Arts for Everyone, Everyday.

The Superior Council for the Arts (SCFTA) is part of the energetic and creative arts community in the restored 19th century stone building on the corner of Broadway Street and Hammond Avenue in the wonderful historic Trade and Commerce Marketplace in the North End of Superior, Wisconsin. SCFTA joins the North End Historic District and communities of the region in growing a flourishing arts environment. Since 2006, The Superior Council for the Arts (SCFTA) has been a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.


Close Quarters, Open Waters: A collection
of marine artist Dennis Aho drawings
September 26 to November 29, 2014
Fri, Sept 26, 5-7 pm: Artist’s reception & storytelling 

Captain Dennis Aho was born on Columbus Day; he reckons his destiny was to be a mariner! After art school, Aho added his name to the roster of his many Finnish American relatives who worked on the boats. He estimates that he has been on more than a thousand ships; as a member of the Western Great Lakes Pilots Association, he worked only on foreign vessels.

Aho always packed up his drawing pencils and paper and spent his downtime on boats recording his marine surroundings.

Aho remembers there were times in his career when his drawings have also been useful tools in communicating with foreign ship crew members.

A collection of Marine Artist Dennis Aho’s drawings of vessels, bridges, and shorelines will be presented by the Superior Council for the Arts. "Close Quarters: Open Waters A collection of marine artist Dennis Aho drawings" will be on display from September 26 to November 29, 2014. There will be an artist’s reception and storytelling on Friday September 26 from 5-7 pm at the North End Arts Gallery in the Red Mug Corner at 1323 Broadway, Superior. The exhibition and reception is free and open to the public.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and Denny's friends at the Western Great Lakes Pilots Association.  Thank you--Superior council for the Arts Exhibition Committee. 


Annual 2014 Artists Marketplace: Step Up On Broadway Show and Sell

Favorite artists of the area with new art & objects

Dec 5, 2014 - Jan 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Dec 5th, 5-7pm

North End Arts Gallery at 1323 Broadway: the Red Mug Corner in Superior

Watch for special events & offers with the  New Spirit Room at 1323.

Sponsored by The Superior Council for the Arts (SCFTA)

North End Arts Gallery open for the season Monday-Saturday. 11-6
1323 Broadway Street, Superior, WI 54880

Find more information: 715-392-6007


Stories of People of Blue Waters and Red Clay Event begins in Superior

Wisconsin Fast Forward, a worker training program of the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has awarded a worker training grant to the Superior Council for the Arts (SCFTA), a ten year old non-profit arts organization in the Trade and Commerce Marketplace, commonly known in the Red Mug Building, an energetic hub at 1323 Broadway in Superior.  The Superior Council for the Arts is known for its regular changing exhibitions such as Watercolors, Fiber Art and Chain Saw Sculptures in the in the North End Arts Gallery and the Broadway Community Gardens.  The outdoor sculpture area and SCFTA’s Organic Community Gardens are at the corner of Hammond Avenue and Broadway Street, across from the North End Arts Gallery.

Superior Public Museums staff and independent arts consultants from Superior and Duluth will train Superior Council for the Arts recruits to develop regular programming in the arts, produce an arts and events training manual, and develop an informational hub for arts in Superior.

Training begins at the end of July, 2014 and ends in May, 2015.  Trainees must be Wisconsin residents; trainees will be compensated by the Superior Council for the Arts.  Recruitment continues to the end of July.

Following training, new employees will be selected to collaborate with artists in Superior’s non-profit arts organizations to produce a city wide summer 2016 storytelling/arts event called “Stories of People of Blue Waters and Red Clay”.  It will include participatory theater, art exhibits, writing and music events based on colorful historical archives and oral histories from Superior and Douglas County’s creative past, produced by Superior arts and cultural organizations.

The Worker Training award to the arts is unusual for Wisconsin Workforce Training; it is a bold move for them.  Patricia Lenz of the Superior Council for the Arts and Sara Blanck, executive director of Superior Public Museums appreciate that strong support for the flourishing arts and music scene in the area.


Superior Council for the Arts Invites Artists!

Superior’s Keyport Liquor Growler Art Contest

Local Artists!

Goal:  Artist Series Growlers. Capture the work of a local Twin Ports artist and put it the hands of our craft beer community. We would like to know:  what makes you local to the Twin Ports area.   Give a brief history of your artwork.

Art Size & Colors

Artwork can be in digital format or a physical that can be scanned into a digital format for the printing company.

Art Selection process

The artist series growler from Keyport will be an ever changing series. If your submission is not picked for the current growler release coming up it could be selected for another release in the future.

Multiple submissions from artists are great!. The final art selections that will go to print on the growlers will be determined by 3 or more members of the Keyport staff. You will be notified by e-mail that your art has been selected.

Keyport Liquor & Superior Council for the Arts for details.

Download the Keyport Liquor Growler Art Contest entry form.


Join Superior Council for the Arts today.

We invite public attendance and participation in regularly changing exhibits, receptions, and events in the North End Arts Gallery (NEAG) and Broadway Community Gardens. A vigorous and creative group of volunteers manages both Gallery and Gardens.

You can add your name to our contact list here


Contact us.

To sign up for any of these events, or to become a member, please contact Superior Council for the Arts: 1323 Broadway Street, Superior, WI 54880, phone: 715.392.6007. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Exhibit hours are: 11-5 T, TH, F, SA. Free and open to the public.




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