In a few weeks, the 14th version of the annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Arts Crawl will open to visitors from several states who drive to 30 various studios hosting 39 different artists, displaying paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood and folk arts as well as photography.

In a few weeks, the 14th version of the annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Arts Crawl will open to visitors from several states who drive to 30 various studios hosting 39 different artists, displaying paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood and folk arts as well as photography.

Typically promoted as being on the first weekend of October, two-thirds of the event this year is actually in September, 29 and 30, with the final day, on Sunday, falling on October 1. The Meander meanders from Granite Falls to Clinton, and from Danvers to Dawson.

While this is an artists’ flavored and favored event, kickoff events will be held on Friday, September 29, in Granite Falls and Watson, with an annual performance at the Dawson-Boyd Arts and Cultural Center in Dawson on Saturday night, September 30. Brothers2, featuring Don and Lee Kanten will be at the Watson Town Hall starting at 7 p.m., while in Granite the “Musical Chairs” event will enter its second year.

One change from the published Meander brochure is that Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, with their band Chicken Sedan, will perform in a 7:30 p.m. performance in Dawson instead of Nancy Harms, who is performing in Europe and couldn’t fit in a flight between performances.

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