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PHOTOS: Western Minnesota turns out for annual Meander

The 18th annual Upper Minnesota River Valley arts crawl — known as the Meander — took place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2022.

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Joe Hauger works on craving a new piece before attendees of the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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GRANITE FALLS — Communities throughout West Central Minnesota were buzzing with art aficionados over the weekend, as the annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl returned, featuring more than 40 artists in a wide variety of mediums ranging from carving, painting and photography.

For three days, opening Friday, Sept. 30, and winding down Sunday, Oct. 2, folks had the opportunity to take part in the expansive art crawl that spanned Granite Falls, Montevideo, Dawson, Madison, Milan, Danvers, Appleton, Ortonville and Clinton.

Various home studios and downtown buildings hosted the artists and their work. Some put on live displays of painting, carving and even performing music for the wide variety of attendees.

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Madison Ihrke, of Rochester, smiles while reading cards produced by A to Z Letterpress Printing during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Montevideo on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Artist Malena Handeen plays the accordion on the porch of the Loose Tooth Saloon of Art during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Milan on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Meander attendees enter the K.K. Berge building to view artist exhibits during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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A woman flips through linoleum block prints by Bradley D. Hall during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Artist Bradley D. Hall demonstrates how he uses his linoleum block printer at his home studio during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Photographer Gene Stukel talks to attendees of the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Coni Sederstrom, of Clarkfield, browses items carved by artist Joe Hauger at the Bluenose Gopher Public House during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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A sign welcomes Meander folks into the K.K. Berge Building during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Tamara Isfeld starts the early process of paining a new landscape piece before attendees of the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Cards featuring the art of Malena Handeen sit on display during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in at the Loose Tooth Saloon of Art in Milan on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Debbie Stoks looks through linoleum block prints at the home studio of Bradley D. Hall during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Artwork by artist Bradley D. Hall sits on display in his home studio during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Joe Hauger carves a piece before an audience at the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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People listen to live music outside the Loose Tooth Saloon of Art during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Milan on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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