Music and Art an entertainment extravaganza

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Join the interactive creative experience at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival and prepare to be inspired! The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts invites you to channel your creative spirit!

We welcome new activities to the park this year! Enjoy the sidewalk masterpieces of professional chalk artist, Allison Severson. Also Aerialist, Laura Emiola, will be swinging with silks from the wires, as her graceful acrobatics amaze.

New to the Artist Village stage on Saturday will be singer/guitarist/harmonist/songwriter Mark Stary on his guitar and Sunday, Hobo Musician, D.B. Rouse, with his folksy tunes and yes, a kazoo!

In addition, we welcome back a line-up of amazing musical talent and performers including, in the bandshell, Saturday: Nici Peper and Good Time Willy; Sunday: For All Brazil, The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund.

Both days in the park offer a wish to the Living Statue, Mira Kehoe, and take a spin with Liz Burhans at her Hooping Rodeo.

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival takes place on the banks of the St. Croix River in Lakefront Park 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

We invite visitors to experience a variety of creative talent, including the original artwork of 90+ juried artists, hands-on demonstrations and creative activities while sampling a variety of fall flavors. We've added "The Art of....Tasting," a tasting tent featuring the local brews of Hop & Barrel Brewing Company and the wines of Belle Vinez Vineyard & Winery.

No admission fee and open to creative spirits of all ages.

More info? Head to discoverhudsonwi.com or call 715-386-8411.

For a preview of visiting artists, visit https://www.facebook.com/SSCArtFest