Arts & Culture

Filled with laughs, heart and a whole lot of fun, this Children’s Performing Arts production, staged at the Hanafli Performing Arts Center in February and early March,  was one for the books.  

When he lists his favorite singers, White Bear Lake-based vocalist and entertainment entrepreneur Gary LaRue always puts Las Vegas icon Wayne Newton at the top.

The White Bear Lake area is full of beautiful landscapes and businesses we have all come to love. Tally’s Dockside, Lila & Claudine’s and Cup and Cone play a large part in our lives, and Nino Nardecchia works tirelessly to capture those aspects of White Bear Lake on his notecards.

White Bear Lake native Sean Kenny didn’t set out to become an educator and advocate for those with autism.

Pursuing a lifelong, “hereditary” interest in art, Birchwood Village entrepreneur Devon Quick has developed a thriving business crafting handmade furniture, jewelry and more from wood, metals and other materials.

Most people don’t think about the hard work that goes into each individual piece of furniture you sit at, sit on, eat at or admire.

The White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) showcases the community’s best art from all its members, including those still in high school.

After living abroad for several years, Kathy Kuck, owner of Blue Water Polish Pottery, came back with a new passion, one she shares with the rest of her community.

Shawn Wilson worked in the realty world for four years before recognizing the necessity for change. Connecting with his friend Joe Walsh, the two created POP—People Over Profit—Realty.

For 15 years, dancers at Rince na Chroi have enthralled members across the Twin Cities with their passion for Irish dancing. The performance-based school, founded by Katie Stephens Spangler, focuses on spreading this appreciation through the community.

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