Arts & Culture

A drawing on a lunchbag. Bradley Smith and his children stand in front of the U.S. Capitol

Finding himself out of work and, for the first time, a stay-at-home dad, Edina resident Bradley Smith wanted a way to connect with his kids. Thinking back to his own childhood, he came up with a plan.

The Italian countryside

Anna Bonavita founded travel company Esperienza after visiting the dying village of Pennabilli.

Jean and Kate Hoffmann, who run Edina interior design service Chester Hoffmann & Associates

The building that housed Chester Hoffmann & Associates burned down in 1993. A quarter-century later, the women behind the business are still going strong.

Members of Edina High School's Model UN

Edina High School’s Model UN program promotes student engagement in global issues.

Shrey Ramesh, the Edina High School student honored by the Edina Community Foundation, leans against some lockers.

Because of his community involvement and desire to benefit the lives of others, Shrey Ramesh was recognized last year by the Edina Community Foundation’s Connecting with Kids program

An example of home staging.

Home staging is the process of adding and removing furniture and decor to show a home at its highest potential.

"The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett's latest novel tells the story of how a boy and his older sister came to live in the wondrous Dutch House, and how they lost everything, including their home, to their stepmother.

An overhead shot of a sculpture and benches in Centennial Lakes Park in Edina

We got the details on Christopher Refsland's drone shot of Centennial Lakes Park.

The wide open great room in the Donnays' accessible home.

Chad and Kate Donnay of Traditions by Donnay Homes gave their daughter Emilia the greatest gift they could, a house designed especially for her.

The cast of the St. Lucia concert at the American Swedish Institute

December is a busy time at the American Swedish Institute.

A woman holds a crown of candles for the St. Lucia concert at the American Swedish Institute

Learn how the Twin Cities community celebrates this Swedish folk holiday.

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