Tofte Lake Center is a creative retreat center for artists, scholars and thinkers of all disciplines located on the shores of Tofte Lake, a beautifully secluded lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Minnesota. From June through September, TLC offers creative residencies for individuals, artistic groups, and organizations who seek to create work in residence in a natural setting with arts facilities and comfortable cabins.
Lovingly referred to as Norm's Fish Camp (in honor of the resort's previous owner), TLC offers boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and biking along with a sauna, library, meeting space, public performance space and artist studios.
TLC believes that every individual is creative at his/her core, and offers programming that enables the creative impulse to come to the fore. Through its artist-in-residence weeks, curated group projects, and master classes and workshops, TLC strives to create an environment where self and group expression can be extensively and intensively explored.
TLC is a destination for artists who crave dedicated time to work on their projects, for creative individuals who seek individual growth through workshops or master classes, 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.