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The 40th Stockholm Art Fair poster is a painting by Glen 'Sonny' Nelson, one of the founders of the art fair.

Stockholm Art Fair turns 40

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The annual Stockholm Art Fair happens 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday July 20 at the Village Park in Stockholm, nestled next to Lake Pepin.


The event has come a long way since its inception in 1974. Back then, a group of artists who had recently moved to the area held the art fair as a way to let the people know who they were and what they did.

The thinking was that if no one showed up, it would be just a picnic.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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