Tofte Lake Center
TLC provides residencies for artists who crave dedicated time to work on their projects, for creatives who seek individual growth through guided workshops or retreats, for organizations that want to make time to re/focus on their goals or mission, for leaders to gather to exchange ideas with colleagues in their field.
We aim to provide artists with access to nature and a productive workspace, the ability to unplug from the pressures of daily life and an inclusive community of fellow artists.
TLC is situated on a pristine lake near Ely, MN, adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), on the traditional native land of the Ojibway people who have stewarded this land throughout generations.
We offer meeting, performance, and visual art spaces plus comfortable, fully-equipped cabins for our residents who can enjoy paddling, swimming, taking saunas, and relaxing by the lake.