September Celebration - Saturday, September 25


The Pine Knot News is hosting a September Celebration in Cloquet's Hisotoric West End.

You're invited to join the fun as we celebrate revitalizing the area through the arts. Come see the West End Flourish projects that have been done, learn about ongoing initiatives and connect with your Carlton County community!

This is a celebration of all that Carlton County has to offer - artists, crafters, growers, makers, musicians, civic organizations and commercial businesses.

ARTISTS, CRAFTERS, MUSICIANS, VENDORS, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES

You're invited to set up a booth and sell your wares or let the community know what you do! Download our vendor registration agreement.

Download Vendor Registration Agreement

Please register online under the following categories.

 

Our Creatives and Their Projects:

West End Art Day- Phyllis Ducey

Painters set up in Fauley Park to paint or sell their art. Opportunity for children to paint suncatchers and canvas.

MORE INFO ON WEST END ART DAY HERE! 

September Celebration- Ivan  Hohnstadt

Neighborhood night out party including craft vendors, music, and games for kids.

 

REKINDLE COMMUNITY- Charley Langowski

CCHS will host an educational tour, a documentary video, and a historic photo display. They will collect personal stories from the participants to add to the history of the area

 

PKN EXTRA INSERT- Emily Fuerste Swanson

Documenting West End Flourish activities by publishing articles in a special insert in  Pine Knot News

Ivory Garden- Krista Gardner

Open piano for the public to play with a flower display.

Small Business Launch/Plein Air Paint Out- Julia Jaakola

Revitalizing the old Smokies building with new landscaping and signs for a new business as well as hosting Plein painting events around the West End.

MORE INFO ON THE PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT HERE!

ALONG THE ST. LOUIS RIVER - HISTORY CULTURE AND ART 

Julia Jaakola has organized a creative painting event. Please Refer to the link above to read her artist prompt, which covers more information about the event and historical readings for artists to learn more about the area and draw inspiration from.

HAVE A GREET SEAT- Kris Nelson

Painting four chairs for businesses in the west end to showcase the culture and beauty of the area

Random Finds Of Art- Margie Helstrom

Artists paint mini canvases at Wood City Nutrition in August. Paintings are distributed throughout the West End in September for people to find and keep.

 

Cloquet Chronoquest- Matthew Krafthefer

Historic “geocaching” where a QR code will show participants a historic photo taken in the same place the participant stands today.

 

LAND OF STORIES- Lindsay Swan

Outdoor youth puppet theatre production braiding together traditional Anishinaabe, Finnish, Irish, and JudeoChristian creation stories

 

WOOD CITY FLORAL ALLEGIANCE- Debra Zime

Making flower arrangements along the streets of the West End

A call out to artists and creatives


Artists and creatives of any level or discipline - who live or work in Cloquet and the surrounding area - are invited to join us for a free training on placemaking and the Artists on Main Street program!

Revitalize Cloquet's Historic West End Business District with your amazing talents and fresh ideas.

Artist training video to submit a project proposal


ARTISTS ON MAIN STREET

Submission Deadine: Midnight, Friday, May 28

Artists and creatives who live or work in Cloquet and surrounding area are invited to submit proposals for art projects in Cloquet's Historic West End. Please download Artists Q&A and Business Contacts as well as Proposal Guidelines.

Details

Eligibility

  • Consider yourself an artist, creative, maker or someone who likes to creatively think outside the box!
  • Live or work in the Carlton County and Fond du Lac Reservation region
  • 18 years or older (or pair up with someone 18 or older)
  • Want to learn more about creative community development

Benefits

  • Eligible to apply for a commission to do a project in Cloquet's Historic West End July 1-December 15, 2021
  • Learn what other creatives make happen in other small towns around Minnesota
  • New connections to other creatives and community leaders in our region
  • Bring your creative energy to help make the West End more vibrant

Our Partners

West End Fourish Background

Cloquet was selected for the 2020 cohort of the Artists on Main Street Program, a multi-year program that explores how the arts help address the challenges affecting Main Street communities today.

West End business owners and leaders will work with local artists and creatives to develop new approaches to community development.

OACC, RETHOS, and Springboard for the Arts will provide support on planning and implementing artist-led projects with training, one-on-one technical assistance, and cohort exchanges.

DOWNLOAD PROJECT BACKGROUNDER
PRESS RELEASE - ARTISTS ON MAIN STREET
PRESS | PINE JOURNAL ARTICLE
PRESS | DAILY YONDER ARTICLE
PRESS | PIINE KNOT NEWS ARTIST WORKSHOP

An invitation to all artists and creatives June 17, 2021 Design Workshop for the Minogitoon Collective


Register below to attend the design meeting for the Minogitoon Collective with the goal to grow sustainable prosperity for Carlton County and Fond du Lac Reservation residents. Local creatives will bring fresh perspective to our community's problems and help local leaders find promising solutions while creatives increase customers and audience.

DESIGN WORKSHOP REGISTRATION