The first ever Art Escape is a nine day celebration of all things art across Bayfield County and Madeline Island. Sponsored by the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce.
Area artists will be able to feature their art at a time date and location chosen by the artists between September 10-18. This is a prime opportunity to showcase your art via live demos, art classes, open houses and be included in the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau Art Escape directory.
We are looking for painters, jewelers, potters, sculptors, woodworkers, and performers to commit to a date, time and offering within the event timeline.
CBAC Arts Initiative Grants fund project based activities such as public exhibitions, performances, publications, touring productions, commissioned art and educational activities. Artistic disciplines include dance, theater, music, folk arts, literary arts, video, film and visual arts.
Arts Initiative grants include a new category – the Jim Ramsdell Soaring Spirit Fund. These funds are intended for Arts Initiative grant applications that are… “dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of the natural world around us and fostering a reverence for all its creatures.” (Jim Ramsdell). These funds were made available as a memorial for Jim to further his work.
The Wisconsin Arts Board’s “Wisconsin Arts Rescue Program Grant is designed to help secure jobs and keep the doors open to the hundreds of arts organizations in Wisconsin that add value to the state’s economy and bolster the creative life of our communities. Created in response to the continuing pandemic, these grants provide funding to arts organizations for pandemic-related losses sustained due to the cancellation of programming, operations, and events.
Applications for the grant are due on Oct. 14, 2021 at 3pm. Approximately $778,200 will be distributed.
The LaPointe Center for the Arts Online Art Auction is now open for bidding. Click the link below to participate in the fun, all while supporting arts and artists on Madeline Island. Shop the paintings, jewelry, books, and other island art.
Bidding will end July 15 and winners will be contacted to make arrangements for delivery or pickup.
It’s not often that you get to support a great cause and local Island artists who are inspired by the area we all love best, Madeline Island and Lake Superior. Thank you for all you do to support Island arts!
Below are some of the pieces that are up for auction:
The book is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson published in 2020. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, the author provides a new lens on London’s darkest year during the blitz through the day-to day experience of Churchill and his family and advisors. Lots of intriguing insights and personal details.