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Fri, Sep 14, 2018 - Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Event Overview

Our 2017 Unplugged celebration has ended—please join us next year, September 14-16, 2018.

Take a look at our 2017 fall fundraiser event details below, and see our upcoming events list for more opportunities to celebrate on the North Shore..

Celebrate community, music, craft, and storytelling along the lakeshore at our classic Fall fundraiser. Kevin Kling, Prudence Johnson, Dan Choinard, Claudia Schmidt, Dane Stauffer, Simone Perrin, and special guests Jon Vezner and Don Henry perform Saturday night. Stay for the whole weekend! See the full event schedule here

Featured Performance: Kevin Kling and Friends

September 16, 2017 at 7pm

Storyteller Kevin Kling and 7 guest performers come to the Unplugged stage for a show featuring stories, music, and more.

You can hear a few of Kevin Kling's stories on his website. He will be joined on stage by Prudence Johnson, Dan Chouinard, Claudia Schmidt, Dane Stauffer, Simone Perrin, and special guests Jon Vezner and Don Henry.

Flannel Formal Gala

September 15, 2017 in the evening

Celebrate 20 years of building community through traditional craft with a live auction and 5-course meal prepared by 5 of the North’s best chefs.

Points North Auction

September 8-17, 2017

Bid on items on campus or online to support our mission to enrich lives through traditional northern craft.

Take a close look at one of the auction's featured items, a wood/canvas canoe built by our friend Dan Strootman.

Featured International instructor: Niklas Karlsson

Swedish craftsman Niklas Karlsson will teach two spoon-carving classes:

September 12-14, 2017
September 18, 2017

Niklas will also give a public presentation on Saturday, September 17, 2017.

Folk Artisan Marketplace

September 15-16, 2017

Meet the hands-at-work behind beautiful and useful items for sale. Baskets, felted goods, carved bowls and spoons, jewelry, leather goods, and more will be available.

View the Folk Artisan Marketplace program for craftsperson information

Course Offerings

Spoon Carving with Niklas Karlsson

Tue, Sep 12th, 2017  –  Thu, Sep 14th, 2017
Instructor: Niklas Karlsson

Spoon Carving with Niklas Karlsson

Mon, Sep 18th, 2017  –  Wed, Sep 20th, 2017
Instructor: Niklas Karlsson

Silversmithing: The Jeweler’s Palette

Wed, Sep 13th, 2017  –  Thu, Sep 14th, 2017
Instructor: Michael Seiler

Handmade Whisk Brooms

Thu, Sep 14th, 2017
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe

Colors of Autumn Bead Embroidery

Thu, Sep 14th, 2017  –  Fri, Sep 15th, 2017
Instructor: Jo Wood

Nålbinding Mittens

Thu, Sep 14th, 2017  –  Sat, Sep 16th, 2017
Instructor: Larry Schmitt

Saami-Inspired Friendship Bracelet

Wed, Sep 13th, 2017
Instructor: Liz Bucheit

Unplugged Songwriting Workshop with Jon Vezner & Don Henry

Fri, Sep 15th, 2017  –  Sat, Sep 16th, 2017
Instructor: Jon Vezner

Joy of Singing with Claudia Schmidt

Fri, Sep 15th, 2017
Instructor: Claudia Schmidt

Ukulele Intro with Prudence Johnson

Fri, Sep 15th, 2017
Instructor: Prudence Johnson

Natural Dyes in the Steambox

Fri, Sep 15th, 2017
Instructors: Cheryl Larsen, Karen Smaby

Leaf Printing in the Steambox

Sat, Sep 16th, 2017