Community Art Contest

The Legacy of the Lakes Museum is pleased to announce the 3nd Annual Pledge-a-Paddle Community Art Contest. We invited community members to paint, carve, burn, and sculpt paddles into works of art and displayed at the museum during the 2022 season. Admission to the Paddle Art Gallery to view the paddles is free.* The Pledge-a-Paddle Community Art Contest will return in 2024!

*Regular admission applies to the rest of the museum galleries.

2022 Pledge-a-Paddle Fundraising Auction

Now is your chance to take home a unique piece of art. Twenty-five of the paddles from the contest will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for the museum. The auction will take place from October 17, 2022 at 5:00 am to October 21, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Bids on paddles start at $20.

Preview the available paddles here! 

2022 Award Winning Paddles

The museum awarded five prizes: Peoples Choice Award, Adult and Youth; Artist’s Choice Award; and Juror’s Choice Award, Adult and Youth.

Olson Unitled

People’s Choice Award-Youth

Reva Olson, Untitled

Bowman, Cotton Candy

People’s Choice Award

Phoenix Bowman, Cotton Candy Sunset

Anderson, That's Fishing

Artist’s Choice Award

Sonya Anderson, That’s Fishing

Schliepsiek, Midnight Shore

Juror’s Choice Award-Youth

Carlee Schliepsiek, Midnight Shore

Pisces Oara

Juror’s Choice Award

Meg Jones, Pisces Oara

Jansen, Minnesota

Honorable Mention-Youth

Norah Jansen, Minnesota

Sanchez, Viking Battle

Honorable Mention

Ursula Sanchez, Viking Battle

Thank you to the following businesses for their support!

Winning Edge