Sunday, September 4, 2016

Arts Off 84

“A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. 
It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder 
measures the depth of his own nature.”
Henry David Thoreau
This past weekend was the 9th Annual The Arts Off 84 Art Crawl. It's a 31-mile art touring event held in various outdoor locations along State Highway 84, between Pine River and Longville, MN
Art's Off 84 mission is to promote works of local artists and provide an art presence to the Pine River, Longville and surrounding areas. This juried event features high end art forms as well as quality handcrafted items. In my estimation it's an event not to be missed. 
There was something for everyone
like cute hats
music (no he's not behind jail bars but rather tent poles)
outdoor art
food and drinks
jewelry and wood
and a whole lot more.
Eight outdoor locations were visual treats on this Arts 84 Crawl.
An added bonus for us (not part of arts crawl) was a return visit to 
Creations at the Lake
A walk down the path entering the property of Lewis's Lodge  on Woman Lake (Longville,MN) was like a step into an enchanted land of lush landscape with stunning quilts and whimsical art displayed throughout the gardens. The owners's quilts were not for sale but there were a variety of artists scattered about on the property in several small buildings selling their creations. I was just as dazzled, mesmerized and impressed as last year's visit.  
The quilts were stunning. The workmanship and hours that went into each one certainly were impressive. 


  1. I had this on my calendar to go to, but let other distraction deter me :( Seeing these gorgeous pics really makes me wish I would have gone! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh, I would love to go on this art tour. It looks enchanting.