Arts

Portraiture

There can be an unconditional bond when it comes to our pets. For centuries, dogs have been coined as “man’s best friend” as bonds of unfailing love, devotion and loyal companionship deepen with time.

Mary Catherine Solberg, Day Dream III

“Beauty is inner and external, but when you feel grounded in your thoughts and who you are, there really isn’t anything more beautiful.” Marking the beginning of the new year, this mixed media piece by artist Mary Catherine Solberg captures a blissful state of mind as

Arbor Lakes Christmas

Arbor Lakes Christmas placed first in the Activities and Events category of our annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.

Maple Grove Sun Light by Rod Smoliak

Maple Grove Sun Light, by Rod Smoliak, received first place in the City Landmarks category in our annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.

The Big Four

If your idea of a good read is a story to help you your mind unwind, then try The Big Four by one of the world’s greatest mystery authors, Agatha Christie.

Emily Frank, The Secret

“Blue skies smiling at me, nothing but blue skies, do I see.” These song lyrics by [Irving Berlin] feel so appropriate as we soak in these last days of summer sunshine.

On the Fence, placed first in the wildlife and nature category of the Focus on Maple Grove photo contest

On the Fence, placed first in the wildlife and nature category of the Focus on Maple Grove photo contest. Rod Smoliak took the photo on a baseball field at Cedar Island Elementary.

polymer clay earrings

Lauren Sutton grew a creative hobby into a full-blown brand—Olive + Siena—all within the course of a year.

Silhouette art on pink paper.

If it only took 20-30 minutes to create a memory that will last a lifetime, would you want it?

Baby wearing knitted hat.

Recognized for its dedication and commitment to spreading joy throughout the Maple Grove Hospital, The Knitting Grandmas and Friends program received the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota annual Trailblazer Award.

A painting by Dan McAvey, adult education director at the Maple Grove Arts Center.

Dan McAvey teaches several classes and serves as the adult education director and member of the Board of Directors at the Maple Grove Arts Center.

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