About Us

A non-profit that supports the local arts.

Lake City Area Arts is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes the arts in our region and provides our community with a wide variety of arts experiences for everyone!

We are a colorful culture of creativity. We are inclusive. So we build a diverse and inclusive culture where all dimensions of differences are valued. We focus on sparking deeper discussions, making meaningful connections and building empathy.

We will take action with and for others in pursuit of creating equity and inclusion. We will champion the following behaviors:

Embrace All Perspectives: Each perspective has the right to be shared and heard. How you chose to apply it to your personal narrative is your choice.

Understand Privilege: We all have some kind of privilege, understand how you can leverage your privilege on others behalf as well as how you can benefit from the privilege of others.

Maintain Psychological Safety: Take personal responsibility and action when you notice there is an opinion that is not being heard. 

Visit Us

Stop in and create with us

Lake City Area Arts is located in beautiful Lake City, Minnesota. You can find our studio and office at:

105 W Center St
Lake City, MN 55041

Meet our Board

Want to be a LCAA Board Member?

We’ll be electing new board members soon: Download the LCAA Board Member application (Adobe PDF) by clicking here.

Sue Kruger

Sue Kruger

Currently, Sue is the President of the Board. Feel free to visit her at the Center Mondays from 9AM-Noon. A perpetual business woman, Sue is reviewing and improving business systems for Lake City Area Arts. In her tenure, Sue has founded and developed a few businesses, helped manage a farming operation as well as multi-housing properties in Southeast Minnesota. Sue raised 2 sons on wholesome family farm values and country cooking. Her Board service includes: PEM Community Ed, FFA, American Agriwomen, and Zumbro Watershed Partnership. Her passion is writing and founded the Lake City Storyteller’s Collaborative. Sue is the coauthor of Lake Zumbro: The First 100 Years.

Linda Eisterhold-Karli

Linda Eisterhold-Karli

I am married to Deane Karli. We moved to Lake City from Rochester in 2018. I have one grown daughter and two grown step-daughters. I worked doing data processing before working in banking as a personal banker for several years. I returned to college to get a social work degree and worked as a social worker from 1991 until retiring in 2020. Currently I work part time as an education assistant with Red Wing School District Early Child Family Education at Colvill Family Center. I found out about Lake City Area Arts when attending a concert at Patton Park. It piqued my interest, although I am not an artist, but enjoy crafts and sewing. I joined the LCAA board in 2022. My role with the board is volunteer coordinator. I have enjoyed meeting new people and making friends in our new “hometown”.

Andrew Eggenberger

Andrew Eggenberger

Andrew Eggenberger focuses on music programming at Lake City Area Arts. His mission is to help support a musical culture in Lake City by collaborating on opportunities for people in the Lake City area to hear live music, to perform music, and to develop musical skills.

 

Susan Draves

Susan Draves

Susan Draves is Secretary of the Lake City Area Arts Board of Directors. She is employed at U of MN Extension in Health and Nutrition as Southeast Regional Coordinator. She is on the Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (RSDP) Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems work group. She is also a board member of Goodhue County Hispanic Outreach. For the last 6 years, she has been the Farmers Market Manager at Lake City Market by the Lake where she implemented SNAP EBT/Market Bucks and Power of Produce incentive programs.

Her passion is supporting local art, wellbeing in all its forms, and creating a circular economy in her community. Her local food and art experiences range from being a part of a Twin Cities food co-op, managing a 75 member Community Support Agriculture (CSA) in rural Lake City, vending at the Rochester farmers market, and booking music at the aforementioned farm venue for ten years. She also owned and operated a local foods deli/grocery in Lake City for eight years which featured locally grown food and artwork by local artists who exhibited year round.

Susan has raised four incredible humans in Lake City: Joshua (31), Gustaf (25), Isaiah (24) and Hope (22).

Vivian Stolz

Vivian Stolz

Vivian Stolz is a 19-year-old who lives in Lake City with her parents and her four younger brothers. She enjoys many artistic pursuits, including painting, hand-lettering, drawing, composing music, crafting stories and writing poems, many of which have been published by the Rochester Post Bulletin.

Vivian has played piano for ten years and cello for four. She has participated in multiple high school theater productions including playing the lead role in the recent One Act Play. This school year she is assisting the All School Play and One Act Play directors in the production of the two shows. Dance has been part of her life since first grade, and she has choreographed several routines to her favorite songs. She also creates art and music videos for her YouTube channel.

Vivian is the youngest member of the Board of Directors, and she hopes to bring more poetry and performing arts to the Center.

Kjellgren Alkire


Kjellgren Alkire is a visual artist, research analyst and nonprofit administrator. Previously, he taught art and design as a university professor. Currently, he works in donor relations for arts and culture organizations. He maintains a visual art studio near his home in Lake City. http://kjellgrenalkire.info

Abby Breyfogle

Abby Breyfogle

Abby Breyfogle grew up in rural Wisconsin before attending college. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in general studies as well as a paralegal certificate. After college, she began working as a legal assistant for the justices of the South Dakota Supreme Court. In 2017, she and her family moved back to her husband’s hometown in Minnesota where she began working as a campaign fundraising manager for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Abby and her husband Aaron have settled into life in Lake City with their young children Teagan, Kenedi, (Kendal), and Huxley. They have two chocolate labs, Ammo and Ace, and two cats, Tiger and Baskin.

Abby enjoys being busy and stays that way by chauffeuring her kids around to events, running and training for multiple different road races, as well as raising money for her favorite non-profits.

She has two years’ experience on the Board of Trustees for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and has a history of raising over $200,000 for the organization during her tenure with them.

She brings that passion and experience to the Lake City Area Arts committee and hopes to utilize those skills to help continue to grow the LCAA program in the community

Rates

Lake City Area Arts Rates

The LCAA Center can be used for classes, workshops, and events. The space is reserved on a first-request basis, by emailing to office@lakecityareaarts.org. Payment is due when the reservation is confirmed. For workshops and events, a refundable damage deposit is required. There are no refunds for cancellations.

2023 LCAA Rates

Non-profit classes & meetings

$25 per hour including set up and clean up time. Free to LCAA members.

For-profit classes and workshops

20% of sales per occurrence as negotiated with the LCAA. Length of time shall not exceed 3 hours per occurrence including set up and clean up time. 15% to LCAA members.

Events

LCAA will allow rental for events and celebrations that align with our vision, mission, and goals at the following rates.

  • Corporate events: $200
    • Length of time shall not exceed 3 hours.
  • Family & Friends parties and receptions: $150
    • Length of time shall not exceed 3 hours.
Exhibit Sales Commissions
  • Sales commission is 35% charged to LCAA member artists. Artist earns 65%
  • Sales commission is 40% charged to nonmember artists. Artist earns 60%


LCAA reserves the right to negotiate class, workshop, and event rental fees at its discretion.

Rules & Regulations

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • The MAXIMUM number of people allowed at any event is 150.
  • Signs will be posted that state this is a private event and is closed to the public.
  • LCAA is open to renters from 8am to 10pm. Renters are responsible for set-up and clean up of their function. Clean up includes putting trash in proper containers, wiping down all surfaces used, sweeping, and putting tables and chairs back where you found them.
  • The LCAA building is handicapped accessible.
  • Dancing is allowed. Music is acceptable. The piano can be used.
  • Movement of any furniture should be lifted and not dragged so the floor will not get scratched.
  • All wall hangings should not be touched.
  • No candles allowed.
  • No pets are allowed.
  • Renters can use a caterer of their choosing if needed.
  • Alcohol may be served if provided by renters AND only if the event is private.
  • Unattended children are not allowed. Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Renters and guests are not allowed in the basement.
  • Renters are responsible for the conduct of their guests and for any damage to the LCAA building and its contents.
  • Renters must pay a refundable damage deposit at the time of the rental agreement. LCAA retains the right to keep the deposit should damages occur to the premise or contents of the center.
  • LCAA does not have and does not accept any liability for injury, damage, destruction, theft, or other loss to renter, guest, and their belongings while on LCAA premises. Renters and guests further agree to save and hold LCAA harmless in the event of any such injury, damage, destruction, theft, or other loss.
  • Projector & screen, wipe board & pens and 65” Roku TV are available.
  • Copies can be made of 10 cents per copy.