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JuliaClaire’s second Annual Holiday Artisan Event will be held November 2 in Preston


Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

JuliaClaire has been a pioneer in the area of repurposing and recycling and many of its artisans create their art from recycled items. Arlene Woellert makes her American Girl fashions from clothing that cannot be sold at because of a tear, stain or because the item is outdated. Bonnie Thomas makes her rugs from plastic bags while Deb Thorson creates her Dew Drop Dishes from old dishes. Elaine Hellickson makes lights from old wine bottles, Doreen Bergo sews wool mittens from old sweaters while Nancy Gardner makes plastic bag holders from old jeans.

“We are very fortunate to have so many talented Artisans in our area and JuliaClaire is grateful to have 23 of those Artisan’s wares in our shop” states Trish Keating, owner of JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique in Preston. “We have Textile artists, Photographers, Metal, Wood and Glass artists as well as Jewelers and Authors who allow us to carry their works.”

“It never ceases to amaze me with all the beautiful things the Artisans create from used items,” says Jo Fitzgerald, a volunteer at JuliaClaire. “We are lucky to have such a variety of things to choose from.”

JuliaClaire also has artisans who create art from new materials. Jan Knutson’s flowers and scarves have become well known in the area as has Andy Walsh’s clocks, jewelry and music boxes as well as his beautiful holiday ornaments. Laurice Kneestern’s quilted table runners and wall hangings as well as her quilted chickens are very popular with local shoppers.

Young artisans also sell their wares at JuliaClaire. Madison and Meileigh Scheevel of Preston create bracelets and necklaces. “I encourage artisans of all ages to use their creativity. Our youngest is 9 years of age and our oldest is in her eighties,” says Keating.

Many of JuliaClaire’s artisans will be present at the event. Enjoy cider and cookies, meet our local artisans and view their wares from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with 10 percent off all artisan wares and 20 percent off all regular holiday décor.

JuliaClaire second Annual Artisan Event Saturday, November 2, 11 – 2 144 Main Street, Preston, Minn. 507.765.2399

“Trout, Trails, & Treats!” in Preston

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Preston celebrates “Taste of the Trail” on Saturday, September 21 at the Trailhead Park in Preston. Guests can enjoy biking along our scenic trails and also test taste local foods. But “taste” also includes non-edible samplings, giving visit ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” in Fountain, Harmony & Preston on September 21

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during an annual trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. On September 21, the towns of Fountain, Harmony and Preston are ..... 
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Lemonade stand

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

All smiles, Gracie Pfaff and Kendyl Kraling set up a lemonade stand in Preston, Minn. during the hottest days of August. Photo by Jason Sethre

Book signing event held for Preston author

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

By Jade Sexton Tom Driscoll of Lanesboro, Minn. decided to start a publishing company, and he wanted to launch his business with a book written by Nancy Overcott. Shipwrekt Books published “Living in a Dream,” and a book signing was held on Au ..... 
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Vroom! Vroom! “The Cruise” is Coming to Preston!

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

By Kathy Dahl Do you like motorcycles? Do you like lots of motorcycles that are all shapes, sizes, models, and colors? That’s good, because on Sunday, July 28, approximately 1,600 motorcycles will roll into Preston, Minn. during the 13th Annual R ..... 
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Spin Fishing for Trout Workshop at the National Trout Center

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Join us on Saturday, June 15 at the National Trout Center, Preston, Minn. from 10am – noon for a spin fishing instruction workshop with Jeff Broberg. Broberg is the current President of the Minnesota Trout Association, a National Trout Center Boar ..... 
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Paris meets Preston at French Quarter style art show

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Two Friends, Two Countries, Two Cameras is the motto Stacey Hildebrandt and Lynn Lutzi Léger use on their business cards to promote their photography and their art. These photographers will be offering their work at a French Quarter style art show ..... 
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Trout Sculpture unveiled at National Trout Center

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

During Minnesota’s Trout Opener, on April 13th, you may have noticed avid trout fly fisherman, Paul Lambrecht, out on the streams near Preston. However, at noon Lambrecht appeared at the National Trout Center in downtown Preston for the unveiling ..... 
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