Donate Now

Circle of Friends Arts & Culture Awards

For over 20 years, The Depot Foundation has been honoring community members, artists, and others that contribute to local art and historical venues by celebrating their achievements through an annual Arts & Culture Awards event in October. Over the last 20 years we have had the privilege to honor many of those who make the St. Louis County Depot and our community more vibrant and creative.


2021 Arts & Culture Award Winners:

Lifetime Artist Award: Ann Aiko Bergeron
Community Enrichment Award: Lee Stuart & CHUM
Historic Preservation Award: Milissa Brooks-Ojibway
Artist Award: Leah Yellowbird
Community Initiative Award: Zeitgeist



MAY 10th, 2022

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the St. Louis County Depot

Join us for an evening of celebration as we honor the Depot Foundation’s 2021 Arts & Culture Award winners.
The night begins with an an award ceremony at 5:30pm in The Family Theatre, immediately followed by a reception in The Great Hall.

To reserve your tickets, click HERE!


2021 Arts & Culture Award Sponsors:

Lake Superior Railroad Museum
St. Louis County Depot
Catering by Bellisio’s

Johnson Carpet One
North Shore Bank
Bell Bank

Essentia Health
Minnesota Power

Douglas Fifield & Marisa Hoogenakker
Shaina Nickila, Coldwell Banker Realty
MEB & Associates, LLC
Oneida Realty


If you know someone who has made our community a better place through their contributions to artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific endeavors,  The Depot Foundation would like your suggestions. Nominating these individuals for one of the above awards spotlights their commitment to our community and provides them well-deserved recognition.

All nominations are due in the office by May 1 each year via the nomination form available. Click here for the Arts & Culture Nomination Form.

Get Connected to the Depot Foundation today