Arts & Culture


It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to adapt quickly, and one of those ways was how kids got their education. Shifts from in-person learning to distance and hybrid learning formats created some gaps in learning.

 Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell

Readers live in the golden age of historical fiction, something to be thankful for. Novelists have access to more libraries, archives and institutions via digital collections and the power of the Internet.

Mary Brindle

Mary Brindle likes to be where stuff is happening, to have, “her fingers on the knobs and be a part of something,” she says. This drive is what led Brindle to say “Yes” when she was encouraged to run for city council (2009–2020).

Katherine Nash, Heritage of Edina, 1968

The conglomeration of metal shapes on the north lawn of the Edina Library on Grandview Avenue is more than a decorative copper sculpture—it’s the history of Edina.

Artful Arches - Vicki Hurwitz

We regularly feature photo submissions from our Images of Edina photo contest in the pages of Edina Magazine and online.

Zaylore Stout and interviewer Barbara LaValleur

Speaking of Authors … is a collaborative effort between the Edina Art Center and the City of Edina Communication Department. These recorded episodes are hosted by Edina Art Center general manager Susan Tarnowski alongside local interviewer, Barbara LaValleur.

Rosie costume

From Mary Poppins to Rosie the Riveter, Elizabeth Kriel has designed, thrifted and found DIY Halloween costumes for her daughter Lilly for over five years now, all without touching a sewing machine.

Chalkboard Candle Co. coconut wax candles and melts

After burning hundreds of candles in her own home, veteran teacher Kari Miller-Palmborg decided to combine her desire to create natural, pure scented candles with her passion for bringing awareness to the work that teachers do for future generations.

painted brick on exterior of house

A fair amount of homeowners have given their interiors a glow-up, a redo, a transformation—call it what you will. But all that effort begs the question—now what?