River’s Edge Art Crawl coming to downtown Thursday

‘Robin’s Eggs,’ oil painting by Terry McFarland

by Bruce Strand, Arts editor

Twenty-four creative individuals engaged in a wide variety of arts will team with 16 local businesses to present the second annual Rivers Edge Art Crawl in downtown Elk River on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m.

“We are looking forward to a nice evening and lots of people strolling about,” said John Stander, director of the Arts Alliance. “We had a very good turnout last year. We were surprised by the number of people who turned out and how long they stayed.”

Audrey Hoglund, with her sister, creates scarves and belts from men’s neckties.

The timetable was changed an hour later than last year (when it was 4 to 8 p.m.) to accommodate the many customers who wanted to stay longer.

Lively street music, a la New Orleans, will be provided by the Mariachi Band. A wine-tasting event will be held at the Arts Alliance Gallery. Face-painting for children will be offered at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by The Rivers Edge Downtown Business Association, Elk River Area Arts Alliance, and Elk River Parks and Recreation.


Jewelry in a leaf pattern by Pamela Smith







Antiiques Downtown – Judy Wood (fiber, photography)

Avalon Salon – Pamela Smith (jewelry)

Daddy-O’s – Carol Hendrickson (oil, color pencil)

Edward Jones – Robin Carlson (glass, jewelry), Jan Oxendale (oil)

Elk River Arts Alliance – Jean Orr (oil), Marilyn Schroeder (oil)

Elk River Travel –  Judy Syring (photography)

Jackson Place – Stephen Hodder (glass), Joan Ruprecht (oil), Beth Willoughby (clay) Richard and Janet Erickson (stonework), Janet Olney (basket maker)

Kemper Drug – Chris Wilson (mixed media), Sylvia Dudycha (fiber, jewelry)

McCoy’s Pub – Terry McFarland (photography, oil)

Nicole’s Salon – Audrey Hoglund (necktie art)

Pompeii Pizza – Dean Nelson (pottery)

Rejuvenation Station – Lisa Tetzlaff (photography)

Sunshine Depot – Mark Haglund (oil)

Sweet P’s Ice Cream – Leanne Peterson (oil)

Thrivent Financial – Rene Grisham (glass)

‘Bull Moose in Denali Park -- Rutting season,’ photography by Judy Syring"Canopy Road" in Finland, MN, photography by Lisa Tetzlaff
‘Cannon Beach,’ an Oregon scene, painted in oil by Jean Orr
Candles mounted in stone, stonework by Richard Erickson