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

Upcoming Events:

Life Drawing
January 14 - April 15, 2015 (excludes Jan 28, Feb 11, March 18 & 25); 10 Wednesdays; 6:30pm - 9:00pm


April 7 - 28, 2015; 4 Tuesdays; 9am - Noon


Pewter Cast Jewelry (for ages 12 - 16)
April 9 - 23, 2015; 3 Thursdays; 4pm - 6pm


Pots for Painting
April 9 - May 14, 2015; 6 Thursdays; 6pm - 8pm

$115.00 Supplies $30.00

Mything Around: Metaphors to Understand Your Story
April 11 & 18, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$150.00 Supplies $11.00

Still Life in Pastel
April 11 - 12 & 13, 2015 (optional 3rd day); 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm


2D to 3D (for ages 10 - 14)
April 13 - May 4, 2015; 4 Mondays; 4 - 5:30pm


Writing Our Stories
April 21 & 28, May 5 & 12, 2015; 4 Tuesdays; 6:00 - 8:30pm

$95.00 Supplies $6.00

Printing on Functional Fabrics: for ages 10 - 16
April 30 & May 7, 2015; 2 Thursdays; 4pm - 7pm


Acrylic & Mixed Media
May 2 - 3, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $32.00

Art as Journey
May 7 - 10, 2015; 4 days; 9am - 4pm

$380.00 Supplies $5.00



The Annual Catalog is here!
Email to request a copy or view it online here

Grand Marais Arts Festival Applications can be found here
Applications are due March 13th
2015 Artist info can be found here

Plein Air Grand Marais Applications can be found here
Applications are due April 6
2015 Artist info can be found here

Art Excursion: Twin Cities Tour 
April 24 - 26, 2015 

The Art Colony is pleased to host a weekend art excursion to the Twin Cities. The group will take in George Morrison's Modern Spirit exhibit, visit the home of a Minnesota art collector, explore the private art collection of the Minnesota History Center, and take a guided tour of the famed Northeast Minneapolis studio buildings. Registration details


North Shore
Readers and Writers Festival
November 5 - 8, 2015
Call for Proposals!

The Art Colony, along with Drury Lane Books and the Grand Marais Library are please to host the North Shore Readers and Writers Festival. Authors and book professionals are invited to submit proposals for consideration. Please see the call for proposals and application information HERE.
Deadline for proposals is May 15, 2015


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

The Art Colony will be accepting class proposals from teaching artists for our FALL/WINTER supplemental catalog: September - April.
Please use the proposal form found HERE.
DEADLINE for new proposals: Friday, May 29, 2015

Art Colony Gallery Store | Open Daily

Stop in to our Gallery Store featuring original fine art. 


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

Open to youth who are currently sophomores or juniors (or the equivalent) in high school in Cook County.

The Grand Marais Art Colony and the Thomas family are excited to announce the creation of the Eric Thomas Emerging Artist Award, in memory of Eric Thomas (1956 - 2013).  This annual scholarship will provide full tuition and cost of materials for a young Cook County artist to attend a Grand Marais Art Colony class of their choice.

Applications must be submitted by April 23.  
 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.


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

Cook County, Minn; Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation; Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation; 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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