Since 1991, the La Pointe Center Art Gallery has provided a space for local artists to show and sell their work. Located in downtown La Pointe, the gallery schedules exhibits from early spring throughout the late fall with focus on Madeline Island and the greater Chequamegon Bay area. Exhibit include artists who are well established in their careers as well as those just starting out on their creative venture.
The Front Gallery features two to three week-long shows, which rotate throughout the season. Artist receptions are held on many Saturdays throughout the season, a great opportunity to meet the artists and chat with the Board of Directors, who are the glue behind the gallery. The ‘Back Door Gallery’ features a more permanent collection of artists from the area and their work, including handmade greeting cards, a wide assortment of fine handmade jewelry, hand-knit hats, hand screen printed clothing, gifts for children and babies, ceramics, paintings and many other wonderful handmade items.
Openings are held to celebrate the artists and bring community together to bring them greater appreciation and recognition. Artisans of all media are encouraged to submit their work for consideration of exhibits.
The gallery is also available for use by island artisans as a free studio space during the off season.
As a small, seasonal organization staffed by volunteers, LCA hours are irregular. Please call 715.747.3321 or email us at lapointecenter at gmail.com, and we’ll do our best to get back to you with current open hours.
May 16- May 20
Reception Thursday May 17
La Pointe Elementary School kids art show
May 21- June 10
Reception May 26
Winter Works Community Show
June 11- July 1
Reception June 16
Alan Gomez, Installation
July 2- July 22
Reception July 7
George Haecker, photography, Jill Towle, jewelry
July 23- August 12
Reception July 28
Nell Hillsley & Family, painting
August 13- September 3
Reception August 18
Hilary OQ Nelson, jewelry, Annie Ferguson, painting, John Scully, pottery
September 4- September 23
Reception September 8
Joan Slack/ Collaboration show Dayana Trigo Ramos
September 24- October 20
Reception September 29
Anything goes community show
Closing Reception October 20
All donations are tax deductable