Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota
120 WEST 3RD AVENUE   PO BOX 626    GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA 55604    218-387-2737

Upcoming Events:

Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls: CLAY
Sept. 20 - Oct. 19, 2015; every Sunday at 2 pm & every Monday at 7 pm


Life Drawing
October 7 - January 6, 2015; except Oct, 21, Nov 4, Nov 25 & Dec 23; 10 Wednesdays; 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Harvest Bounty in Pastel
October 10 - 11 & 12, 2015; 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm


October 10 - 11 & 12, 2015, 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm

$285.00 Supplies $40.00

Field Trip: Grand Portage
Saturday, October 17, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 3pm


How the Arts Build Resiliency in Youth & Communities
October 17, 2015; 4:30pm

Spontaneous Process Painting
October 17 - 18, 2015; 2 day; 9am - 4pm

$170.00 Supplies $17.00

Mentored III
October 19 - 23, 2015; 5 days; 9am - 4pm


Beginning Wheel
October 21 - November 25, 2015; 6 Wednesdays; 6:00pm - 8:00pm

$115.00 Supplies $30.00

Stitch Bead Weaving
October 24 - October 25, 2015; 1.5 days; Saturday, October 24: 9am - 4pm; Sunday, October 25: 9am - Noon

$172.00 Supplies $8.00

Inner Landscapes: Cultivating Creative Resilience
October 24 - 25, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $13.00

Print & Stitch
October 24 - 25, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $28.00

Youth: Handbuilding (ages 5 - 8)
October 26 - November 9, 2015; 3 Mondays; 4 - 5:30pm


Pots for Presents
October 27 - December 15, 2015; 8 Tuesday evenings; 6pm - 8pm

$150.00 Supplies $30.00





Plein Air Grand Marais 2015

Visit Cook County from September 11 - 18 to see Plein Air painters capture the beauty of Lake Superior vistas, towering old growth pines, and jagged basalt shoreline. More information

Exhibit Open
September 18 - November 15 | Grand Marais Art Colony & Johnson Heritage Post

Tour d'Art: Artful Abodes
Home Tour, Exhibit & Fundraiser

Saturday, October 3 | $125
Exhibit open to the public: October 4 - 15 

An exclusive home tour, reception, and exhibit highlighting the art of architecture, home design, and functional art.

Details at:

North Shore
Readers & Writers Festival

Keynote Author: Lorna Landvik
Featured Guests: Cathy Wurzer, Judith Guest and More!

Registration is Open!
Click HERE for the
Festival Registration Packet

Participants can send payment in by mail
or call to complete their registration by phone.

Deadline to Register | Oct 22


Limited edition stainless steel pint glasses are still available. Get one while they're here!
Available for purchase at the Art Colony
$20 pint glass includes a free beer at the Voyageur Brewing Company

The Course Catalog is here! Check out the catalog here or send us an email if you would like one!


Classes fill quickly, RESERVE your spot today!
(218) 387-2737
Click here to see ALL upcoming classes!


Art Colony Gallery Store | Open Daily

Stop in to our Gallery Store featuring original fine art. 
2015 Featured Artists include:
June | Tova Lund | Jewelry
July | Bob Briscoe & Jason Trebs | Pottery
August | Mary Bruno | Letterpress Prints
September | Denise Walser-Kolar | Botanical Watercolor
2016 Class Proposals
The Art Colony welcomes new class proposals for its 2016 annual catalog.  Please find the proposal form HERE and submit by October 30, 2015.

Artist Survey for the
Minnesota State Arts Board

The Minnesota State Arts Board is surveying hundreds of individual artists to learn what it might take for all artists in Minnesota to thrive.

ARTISTS - please complete the this 25 minute survey:

For more info, contact Renae Youngs at the State Arts Board, or (651) 215-1607.
The Grand Marais Art Colony
Nurturing Creativity on the North Shore
Since 1947, the Grand Marais Art Colony has cultivated a relationship between outdoor inspiration and artistic pursuit inspired by the surrounding wilderness and Lake Superior.  Featuring year-round classes for the novice to professional artist, high-quality studio access, and seven inclusive events and exhibits. The facilities include visual arts, clay, glass, and printmaking studios. The Art Colony is a sanctuary for the creative spirit, providing artistic guidance, exploration, and space to grow.

To learn more about the Art Colony, listen to this story about our historic facilities: History Speaks on WTIP.
Student testimonal: "This was my first experience at the Grand Marais Art Colony and it was wonderful!  I felt inspired by my fellow students, my talented teacher and the gorgeous area of Grand Marais!"


Eric Thomas Emerging Artist Award
Congratulations to Isabel Wahlers, the first recipient of this scholarship which provides a Cook County highschool student with the opportunity to take an Art Colony class, all expenses paid.  
 Contact the Art Colony for more information or click here for the application. 
Radio Interview about the scholarship

Private Programming

Are you looking for an art-making experience for your family or group of friends? Call us to plan something today! Enjoy a 2-hour, half day, full day, or 2 day private class with a local artist instructor. A variety of options are available from printmaking to ceramics to painting.
Minimum of 5 participants.

Interested in Volunteering?

Join our community of dedicated volunteers who help the Art Colony thrive!  Opportunities range from stuffing envelopes to classroom monitors, cleaning to Gallery Store docents.  Schedules are flexible and vary from daily to yearly or even on an as needed basis.  Inquire for more information or download the Application & Opportunities Form here.


The Art Colony is proud to be funded in part by:

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council; Cook County, Minn; Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation; Iron Range Resouces and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB); Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation; McKnight Foundation; Minnesota State Arts Board; Operation Round-Up from Arrowhead Electric Coop; and
Visit Cook County
with additional support from our generous business community and individual members.
Thank you!

Become a member of the Grand Marais Art Colony TODAY and experience a slice of creative life on the North Shore. Benefits include event and exhibit invitations, studio and art library rental and more. Join your friends and support this historic art organization into the future.
Grand Marais Art Colony | GiveMN

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