Planes flying over the lake at sunset

White Bear Lake Magazine enjoys showcasing the lake community in a number of ways, and that includes sharing readers’ points of view through what they see, appreciate and capture with their cameras.

Tiny puppy Kip is no stranger to media. After receiving positive comments and “likes” on Facebook, Danielle Cézanne, program director at White Bear Center for the Arts, and Kip’s owner, had an idea.

Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin took center stage at the Chautauqua Fine Arts Center.

Shakespeare & Co. was founded as an outdoor theater in 1976 by director George Franklin Wade, and can claim to be “the longest-running outdoor classical repertory theater” in Minnesota.

“Scows on White Bear Lake” garnered first place in the Activities and Events category.

White Bear Lake resident Sara Carlson of Sara Haley Photography was shooting a June wedding for couple Nikki and Josh Trulen. After the newlyweds finished their vows, they proposed a special stop before their reception.

Many artists have a muse; that sublime source of inspiration, in the flesh or otherwise, that helps them create. For Emily Gray Koehler, printmaker and artist, the muse shows up in a wholly different form.

Each year, White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) highlights and provides the opportunity for artists to participate in the Northern Lights juried art show, and, once again, the community can enjoy the fruits of their labor.

On a sunny spring day, Linda Christensen decided to step outside her Mahtomedi home and snap a picture of her beloved cockapoos, or “cockadoodles,” as she calls them. Taking out her Nikon digital camera, she told her pooches to sit and stay. However, 12-year-old Buster had a different idea.

There’s a distinct current running through our Minnesota culture; it’s one that is revered and best paired with a sunset: the “lake life.” We spend our days in and around its wake, reveling in the little time we have to wade in the water before winter appears.

“She’s the only dog we’ve ever had that I can say has a good sense of humor,” Maureen McCall says of Rosie, the 5-year-old golden retriever she and her husband Randy adopted from a rescue center in Des Moines, Iowa.