Today’s the day! LPC Wine & Beer Tasting FUNdraiser!

Starting at 3:30, we will have a wide variety of wine and beer from vendors around the state, and delicious cheeses, fruits and artisan breads to accompany the spirits.

Below are some of the exciting silent auction items to bid on for art, experience, wine and dine, and services of local and regional vendors.

Come meet some of the artists that we support and see their projects made possible by your donations.

At 5 PM we will auction off three cases of wine, and Molly and the Danger Band start up the music at 5:30.

Come support the arts on Madeline Island! $40 at the door. See you there!

Last Day for Online Discount Tickets to LPC Fundraiser

May 27, 2022

Let’s kick off the summer together!

Today is the last day for online discount tickets for the LPC Annual Wine & Beer Tasting FUNdraiser!

Still available at Rendezvous at the Inn, LPC Art Gallery, Madeline Island Ferry Line office, Bayfield Chamber and Stone’s Throw in Bayfield

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE
$30 in advance/$40 at the door
(tickets bought online at this date will not have RT passenger ferry passes)

For more information contact Barbara @ 715.209.5471

LPC Online Art Auction now open for bidding!

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.

LPC ONLINE ART AUCTION CLICK HERE

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:

Sterling Silver Pendent Necklace and Earring Set, Phyllis Rieman
Lagoon in the Fall, Digital Art, Frank Anderson

LPC Online Art Auction is now open to view; Bidding starts July 1

The LaPointe Center for the Arts provides grants to local artists, allowing artists and groups to develop and grow as well as bring art to the Madeline Island and the Chequamegon Bay area. We’ve been around over 30 years and have touched so many who have been inspired by the beauty of the Apostle Islands.

Last year, we canceled our Annual Wine Tasting because of COVID and had to find new avenues to support all of our local artists. This year, you can support, engage and fund island art and artists by participating in our LPC Online Art Auction. Click the link below to preview the pieces. Then, on July 1, let the bidding begin.

Bidding will end July 15 and winners will be contacted to make arrangements for delivery or pickup.

LPC ONLINE ART AUCTION CLICK HERE

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:

Lagoon in the Fall, Inkjet digital print, Richard Anderson
Enhanced with European & Swarovski Crystals, Phyllis Rieman
Cotton linen flannel hand-woven rug, Ava Love

Announcing the Public Art Map of Madeline Island

TOWN OF LA POINTE PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES THE PUBLICATION OF
THE PUBLIC ART MAP OF MADELINE ISLAND

July 13, 2020

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The Town of La Pointe Public Arts Committee believes that public art—art that is freely accessible to all—can humanize, beautify, and invigorate our public spaces. Our committee strives to increase the cultural, social, and economic value of La Pointe by working to install art that reflects the uniqueness and diversity of our community.

The Public Art Committee was excited to discover we had a lot of interesting and beautiful art on Madeline. We decided to share what we found with the public and hired Barbara With to create a “Public Art Map of Madeline Island” with Google Maps. Each pin on the map represents a place where the public can enjoy a piece of art created by a local artist. It is separated into three areas of the island.

The downtown area is organized to be a walking tour, beginning at the LPC Art Car and ending at Island Carvers. The rest of the pieces are located at the State and Town Park and also in various locations outside of town.

Thank you to the many people who have contributed to the creation of this map. Not just the making of the art, but to the artists who provided the stories about the pieces in various places around town. Island history and local lore is included for more entertainment! Click on the legend on the left to see where each pin leads. Then click on the photos to see them all.

To embed the map into your website:

Go to the map here:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1LI4ZGxXDiSR8xmsjRp5uuDfKcWGvKDgo&ll=46.790266747428085%2C-90.7475047752215&z=12

  • Go to the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the legend and choose “embed map”
  • Use on your website, in a blog post, or on a page

 

LPC Annual Winetasting Postponement

Dear La Pointe Center Members,

As you know by now, La Pointe Center has determined that in order to ensure community safety, the annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser scheduled for May 24 is on hold because of COVID-19.
 
Our Annual Wine Tasting is not just the opening of the Island’s summer season. It is the cornerstone of our yearly fundraising. We are asking our members to consider what they would have spent at the event and redirecting some of that to LPC as a donation. It would go a long way right now under these very trying circumstances.

Feel free to use the Paypal button below, or download the membership form here to mail in.

On behalf of all the artists on the Island, as well as our Board of Directors and volunteers who work to keep the arts thriving, thank you for your generosity. We could not do this without you!

Peg Bertel
Chair, LPC Board of Directors

LPC Response to COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Dear Friends of the LaPointe Center for the Arts,

We at LPC hope this message finds you and your loved ones feeling healthy and supported during these unprecedented times. This message is to update you on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it impacts our work in the community.

We remain committed to our mission of “bringing beauty and culture to Madeline Island by promoting, exhibiting, educating and selling the work of artists.” In light of this extraordinary time, we want to thank the Wisconsin Arts Board, who has awarded our funding request for the 2020 Regranting Program. Additionally, they have given us the ability to expand granting guidelines to assist struggling artists during the pandemic.

To ensure community safety, the annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction scheduled for May 29 is on hold, as are Positivity Children’s Theatre and the Summer Concert Series. Our Regranting Program, however, still has deadlines of May 31 and October 31. Email lapointecenter@gmail.com or down-load an application at https://lapointecenter.org/grants-for-the-arts-program/.

We as a Board are in the process of determining how we will adapt to this unknown future. Given the proceeds from the Wine Tasting make up a substantial portion of our budget, your membership and donations are needed more than ever by the Madeline Island artists that we give to regularly. Your new or renewed membership will help us continue to support them in what are frightening and uncertain times for those with few resources.

Please feel free to use the paypal link below, or print the membership form and mail to
La Pointe Center, Inc
PO Box 247
La Pointe, WI 54850

 

 

Thank you in advance for your generosity and investment in our artists. It will make a difference in their lives and in the health and security of our entire community.

Please be well,

LPC Board of Directors

 

Donations needed for LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction

The 25th Annual  LPC Wine Tasting Gala and FUNdraiser is coming up fast: Sunday, May 26 at The Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar. Through the years, Islanders have looked forward to the opening of the high season, when we can mingle with returning Summer folks and early tourists after the long winter.

Once again we will rely on the generous nature of our members and neighbors to contribute something to the Silent Auction. We’re looking for art, music, books, gadgets, tools, donations of services, and even slightly used but still worthwhile memorabilia and objet d’art.

If you don’t know what what to donate, consider commissioning a local artist to create a special work of art, or purchase a piece by your favorite Island artist from one of the several island galleries. Other great ideas are gift certificates from local eateries and specialties stores, sports tickets, or consider donating some of your Madeline Island memorabilia—photos, artwork, or anything else that Island aficionados would appreciate! Know that proceeds from the sale of your donation will go to supporting Island art and artists, as we have for over 30 years.

Donations are still needed for our Silent Auction. They can be dropped off Monday and Tuesday from May 20 – 21, 10 AM – 2 PM in the basement of St. John’s Church, and Wednesday through Friday, May 22 – 24 at the Lightkeeper’s Lodge next to the Inn . Call Barbara at 715.209.5471 for more details. Donations are tax deductible.