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Art on the Kinni is 25 years old

Art on the  Kinni is 25 years old Art on the  Kinni is 25 years old

RIVER FALLS - This year, River Falls Community Arts Base celebrated its 25th annual Art on the Kinni, which was back in person. With more than 50 art vendors, live music and free admission, many people strolled the White Pathway taking it all in.

Some artists demonstrated their art forms, such as Judy Larson of Larson Looms, who showed attendees how her hand woven rugs, runners, scarves and towels are all done one row at a time.

“About five inches of work can take about an hour, depending on what style I am doing. It can be tedious work but I love it,” said Larson.

The event also featured live music at two stages and food trucks from local vendors including Mariachi Loco and Smokey Treats BBQ. There were also crafts for the children and some activities for community participation.

Art on the Kinni is produced each year by the River Falls Community Art Base (CAB), which is a nonprofit organization that promotes the arts in the River Falls community. To learn more about the organization and other events they sponsor visit

At left, Emily Branstad admiring some handmade pottery at Art on the Kinni in River Falls on Saturday, Sept. 11. Photo by Melissa Thorud

Artist Jenna Wojan, of New Richmond, creates graphic design pieces and adds some extra details by hand as well. She uses Adobe Illustrator and InDesign to create her prints.Photo by Melissa Thorud

Featured at the Larson’s Looms booth at Art on the Kinni was a bag with stitching called “Chicken Tracks” that originated in the 1920s, made by Judy Larson. Photo by Melissa Thorud

Audrey Johnson, Henry Johnson (8) and Andrew Johnson (6) enjoying some kettle corn at Art on the Kinni, which took place along the White Pathway and in Heritage Park Saturday, Sept. 11.Photo by Melissa Thorud