GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A new event showcasing downtown Granite Falls will kick off the eighth annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Arts Crawl.

The event aims to highlight Granite Falls as a gateway to the Upper Minnesota River Valley. It will be held Friday, Sept. 30, from 4-8 p.m.

The meander is a self-guided tour of 33 artist studios in western Minnesota. The weekend routinely draws thousands of visitors.

Event coordinator Nicole Zempel says Granite Falls has four arts studios and two others close to town.

Activities include a walking tour of downtown Granite Falls led by members of the town’s Historical Society. Musicians will be playing on main street throughout the evening, and a ceremony will be held at the Historic Foot Bridge that spans the Minnesota River.

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