Arts in Washburn County
You're wandering through a quaint downtown in Northwest Wisconsin when you stumble upon the most adorable art gallery. Who is the artist behind all of these amazing ceramics, you ask? The odds are good that when you're in Washburn County, the artist might just be the shop owner themselves! It seems as though everywhere you turn in the area, you'll find incredible art, from galleries featuring local artists to mosaics and murals decorating the communities. Here are a few must-stops for you to check out while you're in the area:
Shell Lake Mosaics
Over a half dozen mosaics decorate the beautiful lakefront community of Shell Lake. The masterpieces were created by local artist, Mary Dosch, and many students and community members. A brochure is available at Shell Lake City Hall or the Washburn County Visitor Center so you don't miss a single one.
Create Your Own Masterpiece
Whether you want to paint a piece of raku pottery and watch it be fired at The Potter's Shed, do some water color painting at a local paint & sip, or knit a masterpiece for a loved one at Northwind Book & Fiber, Washburn County has plentiful opportunities for those who want to test out their creative abilities.
Arts & Craft Fairs
From the Stone Lake Cranberry Festival in October to the Shell Lake Fine Arts Festival in July, there, there are many arts & craft fairs throughout the Washburn County area; some bringing in as many as 300 vendors! Keep an eye on the calendar of events so that you don't miss any.
Live music abounds in Washburn County! Shell Lake is home to the longest continuous running jazz camp in the nation, the Shell Lake Arts Center. The Potter's Shed is well known for the their Music at the Shed which happens throughout the summer. Many other area businesses offer live music on a regular basis so keep an eye on the events calendar.
Request the "Must See Arts & Antiques" Brochure
If you're looking for some of the best stops to explore the arts while visiting Washburn County, be sure to pick up the "Must See Arts & Antiques" brochure. Not only will you find great art stops, but you'll also learn about all of the fun antiques as well.
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