Tom Tikkanen, Main Street Calumet director, welcomes visitors to the Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in the Calumet Theatre park. Carolers add to the festivities. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)
Carolers in period costume brave the cold air during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Calumet on Dec. 2, 2011.
Calumet's Christmas tree sparkles with light.
Bob Norden, center, and fellow musicians play favorite holiday tunes at the Christmas Tree Lighting.
The Noteworthy women's chorus began their caroling tour of Calumet at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony near the Calumet Theatre on Dec. 2, 2011.
Noteworthy singers stop in to sing some carols at the Copper Country Associated Artists Gallery on Fifth St. in Calumet. Jerry Hammes, seated, is the featured artist.
Calumet artist Jerry Hammes autographs prints of his work for First Friday customers at the Copper Country Associated Artists Gallery.
"Snow Queen," by Pam Urbis, one of several artists featured at the Ed Gray Gallery during December 2011.
"Salt and Pepper in Blue," by Meredith Krell
"Are They Friends or Strangers," by Kenneth Koskela
"Go Away, This is Our Home," by Kenneth Koskela
"Wetlands," by Jack Oyler
"Poinsettia One," by Edith Marshall
"A Very Good Year," by Susan Robinson
"Retreat," by Betty Jacobson
Marquette writer, gourmet chef and photographer Don Curto was on hand for the opening of his photography exhibit at the Café Rosetta on Dec. 2. On the wall is his self-portrait.
"White Red," oil over acrylic and dry pigment, by Margo McCafferty, one of several artists featured at the Vertin Gallery during December.
"Boat House," oil over acrylic and dry pigment, by Margo McCafferty
"Margo," cast aluminum and copper leaf, by Tom Rudd
"Balance," by Paul Varga
"Man" and "Woman" by Deb Karppinen
"Bird Blend," by Ray Ellison, at the Vertin Gallery in Calumet. Ellison's work was also featured at the Community Arts Center in Hancock during December.
"A Winter's Passing," by Kayo Miwa
"Inspiration," by Ed Schuck
The Backroom Boys provide music for dancing and listening during the art opening and reception at the Vertin Gallery on Dec. 2.
Representing the Copper Country Community Arts Center at their Poor Artists Sale on Dec. 3, 2011, in the Calumet High School Gym are, from left, Cynthia Coté, executive director; Fred Knoch, board member (with little Fred); and Bonnie Loukus, assistant director.
Fiber artist and designer Andrea Puzakulich exhibits some of her original Distant Drum fiber art creations during the Dec. 3, 2011, Poor Artists Sale in Calumet.
Becky Weeks poses with some of her elegant vintage outfits, including hats.
Colleen Carroll, ceramic and glass artist, with some of her creations.
Dennis and Leslie Sotala with their impressive display of ceramics.
A sample of Leslie Sotala's Raku Fired Tiles
Gini Moreau, left, visits with Ansley Knoch at Ansley's art booth.
Gazette Editor Jane Nordberg says she makes all these lovely items in her spare time!
Kristi Mills of Save the Wild UP came from Marquette with some of her decorative birch bark art.
Artist Debbie Mues and her granddaughter, Nevin, help Debbie's husband, Mike Gage, at his booth of beautiful hand-carved wood creations.
Copper Country Suzuki musicians entertain at the Poor Artists Sale under the direction of their instructor, Elizabeth Meyer.