About the Northern Lake County Arts Board About Us


Our Purpose is to support and promote the value of art and artistic expression in the northern Lake County area of Minnesota, with an emphasis on programs for young people and on community cultural events.

Our Focus is arts education for students and enriching the cultural environment of the community.

Our Board is made up of community volunteers, including William Kelley School students, grades 7-12. Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month, September-June, 3:45 p.m. at William Kelley School (locations vary) and are open to all interested people.

Our Partners iinclude local and regional visual, practical and performing artists and arts organizations who serve as advisors, faculty and performers. We maintain a close working relationship with the teaching staff at William Kelley School.

Our Donors are made up of generous individuals and businesses that believe in our programming. 

Our Funders include Cleveland Cliffs Foundation, The Rosemary & David Good Family Foundation, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Cooperative Light & Power, Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation (the Silver Bay Charitable Fund), Silver Bay Area Tourism Association, Minnesota Power & Light, Age-to-Age (Northland Foundation), Thrivent Action Teams, Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Lornston Children's Endowment.

Our Thanks: We gratefully acknowledge and thank our generous donors that make our programming possible.

Officers: Jeralyn Shaw, President; Jill Hansen, Vice-President; Secretary, Morris Manning & Sandy Manning, Treasurer.

Grants Funding: Jeralyn Shaw & Morris Manning; Financial Management, Fund Drive & Events Publicity: Morris Manning

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Contact Us:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • P.O. Box 67, Silver Bay, MN 55614
  • Jeralyn Shaw, 760-996-4401; Morris Manning, 651-308-6510

How You Can Participate:

  • Volunteer Your Time: in the Classroom, in support of community events and/or on the Board
  • Contribute to the Arts Board’s Activities at any time or during our annual fund drive 
  • Attend Arts Board Sponsored Events
Website by Katherine Hellner and Sandra Schutte