Displaying artists: The gallery sitting calendar is now open for signups, with shifts available from May through October.
Spring hours begin in May, with the gallery open 3 days a week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Summer hours start Monday May 30th when we'll be open 7 days a week through Labor Day.
Fall hours are 4 days a week, Thursday through Sunday, from after Labor Day through the end of October.
Holiday Market hours will be posted later in the fall.
For those members with special requests, like needing shifts with two openings, please contact John Olesen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 405-0234.
Summer Intern Plans
AOTL will again have two interns this year from June through August to help with the day to day functions of your organization.
If you're a gallery-sitter, remember that the interns are there to help the gallery run smoothly. They're not sales clerks, but will assist with sales as needed and will help troubleshoot problems.
Interns have other responsibilities that change from day to day, depending on what's happening. They'll be assisting with workshop prep, social media promotion, newsletter content, Studio Tour prep, etc.
Our job as volunteers is to be the bright, cheery and helpful face of Art of the Lakes!
Renew Your Membership
About 60% of last year's members have renewed their annual membership for 2022 so far. Thank you!
If this task is still incomplete for you, please take a moment to address it today. Art of the Lakes' financial stability depends in part on your membership fees. Plus, we love having you in this vital artist community!
To renew, please follow the instructions in the reminder emails you received. Or simply go online to join us right here!
Register for Studio Tour
Register soon for the Art of the Lakes Studio Tour, one of the largest and best rural art crawls in the midwest!
This year's tour is July 15, 16 and 17. The registration deadline is coming up, so sign up now and start planning!
Art In The Park, the Andria Theatre’s fundraiser, is back in 2022! To be surrounded by fine arts and fine food, great music and entertainment in a park setting overlooking a lake…what could be better over a fine July weekend?
As fine artists, you're invited to apply for the event. Single, double, triple and corner booth spaces are open.
The event is scheduled for July 30-31. If you're interested in having a booth, applications can be found at Zapplication.org. Search "Art In The Park Alexandria, MN" for more information on how to apply and what to submit for consideration with your application.
AOTL Artist Recognition
John Shaw has been invited to exhibit his stoneware / porcelain cup, The Road is Never That Smooth, in the Clay Studio of Missoula’s juried exhibition, International Cup 2022.
“An exhibition open to artists worldwide showcasing ceramic work that expresses the infinite possibilities on the idea of the cup."
The exhibition is at the Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Street, Missoula, Montana and is open to the public from February 4 through February 25, 2022. The opening reception is from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on the evening of February 4.