The 36th annual Art Impressions Fine Art and Craft Show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 at the Land O’ Lakes Town Hall grounds. This LOLA sponsored event exhibits a wide variety of fine art and quality craft for show and sale. Live music, food, and refreshments will be available all day.
“Art Impressions continues to be a summer classic in Land O’ Lakes,” event coordinator Karen Lenhart said.
The event started in 1983 with local artist Dorothy Grems at the helm, giving area artists a venue to show and sell their work. Most of the original artists were members of the Headwaters Art League. Since then it has grown to include approximately 75 to 80 artisans from as far away as Arizona and Florida. Some of this year’s artists will exhibit, wood carving, jewelry, fabric art, watercolors, photography, pottery, garden art, and much more.
This year’s judges are Norma Dycus Pennycuff and Sarah Thompson.
The Woodland String Band will perform light jazz, classical, pop, rock, and more.
New to the event this year will be international cuisine from Consumption Junction, along with food from our local Lions Club and the LOL Fire Department.
Art Impressions isn’t the only art around Land O’ Lakes on July 27. A free kite building workshop for kids will take place during the Kite Fly In at the Land O’ Lakes Airport from 9 a.m. to noon. Members of the Wisconsin Kiters Club will fly an array of unique, professional kites until 2 p.m.
The Headwaters Art League will give free painting demonstrations, working with a variety of mediums live in the LOLA classroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Eagle River Wood Carvers will also conduct free wood carving demonstrations on the LOLA deck from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Applications to participate in this year’s Art Impressions are still being accepted. To apply, all 2019 registration forms and guidelines can be found at lolaartswi.com. Adult entry fee is $55. Junior applicants (under the age of 18) must complete a registration form and return it to LOLA with a $10 entry fee. Contact Karen Lenhart at 906-287-1401 or the LOLA office at 715-547- 3950 for more information about this event.
Visit lolaartswi.com for more details. LOLA Center for the Arts is located at 4262 Highway B in downtown Land O’ Lakes. LOLA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.