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The Arts in Linden Hills

Southwest High School has perhaps the most highly-regarded performing arts program in the state.  

Theater, Band, Choir, Dance — all receive numerous statewide awards, and all are led by talented and dedicated teachers and directors.

3-5 member Jazz combos  are the feature of the

SW Jazz program, along with the new Guitar Program, the traditional Big Band, and a Dixieland Jazz Bands.  

The Orchestra Program includes both Chamber and String Orchestras, and an award-winning Wind Ensemble.

My own work of art... Shot with an iphone at

The Linden Hills Kite Festival.

The Southwest Singers is a co-ed audition choir whose repertoire includes classical, jazz and pop music, and which has consistently scored superior ratings at state and national music competitions.

Chamber Singers is a co-ed audition choir specializing in madrigals and a cappella.

And the Southwest Theater Program is second to none in the entire state.   Well, sometimes, we get voted #2 or #3.  Coming up May 15th, Unhinged Theatre presents "Ordinary Days" in the Black Box Theater.  


Everett and Charlie Gallery

Located in Linden Hills at 2720 West 43rd Street.."where art meets experience."

Minnesota Streetcar Museum

A ride on one of our historic streetcars takes you back to the early 1900s, the era of electric mass-transit. It’s a trip back in time aboard a “museum on wheels."  The kids love it. 

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New Gild Jewelers

Combines stunningly artistic creations with exeptional customer service.  I'll admit I'm biased - they made my wedding rings.  

The Museum of Russian Art

Not quite Linden Hills, but I love TMORA.  It's intimate and entirely unique, Twin Cities’ window to into Russian art, history, and culture.

The Bakken Museum

A one-of-a-kind museum exploring the mysteries of our electrical world, and inspiring a passion for science and its potential for social good.

The Southwest High School Guitar Program room has a wall of windows, and two walls with thirty guitars hanging on them.  Amps and drums and keyboards, too.  The leader of the program teaches 5 classes per day, and also puts on a super cool event called STRUT: Guitar Festival.  



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