Arts & Culture

Don’t miss the eighth annual Long Lake Art Show on November 11 at Orono High School.

Like many longtime Minnetonka residents, Josh and Mae Tunks fell in love with their property: the quiet street, the wooded lot with plenty of shade, and the proximity to their extended family. But their aging rambler itself? Not so much.

According to landscape architect Bruce Lemke, every one of his own nature-based sculptures begins with a story that he creates for himself to get his creative juices flowing.

With its message of friendship, community and tolerance, Children’s Theatre Company’s production of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been a part of their holiday tradition since its debut.

When Jerry Holl retired in 2012, he was 57 years old, and he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do next. But he was sure what he wanted to be next.

This article could be one of those trend pieces, about young hipsters from the Digital Age “rediscovering” and reviving analog objects from the 20th century, like vinyl records or handmade chocolates.

Michael Edlavitch opened Royal Comedy Theatre on Mainstreet in Hopkins in May 2016. Comedy clubs are usually found in urban settings, but Edlavitch wanted to bring standup to the suburbs.

When Wendy Baker, who opened home goods boutique Provisions in Excelsior 36 years ago, thinks about Thanksgiving, she doesn’t think of party planning.

Author Phyllis Alsdurf has lived in the Lake Minnetonka area for 35 years, and has taught creative writing and journalism at Bethel University for 18 years.

Excelsior resident Valerie Grahn never expected that she’d write a children’s book. “If someone had told me a year ago that I was going to become a…picture book author and set up a publishing company, I would have laughed at them,” she says.

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