AtC image 2Have you seen the Lake Mills episode of Around the Corner with John McGivern? Watch it here – and then come visit us!


lmaf_logo_smThe Lake Mills Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 16. Don’t miss it! Over 60 juried Wisconsin artists will be set up throughout Commons Park in downtown Lake Mills. Live music during the day; hot and cold food; children’s activities brought to you by the Arts Alliance of Greater Lake Mills – and if you see all there is to see at the Arts Festival, don’t forget the great shops and restaurants in Lake Mills itself!

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10th anniv logo2We are celebrating 10 years in Lake Mills! So what better way to celebrate than to have a special $10,000 raffle?

That’s right – YOU could win $10,000 in our 10th Anniversary Raffle event. Purchase a ticket for $100, and you can attend our special Elimination Raffle party on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Lake Mills Golf Club. Only 250 tickets are available, and they are going fast! We will draw numbers at the event. Every 10th number drawn wins a prize with a value of at least $100. For the last 5 numbers drawn, 4 winners will win a prize with a value of at least $250, and the final number/ticket drawn wins $10,000! That’s a 1-in-10 chance of winning something of equal or greater value, and only a 1-in-250 chance of winning $10,000! Free beer, wine, soda and heavy appetizers will be available at the party – buy your ticket and you have a good chance of being a winner!

Watch for Lake Mills Main Street board members who are selling tickets, or give the Main Street office a call at 920-648-6721.



Get Fired Up 2GET FIRED UP for Paint the Town 2016! Save the date – Saturday, October 8, 2016 – and line up your babysitter.

Open houses around downtown Lake Mills, with the main party at the Lake Mills Fire Station.

Get fired up for fun!

Don’t miss the Lake Mills Artisan/Farmers’ Market – every Wednesday from 2pm through 6:30pm. The market will run through late October, and participating vendors have diverse offerings – prepared food, produce, jewelry, crafts, plants, and more!Farmers'Market Logo Sm

Arts Alliance and Main Street Program Partner to Install Public Art

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The Arts Alliance of Greater Lake Mills, and the Lake Mills Main Street Program are partnering  in a project to aesthetically improve the parking lot alley area between Lake Street and Water Street through the placement of public art.

It is the mission of both organizations to celebrate the culture and history of Lake Mills.

The Arts Alliance has installed three pieces of art for the public: the Grist Mill Fence, the Spirit of Lake Mill Arch, and the Ball Sculptures in the planters. The Main Street Program has funded and supported numerous facade grants. The back parking lot alley area, centrally located between Commons Park, The Municipal Building, Ford Court, and Rock Lake, is a visual extension of the natural and architectural beauty that is already enjoyed here in Lake Mills.  The intention is to choose art that would further enhance the landscape, and be appropriate in theme and style to what already exists in this area.

We will be funding this project through grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts, corporate and community fund raising, and their own resources. 

Main Street LogoIt is important to both organizations that the community is involved in the planning, designing and implementation of the art. This project was begun by consulting the businesses and building owners who would be directly affected. The organizations are meeting with fifteen community groups to seek ideas, opinions, memories, historical information, and eventually the participation of the community in the creation of the art.

Ideas, suggestions, and comments can be shared on both organization’s websites, and through a comment box at the Fargo Public Library. Individuals may also contact Katie Otto at   920 648-6721, or Leslie DeMuth at
920 390-9341.

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If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events, please contact the Main Street office at 920-648-6721.   Participate. Volunteer. Donate.  









Legendary Ghost Stories of Lake Mills Get your copy of this award winning book! Only $15 (plus shipping); 45 pages, softcover, original photography by Nicole Cooke Photography. We are currently on the second printing of this popular book – don’t miss your chance to own an intriguing bit of Lake Mills history and lore!

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Legendary Ghost Stories of Lake Mills

Legendary Ghost Stories of Lake Mills