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.


Watercolors: New Work
Lake Superior Watercolor Society
July 17 - Sept 13, 2014

Lake Superior Watercolor Society:  Who we are.
Artists from around the Twin Ports formed to develop & promote watercolor painting & activities within the society. Artists' work is juried. Annually, each artist's  work is showcased in a regional group exhibit. The Superior Council for the Arts, North End Arts Gallery is the 2014 sponsor.


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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