Membership–Join Us!


Northwoods Friends of the Arts (NWFA), founded in 2011, is a non-profit 501(c3) arts organization with our mission being to Inspire, Nurture and Celebrate the Arts for All Ages in Our Region.


Become a member and support the full range of arts created through the joint efforts of all members of NWFA. Choose a level comfortable for you , your family or business:


  • Individual

  • Family

  • Business

  • Sustaining Arts

  • Arts Advocate

  • Arts Patron

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Please click on the PDF membership application link above. Print it out and fill in with your membership information and then mail with your check to:


NWFA Membership

PO Box 44

Cook, MN 55723

Your Membership will become active once we receive your completed membership form and check.

All membership fees and donations are used to support NWFA and our mission and are tax deductible. 

Through your support we offer quality arts education community outreach, art experiences, artist support, the website, collaborations with other arts and cultural organizations and appropriate facilities for instruction, exhibition and performance.

NWFA Membership


Earth, Our Foundation Individual $ 25.00


Water Keeps Us Flowing Household $ 40.00


Rocks Provide Stability Friend/Business $100.00


Wind Lifts Us Up To Goals Advocate $300.00


Sky Offers Limitless Possibilities Patron $500.00


NorthStar Credit Union

24 S River St

P.O. Box 1050




Handberg's Marina

7128 Handberg Rd

Crane Lake




Homestead Mills

P.O. Box 1115





KGM Contractors Inc

9211 Hwy 53





Vermilion Law

219 S. River St. Ste 202

P.O. Box 1089





Lake Vermilion Resort Association


Mark's Country Market


Homestead Mills

Voyagaire Lodge

7576 Gold Coast Rd

Crane Lake




Bic Realty

P.O. Box 1165





Cook Building Center

10N River St





Voyageur Log Homes

5228 Hwy 53






3068 Vermilion Dr

Cook, MN




Tim Johnson State Farm Agency

120 N Highway 53

Cook MN  55723-8100

218 666-5504

Pehrson Lodge Resorts (Vermilion Enterprises, Inc.)


Artwork by Student Member, Elsie Hyypa

We work with community businesses, local schools, other arts organizations, and individual artists to provide a variety of quality arts experiences for  Cook and the surrounding area residents.

Here’s a sample of our past community enrichment programs:


  •  Annually NWFA presents the Spring Art Expo, featuring area artist’s work in participating businesses, the gallery and churches. And we provide the venue for youth art, drama, a dance group, musicians and literary events during the Expo

  • NWFA supports art education in the schools by giving a grant to the art teacher for supplies

  • NWFA sponsored several classical music concerts featuring a cellist, pianist and harpist

  • NWFA collaborates with Arrowhead Regional Arts Council providing grant application workshops

  • NWFA holds Literary Night Readings

  • Monthly member’s meetings with artists educational programs

  • Facilitate grants to support local artist

  • And much, much more.

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Certain activities by NWFA are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) and is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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Northwoods Friends of the Arts (NWFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 
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