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

People in Gallery

About 125 artists and art lovers centered around Battle Lake, Minnesota
promote interest in the visual arts,
sponsor art exhibits, 
stimulate art appreciation among children
and encourage emerging artists of all ages.

Fall - Winter Hours
September 2 - December 20
Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

We are closed January, February and March, and open again beginning April 3.

Summer hours
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Sun - Thur: 10 am - 5 pm
Fri - Sat: 10 am - 8 pm

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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

2014 - 2017

President Sandra Thimgan
Treasurer Diana Fuder
Secretary Ruth Crandall

Term through May 2015
Sandra Thimgan
Sandra Barnhouse
Diana Fuder

Term through May 2016
Nancy Wark
John Mehl
Annette Hochstein
Ruth Crandall
Craig Haukebo

Term through May 2017
Sharon Fleischauer
Dar Eckert

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:
Artist Demonstrations: Jodi Peterson – 701-361-2982
Hostess Chair: Lou Miller
Studio Tour Chair: Kristi Kuder & Sean Scott
Brochure: Calvin DeRuyter

Workshop Chair: Della Conroy
Assistant: Nadine Peters
Brochure: Lynn Hansen
Art & Craft Affair: Reba Gilliand
Membership Chair: Ruth Crandall
Building Chair: John Mehl
Newsletter Editor: Ruth Crandall
Webmaster: Lynn Hansen