On Friday night, my brother, sister, sister's boyfriend and I went to the semi-annual St. Paul Art Crawl to see two of our cousins, who are among more than 300 artists exhibiting their work this weekend in more than 17 buildings. We walked all over St. Paul's Lowertown and Downtown neighborhoods on a pretty spring evening.
Along the way, we peeked inside the recently (and beautifully) renovated Union Depot, learned more about the neighborhood and Art Crawl's history, and got to see our talented cousins and their work. I've visited the Art Crawl before, but this year's visit (and reading about it afterward) gave me a better understanding of its significance, scope, and how it showcases the vibrant arts community here. It's a remarkable event.