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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:


Spooner Murals

Spooner Murals, Washburn County

If you love murals, be sure to check out the Spooner Murals:

- Spooner Fish Hatchery

- Visit WashCo Mural

- Corner House Pub

- Round Man Brewing Co.

- Centennial Park

- Feather & Nail

Shell Lake Mosaics

Shell Lake Mosaics, Washburn County

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

Create your own art, Washburn County

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

Art & Craft Fairs, Washburn County

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.


Performing Arts

Live Music, Washburn County

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

Arts & Antiques in Washburn County

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. 



 Check out these great Art-Related Businesses:


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Arts in Hand Gallery

Northwest Heritage Passage
210 Walnut Street
Spooner, WI 54801

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Artworks representing the artists in the 13 counties of Northwest Wisconsin are on display at the gallery located in downtown Spooner. You can also find Arts in Hand Gallery as a stop along the Tin ... more



Brickyard Pottery & Glassworks

Your Hosts: Brian & Mary Dosch
W9008 Brickyard Rd. 
Shell Lake, WI 54871



Located in a historic brick schoolhouse, Brickyard Pottery is a gallery that features premier northern Wisconsin artists. Built in 1921, the building is now surrounded by perennial gardens and ... more


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Cobblestone Framing & Christian Gifts

106 Walnut St.
Spooner, WI 54801

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Are you looking for something special and unique? At The Cobblestone, you'll find a great selection of gifts and items for your loved ones. ... more



Gypsy & the Frog

237 Walnut Street
Spooner, WI 54801


A visit to Gypsy & the Frog gallery on Walnut Street in Spooner is a delightful surprise for art enthusiasts. Artists Rich Meaux and Mary Kay Latzka are the owners of this eclectic shop located in the ... more


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Northwind Book & Fiber Gallery

205 Walnut St.
Spooner, WI 54801

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Northwind Book & Fiber -- an independent general bookstore; a fine yarn shop; a gallery of local art & jewelry; also offering toys, games, puzzles & magazines. ... more



Organized Chaos

N3340 Hwy 63
Shell Lake, WI 54871

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Scrapbooking and stamping store. ... more


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The Potter's Shed

260 Industrial Blvd.
Shell Lake, WI 54871

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The Potter's Shed is a 50,000 ft creative compound with an art gallery and old world garden with ponds and waterfalls. A "hands on" area gives visitors young and old a chance to decorate their own ... more



Purple Pelican Gallery

Esa Everroad
137 Walnut St.
Spooner, WI 54801

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Distinctive Jewelry, Paintings, Ceramics, Metalwork, Glass, Pottery, Framing, Art Restoration, Art Classes For Kids and Adults ... more



Savas Designs

Andrew & Pamela
410 N River St. #1
Spooner, WI 54801

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Custom-made jewelry. Gold, silver, certified diamonds and gemstones. Full service experienced repair shop. ... more




Vicki Anderson
N8960 Hwy 53
Trego, WI 54888


Fine Country Goods, Antiques & Primitives. All the nooks and crannies are filled with oodles of needful country items, including some really great colonial and folk art pictures, unique lighting, ... more



Yellow River Trading Company

Phil & Nancy Markgren
243 Walnut St.
Spooner, WI 54801

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Take a step back in time, when life was simpler, the pace was slower and people knew you by name.  An old fashioned general store selling foods, clothing, hobby, fabric, yarn, home decor, Pali ... more