Art on the Lake returned for its 35th year in the Excelsior Commons over the weekend, and featured a wide and colorful variety of pieces from several artists, including: Charles Adams, Carolbel Designs, Dark Moons Designs, Sole Shine, The Creative Quill, Jenna Lou Designs, Linda Johaneson, The Sterling Flower, Linda Nelson Studios, Sabrina Peitz and several others.

Visitors also enjoyed food from local venues including Off the Grid, Greek Taste and Jake O’Connor’s, Ruhland’s Strudel Haus and Simply Nuts & More, browsing the art while listening to this year’s Music by the Bay lineup of Tiedhouse, Billy Johnson, Matt/Tom/Millie/Evy, Becky Schlegel Blue Groove, Michael Monroe and Grant Dawson. The Minnetonka Alumni Association, Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society and the Museum of Lake Minnetonka-Steamboat Minnehaha hosted community booths during the event.

“Art on the Lake celebrated its 35th year on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnetonka, welcoming over 150 artists, new musical guests and food vendors, and topping the weekend off with lots of sunshine,” said Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura Hotvet.

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