Lakes Area Fine Arts Show set July 3-4 in Nisswa

The Lakes Area Fine Arts Show will feature many arts, including glass blowing. Submitted Photo

Lakes Area Artists, a group of Brainerd lakes area artists, will hold their annual exhibit and sale at Journey Church in downtown Nisswa July 3 and 4.

This group has been exhibiting for more than 23 years in the area, with an evolving and changing configuration of artists.

This year the participating artists include Steven Weagel, Kerry Kupferschmidt, Bill Grange, Mark Swenson and Tom Kulju.

A range of media will be represented, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, hand-blown glass, sculpture, pottery, leather work and flint knapping. Samples of the art are in the directory at .

Smaller items such as cards, prints and mini originals will also be available.


Admission is free and includes demonstrations during the show. Social distancing and other safety measures will be in place for customers.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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