Northwoods Art Scene

by Doug E. L. Haynes

Summer is an ideal time to take a northwoods
vacation. The last week of July also happens to be a time when there is lots of activity in the arts in the northwoods. The beautiful surroundings and low cost of living makes the area a natural draw for artists.

The following are some highlights of the visual arts scene in the northwoods.

The School of the Arts Rhinelander.
A one week school offering classes in the music, writing, drama and the visual arts. The SOA is over 40 years old and a great place for camradery and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Northern National Juried Exhibition at Nicolet Technical College LCA gallery, in Rhinelander. Large prizes and respected jurors have made this show worth entering and worth seeing.

Riverrun Center for the Arts, in McNaughton. Artist Joan Slack DeBrock runs a gallery and school offering a full range of classes.
www.riverrunarts.com

Northwoods Summer Arts Tour.
On the last full weekend in July artists open their studios to the public for three days.
www.northwoodssummerarttour.com

Three Lakes Center for the arts in the Northwoods, Three Lakes
A gallery featuring works by local artists

Artistís Palette Gallery Co-op
Located in downtown Maitowish Waters this co-op sells the work of a number of area artists.
www.artistspaletteco-op.com

Gallery 51, Manitowish Waters.
This gallery run by artists Tom and Rita Hutton shows the work of over 40 Wisconsin Artists.

On your way north donít miss the Wausau Center for the Visual Arts and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, also in Wausau.