James Marttila – In Memoriam

James Marttila – In Memoriam

James Marttila, PharmD (for Doctor of Pharmacy), was a Trustee of the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center for many years and held the offices of Treasurer and President. His organizational skills benefited us in many ways, and he will be greatly missed. He and his wife,...
Lake Vermilion Cultural (and Community) Center

Lake Vermilion Cultural (and Community) Center

TOWER — Mary Smilanich Batinich is a mover and shaker. There’s plenty of proof. And the 87-year-old powerhouse admits it herself. 87-year-old powerhouse sparks a cultural celebration | December 01, 2023 By Jill Pepelnjak Staff Writer, Hometown Focus Mary’s latest...
The Peter Max Tapestry and Art on the Lake

The Peter Max Tapestry and Art on the Lake

When Madison Moorhead attended the Art On the Lake Art Show and the memorial honoring her great aunt, Carol Brown, she fell in love with the Peter Max tapestry displayed there. It was originally designed and donated to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital years ago by the...
LVCC Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Newsletter

LVCC Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Newsletter

The Lake Vermilion Cultural Center is dedicated to community enrichment through education and the arts by offering qualityprogramming and providing opportunities to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the area. Read the latest in our newsletter by clicking...
Looking forward to Midsummer 2024

Looking forward to Midsummer 2024

The 2024 event of Midsummer will sparkle with indelible memories of a dozen years of themed dinners and performances. They began in the original location of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church tucked in a neighborhood just off Tower’s Main Street and developed into the Lake...
Nothin’ Better Than Time in Minnesota – Deb Prutsman

Nothin’ Better Than Time in Minnesota – Deb Prutsman

I went to Minnesota, my Mama’s home, twice before she died. Once when I was too small to remember, the second in 2003 to celebrate the centennial of her hometown, Northome. Since her death, I have visited countless times to experience the magic, splendor, joy, and...
 A Personal Finnish Immigration Story with Val Myntii

 A Personal Finnish Immigration Story with Val Myntii

 “A Personal Finnish Immigration Story” to be topic at the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center Attention all Finns and friends of Finns! The Lake Vermilion Cultural Center is pleased to announce that Val Myntti will be the presenter as part of the education series of the...
Spring 2023 Newsletter

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Dear Supporters of the LVCC, As I look at the donor list I feel very grateful to our supporters for contributing to the LVCC, especially when our programming was interrupted during the worst months of COVID. We continue to move forward with new programming in 2023...
Winter 2022 Newsletter

Winter 2022 Newsletter

Wishing all of our friends far and near a very happy holiday season!  Read up on all the latest news and activities happening at the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center and our announcement for Midsummer 2023!  Click on the image below to read the...
LVCC Wine and Watercolor 2022 Event a Success!

LVCC Wine and Watercolor 2022 Event a Success!

After a 2 year COVID hiatus, the Lake Vermilion Cultural Center (LVCC) hosted another Wine and Watercolor Event on August 25th at the Vermilion Park Inn.  The class sold out quickly and painters came from near and far to participate. Local watercolor artist Linda...