As if the gorgeous lakefront community of Shell Lake wasn’t stunning enough, it’s also home to several intricately designed mosaics that are an absolute must-see when visiting. Created by the former owner of the Brickyard Pottery & Gallery in Barronett, Mary Dosch, as well as a number of community volunteers, the murals are a stunning representation of the community. We don’t want you to miss a single stop, so we’ve put together a list for you beginning at Mary’s former business in Barronett.
- Brickyard Pottery & Gallery (2011) – You won’t want to miss a trip to the bathroom at Brickyard Pottery. Although it may be a surprising location, the details of the “fish restroom” at Brickyard will be one of your favorite hidden gems in the area. Mary’s inspiration came when a friend told her that her public restroom was “too boring”. That simple comment brought to life the full room mosaic that exists today.
- Shell Lake Public School (2016) – When the Shell Lake School was in need of new benches, a group of fifth grade girls (with Mary’s help) designed a set of gorgeous benches with a nature theme.
- Shell Lake Lakefront Information Kiosk (2017) – Welcoming visitors to the area, Shell Lake’s information kiosk contains two incredible mosaics. The south side mosaic is a gorgeous representation of the fun activities available at Shell Lake’s Memorial Park. On the north side you’ll find an eclectic representation of the downtown area business community.
- Shell Lake Public Library & City Hall (2015) – A great depiction of the joy of reading and the world it opens up. This mosaic mural is located on the southeast corner of the city hall and library building.
- Shell Lake Post Office Lobby (2014) – The largest of the mosaics at a whopping 15 feet in length, offers a beautiful visualization of the beauty of the Shell Lake area. The theme, “A Town for All Seasons” represents activities that Shell Lake is well known for year round.
- Shell Lake Arts Center Lower Level (2006) – Three 4’x8’ panels representing the Shell Lake Arts Center stand proud on the outside of the building.
- Shell Lake Arts Center Upper Level (2008) – Welcoming visitors to the Darrell Aderman Auditorium is a gorgeous mosaic welcome sign that was made by community members back in 2008.