When it comes to encouraging creativity and creating an artistic community, the Land O’Lakes Artisans (LOLA) take the cake! This non-profit organization strives to encourage creative expression of all forms, from watercolor painting to dance and cooking. The group’s drive is not only enriching the lives of children and adults throughout the area, but the local community as a whole!
LOLA does a fantastic job at connecting experienced local artisans with those individuals and families that would love to grow their own artistic abilities or just enjoy a fun and creative afternoon. The Center for the Arts in Land O’Lakes hosts regular art classes that are available to the public at an affordable cost. Make sure to watch their website or follow LOLA on Facebook for newly added classes or workshops because every month brings even more inspiration!
Upcoming LOLA Art Classes
- Watercolor Wednesdays, a free workshop for all that are interested in watercolor painting
- Art classes for homeschooled kids, with a variety of creative mediums
- Writing classes with writer Brian Benson: January 17th, 19th, 22nd, 31st, and throughout February
- Cooking class with chef Mike McAdams: January 31st
The group is also working to put together a Readers Theatre, promising to be a blast for any interested in drama or set design. Visit LOLA’s website to learn more!
Wine & Dine For Local Arts in Land O’Lakes
Given that LOLA recently completed the purchase of the Center for the Arts building, the organization is excited to expand the current Sandra Hardy Brown Memorial Classroom. By enhancing the room, there will be even more space for more classes, with a better equipped set up for cooking classes. This is great news for the local area, allowing even further creative inspiration by LOLA!
And what better way to raise funds for this project than with an evening of fine dining and dancing? The “Romance the Night Away” mid-winter ball will be held on January 21st at the Twilight Supper Club. For only $50 per person, the evening promises great value for attendees, with a tasty dinner and hours of dancing at a great location. To inquire about tickets, please call 715-547-3950 or stop in Land O’Lakes at the Center for the Arts.
Buy One-of-a-Kind Artwork at the Artistree Gallery
In addition to class offerings, the Center for the Arts is also home to an art gallery. LOLA started the beautiful Artistree Gallery in Land O’Lakes in 2009, providing a space for the display and sale of work from dozens of incredibly talented individuals. The gallery is tended and stocked by local artisans, with an amazing collection of unique art forms. Beyond the beauty of the works presented, the space itself will take your breath away and perfectly complements the art showcased within.
But don’t take our word for it! Stop in for yourself, at 4262 County Road B in downtown Land O’Lakes. The friendly reception you will receive will make for an even more enjoyable art shopping experience. Learn about the local artisans that created each piece, and don’t forget to check out the upcoming class schedules at the same time!
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We are proud to have the Land O’Lakes Artisans as a member of the Phelps Chamber of Commerce. In fact, we are proud of each of the wonderful and dedicated organizations in Phelps and surrounding communities. Do you want to share your appreciation for these groups? Leave a comment below or find us on Facebook – we would love to hear from you!