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   If you are an artist/craftsperson looking for a local venue to show and sell your work or are someone interested in volunteering and being involved in the Lake Effect Art Gallery, we welcome your participation!

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Fellow Artists,
I hope this finds everyone safe and sound with everything that has transpired lately in our lives . With part of the state and the entire UP finally open the Gallery Board has determined to open the Gallery, just a little later than normal. The Gallery will officially open 10 am on Wednesday, July 1st. We did reluctantly decided to forgo the traditional Opening Party as best not to hold such a crowded gathering at this time.

Art drop off is Saturday and Sunday, June 20th and 21st, from 10 am to 2 pm. As in the past we will try but cannot assure optimum display for those who wait until after drop off days. Display set ups are begun once the art is in that Sunday afternoon. You may call the Gallery (906 341 3411) during the above times or call/text me (906 286 0082) if questions or need special accommodations. New contract and inventory lists need to accompany your artwork. Forms may be found at lakeeffectartgallery.com (scroll to bottom of page - blue tab for Artist and Volunteer Information) or will be available for you when you drop off your work. If not already on file please provide us with a short biography.

Due to the shorter season the days needed to work for commissions have been changed. This season for 15% commission work 8 days, 25% work 4 days, not working at all remains the same. Please contact us if you wish to have a friend/relative work for you if not worked before. The calendar will be on site at art drop off in order to sign up.

We also decided because of the shorter season to eliminate the first ever $25 fee we had requested.

Even though we have experienced such a changed way of life these last few months we are still looking forward to a good future in our awesome new ‘forever’ location. Anxious to see everyone and your new works.

Carol Peterson, Gallery Board President      (May 28)

May 2020       

Dear Artists and Volunteers,

Commission Rates this year: 35% for non-working artists, 25% for artists working 4 full days, and 15% for artists working 8 full days.  
Important Dates for 2020
June 20 &
June 21
Artists Deliver Work & New Artists’ Artwork will be juried 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday June 21Set up Gallery displays - if you want to help, please contact a Board member 2 pm
Saturdayno Open
this year
Open House Reception - Event is open to the public; 10% Discount for LECA Members! 
Artists, volunteers & Community Arts Board members are encouraged to attend.
*please bring hors d’oeuvres to share
4 - 7 pm
Wed. July 1Opening Day10 am - 5 pm
TuesdaySept. 8 Post-Labor Day hours begin -
Monday through Saturday
10 am - 4 pm

Inventory and Contract Forms are above. Print the forms and bring your signed forms with you when you deliver your work to the Gallery.

You can sign up for your work days during drop off. We will be using the electronic calendar again this year.

We had a wonderfully successful season in 2019. Many thanks to all of our Volunteers and Artists for the time you spend working in the Gallery. Feedback from our customers is highly complimentary of the Gallery and especially because customers are delighted to have an opportunity to meet and visit with you while you are working.

As always, we are looking forward to getting reacquainted, excited to see your brand new artwork and to meet new people all summer long … all while enjoying a busy, fun, new art season. See You Soon …


Gallery Manager: Ruthanne Garrett (906) 286-1060
                                       E-mail: gallery@lakeeffectarts.org
Gallery Board President: Carol Peterson (906) 286 0082 or (906)-341-6416
Gallery Phone: (906) 341-3411

A little more information...
The Lake Effect Community Arts Center was formed in 2011 with one of our goals being to create an art gallery to serve the needs of those interested in the visual arts and the work of local artists, whether established or emerging, as well as members of our community and visitors looking for inspiration, education, or an opportunity to purchase.

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