Where's Art? with Annie Dugan: celebrating regional artists and their advocates

May 13, 2019

Credit Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council celebrated a Northland artist and an art advocate this past weekend at the 21st Annual Arrowhead Arts Awards. Glass artist Mike Tonder and MacRostie Art Center Executive Director Katie Marshall were honored.

Tomorrow (May 14), the Arrowhead Regional Council on the arts is holding a Grants Information Session.  It will offer local artists an overview of the grants they offer, some new granting programs and a sneak peek at what's coming up for ARAC programming. 

“When French Voyageurs came to Lake Superior they spoke of how living near and on the waters of the great shimmering silver wonder affected their very soul, changed how they lived in this world.  They called it Effete du Lac.”

That's how Hibbing-area artist John Michael Cook describes his exhibit Effete du Lac (The Lake Effect).

The exhibit opens Tuesday (May 14) at the Great Room of The Depot.


The popular Plys with Purpose 2019 returns Friday (May 17).  Plys With Purpose is Prøve Gallery’s fifth exhibition and silent auction of 30 crafted skateboard decks by local, national, and international artists all sharing one purpose, building skateboard parks in our communities.

Proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the Gary New Duluth Development Alliance for their ongoing efforts to build a public, state-of-the-art skateboard park in Gary New Duluth

The Superior Council for the Arts is ushering in spring with a brand new event on Friday (May 17): the Superior Art Sampler. It's a showcase for Superior/Douglas County artists and a chance for the community to enjoy live music, food trucks, hands-on art activities and of course, lots of locally-made art.