Prairie Fire Children’s Theater

Prairie Fire Children’s Theater Auditions for Peter Pan will be held Monday, June 29, 2015. Check-in at 12:30 and Auditions begin at 1:00 PM at the VCC Fine Arts Theatre (change from Washington Auditorium). Children ages 7 and up are invited! Five day commitment, performance will be Friday July 3, 2015 at 7 PM. Registration […]

Tuesday Night Artists’ Market

Along with the Ely Farmer’s Market on Tuesday nights in the summer, NLAA is sponsoring an Artists’ Market to promote original work of artists and artisans from the Ely area. To participate, artists need to register with NLAA and fill out the Minnesota Revenue Operator Certificate of Compliance and a NLAA Disclaimer.  Please click the names to download these forms (PDFs), […]

Welcome Our New Executive Director, Cindy Beans

Welcome Cindy Beans, NLAA Executive Director

A message from Cindy: When the opening for an Executive Director of the Northern Lakes Art Association came to my attention it more than piqued my interest. I contribute some of my success as an adult to the opportunities that NLAA provided me during my adolescence; Prairie Fire Theater was instrumental in my development and the […]

Writers Read

Writers’ Read – 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Front Porch Coffee & Tea Co.  FREE – no tickets necessary.

Welcome to Northern Lakes Arts

Welcome to, home of Northern Lakes Arts Association (NLAA) in Ely, Minnesota, gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Arrowhead country of Minnesota has a natural beauty that attracts artists and those who enjoy and support the arts.

The mission of the NLAA is to support and develop the arts – visual, performing and literary – in order to enrich the quality of life in Ely and the surrounding area. We create events in which culture of all types can be enjoyed by residents and visitors to the area.  Read more about us here.

NLAA sponsors events in the visual arts, literary arts, dance, theater, and music. We also sponsor events especially for children throughout the year.  We’d love for you to become a member and/or volunteer your services.

For more information on Ely and the BWCA, please visit Ely Chamber of Commerce.

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