Rich Mattson and the Northstars

Singer-songwriter Rich Mattson with Germaine Gemberling on guitar and vocals, Eli Bissonett on fiddle, Curtis Mattson on drums and Russell Bergum on bass play acoustic folk-rock music at Washington Auditorium on August 1 at 7.  Tickets available here online or at the door.

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), […]

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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