KEYC - Arts By The River at Riverfront Park

Arts By The River at Riverfront Park

The First Annual Arts By The River event took place this weekend at Riverfront Park in Mankato.

The event featured artists from Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

In addition to live music, some of the fine art on display included glassware, pottery, and paintings.

Shannon Robinson, Executive Director of Arts By The River, says, " I think it is really providing something that has been missing from our Mankato community. We have a really growing, exploding art scene right now the City Arts Walking Sculpture Tour downtown; we have a great artist community. To have something like this that brings artist in from all over southern Minnesota, from other states, to showcase their art is something that I think our citizens have been asking for."

If you missed this year's event, look for the second annual Arts By The River coming in June of 2012.