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5/19/2014 4:08:00 PM
July 12 Island Art Walk sponsors announced

The Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club announced that “Island Art Walk” event has the support of two local businesses and the Minocqua Museum as supporting sponsors of this summer’s event.  

Bob Metropulos of Park Side Gallery; Woody Woodruff of Loon Land Trading Company and Twisted Root Emporium; and the Minocqua Museum will be this year’s sponsors, which will be “visitor stops” along the path from Torpy Park to the Campanile Center for the Arts.  

Island Art Walk’s outdoor show at Torpy Park will host the artists’ booths on the park’s upper level under the trees across from the pavilion. Visitors leaving Torpy Park are encouraged take the two-block walk to the Campanile Center.  

Following the sidewalk path to the corner of U.S. Highway 51 and Front Street and then turning right following the sidewalk with stops at the “Loon Land Trading Company/Twisted Root Emporium” and “Park Side Gallery” and then turning the corner down Flambeau Street to visit the Minocqua Museum before stopping at the Campanile Center.  

Visitors are encouraged to stop and browse at these local businesses and explore the history of Minocqua at the museum. 

At the Campanile Center the student exhibit will display the unique talents that area students have created this past year. This fun walk between the events makes for an enjoyable day while also visiting these art centers and the Minocqua Museum along the way as part of the downtown atmosphere of the “Island City.”  

Mark your calendars now for The Island Art Walk event that will be held in Minocqua this summer Saturday, July 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  

The Torpy Park event will have the fine artists and fine crafters with their own booths displaying, selling and sometimes demonstrating their art and crafts themselves. The show will be judged with ribbons and prizes awarded by the Lakeland Kiwanis Club.  

Live music by Ron Harrison, a well-known local musician, will fill the air making for a fun and festive event. The Kiwanis Club will be holding its annual cookout for visitors for a small donation, which supports their mission to help one child and one community at a time.  

This has been a wonderful community event for many years and though there have been changes to the event we are pleased that it continues to bring artists/crafters to the community.

The Kiwanis Club uses this event to raise money to support student scholarships and youth activities in the area.  They appreciate the community’s support.  

The Island Art Walk is now accepting exhibitors for this year’s show. The Island Art Walk is open to both amateur and professional artists whose work is original in concept and design, plus the artist exhibiting must complete all work.  

Past exhibitors have been local artists as well as artists from as far away as Florida and all surrounding Midwestern states. New exhibitors are always welcome. 

The artwork includes fine original crafts, including paintings, drawings, stained glass, sculpture, jewelry, decorative painting, carving, basketry, textiles, wood working, pottery and much more.  

The show is expected to be larger than last year’s show with the anticipation an estimated 60 to 80 artists who are expected to display their work at the event to make it a fun and enjoyable event for the many visitors and residents in the area.

To register for either part or both parts of the show: Applications are available on the Lakeland Kiwanis website at www.lakelandkiwanis.com and go to the ‘Island Art Walk’ tab to print out the instructions and both applications.   

Final deadline is June 1.  

For more information or to request an entry application be mailed, call Laura Bertch at 715-892-1204 or email her at macooa@centurytelnet.

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