Arts & Culture

With its majestic outdoor scenery, it should come as no surprise that many of the cultural experiences in Chisago Lakes intermingle with nature. Art enthusiasts can enjoy open-air exhibits in the Franconia Sculpture Park, follow the Swedish Barn Quilt Trail, or travel along the back roads of the St. Croix Pottery Tour. Summer and Fall showcase numerous outdoor musical concerts and festivals. Combine these unique experiences with the traditional venues of theaters, museums, art galleries and event centers, and there’s always something going on to nourish artistic passions. It’s all yours to explore in Chisago Lakes!
Al’s Center Saloon
Fantastic Food and Fine Spirits. Live Music.
325 Summit Ave
Center City, MN 55012
(651) 257-5757
Festival Theatre
Year round professional entertainment in theatre and music with arts education and more.
125 N Washington St
St Croix Falls, WI 54024
(715) 483-3387
Franconia Sculpture Park
Located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, Franconia Sculpture Park is a nonprofit arts organization operating a 43-acre outdoor sculpture park, active artist residency, and community arts programming.
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer , Minnesota 55074
(612) 257-6668
Gustaf’s Up North Gallery
Just 35 minutes from the Twin Cities, and 15-20 minutes from the St. Croix Valley, Gustaf's Up North Gallery is home to two distinctive galleries: Up North Fine Art & Framing and Välkommen. Visitors will find collections of original fine art, fine art crafts, and unique gifts reflecting who we are here in the North.
13025 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, Minnesota 55045
(651) 257-1821
Harmony in the Park
Free Outdoor Music - Wednesdays June – August 6:30pm.
Lions Park Band Shell
13292 Sylvan Avenue
Lindstrom, Minnesota 55045
(651) 257-0620
Lakes Area Royale Faire (LARF)
LARF is a community based event which allows us to use our local artists and artisans as well as local performers for entertainment. It is A Family Friendly Fantasy Faire. We utilize entertainers and vendors from other Renaissance events.
Night Art Gallery
View and Purchase Original Art Entertainment and Refreshments.
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN 55045
(612) 235-3646
Old Shafer Creamery Event Center
Live music.
30215 Redwing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074
(651) 257-9497
St. Croix Valley Potters
Mother’s Day Weekend. Annual Local Pottery Tour and Sale.
Swedish Barn Quilt Trail
Follow the trail of large, colorful quilt squares on buildings along the Highway 8 corridor from Chisago City to Taylors Falls.