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Calhoun - Isles

Leafy, prosperous, gifted with--and named for--two of the city's finest lakes, Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles, Calhoun-Isles epitomizes the city's special brand of urban gentility. Strollers, bikers, and dog-walkers circle the lakes; autos make their way gingerly over traffic-calming bumps; and neighbors chat on generous front porches, while the Uptown business district draws Calhoun-Isles residents to its many restaurants, coffee houses, and offbeat retail offerings.


Minnesota Fringe Festival

August Arts: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Not-to-miss Fringe shows, a neighborhood happy hour, beer and bikes…a few of our favorite things for August arts and culture.    

Jewelry metalsmither Susan Elnora

Forging an Arts Tradition: Metalsmithing in MSP

MSP boasts a cultural milieu in which diverse art forms, architecture and design take root and flourish. Metalsmithing, which includes jewelry design, is an integral part of the culture.


Witt Siasoco uses art to create home

The multidisciplinary artist, designer, and arts educator has created a number of projects inspired by issues facing his community. Through art, he explores themes of collective community ownership, transportation and land use, and underrepresented populations.

American Swedish Institute

Where To Take Winter Visitors in MSP: 14 Time-Tested Activities

As anyone who’s spent a winter in MSP knows, the pace of life here doesn’t drop with the temperature or the snow. Show your visitors a great time this month with these classic MSP winter activities.

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Make the Switch from Car to Bike Commute This Winter: Here's How

Imagine a day in a bike commuter’s boots. How does he or she prepare before walking out the door? How do they stay comfortable behind Arctic fronts and snow curtains — even the dreaded polar vortex. Here's how.
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