Kekekabic Studios is the culmination of their 30+ years in the stained glass business. Their love of the wilderness brought them from Michigan to northeastern Minnesota, where they have relocated and set up their showroom and workshop on Chapman Street in beautiful downtown Ely, Minnesota.
The Ely area is rich with artists, but it had few places for the artists to show their work. Nancy Scheibe opened the gallery in the spring of 2016 on the main street of Ely, Minnesota to support local artists. A successful Kickstarter and the support of the community made it come to life.
Tofte Lake Center aims to provide artists with access to nature and a productive workspace, the ability to unplug from the pressures of daily life and an inclusive community of fellow artists.
Teaching Artist Amy Lucas-Peroceski and her mother, Nancy Lucas, offer classes in seven school districts, taught classroom enrichment classes, provided legacy programs at area libraries, offered summer camps and taught at a variety of other ventures.
Located inside a former school building, ERDAC employs adults with developmental disabilities who create unique items for sale in the gift shop. Items include hand-loomed rugs, birch bark crafts, signs, hand-beaded jewelry, glycerin soaps, unique gift baskets, and other items with a rustic theme.
SoHo Arts sells original art, art supplies, home décor, consignment items, cards, repurposed items, gourmet dog biscuits, personalized gifts, custom framing, and candles. Most of the art is created by people with disabilities through a program at the Range Center in Chisholm.
This shop offers custom framing services and sells original paintings, photos, jewelry, ceramics, and greeting cards by local artists.
In addition to antiques and other decorative goods, the shop sells supplies for rug hooking and wool crafts, as well as ceramics, rugs, furniture, candles, and more.
Kelly Meredith created this mural honoring the glory days of downtown Virginia. It features classic cars and former businesses.
Virginia business owners Hartley and Wesley Koski are the subjects of this mural by Kelly Meredith.