From Our President Dominique Mueller

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Hello Lake City art community,

Thank you to everyone who attended our Grand Opening on September 14th and the Dennis Warner Concert on September 21st. Both were huge successes because of our wonderfully supportive artists, volunteers, and community. The Grand Opening hosted over 450 visitors and raised hundreds of dollars. The Dennis Warner Concert, the first concert in our new Art & Culture Center, was a magical evening filled with music and storytelling.

With fall officially here, LCAA is providing a great assortment of classes and celebrations to keep our community creative and connected. We have several art classes focusing on painting, stained glass, jewelry making and wheat weaving. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, dance and yoga classes are available.

We also have two big seasonal celebrations that you can look forward to.

• Maximize the childhood joy and those Halloween costumes by attending the first LCAA Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 26th.

• Then we’ll wrap up the season with our spectacular Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 7th.

We look forward to seeing you at these signature celebrations and at our many creative classes. For a complete listing of upcoming events, please click here.

Finally, I’d like to leave you with some fall inspiration. I recently attended the Maison et Objet show in Paris to understand incoming trends and concepts we can expect in art, design, and lifestyle for 2020. Below is a brief recap. Enjoy and keep creating!

Kind regards, Dominique

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The key themes in art, design, and lifestyle at the September edition of Maison et Objet Paris were a continuing emphasis on sustainability and longevity, as well as updates with comforting colors and textures. Nostalgia continues through reinvention of heritage art and design.

• Less, but better: create art and designs that are sustainable rather than disposable. Reduce material waste through innovative designs and celebrate imperfections by embracing raw materials, edges or slouched, and molten forms.

• Comfort is key: add warmth to minimalism through rich, comforting hues, subtle angles and smooth finishes. Soften plump forms to create a relaxed, inviting tactility.

• Draw from the past: reference Brutalist or Cubist styles for a fresh take on sculpture, metalwork and ceramics. Experiment with Art Deco-inspired shapes and unexpected material mixes. Simplify traditional styles for pared-back Neoclassical aesthetics.

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The Lake city Area Arts is please to welcome our newest members in August:

Charlotte & Michael Eastin

Cheryl Golla

Cheryl Luettinger

Ruth Schneider (renewal)

Tom Pavlowich

If you'd like to become a member of Lake City Area Arts, please click here to download the Member Application and mail it to: 105 W. Center Street - Lake City, MN 55041

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Volunteer

If you would be interested in becoming a volunteer for the Lake City Area Arts, we'd love to hear from you.

Please send an email with your contact information to: lakecityareaarts@gmail.com and we'll get in touch with you.

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Please visit our Calendar , Classes and Events , Signature Events or Concert pages for the most up to date information on everything you can do at LCAA!

From Our President Dominique Mueller

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Hello Lake City art community,

 

It’s finally here! The LCAA Art & Culture Center grand opening is Sat September 14th from 11-4pm. The grand opening is a capstone event for Lake City’s new Art and Culture Center and is free and open to the public. There will be a dessert bar and refreshments served, as well as 13 art exhibits and a broad range of artisan works for sale. And the first 50 kids will receive a custom coloring book and box of crayons!

 

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility is scheduled for 11:00 am, followed by a variety of art and artisan demonstrations during the day, and a Yoga & Wine Fundraiser at 4:00 pm, hosted by Rivers Edge Wellness.

 

We also have several new classes for you to join this month (click here for the full September calendar).

  • Beginning September 10th, Just for Kicks will hold classes at the center on Tuesdays from 4:30-8:30pm.

  • Beginning September 23rd, Pat Swanson returns with Keeping our Brushes Wet on Mondays from 6-8pm

  • Nancy Zimmerman will be holding several stain glass classes starting on September 25th from 6:30-9pm.

  • And don’t forget the Dennis Warner Concert is Sat September 21st. We look forward to seeing you at the Grand Opening and at our many creative classes and events.

 

Behind the scenes, another great leader has joined Lake City Area Arts. Please join me in welcoming Kathy Meyers as LCAA’s Director of Marketing! With her experience in marketing and photography, Masters of Education, and extensive community work, Kathy will be a tremendous leader and asset to our organization.

 

Finally, I’d like to highlight our new LCAA Inclusion Statement. We have been working hard to build our team, our facility, and our strategy and processes. This is all in service of our work to build a welcoming place that enhances the quality of life in our community and brings our community together through shared art experiences. Please take some time to review our Inclusion Statement below and thank you for joining us in this journey.

 

Kind regards, Dominique

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Welcome New Members

Lake City Area Arts is pleased to welcome our newest members in August:

Shirley Anderson

Gail Knopp

Jessica Richmond - Rivers Edge Wellness

If you'd like to become a member of Lake City Area Arts, please fill out a Membership Application

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Dennis Warner Concert

Lake City Area Arts invites you to

An Evening with Dennis Warner

Saturday September 21, 2019
All Seats General Admission - $10
7pm Showtime
Join us for Dennis' first appearance
at the Lake City Arts Center!
"Dennis is a highly talented, inspiring, engaging
professional. A compelling: guitarist, singer and
songwriter. The Whole Package."
Gloria Holloway - South Tampa Concerts

Renovation Photos

A lot of progress has been made on our new location at 105 W. Center in Lake City. Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make this renovation possible.

Updates from the Board President - We’ve Moved!

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Hello Lake City Art Community,

June was a wonderfully productive month for LCAA. We’ve completed 90% of our renovations, moved in, and held the first week of classes at the new LCAA Art & Culture Center!

If that wasn’t enough, we participated in Water Ski Days with a bingo fundraiser, earning $600 in 3 hours! I’d like to thank all our hard-working volunteers and board members for the hundreds of hours of hands-on support. It’s so inspiring to see how we came together to build a better LCAA.

I am also pleased to announce new members of our leadership team. Effective July 3rd, Andrew Eggenberger and Craig Mueller will be joining as Board Directors, and Pat Swanson and Kate Halverson will be joining as Advisors. It’s an honor and privilege to work with these talented individuals. With their unique perspectives, depth of experience, and passion for making art accessible for all, they are going to be amazing in their new roles. Please congratulate and welcome them to our LCAA family!

Here is a quick guide to director roles and responsibilities, should you need to reach out with any questions or feedback:

  • Dominique – President: Strategy, Initiatives, Process

  • Pat – Vice President: Community, Events, Curriculum

  • Larry – Treasurer: Budget, Expense Management

  • Susan – Secretary: External Partnerships, Grants

  • Linda – Director: Membership & Communication

  • Andrew – Director: Music Direction & Coordination

  • Craig – Director: Art & Culture Center Management

Finally, please plan to attend the fantastic Marina Art Exhibit "Moment in Time" orchestrated by the talented Pat Swanson, Donna Ohl and Sharon Anderson. The exhibit will run from July 18th through August 4th from 7am to 8pm daily. Thank you to all the participating artists for sharing their beautiful work and donating 10% of the sales to LCAA.

Kind regards,

Dominique

"Buddy Holly" Winterfest Dance Party will benefit Lake City Area Arts on Feb. 2, 2019

Don’t miss a rare appearance by Buddy Holly (as portrayed by Jimmy Stanley) and the Red Wing Crickets at a Dance Party commemorating the 60th anniversary of Buddy’s final performance, at the Surf Club in Clear Lake, Iowa. The dance will be held at the Sportmans Club in Lake City on February 2nd, 2019.

The Buddy Holly concert was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came out for a good time.

Jimmy Stanley, a professional musician based near Liverpool, England, is coming all the way to Minnesota for this special occasion. Dress up for the occasion or come as you are - but either way, be sure to wear your dancing shoes! All proceeds directly benefit Lake City Area Arts.