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Holiday Hours May Change




Muskie Love

July 15 - 31

Find out more about theater auditions.

Muskie Love Jul 15 - Jul 31 LEARN MORE

Find out more about auditions.

Dance - Theater - Visual Arts!

June 27 - August 12


The Elvis Show

June 18 & 19

Colleen Raye's

Symphony at the Cinema

June 25 & 26

St. Croix Valley Opera Cabaret Night May 21 LEARN MORE
The Elvis Show Jun 18 - Jun 19 LEARN MORE
Colleen Raye's Symphony at the Cinema Jun 25 - Jun 26 LEARN MORE
Art Classes
Music Lessons
Dance and Movement Classes

Books and Benches

Books & Benches - Summer 2022 Schedule

Gather at the art benches, listen to stories, participate in art & nature activities with National Park Service Rangers and take home free gently used and new books! Free and open to the public.

Art Bench Trail Osceola

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – 10:30 a.m.

Mill Pond Park – Osceola, Wisconsin

In partnership with Osceola Public Library (In case of rain, event will move to Library)

BB 2021 Hudson iv

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 – 11:00 a.m.

Lakefront Park, Picnic Point – Hudson, Wisconsin
In partnership with Hudson Area Public Library
(In case of rain, event will move to The Phipps)

Books Benches Somerset 6 27 16

Thursday, June 23, 2022 – 10:00 a.m.

Larry Forrest Memorial Park – Somerset, Wisconsin
In partnership with Somerset Public Library
(In case of rain, event will move to Library)

Prescott Bench Project

Friday, June 24, 2022 – 10:30 a.m.

Freedom Park – Prescott, Wisconsin
In partnership with Prescott Public Library

Girl scouts Croixdale

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – 10:30 a.m.

Croixdale – Bayport, Minnesota
In partnership with Bayport Public Library
(In case of rain, event will move to Library)

Current CDC guidelines will be followed at these events to protect the health and wellbeing of all participants.

Books & Benches is a project of the Somerset Elementary Family Book Drive in partnership with The Phipps and local libraries to increase summer reading and expose families to community art in the St. Croix River Valley. Special thanks to W.H.O. Books for its donation of new books to give out free to participants. W.H.O. Book’s mission is to spread social awareness of diversity, equity, and acceptance. To learn more, go to

The Art Bench Trail is a program of The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI in partnership with the St. Croix Valley Foundation and the National Park Service.

Questions? Contact Erin at or Anastasia at