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Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival 2016

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Name: Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival 2016
Date: September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Event Description:

Get Creative at Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival in Lakefront Park on the beautiful St. Croix River! The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts invites you to be inspired!
Saturday, September 24, 10-5pm
Sunday, September 25, 10-4pm

Let us know how you heard about the event for a chance to win tickets to a performance at The Phipps Center for the Arts or tickets for the Christmas Tour of Homes. Click HERE.

The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival draws thousands of visitors to experience a variety of creative talent. Along with original artwork from 90+ juried artists and live demonstrations, come to enjoy great fall flavors and live acoustic musicians performing from two stages as well as street performers.
Artists interested in having a booth can download this year's application (Limited space still available)
ARTIST VILLAGE: Over 90+ juried artists displaying their best.
Log Rolling, Pottery Throwing on the Wheel, Painting, Glass Lampwork Bead Making, Weaving, Henna Tattoo Design, Wood Carving, Hula Hooping Rodeo
4 Reasons Kettle Korn, Carbone’s Pizza, Hudson Rotary Club - Noon, K and Concessions, Mama Maria’s Italian Ristorante, Seasons Tavern, Stockwell’s Maple Treats, Urban Olive & Vine, Winzer Stube, Hudson Chamber - beverages

Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
The Phipps Center for The Art
ArtReach St. Croix/Take Me to the River
Rain Barrel Painting- Sustain Hudson
Canvas Painting (fees apply) –Cheers Pablo
Community Newspaper Sculpture – Star Tribune
Veggie Stamping – Hudson Grocery Cooperative
Kids Coloring – YMCA
Chiropractic and Bone Balance –HealthMax Chiropractic
Glove Terrariums – Fresh & Natural Foods
Newspaper Fair Hats – Pioneer Press/
Decorated Surgical Hats-Hudson Hospital & Clinic
Palm Print Community Banner – Royal Credit Union
Pumpkin Painting (fees apply) –Walmart
Marble Maze Making – LearningRX
Flyer Racing – Boy Scout Troop 140/Girl Scout Troop 53205
Plantable Creations – Plantables
Pottering Throwing on the Wheel – The Phipps Center for the Arts
Balance, Stone Stacking Sculpture – Healing Waters Health Center, LLC
Saturday & Sunday
10am-4pm // Living Statue - Mira Kehoe
10am-4pm // Juggler/Mime/Clown - Maliya Gorman-Carter
Saturday in the Artist Village
10am-3pm // Paul Imholte - Strolling
11:30am-2pm // The Big Smooch featuring Nici Peper & Jeff Krause
2pm-5pm // August Blues
Saturday in the Bandshell
11am - 1:30 pm // ForAllBrazil
2pm-5pm // The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund
Sunday in the Artist Village
11:30am-2pm // The Big Smooch featuring Nici Peper & Jeff Krause
2pm-4pm // August Blues
Sunday in the Bandshell
10am-11:30am // John Bertsch & Charlie Riddle
Noon-4pm // Boom Boom Steve V and the Knockouts featuring Good Time Willy

Please, no pets, coolers or bikes allowed into the festival area of the park. A "Doggie Day Care" will be available for furry friends hosted by Angel's Pet World.

Contact the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau at (715) 386-8411. Check out our Facebook page for event updates:

Download the event Program

Thank you to this year's Event Sponsors for making this event possible!

For other art events in the St. Croix River Valley in September check out the 2016 Take Me to the River website at

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Event Sponsors:



  • Woodland Hill Presbyterian Homes and Services
  • Ciranda Inc.
  • Steiner Plumbing, Electric & Heating Inc.
  • Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Minuteman Press - Hudson


  • Barker's Bar & Grill
  • Citizens State Bank
  • Comfort Suites Hudson
  • County Market
  • General Beer - Northwest
  • Pier 500
  • San Pedro Cafe
  • Xcel Energy
  • St. Croix River Association


  • Angel's Pet World
  • Family Fresh Market
  • First State Bank and Trust
  • Fresh & Natural Foods - Hudson
  • Hudson Ford LLC and Quick Lane
  • Hudson Independent Business Association (HiBA)
  • Northern Business Products
  • Phipps Inn Bed & Breakfast
  • SEASONS on St. Croix Gallery

Media Sponsor

  • Pioneer Press/
Lakefront Park, Downtown Hudson
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, September 24, 10-5pm 
Sunday, September 25, 
Contact Information:
(715) 386-8411
Free admission
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