Riverwalk Market Fair noted for “creating a premier art venue.”
A tale of two creative cities
Northfield and Winona — each with two liberal arts colleges — look like top bets right now outside of Mayoland for generating the inventive energy and technical savvy that spell success in the 21st century. Both towns sport historically rich downtowns, which provide the inexpensive, interesting space that many start-up businesses favor. Northfield’s is postcard perfect while Winona’s rough-around-the-edges feel might inspire creativity in young entrepreneurs. Street life exists in both places, with an assortment of shops, cafés and bars to suit most young people’s tastes.
Both towns also punch way above their weight when it comes to arts. Northfield welcomes artists and artisans to show their work on the Riverwalk Market Fair, creating a premier art venue each Saturday June to October. The Northfield Arts Guild presents art shows, dance performances, classes and stage productions in two historic downtown venues.