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Mark Your Calendars!

The 2022 Minnehaha Falls Art Fair will be July 15-17!



"The 2022 Artist Directory is now available to view on website! Nearly 150 artists will be taking part in this year’s Minnehaha Falls Art Fair. In less than a month, you’ll get to see these artists and their incredible work in person at the falls! We can't wait! 🌳"




"We are so honored to have been nominated by City Pages' readers as one of five of the best festivals in the Twin Cities!"

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2022 Minnehaha Falls Art Fair!

Very happy to AGAIN be an Artist Exhibitor in this years upcoming Minnehaha Falls Art Fair! ​

Friday, July 15 ~ 3pm-8pm
Saturday, July 16 ~ 10am-7pm
Sunday, July 17 ~ 10am-5pm

Celebrate 150+ artists at the Minnehaha Falls Art Fair! This three day event offers a wide variety of art mediums, plus live music, amazing food, delicious beer and wine, activities, and so much more!

ALL artist booths at the Minnehaha Falls Art Fair will offer items in their booth for under $30!

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WildRidge Studio

Contemporary Visual Art

Acrylic Painter and Illustrator

For the love of color, shared stories & the interconnectedness of all things.

 I am an artist with a lifetime of drawing, painting, teaching, and creating. I work & play in my WildRidge Studio, and I say work (because some of it just is) and play, because it's therapy and takes me to a place of exploration, challenge, joy, inner life of the mind stuff, experiences, community, grace, and love

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My name is Kristie Kaiser Frudden. I've been living an art-full life since I can remember. My mother is a watercolorist/teacher, my father a naturalist/teacher (amongst other things). I grew up surrounded with the smell of art supplies and the outdoors. I headed to college for a BS in Art Education and spent 25 years teaching in public school studios having my heart filled everyday with young artist's ideas and creations. Along side that time I worked out of my WildRidge Studio in Minnesota painting commissions, exhibited in juried shows, was the featured artist for Mahtomedi's Farmer's Market, art festival exhibitor, acquired an MFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD), and all-around spent time practicing my craft. The early years were full of kids, family, the best dog, friends, teaching, and art exploration. As much as I loved full-time teaching, I was finding a void in my own creative life that needed to be recognized. I took an early retirement in 2018 to get back to focusing on my own art practice and what that meant now. What I found was the gift of time, experience, and a crazy drive for growth.

Original acrylic work and giclee prints of original work are currently available.

Illustrations & Fine Art are copyrighted ©. All Rights Reserved.  

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