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ArtOut Stockholm: Call to Artists!


You are invited to participate in ArtOut Stockholm sponsored by the Merchants of Stockholm and Abode Gallery & Design. This is an open invitational creative event Saturday, May 16th, 2015. Artists are asked to register before May 12th. This event is for artists representing a variety of media, styles and artistic outlets.
Stockholm Merchants Association welcomes artists to Stockholm, WI through a special event entitled ArtOut Stockholm. Artists are encouraged to set up around town and create artwork inspired by the quaint village of Stockholm and its surrounding scenic landscape. Artists representing a variety of media and styles are welcome to participate including but not limited to sculptors, painters, poets and musicians. Tourists and villagers will be invited to walk around the town and visit with artists. This is a unique outdoor opportunity to be inspired by nature and fellowship with other creatives near beautiful Lake Pepin. Your registration fee covers your box lunch which will be from a local eatery. Artists are invited and encouraged to submit their artwork from the day to be included in a special ArtOut Stockholm Exhibition at local businesses after the event. Works included in the Exhibition will be for sale. This is a special opportunity to show and sell work. Participating artists have the opportunity to win one of three prizes: Best of Show ($100), Spirit of Stockholm ($50) or People’s Choice ($50)!

Where: Join us in beautiful Stockholm, WI.

What: Bring your tools of the trade, set up around town and have a great time creating with other artists in the village.

Why: Because the quaint village of Stockholm is inspirational! Refresh your creativity outdoors!
When: Saturday May 16th. Check in: 10:45am. Lunch at one. While artists are encouraged to create as long as they feel inspired the official end time will be 3pm. Awards will be at 3pm. Artwork that artists wish to be considered for the ArtOut Stockholm exhibition should be submitted to Abode Gallery at that time.

Registration: $10.00. Sign up in person at Abode Gallery, or via email
Pre- Registration is required by or on May 12, 2015. Complete event information and menu options will be sent to you upon registration.

This event is open to all artists. Please feel free to pass along this information to friends.



Stockholm Turns Trashy

Our merchants have a great sense of pride for our village. When the prospect of placing regular ol' trash cans around town arose, they got creative. 

For a small town that sees a lot of visitors over the course of a year, garbage cans are a real necessity, helping to keep things picked up and litter contained. But when you're a small village known for your big arts, no ordinary trash receptacle will do. Thus, "trashy art" was born.

Through this project, several local merchants have come forward to adopt a garbage can, transforming each into beautiful works of art. You'll see them scattered about town and we invite visitors to put waste in its place, and at the same time engage with art that's colorful, fun and entertaining.

Next year these artsy trash receptacles will be up for adoption once again, and given a new look. It will be exciting to see how they are transformed from purely practical to functional and fun year after year.

We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to our Trashy Art sponsors for 2014:

Abode Gallery
Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery
Flyway Film Festival
Historic Stockholm Hotel
Hugga Bugga


41st Annual Stockholm Art Fair - July 19, 2014

The Stockholm Art Fair has earned a reputation as one of the best in the Midwest. An amazing selection of unique art, in a breathtaking setting.

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, we'll once again be welcoming visitors to Stockholm Village Park for the Stockholm Art Fair.

This will be the fair's 41st annual; you can't have that kind of longevity without being top-notch in every way. The views over Lake Pepin are spectacular, but it's the art that takes center stage at this event; Over 100 juried artists with exceptional art including paintings, jewelry, clay, glass, sculpture, fiber, wood, leather, photography and more.

Food vendors entice you with many locally made and unusual offerings such as wood fired pizza, portabella mushroom sandwiches, locally roasted coffee and a variety of food choices! Talented regional musicians perform onstage throughout the day, and there are activities for children as well.

Admission is free... the experience is priceless. Find the full event details here.


New: Stockholm's Market Fridays

Breathtaking lake views with majestic bluffs as the backdrop. Rosy sunrises against turquoise skies. Splashes of color from the flowers and flags along our main drag.

It's a short and fleeting season, which is why we like to take advantage of every opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of summer. The addition of Market Fridays to our events schedule is just one example of how we make the most of the sunshine and fresh air.

Every Friday night, through October 24, shops extend their hours into the evening, fresh produce and locally made items are available at the farmers market, free entertainment takes the stage, and visitors enjoy picnics in our gardens.

And thanks to WideSpot Performing Arts Center and generous sponsor merchants, your ticket to good music is paid in advance! Free concerts will be offered as part of our Market Friday schedule. Our upcoming lineup includes:

June 27, 2014
Kyle Fosburgh
Sponsored by The Palate

July 25, 2014
Benjamin Tucker
Sponsored by Abode Gallery

August 29, 2014
Brooke Thoen
Sponsored by Gelly's Pub & Eatery

We invite you to join us for a beautiful evening in the village where creativity abounds. It all takes place in the center of the village in the Arts Garden, just off Spring Street. Watch for the crowds; you can't miss it.