Northern Lakes Arts Association

A nonprofit organization

$3,470 raised

14% complete

$25,000 Goal

The mission of the Northern Lakes Arts Association is to support and develop the visual, performing, and literary arts to enrich the quality of life in Ely and the surrounding area.

Northern Lakes Arts Association is committed to presenting, promoting, and fostering artists and arts experiences for local artists, residents, and visitors to the Ely community. We will collaborate with other arts organizations to facilitate the growth of the arts in our area. We will engage local artists with other artists, including professional artists, to nurture the creative spirit in everyone, and welcome all participants and observers to grow individually and collectively. We believe that nurturing the arts and artists will lift up our community, creating a richer and more vibrant experience for everyone, while making Ely an arts and cultural destination.

Recent projects include the spring musical, "A Grand Night for Singing", Monthly Art Shows in collaboration with Ely's Historic State Theater, Makers' Market and Mixer in collaboration with the Ely Folk School, Chalkfest, and the forming of the Ely Cultural Alliance. 

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Northern Lakes Arts Association

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Arts & Culture

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1900 E. Camp St.
Ely, MN 55731



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