Art that Gives Back
For over 20 years now, the Artisans Northwest not-for-profit organization has held a juried holiday arts and fine crafts show at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay. This year, they welcome 18 new artists, reaching a total of 97 in the group. Mediums of all kind will be available for sale, from pottery, photography and handcrafted knives, to whimsical dolls, pet supplies, quilts and wreaths.
Instead of paying an entry fee, participants can donate money to the silver collection bowl, of which Artisans Northwest donates $500 to an arts program in Thunder Bay each year. This year, the check will go to the Community Arts and Heritage Education Project. This year’s bigger and better show, utilizing all the Valhalla rooms, will be held Nov. 12-13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.artisansnorthwest.ca to learn more.
Marcel Tardif will also be at the Artisans Northwest show with his handcrafted wood pieces, such as this wooden bowl [above].
These forged bottle openers [top left] were made by Caroline Kajorinne and Kristen “Krev” Krievin at Pike Lake Forge.
Kate Hughdie of Sew Whimsical creates handmade dolls [top right].
This raven statue [above left], was created by whimsical folk artist Sherida Bowey.
This beautiful watercolor painting [right] was created by Biljana Baker.
This barn owl photo, titled “A Better Mousetrap,” was made in graphite by artist Lee Fidler [left].
On Nov. 10, the Duluth Art Institute will hold the Arrowhead Regional Biennial; the longest running Biennial in the Midwest. The exhibit is held every other year and features some of the best artwork from the region. This year, 33 works of art will be on display, including this acrylic painting titled, “Orchidaceae” by Grand Marais artist Tara Austin. For more info, visit www.duluthartinstitute.org.