Now Open for applications! Wisconsin Arts Rescue Program Grant

Information session is noon on Thursday, Sept. 9

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.

To learn more, attend the information session on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

And the winner is …

September 7, 2021

The La Pointe Center held the drawing for our big raffle fundraiser on September 5th at the Beach Club. So many thanks to all who participated for your ongoing support of arts on Madeline Island.

And the winners are …

FIRST PRIZE
Beth Meyers

SECOND PRIZE
Lisa Conroy

THIRD PRIZE
Erick Brunsvold

LPC Art Auction ends tonight

The LaPointe Center for the Arts Online Art Auction will be ending tonight, July 15 at 8 PM. 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.

Winners will be contacted after the auction ends to make arrangements for payment and 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!

Here are some of the beautiful creations, donated by island artists, that you can bid on today!

Ferry View, Carolyn Cone
All Shall Be Well, Nell Hillsley
Early Life Among the Indians, Benjamin Armstrong
Protected Transition, Joan Slack

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

LPC April 20 Book Club ZOOM Link

7 PM Central

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89732463493?pwd=MkFhSVFsZ1FCMERuSElZZmNFc3Axdz09


Discussion led by Mark Heir.

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.

Seri already has copies at the Library.

LPC April 20 Book Club ZOOM Link

7 PM Central

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89732463493?pwd=MkFhSVFsZ1FCMERuSElZZmNFc3Axdz09


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.

Seri already has copies at the Library.

Creative Wisconsin Month April 2021

Presented by Arts Wisconsin in partnership with people, organizations, and businesses throughout the state, Creative Wisconsin Month celebrates the diversity and variety of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial arts and creative sector, demonstrates the ways in which creativity revitalizes communities across the state, and shares those stories with representatives and decision-makers. Creative Wisconsin Month will unfold as a series of presentations and conversations over the course of the month, focusing on the future as we emerge from the pandemic era. Sessions scheduled to date include:

 

  • Dasha Kelly Hamilton

    Thursday, April 1, 1-1:30 CT:  Creative Wisconsin Month kick off with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton 

  • Tuesday, April 6, 10 – 11 am CT: Advocacy 101, 102, and beyond  All about the 2021-2023 state budget process, initiatives for investment, and how you can make your voice heard.
  • Friday, April 23, 11 am – 12 noon CT:   Wisconsin’s Young Arts Leaders:  making a creative career and a life.   Hear from three young Wisconsin creative sector leaders about their hopes, aspirations, and ideas as they start their careers at this unprecedented moment in time.
  • Wednesday, April 28, 11 am – 12 noon CT: State of Arts and Creative Sector Funding in Wisconsin, one year later, co-presented by Arts Wisconsin  and the Wisconsin Philanthropy Network.

Americans for the Arts will present the National Arts Action Summit, a multi-day event giving grassroots advocates crucial advocacy training from experts in the field, April 5-9. Participation is free! Click here for info and to register.

Check out the Creative Wisconsin Month schedule – a continually updated work in progress – and ways for you to get involved. Get in touch with Arts Wisconsin with your questions and comments.