Artists complete, install second stained glass window for library

HAPPY ARTISTS whose stunning second stained glass window now graces the new Ely Public Library include: Mary Ann Pinckney, Sandy Brandley, Claire Taylor and her husband Jerry Taylor. Jerry created the frames for both windows. The group was applauded Tuesday by Ely Greenstone Public Art board members: Mike Sinesio, Bill Defenbaugh and Anne Swenson who were present for the installation.

Ely Arts & Heritage Center Logo2013Ely Greenstone Public Art is a non-profit arts organization in the Ely, Minnesota area, whose goal is the enhancement of life through art and to recognize the rich heritage of the area.

Ely Greenstone offers art classes to children and adults, holds juried art exhibits and beautifies Ely’s public areas with murals and sculpture.

Our latest project is creating and managing the Ely Art & Heritage Center in the historic Pioneer Mine buildings.  We have held our Juried Art Show and Sale there since 2007 and are planning more events to come!  Please view our schedule below.

2015 events

  • The Shaft House at 401 North Pioneer Road (across from Grand Ely Lodge) will be open every Tuesday ( 2-5) and Friday afternoon (3-6) from Memorial Day through Labor Day to share Ely’s rich mining history at the historic Pioneer Mine complex.
  • June 6, SaturdayAuthor, Author! Meet the authors of regional books, at Miners Dry House in Ely Arts & Heritage Center.  Are you an author?  Click here for the Author Entry form.
  • June 15-17Children’s Art Camp at Miners Dry House in Ely Arts & Heritage Center.  Download a camp application here.
  • ARTS GALA is Saturday, July 11, 7-9  Wine, music, food samples – $30 per person. No children please.  Call 218-235-1721 to reserve your tickets or download an invitation here.
  • July 11-19Ely Greenstone Juried Art Show & Sale at at Miners Dry House in Ely Arts & Heritage Center.  Artists: download an application here.
  • July 22-25Ely Watercolor Club Show at Miners Dry House in Ely Arts & Heritage Center
  • August 14-15, Friday evening and all day Saturday – Holly Rom Watercolor Workshop. Download application here.
  • Saturday, October 10 • 10-3 PM – Fall Fun Fair – Old Fashioned Family Fun Fair at the Miners Dry House / Ely Arts & Heritage Center.  Display your wares $20 per table (provided) Space w/2 chairs. Display units extra. Download application here.
  • Saturday, Nov. 28 • 10-4 PM – Holiday Fantasy Arts & Crafts Fair at Miners Dry House / Ely Arts & Heritage Center.  Display your wares $30 per table (provided) Space w/2 chairs • Display units extra. Download application here.

There is still room for teachers and ideas for the Children’s and Adult Day Camps. Let us know if you want to help out. Send in your thoughts!

ALSO, if you have been thinking about teaching a class, let us know when you are available and what you want to teach.

Membership and Fund Drive going on now!

See our Facebook page for details.

Ongoing – Honoring Ely’s Mining History – Miners Memorial Sculpture has raised over $7,000 in donations so far. The Shaft House at 401 North Pioneer Road is open during the summer on Tuesdays from 2-5 and Fridays from 3-6 p.m.  More information on the Miners Memorial and how you can donate here. Miners Memorial brochure

Greenstone has a membership category and a hard-working board. We treasure the continued support of the community!

BECOME A MEMBER and get $5 off any program!

Individual $25, Family $35, Contributing $100.
401 North Pioneer Road, Ely MN 55731 • 218-235-1721

If you are interested in teaching an art class or volunteering for any of our classes or events, please contact us.

Located in Ely, Minnesota, with the beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) adjacent, Ely Greenstone Public Art (a 501 c3 non-profit) promotes an arts community with murals to view and original fine art for sale.

Explore our site by reading about our Art Projects and Classes and our Featured Artists.

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