Celebrating Cecilia

Almost everyone in the Ely performing arts community will gather on Sunday night, August 31st at 7pm at the Vermilion Theatre to honor Cecilia Rolando and her 26 years of leadership of the NLAA.  Performers include Polly Anderson, Anne Lincecome, Sarah Levar, Denise Dreschler, Jim Lah, Brian Kess, Megan Forthman, Eli Bissonette, Irene Hartfield, Sara […]

NLAA Exec Director Sought

The Northern Lakes Arts Association is seeking a dynamic person to become its next executive director who will be primarily responsible for the following: Grant writing Membership and Program development Public Relations In addition the executive director will be responsible for Managing the office Maintaining financial and membership records Selling advertising for playbills Developing Budgets […]

Road House Sat 9/6

Rock and blues band Road House, featuring Earl Bulinski on bass and vocals, Jef Cierniak on guitar and vocals, Irene Hartfield on keyboards and vocals, and Robin Anders on drums will appear in concert at the VCC Theater on Saturday, September 6 at 7 pm. $15 adult, $12 NLAA Members, $10 Students.  Buy tickets here for […]

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.

Visual Art Gathering

From 5:00 – 7:30 the first Monday of each month, visual artists gather at A Taste of Ely to participate in a “hands-on art project.”  Materials are provided at no cost.  Come and have some creative fun!  FREE – no tickets necessary.

Welcome to Northern Lakes Arts

Welcome to ElyArts.org, 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.

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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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