Edina Gets Creative
Just another week to go before the masses descend on Edina for our 51st Annual Edina Art Fair. Blossoming brighter with each passing year, this one promises to be the best yet, featuring an expanded range of area artisans and performers, plus a host of activities for the kids, craft brews for the adults, and fun for all. From Friday-Sunday, June 2-4, expect things to be seriously bustling across 50th & France.
Until then, satisfy your artistic eye with a tour of local exhibits and displays; you’ll discover dozens at any given time around Edina. Many are permanent but a select ten are rotated annually each May. People’s Choice Award voting selects a top three that are invited to stick around for a year longer, but to the others we must bid adieu.
The final installation of the 2017-2018 collection was completed on May 15, and the Public Art Edina Sculpture Reception is already scheduled for Wednesday, June 14. You can certainly explore on your own—look for the new installations along the Promenade, 50th and France, and Grandview Square—but you might also join neighbors and friends for a walking tour and light hors d’oeuvres on the 14th. Voting opens in short time, so keep your eyes peeled for a favorite!
Beyond the rotating art of the city, Edina features a range of permanent exhibits as well—a number that’s steadily rising. From sculpture, to utility box wraps, stained glass, paintings, and more, see how the summer sun changes daily on City Hall’s Art Glass Window, run your hands across the intricacies of York Avenue’s Bicycle Mosaics, or feel the empowerment of “Dreams Take Flight.”
Two and three-dimensional art can be discovered all over Edina, so grab a community cruiser and go. Photo-log the journey and find inspiration in a sunny afternoon.
Enticed by Edina
Area Events & Happenings
While Memorial Day Weekend brings a long anticipated and much needed day off for many, it’s also opportunity for us all to pause and pay homage to those who’ve given their lives in service for our country. All weekend long, you’ll find opportunity for remembrance and education at Historic Fort Snelling. They’ll host a litany of events that include costumed staff to represent the different eras of military history, plus tours of the site and more.
Close to home, you’ll find many of the traditional, Memorial Day happenings with barbecues, poolside lounging, and the likes. Kick up the volume by joining in the brewing action with bites hot off the grill, or grab three of your pals and head to Braemar for an afternoon tournament on the green. Put your best foot forward and have a great Memorial Day Weekend, Onyx!
- Memorial Day Weekend – Events and Times vary. Saturday-Monday, May 27-29 at Historic Fort Snelling
- Memorial Weekend Brew & Grill – 12:00-4:00 PM, Sunday, May 28 at Midwest Supplies
- Memorial Day Golf Scramble – 4:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, May 28 at Braemar Golf Course
- Execs Big Band – 7:00 PM, Sunday, May 28 at Edinborough Park
In the aftermath, we are because they were.