Arts & Culture

Planting Trees for Arbor Day

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. You might be thinking—wait, didn’t Arbor Day already happen? Yes, in fact it was on April 29. However, the city of Edina is publicly observing it on May 6—and you’re welcome to join.

Citizen of Edina

On Christmas Eve 2020, Shelly Loberg, a member of the Edina Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Committee, drove through a snowstorm to deliver $500 disaster-relief checks to struggling restaurant workers.

Garden Quilt

Whenever you pass the intersection of France Avenue and Market Street, you’ll see Garden Quilt, an installation on the east side of the North Parking Ramp at 50th and France. It brightens my day with its vibrant colors, which are also lit at night to radiate these dynamic patterns in the dark.

For the Love of Nature

“But for one’s health, as you say, it is very necessary to work in the garden and see the flowers growing.” —Vincent Van Gogh

The Art of Creativity

Ready to get out of the house and try something new this spring? The Art Center in Edina offers a plethora of opportunities for children, teens and adults of all abilities to tap into their creative side and explore new mediums—at both the Art Center and Edina Senior Center.

English Country Kithen

Well preserved by the same family for over 50 years, Emily and Caleb VonVett’s 1960s Edina home was in need of a modern upgrade when they bought it. After moving in five years ago, the couple intentionally held off on any major renovations to ensure each update made sense for their lifestyle.

Academy of Prince music camp

The idea for Purple Playground sparked among Prince fans at a backyard barbecue. It was 2016, shortly after the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s death in April 2016. Sadness and a yearning to keep Prince’s philanthropic legacy alive permeated the yard.

Visible Breath of Wren Song

Martin Freeman is a bird and wildlife hobbyist and amateur photographer whose photo, Visible Breath of Wren Song, was not only the winner of the Plants & Animals category of the 2021 Images of Edina photo contest but also took home Best in Show.

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration of the New Spaces design office, at Life Time Work Edina at Southdale, took place on October 28, 2021. A gathering of clients and community partners, the New Spaces team says the evening was filled with excitement, laughter and fun.

Galleria’s Floral Experience

The Galleria’s Floral Experience is back this spring, from March 27–April 10, after a two-year hiatus. This floral installation extends the length of the mall and features flowers by Bachman’s.

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