The St. Croix Valley began attracting artists more than a century ago, and today it remains a destination for artists and art collectors. Its charm and tranquility are readily accessible, and visitors from around the world come for art, fine dining, and to experience the natural beauty of the river itself.
Stillwater is the largest town in the Valley, and the first to be incorporated in Minnesota. It was a boom town in the late 1800's, and its historic downtown still looks much like it did early in the last century.
Visitors will find a modern, energetic community possessing the charm of a 19th century river town.
Much of the downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Sites and it runs alongside the beautiful St. Croix River, the
central feature of the St. Croix National Scenic Waterway that separates Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our gallery is in the historic Isaac Staples Sawmill built more than
a hundred and twenty years ago adjacent to the river, where logs from forests to the north floated downstream to the sawmills in Stillwater.
More than 60 artists and artisans from Minnesota and Wisconsin display their work in our gallery. There is a wide choice of excellent works
rendered in a variety of media and styles, and new art produced by some of the region's finest artists arrives almost daily.