Arts & Culture

This year’s “Raise the Curtain” gala held on May 23 exceeded its goal by raising $65,000. Entertainment included Don Eidel on guitar and singers Quinn Shadko and Austin Lewis with Blake Brauer on piano.

Hill-Murray School senior Elizabeth Sutherland

Hill-Murray School senior Elizabeth (Ella) Sutherland struggled in school until freshman year. Then she got herself into gear.

White Bear Lake Area High School senior Isaac Maruyama

"You have to get involved in things you find interesting," White Bear Lake Area High School senior Issac Maruyama says.

Mahtomedi High School senior Ruby Ales

Mahtomedi High School senior Ruby Ales has some advice for students just starting high school: get involved.

Liberty Classical Academy senior Jack Dobrotka

Liberty Classical Academy senior Jack Dobrotka knows about hard work - he's a multisport athlete and plans to join the Army.

A wall covered in blue mural paper.

While architectural elements and furniture are often the go-to focal points, a single wall can hold its own with bold color or statement wallpaper.

Lighting as functional art in home decor

Functional art brightens lighting options.

Bleached wood, a trendy Fall flooring option

Carpet remains a top seller in the flooring market, but there are plenty of other flooring options for homeowners.

"Time is Running Out," a painting by White Bear Lake Area High School student Lauren Martin

White Bear Lake Area High School student Lauren Martin created Time is Running Out in Shawn Gritzmacher’s art class.

The view from the stage of the Lakeshore Players Theatre.

The Lakeshore Players Theatre and the White Bear Center for the Arts received $116,915 in grants.

Two people paddle kayaks on White Bear Lake near the Manitou Island bridge.

Stephanie Herington’s A Summer Paddle took second place in our 2018 Lens on the Lake photo contest in the People & Families category.

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