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Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival 2018

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Name: Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival 2018
Date: September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Registration: Online registration is closed. Call 715-386-8411 for availability.
Event Description:

Join us for an interactive art experience at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival and prepare to be inspired!  The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts invites you to channel your creative spirit!  

Saturday, September 22, 10-5pm
Sunday, September 23, 10-4pm
No admission fee and open to creative spirits of all ages.

We invite visitors to experience a variety of creative talent, including the original artwork of 90+ juried artists, hands-on demonstrations and creative activities while sampling a variety of fall flavors. We welcome new activities to the park this year!  Enjoy the sidewalk masterpieces of professional chalk artist, Allison Severson! 

Also Aerialist, Laura Emiola, will be swinging with silks from the wires, as her graceful acrobatics amaze on Saturday from 11:30am-2pm.. 

New to the Artist Village stage on Saturday,Hobo Musician, D.B. Rouse, with his folksy tunes and yes, a kazoo and on Sunday singer/guitarist/harmonist/songwriter Mark Stary on his guitar.
In addition, we welcome back a line-up of amazing musical talent and performers including;
In the bandshell, Saturday - Nici Peper and Good Time Willy.  Sunday ? For All Brazil,  The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund
Both Days in the park offer a wish to the Living Statue -Mira Kehoe, and take a spin with Liz Burhans at her Hooping Rodeo.
We've also added " The Art of.." Tasting, a tasting tent featuring the local brews of Hop & Barrel Brewing Company and the wines of Belle Vinez Vineyard & Winery. Tastings include 6 samples for $10. Wristbands & punch cards can be purchased at the beverage tent (cash or check only). Must be 21 years or older.  The tasting tent will open at Noon each day. 


Nici Pepper, 10:30am-12:30pm
Good Time Willy, 1pm-5pm

Artist Village
D.B. Rouse, Noon-3pm

For All Brazil, 10am-Noon
The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund, 1pm-4pm

Artist Village
Mark Stary, Noon-3pm

Additional street performers including a living statue, chalk artist, and aerial artist will be located in various locations throughout the park.
Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
The Phipps Center for The Art
ArtReach St. Croix/Take Me to the River
Contact the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau at (715) 386-8411. 

No Pets, coolers/outside food & beverage, or bikes will be allowed in the park. Information to come on the Doggie Daycare for 2018 where you can leave your dog for a short time.

Check out our Facebook page for featured artists and event updates:

Chamber members interested in sponsoring the event can use the Register Now button above or contact the office for more information. 

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Event Sponsors:



  • Barker's Bar & Grill
  • Citizens State Bank
  • Edina Realty, Inc.
  • Family Fresh Market
  • Pedro's del Este
  • Pier 500
  • Royal Credit Union
  • San Pedro Cafe'
  • Simply Staffing
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • WESTconsin Credit Union
  • Woodland Hill Presbyterian Homes and Services
  • Comfort Suites Hudson


  • Angel's Pet World
  • Associated Bank
  • Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd.
  • Hudson Ford LLC and Quick Lane
  • Hudson Independent Business Association (HiBA)
  • Hudson Physicians, S.C.
  • Laser Magic, Inc.
  • Northern Business Products
  • Phipps Inn Bed & Breakfast
  • SEASONS on St. Croix Gallery


  • Alms Creative, LLC
  • Hudson Neighbors/Best Version Media
  • Hudson Star-Observer
  • Pioneer Press/
Lakefront Park, Downtown Hudson
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, September 22, 10-5pm 
Sunday, September 23, 
Contact Information:
(715) 386-8411
Free admission
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