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

Upcoming Events:

Kiln Cast Sculpture and Pate de Verre
August 31 - September 4, 2015; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

$425.00 Supplies $96.00

Botanical Watercolor
August 31 - September 4, 2015; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

$425.00 Supplies $13.00

Writing Nature: Poetry & Prose
September 5 - 7, 2015; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

$255.00 Supplies $11.00

Once-Fired
September 5 - 7, 2015; 3 days; 9am - 4pm.

$255.00 Supplies $37.00

Painting Grand Marais: Artist Talk
Monday, September 14, 2015; Noon - 1pm

$13.00

The Art of the Nocturne
Monday, September 14, 2015; 8pm - 11pm

$40.00

Plan to be Inspired: Inspired to Plan - Artist Talk
Wednesday, September 16, 2015; Noon - 1pm

$13.00

How to Improve as an Artist
Friday, September 18, 2015; 11am


Your Authentic Plein Air Voice
September 19 - 21, 2015; 3 days; 9am - 4pm

$285.00

The Art of Seeing: Developing a Visual Literacy
Saturday, September 19, 2015; 10am - 11am; held at Johnson Heritage Post Gallery

$5.00

Woodblock Printmaking
September 25 - 27, 2015; Day 1: 4pm - 6pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am - 4pm

$220.00 Supplies $66.00

Fall Colors in Oil
September 26 - 27, 2015; 2 days; 8:30am - 4pm

$150.00

 

 
 
 









 

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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

Lutsen Mountains Paint Out
 Saturday, September 12 | 1 - 4pm | Lutsen Mountains
  Quick Paint
 Thursday, September 17 | 4 - 5:30pm | On Artists Point
Opening Reception
Friday, September 18 | 5 - 7pm | Johnson Heritage Post
Exhibit Open
September 18 - November 15 | Grand Marais Art Colony & Johnson Heritage Post

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Information & Form

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North Shore Readers & Writers Festival

Registration is Open!
Click HERE for the
Festival Registration Packet


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

Deadline to Register | Oct 22

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

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

August 29 | Glass | Mary Bebie
September 5 | Painting | Anna Hess
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Artist Talks 
Artist Talk w/ Mary Jo Van Dell & Guillermo Cuellar
August 26 | 4pm 
A History & Overview of Botanical Art w/ Denise Walser-Kolar
September 2 | 4pm
How to Improve as an Artist w/ Tom Nachreiner
September 18 | 11am
The Art of Seeing: Developing a Visual Literacy w/ Hazel Belvo
September 19 | 10am | $5 suggested donation | Johnson Heritage Post 

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

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Art Colony Gallery Store | Open Daily
9am-4pm

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

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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
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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.

 

 
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!"

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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