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Art of the Lakes
Making art happen in Battle Lake since 1967.

People in Gallery

Art of the Lakes is an association of artists and art lovers
centered around Battle Lake, Minnesota.
We promote interest in the visual arts,
sponsor art exhibits, 
stimulate art appreciation among children
and encourage emerging artists of all ages.

Spring Hours:
Closed January – March
April 1- May 20: Fridays and Saturdays: 11am - 5pm

Summer Hours
MMay 26 through Labor Day weekend:
Sun - Wed: 11am - 6pm
Wed -Thurs: 11am - 8pm
Friday: 11am - 10pm
Sat: 11am - 8pm

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Mission Statement

The mission of Art of the Lakes Association is to develop and promote interest in the visual arts, to sponsor art exhibits, to stimulate art appreciation among children and to encourage emerging artists of all ages.

Volunteer Organization

Art of the Lakes is a volunteer organization. Volunteers serve as the Board of Directors, officers and committee chairs. In addition, display artists work in the gallery throughout the year, and supporting members volunteer when needed to keep the gallery in good working order.

Membership Organization

Art of the Lakes is a membership organization with close to 125 members currently. Our membership is comprised of both displaying artists and lovers of art who support the gallery through their membership. To become a member, visit How to Join.

Nonprofit and Tax-exempt Organization

Art of the Lakes Association is a Minnesota-based nonprofit corporation and recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The corporate office is located at 108 Lake Avenue South, Battle Lake, Minnesota 56515. Donations made to the organization are deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Meet some Members

2015 - 2018

President Sandra Thimgan
Treasurer Diana Fuder
Secretary Ruth Crandall

Term through May 2016:
Sandra Thimgan, Diana Fuder
Term through May 2017:
Annette Hochstein, Ruth Crandall, Craig Haukebo
Term through May 2018:
Sharon Fleischauer, Dar Eckert, Stephen Henning, John Olesen

Wall-display: Winnie Collins
Jewelry: Sandy Thimgan
3-D Art: Theresa Hanson
Featured Artist: Donna Westerling – 612-398-2868
Worker Scheduling: Dar Eckert – 218-998-4803
Worker Training: Winnie Collins

Programs for Member Meetings: Annette Hochstein – 218-864-8281
Artist Demonstrations: Jodi Peterson – 701-361-2982
Hostess Chair: Patti Donaldson – 218-758-3474
Studio Tour Chair: Kristi Kuder & Sean Scott
Workshop Chair: Jody Augustadt – 925-212-6359
  Co-Chair: Linda Andres – 218-948-2603
  Brochure: Lynn Hansen
Art & Craft Affair: Reba Gilliand – 218-864-8606
Membership Chair: Ruth Crandall -218-864-5759
Newsletter Editor: Ruth Crandall
Building Chair: Keith Fleischauer – 218-367-2365
Webmaster: Lynn Hansen - 651-485-7378