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My Treasured Purchase At Bayfield Apple Festival Leaves My Husband Shaking His Head

When I go to fairs and festivals I look for usual things to purchase (and something yummy to eat).  You know, stuff I can't get in a department store.  We went to the Bayfield Apple Festival and I was on the search for my treasured purchase.  I found it, love it and it leaves my husband shaking his head.

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Courtesy of Alison Price
Courtesy of Alison Price
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Community Mural Painting Project Adds Color To Superior

South Superior is looking a little more colorful after some artwork has been created on Shannon's Stained Glassery.  It's a mural project that's been started as part of a grant from the Wisonsin Arts Board and it's one of three projects to take place in the city.

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Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes
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Has Anyone Else Noticed How Strange This Statue in Duluth Is?

I've driven by Miller Dwan Rehab building many times in Duluth, and I've seen the artwork statue out in front of the doors.  It wasn't until recently, when I was actually walking out of the building, that I noticed how "real" the statue is.  I mean, holy cow.

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Desk of an artist
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Minnesota DNR Announces License Plate Design Contest

If you have an artistic touch, you'll want to take advantage of the Minnesota DNR's 125th Anniversary challenge to design a Minnesota license plate in honor of Minnesota State Parks and Trails.  However, you better get to work as the deadline is coming up fast.

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Jeremy Peterson
Jeremy Peterson
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Northland Native Wins Star Wars Fan Art Contest, Wins Trip To LA

Years ago I had college roommate Jeremy that was VERY into Star Wars.  I mean, this guy had everything from action figures to posters.  It was pretty cool, and we had a lot of fun nerding out with Star Wars stuff.  He was in graphic design, so naturally he was pretty artistic.  Recently I saw on Facebook that Jeremy had entered a contest for Star Wars, and the guy actually won!

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Bob Dylan Mural Painted In Minneapolis
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Bob Dylan Tribute Mural Revitalizes Downtown Minneapolis [VIDEO]

There are many Bob Dylan fans in the Northland.  He's played in Duluth a couple of times, the most recent a foggy July day at Bayfront Festival Park.  At his concert here in 1999, he made reference to being born over the hill in Duluth and hoped it was still there sending the crowd into a frenzy.  His fame is world-wide and proof is in the huge mural in downtown Minneapolis.

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Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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Get Messy and Creative This Saturday in Duluth’s Lincoln Park

As the weekend approaches, our minds tend to wander towards what there is to do in the Northland with our families.  This Saturday, August 15, the Northern Expressions Arts Collective has just the answer.

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Ken Hayes
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Superior’s Wall of Ice Project Progress on January 8th, 2015 [VIDEO]

Driving home this afternoon I took a quick detour to see for myself the Wall of Ice project that artist Roger Hanson has been working on.  There is a noticeable difference than what I saw just a few days ago.

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12 Impressive Balloon Art Creations

Balloon art is usually something that's confined to a) clowns or b) those guys on the side of the street who make those really embarrassing hats that are like, five feet tall. As it turns out though, there's a whole lot more to the art than standard balloon animals or pop-able accessories. In fact, a lot of 'em are actually impressive.

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Fill the Silence
Fill the Silence
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Helpful Tumblr Teaches You How to Fill Awkward Silences

Want to be a hit at parties, or at least know what to say when the silent anger builds up to a point at the dinner table where everyone is just seething and glaring at each other? Have we got a Tumblr for you!!

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Inexpensive and Easy! Spice Up Your Schoolbooks this Year by Covering Them with a Gift Bag

Well!  I'm not jealous or anything (maybe a little) but back when I was going to school we only had brown paper bags to cover our books.  This idea will add a little color and personality to your schoolbooks and it's SO easy!  Just recycle a gift bag (of the right size, of course) and you will have unique school books that stand out from the rest.

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11 Amazing Etch-A-Sketch Creations

Etch-A-Sketches are one of those childhood toys that never go out of style. If you're like most people, a few hours' worth of entertainment usually produced some pretty bad art, although it never really mattered. But there are the select few who are really good at Etch-A-Sketching. Like, really really good.

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