Our Town - The Lindstrom Project

Shows, Performances, and Exhibitions
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Venue: Hallberg Center for the Arts  |  City: Wyoming, MN

The second in an annual series of art shows, exploring individual communities through the eyes of artists. Each year, a different town will be showcased.

This year...

It's the City of Lindstrom, MN!

Sponsored by:

David Freemore

& Lindstrom Municipal Liquors (courtesy of Dave Waldoch)

Our Town - The Lindstrom Project

Artwork inspired by the City of Lindstrom, MN.  

History...  In 1853, Daniel Lindström left Sweden in search of a nice piece of land to settle in America. Lindström was platted in 1880. The town of Lindström was incorporated in 1894. Many other Swedish emigrants traveled with Daniel Lindström. Joris Per Anderson, half brother to Daniel Lindström, came in 1850 leading a party from Hassela, Sweden. In the party was Erik Norelius, whose personal journals in part formed the basis of Vilhelm Moberg’s 

novels of the Swedish emigration to the United States, The Emigrants. Moberg's novels have two main characters, Karl Oskar and Kristina Nilsson. The novels depict the hardships Swedish emigrants endured en route to America. A bronze statue of the author, holding his bicycle as if ready to ride away, stands on a stepped platform in Chisago City’s town park. An image of Karl Oskar and Kristina remains Lindström’s logo today. Since 1990, anyone who has taken U.S. Highway 8 from north of Forest Lake to Lindström has driven on the Moberg Trail.

Lindström celebrates Karl Oskar and Kristina annually with Karl Oskar Days. This event takes place mid-July and includes such activities as the coronation of a "Karl Oskar Princess", parades, a street dance, and fireworks. There are still statues of Karl Oskar 

and Kristina in Lindström, as a tribute to the early Swedish immigrants whose descendants continue to populate the area. These statues are the main attraction for tourists from all over the world who come to Lindström because of its Swedish heritage.

Lindström was settled predominantly by Swedish immigrants and their families.

 

We are inviting all artists, members or not, to submit their artwork, visual and performed, and be a part of this unique exhibit.  

 

This exhibit will be on display at the Hallberg Center for the Arts in Wyoming, MN.  If participation is high enough, we will be extending the exhibit to locations in Lindstrom!

 

The Hallberg Center for the Arts

5521 East Viking Blvd.

Wyoming, MN  55092

(651) 272-5122

 

Deadline for Entry:  midnight, June 8, 2018

Sponsored by:

David Freemore

& Lindstrom Municipal Liquors (courtesy of Dave Waldoch)

 

Would you like to Help Sponsor a Show like this too?

Hallberg Art Show Sponsorship

Your logo could be on the event, posters, press releases, and more.  And, it's tax deductible!

Find out more (click here)

 

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5521 E Viking Blvd, Wyoming, MN 55092

 

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  • From Thursday, June 21, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
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