As part of the 10th Anniversary LoLa Art Crawl, we are spotlighting some of the artists who have participated the longest. We hope you help celebrate their contributions, unique making commitments and vision for our vibrant neighborhood.

Anita White

Anita’s personal statement:

“I am an artist, documentary drawer, teacher, storyteller, and writer.  I use drawing to navigate everyday life.  Documentary drawing has many facets including drawing my way through difficult medical moments with empathy and humor.  My artistic journey is about the moment and memory.  As a teacher I try to help people use art to find comfort and empowerment through life’s joys and challenges.  Intuition, empathy, and humor lead the way.”


Bob Schmitt

Bob Schmitt at a ‘I am a LoLa artist’ box.

“I paint in the Chinese tradition to express the soul of the Minnesota landscapes that I know and love. To paint the falls, Lake Superior and the city lakes in this manner brings a great joy and a peace.”