Summer Fundraiser 23

Please come support LOLA with our Summer Fundraiser. Happening at Lowenwood on Tuesday, August 15th from 5-7:30pm, the evening will be filled with loving the land with LOLA. Bob Palmer will play nature themed music and plein air artists will be live painting. Nearby the painters, there will be DNR Naturalists to give history, facts, and identification of the surrounding forests and area the painters are using for inspiration. Food Trucks will be on the premise and patrons will be able to try a variety of their offerings. Dessert and complimentary beer and wine will be served. A live auction with unique gifts, experiences, and artwork will cap off the evening.

The event will be happening in the LRC (Lowenwood Recreation Center) and weather permitting, will be a lovely indoor/outdoor experience with the hall, patio, and surrounding lake and beauty. However, the event will be moved completely inside if bad weather should occur) For more information on the Lowenwood Campus, visit their website here. Lowenwood is located at 5400 N Black Oak Lake Road in Land O’ Lakes. 

Walk-ins welcomed the evening of, tickets can be purchased at the door.

What does this fundraiser do for LOLA?

Our summer fundraiser is our biggest donation event of the year. The money collected during this fundraiser goes to many of the events we champion. Arts Education..we raise money for a variety of programming, keeping costs low for participants, especially children. Community Arts Events…great music events call for great musicians, and we pay those musicians so they can provide enrichment and vibrancy to the Northwoods.

We can’t do it without your help and the summer fundraiser is a great way to have a lovely evening in support of LOLA.


This video is why we do what we do. Support arts education and enrichment.

DINNER. The Boathouse and Taco Dan food trucks will be parked and serving food with The Sawbuck bakery and desserts for after. Complimentary beer, wine, and soda will be available.

ENTERTAINMENT. Bob Palmer will be performing acoustic hits from the 60’s,70’s and beyond. Watercolorists Dale Popovich and Janet Schermeister and Oil Painter McCall Hocking will be live painting the beautiful surrounding landscapes. Please watch, feel free to ask questions. They are excited to celebrate the relationship of art and nature, and how each is so important.

Let’s get ready for some…auuuuuction!


We are having a new option for the auction this year. If you can’t make it, but would like to bid, make a proxy bid. Email us at no later tha August 10th @3pm to make your bid(s)

Thank you to all of our donors and the volunteers who worked so tirelessly to secure these wonderful donations.

LOLA Arts wouldn’t be what it is without the help of folks and businesses in this community. A sincere thank you to all who have continued to donate their dollars or time. Please scroll through this list (or there is a photo slider at the bottom) and let us know if you have any questions or would like to make a proxy bid (see above)

And go out and support these donors’ businesses as well!

Muffin Basket and Charcuterie Classes - Two private classes for one fun experience. Weave a beautiful muffin basket with Dianne Mockler first; then taste your way with Lynn Richie through a muffin and breakfast charcuterie class another day. (Classes will be on chosen different days in 2024, limited to 8 persons, same people for both classes)

Family Fun Basket: Make memories with the family! Tickets to many of the area's best family attractions; Pirate’s Hideaway with 2 pizzas shoreline, Eagle River Kartway and rides, mini-golf at Eagle Falls and a private bowling party with pizza The Alley. For 8 people. 

Fishing Trip & Shoreline lunch - with Fishing Guide Mark Haynes with an old-fashioned Shore lunch with Chef Mark Gostisha.

Personal Little Public Library - A cute personal public library to put outside your home or business to encourage a love of reading and community.

Karen Lenhart Original Watercolor - Gorgeous framed watercolor of a fawn. 

2024 Wine tasting dinners - Bear Trap Inn, 4 tickets

Private 4 course dinner - From Asana Suka for 8 including wine.

Handmade Table -  A gorgeous, rustic Northwoods entryway table, with natural posts and a finished top, from Karen Sattler and Cheryl Mort

Large Decorative Log - Beautiful decorative birch log that holds candle votive and flowers made by Bob Beedie

Private Line Dancing Party - for 8 with Line Dance Teacher Gloria Andersen.

2 hour private performance from acclaimed singer Dana Joel Nicholson - Member of the Actors’ Equity Association as well as the Screen Actors Guild, Nicholson has been performing all over the United States and Canada, most notably known for his portrayal of Elder Cunningham in the First National Broadway Tour of “The Book of Mormon”, as well as Shrek in the world premiere of “Shrek: The Musical TYA”.

Dessert Package - Once a month Chef Surprise, a delicious baked good, enough to feed 6 to 8 people, from Northwoods Confectionery Creations by Laura McPherson. September through March.

Yooperlight Adventure - Explore Lake Superior looking for the famous Yooperlight rocks, the seemingly magical ones that glow! This guided night adventure is for 4 people and will last from sunset to midnight on a chosen date and place. Will be walking up to a mile.

Northwoods Golf Tour - Not only a cute basket with an assortment of golf items (Tees, balls, cozies, etc) but rounds of golf at the following courses. Eagle River Golf:  2 rounds of 18 hole golf, plus cart - Pine Grove Golf:  2 rounds of 18 hole golf, plus cart -Young's Golf:  4 rounds of 18 hole golf, plus carts -Lac Vieux Desert:  4 rounds of 18 hole golf, plus carts

Or click through this gallery of auction item slides

Please email us if you have any questions regarding the auction items.

Proxy bids must be emailed no later than August 10th.

Shipping costs, if applicable, would be the responsibility of the winner.

We will also be raising money for “Dollars for Dreams”, which go directly to providing affordable programming for kids.

This year we are raising money for

Summer 2024 Interns

Homeschool Program 

Youth Art Month Exhibit Frames 

Mac Laptop for office 

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