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Art Around Town

Keep an eye open for murals and painted utility boxes along the river and downtown, plus rotating galleries at the Stillwater Public Library.

Art Reach St. Croix

This non-profit promotes visual, literary and performing arts along the St. Croix River. Located across from the Stillwater Library, the light-filled galleries at ArtReach host rotating exhibitions of artists inspired by living along the St. Croix. The shows change frequently and feature ceramics, printmaking, painting, glass and more. View a list of local artists on their website as well and stop into their gift gallery.

Historic Main Street

    Stillwater’s Main Street river front area is on the National Historic Register and is home to over 100 locally owned shops and restaurants . Open year-round. Art galleries, fashion boutiques, home decor, and unique gift shops line the streets along with tons of dining and outdoor patios.

    Kari's Paint and Create

    Paint your own pottery and canvas studio where you are the artist. All the materials are provided and an inspiring environment for your creativity to flow. Walk-ins welcome – there’s great local coffee so come in and paint! Book your next event at Kari’s Create & Paint Studio – From birthdays and bachelorette parties to showers and school outings – they can host any event, or come on-site at your desired location.

    River City Sculpture Tour

    Ongoing display of metal sculptures scattered around downtown Stillwater.

    River Siren Brewing

    We are a community-focused destination brewery for craft beer enthusiasts and all who want to enjoy a low-key and lively experience with remarkable beer and house-made seltzer. Come enjoy our riverview location right downtown!

    Stillwater River Boats

    Take a trip down the beautiful St. Croix River on a historic paddle-wheel boats. Public and private charters available.

    Stillwater Trolley

    45 Minute Narrated tours through the beautiful historic districts. Learn about local folklore about this famous lumbertown. Private rentals available.

    The Lumberjack Axe Throwing Bar

    The Lumberjack is a place where visitors can learn about Stillwater’s rich history and locals can find a home. We are not your typical axe throwing bar. We have taken this cathartic back woods play into a warm and friendly environment. We promise a brand new way to enjoy a drink and play with friends. Book your party today! On Sundays, kids throw free with paying adults.

    Union Art Alley

    UAA is a destination for local vibrant art and a must-see secret alley to visit! Union Art Alley is a one-of-a-kind destination that celebrates the vibrant culture of street art in Stillwater, MN. As you walk through our alley, you’ll be transported into a world of breathtaking murals, each one telling a unique story and showcasing the raw talent and creativity of the local artists who brought them to life. Union Art Alley will evolve, and revolve, with the art that is the soul of our community.

    Warden's House Museum

    View period furnishings and historical artifacts at 1863 home of Minnesota's first territorial prison warden. Group tours available year round.

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