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PETRONELLA YTSMA

Meet the Artists: At Sara Mustonen’s studio in Herbster, you’ll see handwoven wool rugs, cotton towels and scarves made of Tencel (a fiber made from wood pulp), bamboo and silk. Read more

Wisconsin

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Courtesy Christi Belcourt

Art and nature: Christi Belcourt, a Métis artist, has always addressed the cyclical relationship between people and nature. Read more

Art/Photography

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Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

There's so much to enjoy on Madeline Island. Here's a 3-day itinerary to get you started. Read more

Wisconsin

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Nace Hagemann

Come meet these artists who take their art from their wooded neighborhood along the scenic Gunflint Trail. Read more

Art/Photography

Ironwood Draws Art and Theater Downtown

Courtesy Peg Sandin

To see how much Lake Superior influences local artists, one need only walk into Ironwood’s Downtown Art Place, a community art center that represents 40 regional artists. Read more

Michigan

Old Ways Become New Adventures at Folk Schools

Courtesy Madeline Island School for the Arts

Folk schools are gaining popularity around the Big Lake and the world, attracting students for weeklong courses to afternoon sessions. Our folk schools often highlight Native and Scandinavian heritage and celebrate making things with one’s hands. Read more

Education

No Hibernating in Thunder Bay

Goh Iromoto / Courtesy Tourism Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay loves winter. Far from hibernating, residents embrace this season of theatre and arts, of evenings out to sample tasty locavore fare and of days indulging in boutique shopping or outdoor recreation. Read more

Ontario

Rabbit Island

Courtesy Rabbit Island Foundation

Rob Gorski wanted a getaway in the Keweenaw Peninsula and ended up buying an island and founding a retreat for creative souls. Read more

Art/Photography

Calumet Art Center

Mark Gregg / Mark P. Gregg Photography

This small town boasts the oldest artists’ cooperative in the Copper Country, an art center with weekly classes, fine art galleries, retailers and restaurants with rotating local art displays, plus its own Calumet Arts District business association. Read more

Art/Photography

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee

Sing-Bee Chee

“It’s a Chee.” For most Duluthians, that simple phrase immediately calls to mind soft scenes of the city’s waterfront, stunning swirls of colorful koi or, for many, the thought-provoking picture book Old Turtle. Read more

Art/Photography

Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Since the opening of the first highways (and maybe before), people have created those delightfully quirky sideshows for travelers called “roadside attractions” or, more simply, Big Things. Read more

Travel

Saganaga Saga

John Bouchard

Trapper, conservation officer, artist – John Bouchard and his wife, Eveline, joined the hardy trailblazers in the late 1960s at the Ontario-Minnesota border waters, a community of distinct personalities, diverse opinions and dedicated neighbors. Read more

Ontario

Minnesota Below the Surface

Courtesy Kellie Rae Theiss

Through the eyes of nature artist Kellie Rae Theiss, you might see details in egrets, owls and bluegills that you hadn’t noticed before. An exhibit of her work will be shown at MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids in May. Read more

Minnesota

George Raab: "Early Thaw"

Courtesy Thunder Bay Art Gallery

There’s no denying the mystery in George Raab’s photo-based intaglio prints that portray the Canadian forest. A traveling exhibition of the artist’s work, “Into The Woods: Etchings,” will be on display at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery this spring. Read more

Ontario

Blood Memoirs

Cynthia Holmes

The Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth invited Amber-Dawn Bear Robe to explore its permanent collection, to view it through her perspectives as an art curator, a visual fiber artist and woman of the Siksika Nation (Blackfoot), and to create an exhibit. Read more

Art/Photography

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Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens

While you’re out savoring the crisp air and fall colors near Lake Superior in September, you can step inside to see its influence on local artists, who are offering a tour of studios from Duluth and Two Harbors. Read more

Minnesota

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Jack Rendulich

All around the region, establishments offer combination opportunities to make your meal into more. Dinner and a movie or dinner and a play are just the beginning. Read more

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COURTESY THUNDER BAY ART GALLERY

Thunder Bay Art Gallery will show a major retrospective of the late Woodland artist Roy Thomas this summer. More than 80 paintings will be displayed in “Vision Circle: The Art of Roy Thomas – A Retrospective Exhibition,” Read more

Ontario

The profusion of Lake Superior art produced by the Sivertsons has become even more highly prized than the fish that Sivertson ancestors produced from the Lake. Read more

Art/Photography

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