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Thunderwillow welcomed by Chamber; Grand Opening is Sunday

ThunderWillow Community Arts ribbon-cutting ceremony. Submitted photo

The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau welcomed new member ThunderWillow Community Arts with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Present for the event were, from left, Chamber Ambassadors Brian Hinz, Pete Keskey, and Susie Halverson, Chamber President Kim Heinemann, owner and artist Donna Ernst, Chamber Ambassadors Jerry Hautala, Barb Zimmerman, and Paul Simmons.

ThunderWillow Community Arts recently opened its doors at 1615 Maxwell Drive, Suite 2, in Hudson. Ernst opened the studio to be a community art center where individuals can learn and create art in a variety of mediums from stained glass, jewelry, ceramics and more.

There are 19 local artists who teach classes six days a week and also offer their art for sale in the retail gallery at the front of the center. There is also a full service coffee bar.

Classes for children are currently offered on Saturdays with additional programs planned for this summer.

You can also rent studio time and equipment at the center or hold a class for a private party.

Stop by their Grand Opening on Sunday, March 25, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. that will feature artist demonstrations, food, door prizes and more. For more information, go to or call (715) 808-8034.