Whirled Muse in Concert to Benefit NLAA

Whirled Muse (Eli Bissonett, violin; Joey Kenig, guitar and vocals; Robin Anders, percussion) along with special guest, Dr. Adam Booker on bass, will be in concert on Friday, September 11 at 7:00 pm in the VCC Theater.  The concert is to benefit Northern Lakes Arts Association.  Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance […]

Learn “Book Arts” at Ely Folk School

The Minnesota Center for Book Arts “On the Road” has partnered with us to offer hands-on workshops that introduce the book arts to communities, like ours, across Minnesota. In collaboration with the Ely Folk School the Northern Lakes Arts Association proudly presents 6 different MCBA taught classes on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th. […]

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 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.

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