Be sure to check out The Hairy Mosquito Trading Co. on your way to the cabin! The annual plan is to reopen April 1st. We’ll see if the snow and ice cooporate! The artist are eagerly awaiting!
Located directly off Highway 169 North, just 5 miles past Milaca Unclaimed Freight. Weekend cabin traffic is busy busy. The Hairy Mosquito is the perfect stop to get out and stretch your legs. They offer local Heggies pizza (made right in Milaca, Mn.) Delicious, creamy, Bridgeman’s ice cream, served at an actual, real-life old-fashioned Bridgeman’s soda fountain bar that functioned in Otsego, Mn. out of the ole’ drug store!
Needless to add, this is a FANTASTIC location for events! Follow on facebook for the latest updates!
Vendors welcome! There are still spots available for all events.
Local homebase for several members of our private group @OnlineArtFestMN – hosted by Lotte’. The Hairy Mosquito has created multiple on-site studios to share the skills, knowledge and talent of Doc Watson of Swamp Dweller Art – Randy Beach’s “Ye ol’ Rock Shop” – AKA. Randy Beach’s GEM Lab – Charlotte Kitt of Happy Hollow Glass (hey that’s me) and way more locally made art! There is also handcrafted bees wax skin care items, local honey and maple syrup, wild rice and so on! oh – and ICE CREAM! Stay tuned and follow The Hairy Mosquito Trading Company to stay updated on season opening and this years events calendar!
We can’t wait to see you!
Tell them Lotte’ – the Happy Hollow Glass girl sent ya! 😉
I have personally known Doc for 8 years. (about the time he went -off the radar- as far as Facebook goes.) – If you ever meet Doc in person, ask him the story about his laptop! 💻 Trust me, it’ll be worth it!😄
As you’ll read below, He is one of our ‘seasoned’ fellow artists. He has been in the game longer than some of y’all have been alive! (no offense anybody – just facts!)👈
Doc is one of the artists that I will personally be handling logistics for, Some of his works are crrently available on my website.
The following is an introduction directly from your artist – Doc Watson –
⭐ Swamp Dweller Art started as “Rocks by Doc” back in the 90s. Back then I was working with Pipestone carving, beadwork and leather goods. I was also teaching at the American Indian center at SCSU [St. Cloud State University]. That was until I met this feller one day, who told me about Rendezvous and about making black powder guns. So.. I thought I’d try my hand at that. I did, and went on to making small cannons and knives with carved antler handles. Then I heard about a place called The Hairy Mosquito Trading Company. That was about 15 years ago and I have become a part of the family there. In fact, I’ve had a working studio inside for the past 3 years. I’ve been creating for the better part of 30 years.
“I bring your ideas to life through unique, individual pieces of art, using natural elements, wood, antler, and leather.” – Robert ‘Doc’ Watson
⭐ – Swamp Dweller Art- ⭐
Doc is one of my best friends and an artist that I work with on a regular basis. Weekly at minimun during our season here in MN. We have neigboring studios; I smell the sage when he burns it! (“…and some of my incense are a little strong.”) 🤣 🎂 IN FACT – DOC and I share a birthday too! (how could I almost foget that?!) We seldom have an August event and it has become tradition that our August event is Our Leo birthdays! ♌ 🦁 🔜We are in the process of getting Doc back on-line so you will actively be able to communicate with your artist and discuss custom requests/orders directly. 📣I will be sharing some of Docs available works just as soon as the weather lets us keep our plans to meet up! Stay tuned – Doc says “It’s the year of the Gnome!” and I think that’s the first thing we’re gonna post. They are the BEST spring gift – especially for your garden Gnome loving friends and family! 🍄
Lampwork Borosilicate Glass & Fine Arts by Little Lotte' Since 1999