About our Organization

VISION:  Building Community through the Arts
MISSION:  Creating an integrated arts community by building connections between North Shore residents, artists, and visitors through arts experiences, education,
and collaborations.
HISTORY:  Arts on Superior began as a CAPP (Comprehensive Arts Planning Program) grant from Perpich Center for the Arts in 2007.  The grant provided monies to poll residents of Lake County for needs in arts and arts education in order to create a 5-year plan for arts and arts education in our area.   November 2010 Arts on Superior was awarded 501(c) (3) status by the IRS and incorporated as a non-profit organization with the State of Minnesota.
Artist in Residence programs – Lake County Schools
2007 to present – Twelve residencies including 3 at Two Harbors High School, 1 at William Kelley High School, 7 at Minnehaha Elem. School, and supported 1 at North Shore Community School
Fridays in the Park
2010 to present – Free music in Thomas Owens Park – 8-10 nights each summer
Fall/Winter Concert Series
2011 – 2 community concerts
2012 – 6 community concerts
2013 – 3 community concerts; Fall storytelling festival with
workshops and performances
Artist workshops
2011 – 3 community workshops – autoharp, fiddle, drum circle
2012 – 5 community workshops – songwriting, spoken word, poetry, visual arts
2013 – 7 community workshops – visual art, drumming, poetry, spoken word
Community Drum Circle
2012-13 – monthly, free, drums provided
2013 – 12 weeks of free HealthRHYTHMS drum circles for both Bayview Terrace
and Aftonro (Duluth)
Summer interpretive walking tours
2013 – guided walking tours along the waterfront and light station
2012 to present – 12 CD’s to Two Harbors Public Library, drums to Ecumen
Scenic Shores and Aftonro
COLLABORATIONS include Lake Superior School District, The City of Two Harbors, T&E entertainment, Two Harbors Public Library, Lake County Historical Society, Ecumen Scenic Shores, Kids Plus, Lake Superior Writers, Harrington ARTS Center, Story Arts Minnesota, and Arrowhead Reading Association.
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FEATURED ARTISTS in Arts on Superior’s programming have included local artists like Michael Monroe, James Moors, Terrance Smith, Sandi Gredzens and Rachel Nelson, and Twin Cities artists such as theater artist / storyteller Danielle Daniel and visual artist Susan Warner.