Colorful ArtSoup reigns

Organizers, Elk River Area Arts Alliance, make event annual.

Abby Charleson, 9, and Ginger Downey, 8, of Elk River got into the ArtSoup spirit. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


A couple strolled along Jackson Avenue after a cloudburst, perusing the many colorful artistic exhibits at ArtSoup that reigned triumphant. (Photo by Kara Stritesky)


Jan Oxendale of Coon Rapids won Best of Show for her oil painting of fresh snow at a creek near her home. Click here for more details on the juried show.








The Bloom kids, Carter, 7, and MacKenzie, 9, did an art project with Kaleidoscope teacher Sandy Skon in the Community Tent. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


Jaina Johnson, 9, of Rogers, played Minuette 2 and Allegro on her violin in the Community Tent. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


Rebecca, Emelia, Hannah and Jennie waited out the rain with ice cream treats. (Photo by Kara Stritesky)


The Land of Lakes Choirboys made their first ArtSoup appearance, just before embarking on a 17-day tour of 11 states. (Photo by Bruce Strand)