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.

Colee Recke, Pieces and Pair

Hollie Blanchard says, “This mixed media painting had me thinking back to family excursions to the North Shore where endless hours were spent searching for coveted agates along Lake Superior. Road maps, playing the alphabet game and breathtaking autumn leaves bookmarke

Paul Mooty at the White House Made in America Showcase.

Paul Mooty joined the Rotary Club of Edina in 1999. He’s served on the board of directors for the Edina Community Foundation (2011-2019), Fairview Southdale Hospital and the Edina Chamber of Commerce.

The Postscript Murders

Readers of Elly Griffiths’ The Stranger Diaries will be thrilled to learn that she has written another standalone mystery, The Postscript Murders. When 90-year-old Peggy Smith is found dead in her Shoreham-by-Sea apartment, no one suspects foul play.

Kindergarten Besties

We regularly feature photo submissions from our Images of Edina photo contest in the pages of Edina Magazine and online. This month, we asked Leah Steidl to tell us about her 2020 award-winning photograph titled Kindergarten Besties.

Last spring, artist Blake Stolpestad helped Highlands Elementary School after school program students in kindegarten through fifth grade create a large scale art installation project using yarn. Stolpestad says, “I’ve seen the spark of an artist ignite in these kids as they worked ...

Artist: Lisa Larson Title: Confuse-Shun

Recent Edina High School graduate Shreya Konkimalla knew she wanted to be on Edina’s Arts and Culture Commission since she heard about it freshman year.

Max Opitz

Planning for college can be an exciting time for families. Touring your dream school, filling out applications and shopping for your dorm are all milestones in the college preparation process.

class at Creek Valley Elementary

Leader in Me was first developed by a principal and teachers who wanted to teach students life skills alongside academics. With this in mind, Principal Muriel Summers of A.B. Combs Elementary in Raleigh, N.C.

The Goddard School

Alexandra and Isaac Kruege are parents of a 2-year-old daughter enrolled in the toddler room at the Goddard School in Edina. “Our daughter comes home happy and tells us all sorts of different stories each day that she is there.

Maxine Wallin

Maxine Wallin is one of Edina’s foremost community philanthropists. A librarian by training, she values education and founded Wallin Education Partners with her husband Win in 1992.