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 […]
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.
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.