Community Art Contest

The Legacy of the Lakes Museum is pleased to announce the 3nd Annual Pledge-a-Paddle Community Art Contest. We invite community members to paint, carve, burn, and sculpt paddles into works of art that will be displayed at the museum during the 2022 season. The museum provides the paddles and awards five prizes: Peoples Choice Award, Adult and Youth; Artist’s Choice Award; and Juror’s Choice Award, Adult and Youth.

Early Bird Special

Sign up between now and January 15, 2022 and receive $5 off the registration fee.

$15 Non-Museum Members (regularly $20)

$10 Museum Members (regularly $15)

 Click here to sign-up online


Download this form and return to the museum

In Person: 205 3rd Ave W, Alexandria, MN 56308

By Mail: PO Box 1216, Alexandria, MN 56308

2021 Award Winning Paddles


People’s Choice Award-Youth

Norah Jansen, Minnesota

Le Homme Dieu Loon

People’s Choice Award

Michelle Lenertz, Le Homme Dieu Loon

Vikings New Territory

Artist’s Choice Award

Ursula Sanchez, Vikings New Territory

Winter Ice Fishing

Juror’s Choice Award-Youth

Keegan Anderson, Winter Ice Fishing

Legacy of the Lakes?

Juror’s Choice Award

Debbi Anderson and Sandra Johnson, Legacy of the Lakes?

Evening Skiing

Honorable Mention-Youth

Otto Anderson, Evening Skiing

Paddle On

Honorable Mention

Bob Fricke, Paddle On

Thank you to the following businesses for their support!

Winning Edge Casey's Amusement Park