may not be the most romantic kids on the block, but we do know love when we see it – just like … [ Read more]

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