What can we say, we had a wonderful tour and we’re thrilled we had so many new and returning visitors to see the artists! We hope all of our guests enjoyed their adventure up the north shore of Lake Superior finding all of our studio stops, and we hope you’ll visit us again soon.

We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to our gracious studio hosts, who opened their studios to other artists and to the public to share art with our community. A special thank you to our host artists Sarah Brokke, Corine Buechner, Christian Dalbec, Shelley Getten, Dave Gilsvik, Helen Hartley, EJ Klepinger, Lisa Kosmo, Jen Murphy, Gail Rosenquist and Paul Zoldahn.

We’ll look forward to the 20/20 in 2020!

2019 Artist Highlight

Meet Lisa Kosmo, Host Artist on the Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour

We are thrilled that Lisa Kosmo is once again a host artist for the Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour. She instills her love of nature in every aspect of her work, from plein air painting to book illustration. Her work is vibrant and full of life! We asked her to share what it is like living as an artist on the North Shore.

What do you like the most about living and working on the North Shore?

I like that I can be in a quiet space right outside my backdoor.

Lisa Kosmo’s “March, Amber Flow”

As an artist in the tour, what are you most excited about?

Visiting with people that appreciate your art and art in general. Many of the people that take these tours are such giving people, they are looking for gifts for someone else and want to support local artisans. 

“Walleye”, a sneak peek at upcoming illustrations by Lisa Kosmo in “Love of a River” by Darby Nelson

What is it that you enjoy about working in your medium?

I worked in acrylics for many years, but the last couple of years I’ve returned to oils. I love the richness, the smell and texture. 

Lisa Kosmo’s “New Moon Rising”

A great selection of Lisa Kosmo’s work can be found at her studio stop on the tour. It’s a stop you won’t want to miss! For more information on Studio LK, click the button below: