Land of the Dancing Sky
“Land of the Dancing Sky” and the associated logo, attempt to
describe the positive feelings associated with living and visiting in
Northwest Minnesota. The land brings us agriculture, recreation, and the
freedom of open space. The dancing sky represents the unknown qualities that
inspire us to create great art and world class businesses. Promoting the
Land of the Dancing Sky allows us to celebrate our accomplishments, share
the deep value of rural life, and anticipate a bright future.
HONORING THE PAST:
The term Dancing Sky has its
origins in the northern lights and Native American culture. It
provides a connection to all the challenges faced by the original
inhabitants and the pioneers/settlers who transformed the area from a
wilderness to a vibrant modern community.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE:
The spirit of the previous
generations will inspire us in the next generations of first class
agriculture, business, and hospitality. The Land of the Dancing Sky will be
economically successful because it is based on creativity, hard work, and
the joy of living in a land where even the sky dances.
The world is changing and we are in the right place. Skilled minds, plenty
of elbow room, things to do, places to shop, nature all around us, this is
where people want to visit and live.
Everyone wants to buy our products, move in next door, and be connected to
the quality life style which is growing strong under the northern lights.
SITES RELATED TO NORTHERN LIGHTS:
have pictures of beautiful northern lights in our area please let us know or
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Artist Mara Wittman designed the
attractive Land of the Dancing Sky logo. Mara is an artist who lives
in Warren and works as Arts Council Director for the Northwest Regional
Development Commission. The logo reflects the pride in our land and
the vibrancy of our people and our area. The tag line used below the
main logo will change depending upon the use of the logo. Throughout
our website we have used the website address as the tag line in order to
market our site. "The words Land of the Dancing Sky combined with the
image of our fertile land and our dramatic northern lights sky is quite
powerful in its ability to depict our area. My hope is that the logo
is successful in creating a brand that artists as well as other local
product producers can feel pride in being associated with," states Mara
Wittman designed the logo in June
2003. The concept of creating a trademark for the area was
presented for approval in June 2003 at the annual meeting of the Northwest
Regional Development Commission. The Commission was very receptive to
the idea and approved the logo concept and design as part of their meeting.
Please see the
news page for more listings related to the recent press coverage of the
Land of the Dancing Sky logo.