Arts & Culture

Vote for your readers' choice winner for Focus on Woodbury 2022.

Readers' Choice Voting Open for Focus on Woodbury 2022. It's time to pick your favorites for the 2022 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.

Vintage and Farmhouse Dream Kitchen

Mary and Dan Webb had always wished for a larger space to entertain guests, friends and family. Perhaps a larger kitchen, a bigger living room or a more spacious entryway would fit the bill.

Rosie costume

From Mary Poppins to Rosie the Riveter, Woodbury local Elizabeth Kriel has designed, thrifted and found DIY Halloween costumes for her daughter Lilly for over five years now, all without touching a sewing machine.

things you save in a fire

Cassie Hanwell is not a damsel in distress. She’s a quick-witted, athletic, driven firefighter in Texas and she worked hard to earn a top stop in the ranks. She doesn’t take grief from her male colleagues and will be the best.

Mackenzie Harding, Quaranteam

Each month, we feature one of the photos from our 2020 Focus on Woodbury photo contest.

vegetable garden

“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space.

Spangenberg Farmstead

The Spangenberg Farmstead is turning 150 years old—and the Woodbury Heritage Society is inviting the community to celebrate.

bedroom home styling

Jenny Virkus knows a thing or two about interior design. She did not attend college for the study and is not in the field of interior design; instead, she has learned the art through her four home renovations, most recently of which is in Woodbury’s Wedgewood neighborhood.

Minnesota Macrame wall hanging

Hand-knotting works of art from the comfort of her own home is Woodbury resident and the creator behind Minnesota Macrame, Jennifer St. Cyr. As an ode to popular '70s design, St.

Rick Paukert, Capital Sons

Creating guitar-driven rock music with heart, soul and substance is Woodbury band Capital Sons. Established in 2005 by lead singer Karl Obermeyer, the band started as a way to channel a passion for crafting quality sounds.

The Pull of the Stars

In Emma Donoghue’s latest book, The Pull of the Stars, readers are immersed into the world of Dublin, Ireland during World War I, which was plagued by poverty and disease from the 1918 Spanish flu.

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