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

Upcoming Events:

Animal Sculpture - Advanced
July 2 - 3, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $33.00

July 4 - 5, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$150.00 Supplies $40.00

Pastel Plein Air Painting
July 6 - 10, 2015; 5 days; 9am - 4pm


Oil Basics
July 11 - 12, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 5pm


Shoot the Twilight
July 11, 2015; 6pm - 10pm


Golden Acrylics Technical Lecture
July 14, 2015; 6pm; FREE/registration required

Altered Books: Youth Class (for ages 10 - 16)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015; Noon - 4pm; for ages 10 - 16


Acrylic Marathon
July 15 - 17, 2015; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

$285.00 Supplies $44.00

Block Printing: Start to Finish
July 18 - 19 & 20, 2015 (3rd day optional); 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm

$150.00 Supplies $38.00

Crazy About Collages
July 18 - 19, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $32.00



for PlaceBase Productions at the Grand Marais Arts Festival. Open to all ages and all experience levels

Artists- Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this survey so we can craft our programming to better serve your needs!

Artist Service Questionnaire 

Grand Marais Arts Festival
25th Anniversary | July 11 - 12, 2015
Come for the Lake
Discover the Art

Full listing of artists 

Festival Directory

Cheers to 25 years!  Purchase a $20 Limited Edition Stainless Steel Pint Glass which comes with a free first beer at Voyageur Brewing Company and a $1 off all subsequent pours!  Purchase the glasses at the Brewery, the Art Colony and the Grand Marais Arts Festival.

Clothesline Art Sale - $35 for a 5x7 piece of art!
Support the Art Colony by buying original art by talented artists!  Artwork is available at the Art Colony booth at the Arts Festival and in the Gallery Store after the event. 
Click here for more details or how to contribute art to the fundraiser!

Artists in the Studio

Memorial Day - Labor Day
Every Saturday | 1pm | Free | Open to all
Come see artists demonstrate their art form! 

June 27 | Clay | Joan Farnam
July 4 | Glass | Mary Bebie
July 18 | Watercolor | Trish Hunter
July 25 | Clay | Maggie Anderson
August 1 | Printmaking | Jerry Riach
August 8 | Clay | Maggie Anderson
August 15 | Clay | Melissa Wickwire
August 22 | Painting | Tim Pearson
August 29 | Glass | Mary Bebie
September 5 | Painting | Anna Hess

Check out the Annual Catalog
Email to request a copy or view it online here


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
& Tom Nachreiner | Oil Painting

First Fridays
The Gallery Store will be open until 8pm on the first Friday of the month.  Stop by and visit, see artists and work and enjoy a night out.
Fridays: July 3, August 7, September 4 | open until 8 pm
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; 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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