An Artisan Experience in the Unlikeliest of Places

An Artisan Experience in the Unlikeliest of Places

Northern Minnesota. Warroad. To us it is home, but evidently to some it is considered one of the unlikeliest of places where both great industry as well as great artisanal works abound. Thanks to an invitation to be part of this wonderful event this summer, we had the opportunity to meet and greet new friends and reacquaint ourselves with old friends while experiencing the arts in a whole new way in our dear hometown.

We are including a list of the featured artisans at this event below. We encourage you to contact us at or to contact one of the artists directly if you are interested in their work. You will be amazed by their humble spirits, their stories and gain an understanding of the culture and heritage that is interwoven into the fabric of our small community.

Robert KaKayGeesick | Native Art and Ceremonial Traditions
Wenzel Violins | Handcrafted Musical String Instruments |
North Wind Trading Post | Native American Hand Beaded Moccasins |
Karen KaKayGeesick Dethmers | Ojibway Willow Baskets | Ph: 218-242-1649
Northern Borders | Stained Glass |
Jeff Birchem | Wild Ricing/Tapping Maple Trees | Ph: 218-783-2521
Kyle Koch | Intricate Inlaid Wood Carving | Ph: 218-783-3972
Raven Works Forge | Glass Blowing & Metal Sculpture |
Blueberry Hill Art Studio | Wildlife Art | Ph: 218-442-7310
Wilmer Honey Farms | Northern MN Honey and The Preservation of the Honey Bee |
Fadness Photography | Wildflower Photography |
Northern Toboggan Co | Handcrafted Toboggans |


Artisans were set-up throughout the Warroad Public Library and Heritage Center for this event. In the background is the old Canadian National Depot, which now houses the city offices. This train depot is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Pam Wenzel

Pam Wenzel

What an enjoyable day & so fun to see all the local talent! Our community can be proud!!!

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