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Two art tours are this weekend

Two art crawls are scheduled in the area May 2 and 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Artists will be present at many of the sites, along with demonstrations.

The sixth annual ArtOpener - the St. Croix Valley Studio Tour takes place at nine artists' studios and galleries in Stillwater, Hudson and River Falls. Twenty-one art styles are featured and include artists Carl Erickson, Joe Christensen, Jude Ryan Reiling, Patrick Casanova, Renee and Douglas Sigwarth, Mary Ann Schiesl-Griesinger, Thomas and Rebecca Maras, Melissa Belanger, Sarah Dudgeon, Richard Reynolds Ward, Nolan Prohaska, Marjorie Wade, Rhonda Willers, Sandra Shaughnessy, Aaron Sober, Nanci Yermakoff, Jan Bilek, Dick Morse, Kirk Freeman, Dyann Myers and Elaine Frederickson.

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The sixth annual Creative Drive features more than 45 regional artists at six shops, galleries and studios in and around River Falls, Roberts, Hammond and Baldwin. Sites are Stone Soup Gallery, Silver Bison Ranch, Onkka Pottery, Color Crossing, Gecko Garden Studios and Trout Lily Studios. From noon-3 p.m. May 3 is a free performance by American songwriter and guitarist Cam Waters at the Silver Bison Ranch near Baldwin.

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