Enjoy the Artwork of Edina
Edina living is truly an artful experience, and it’s one best evidenced by the pulling together of our community to spread the word and secure the safe return of Dreams Take Flight. Visit Centennial Park’s most talked about sculpture and take the opportunity to explore the park’s other new additions, along with those at Grandview Square and 50th & France, if you haven’t yet had an opportunity. While new to us, their time in Edina is short-lived, and voting is already open for our People’s Choice Award favorite. Have a look and then cast yours here.
If touring Edina’s artwork gets you inspired, take advantage of these warm summer months to expand your artistic eye by visiting some of the many art fairs and festivals in the area. A trip to Wayzata offers its own eyeful of natural beauty along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, and that beauty only shines brighter when the Wayzata Art Experience makes its 14th annual return this Saturday and Sunday.
The two-day celebration of art, music, and food draws fans from the Twin Cities and beyond for a downtown experience unlike any other. Explore the works of area artisans or roll up your sleeves to make some magic of your own. Onsite, you’ll discover a range of vendors, plus food trucks, and adult beverages, too. Live music sets the tone from multiple stages, and projects within the Activity Zone will help keep idle hands busy.
As if that’s not already enough, free boat rides will be offered on Sunday, a classic boat show follows on Sunday, and local dining spots are slated to feature specials the whole weekend long. From happy hours, to live music, and late night menus, you’ll be well-fueled before, during, and even after you’ve finished canvassing the strip. Review the two-day event schedule, download an event map, and chart a course for artistic fanfare this weekend. What’s holding you back?
Enticed by Edina
Area Events & Happenings
If you do end up swinging by Centennial Lakes Park this weekend, we can’t blame you for wanting to stick around a bit longer (especially if it’s your first time). Particularly in summer, the park is the epicenter of outdoor fun here in Edina. From paddle boating to putting, lawn bowling, and so much more, it’s a mini-getaway all its own. No matter the day, you’ll find something new to catch your eye or ear. On this week’s docket, consider:
- Farmers Market – 3:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, June 22
- Movie in the Park: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – 9:00 PM, Thursday, June 22
- Concert in the Park: Hopkins Westwind Band – 7:00 PM, Sunday, June 25
After a day (or evening) in the park, nothing hits the spot like a craft beer and a bite. Show your community and swing by Town Hall Station to welcome them into ours. We’re excited to kick off our weekend with an award-winning brew (or two)!
Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.
– Kellie Elmore