First Friday Art Walk – December 1, 2017

  1. WINTERGO FESTIVAL

Come downtown for the annual WinterGlo Festival December 1 – 3. Watch Santa light the lights at Central School, check out Santa’s Workshop and a family movie inside, enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, and experience an old-fashioned family friendly winter festival all weekend long! 

  1. FRAME UP
Tom Schaefer and John Ely with Sam Miltich and Friends at the VFW

It will be a Northwoods Holiday at Frame Up. Julie Miedtke will have hand tied pine wreaths, balsam fir sachets and carved wooden spoons. John Zasada will have his birchbark ornaments and baskets. There will ice lanterns outside and treats inside. 

  1. VFW POST 1720

Live jazz with Sam Miltich and Friends presenting an evening of Western Swing and featuring special guests John Ely and Tom Schaefer. Open to members and the public. No cover! 7 – 10 pm. 

  1. JENNY AND COMPANY

Welcoming Timberwind Glass Studio. Ken Patzoldt and Jo Manbeck have offered original art glass from their collaborative studio for the past 32 years. They apply their distinctive style to every project, creating a wide range of design concepts…they always strive for balance and harmony between form and function.

  1. LAKE LOVER VINTAGE
Timberwind Glass at Jenny and Company

Lake Lover Vintage will be having an artists open house. Our talented in-house artists will be showcasing handmade ornaments creatively displayed as a Tree made of Trees! Stop in to visit and have some treats!

  1. WINGS ‘N WILLOWS ART GALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMING

Hosting Glenna Olson, artist and educator.  Glenna specializes in relief print making with the typical subject matter being landscapes and vegetation.  She will have pieces for sale as well as other related items.  Refreshments will be served.

  1. MOVE IT REAL ESTATE

Local artist Lea Friesen will be drawing and painting keepsake portraits on location as well displaying her collection of small prints, drawings and watercolors for sale. Stubby’s BBQ will also be selling slow-smoked BBQ sandwiches –  proceeds will go to Second Harvest North Central Food Bank.

  1. COMPUTER ENTERPRISES

Showcasing artist Vicky Lorenz with a weaving demonstration on a Rigid Heddle loom. Try your hand at weaving and view samples of her creations. With music by Computer Enterprises’ own technician Scott Williams on keyboards and appetizers.

  1. GRAND RAPIDS AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Mary Augustyn and Joan Beech at GRACF

Hosting local area ceramics artists Joan Beech and Mary Augustyn displaying their beautiful and functional pottery.

  1. CRAFTED BY ITASCA LIFE OPTIONS

Stop by one of the newest shops in Central Square Mall! CRAFTED is a community art space for artists of all abilities with a selection of unique handmade items.

  1. STAINED GLASS WITH CLASS

Hosting the Deer River 127-A-Capella Vocal Ensemble directed by Lenora Evans. It’s a great time to stop by and hear some great Christmas music.

12: THE LAKE + CO SHOP

Meet the Brewer: guest brewers from Bemidji Brewing will be providing a unique guided tasting experience and collecting donations to benefit local United Way funded agencies. 

  1. MACROSTIE ART CENTER

Presenting a new exhibit by oil painter Becca Mulenburg in the Minnesota Gallery along with the annual Holiday Marketplace, Wreath Auction fundraiser, holiday music by Darcy Reich, food and wine, and a trunk show with M’lou Brubaker.

  1. HISTORIC CENTRAL SCHOOL
  • Becca Mulenberg at MacRostie Art Center

    ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Visit with the Artists in the Attic. See their projects in process and find out what inspires them!

  • JANNA SALMELA PHOTOGRAPHY

Hosting artist Lya Seppanen. She uses a combination of acrylic and watercolor. Her paintings are inspired by a song, which influences the techniques, colors, and textures of the work. The paired song’s title, artist, and key lyrics are inscribed on the back of each piece.

  • BEAUTY AND BLISS

Welcoming Jack Sholund with his watercolors, Sweet Amelia’s cupcakes and the Free Range Food Co-op for a holiday extravaganza.

  • TRUE NORTH SALON AND SPA

True North Salon & Spa’s featured artist is Tamarick Designs! A local jewelry team specializing in upcycled jewelry with natural elements!

  1. BREWED AWAKENINGS

December’s featured artist is Ed Zabsinski with his 365-day photography project. With live music, complimentary coffee and cookies, and a dinner special until 6:30.