Recognizing Ely’s rich heritage and enhancing life through art



Photo by Paul Weimer


Nature, a walking play, will be presented outside at Hidden Valley August 22-25.  Performed by professional actors with some help from local talent.  Tickets are available online: Adults $15, Students/Youth $10, Family $50. Ely Arts & Heritage Center is a sponsor!  Support the Arts!

World Press Public Forum

Participants from Algeria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, India, Romania, South Africa, Uganda, and Uruguay.  Moderated by Tom Coombe.  Sponsored by The Ely Echo and Ely Arts & Heritage Center.

Formerly Ely Greenstone Public Art

Ely Arts and Heritage Center, formerly known as Ely Greenstone Public Art, is a nonprofit arts and heritage organization in the Ely, Minnesota, area, whose goal is the enhancement of life through art and to recognize the rich heritage of the area.

Ely Arts and Heritage Center manages the historic Pioneer mine buildings for the city of Ely.

Support Our Mission

Miners Memorial

A memorial honoring the miners who lost their lives in Ely’s local mines is looking for your support. More information here.

Mine Tours

The Shaft House at 401 North Pioneer Road (across from Grand Ely Lodge) is open during the summer on Tuesdays from 2-5 and Fridays from 3-6 p.m. More information.

Become a Teacher

If you are interested in teaching an art class or volunteering for any of our classes or events, please contact us.

Art for Kids

Greenstone’s Art camp is held every June in Miners Dry at the Pioneer Mine Complex. More information here.

Drop Us a Line

Whether you’re looking for information on events, wanting to contribute time and/or money, have suggestions, or any other reason to contact us, send us an email.