Under normal circumstances, Spring in Minnesota is a time where many of us begin to emerge from our homes where we’ve hunkered down during cold, dark winters. That’s obviously only been exacerbated because of the pandemic. Now that I’m vaccinated, I made it to an outdoor live music event / social gathering. The weather was a touch chilly that night but it was worth it. We are so lucky to have the artist Allen Christian in our community, and that he has opened up his studio/museum, the House of Balls, to all of us. I first discovered it in my early 20s, in its previous location, and have been absolutely delighted since.