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
October 1 - December 10, 2014; 10 Wednesday evenings; 6:30 - 9pm


My Imaginary Friend the Superhero: Youth Class
October 9 - October 30; 4 Thursdays; 4 - 5:30pm


Harvest Bounty in Pastel
October 11- 12 (& 13 optional), 2014; 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm


Community Ink Day: Autumn Designs
October 11, 2014; 1pm - 4pm DROP IN ACTIVITY


Intro to Letterboxing
Friday, October 17, 2014; Noon - 2pm


There's A Moose In My Brush!
October 17, 2014; 10am - 11:30am

Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls: GLASS
Wednesday, October 22, 2014; 7pm - 8pm


Make-a-Bowl: GLASS
October 23, 2014; 7pm - 8pm



Tour d'Art: The Legacy
Saturday, October 4 | Noon

An exclusive home tour; reception and private exhibit opening featuring artists who have impacted the Art Colony including Birney Quick, Byron Bradley, Hazel Belvo, Sharon Frykman & Liz Sivertson.  This event is an Art Colony fundraiser.

The Legacy Exhibit
October 5 - 26 | 9am - 4pm

Featuring the home tour artists and select students. 
Join us every starting Wednesday, October 1st from 6:30 - 9pm to hone your drawing skills. Drop-ins welcome, open to all skill levels and media.
Drop in between 1 - 4pm on Saturday, October 11 to create a fall-inspired monoprint. Open to all ages and skill levels. No pre-registration required, $5 per person.
MEA Art Weekend | October 17 - 19
Fill your MEA break with art!
Classes at the Art Colony
There's a Moose in My Brush! w/ Tom McCann
October 17 | 10 - 11:30am | FREE

Introduction to Letterboxing w/ Jill Levene
October 17 | Noon - 2pm | $5

The Minnesota Center for Book Arts will be here teaching 6 half-day classes. Check out the variety of classes here.  Please register through the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

The Fall/Winter catalog is here!
Call to receive a copy or request one for a friend. (218) 387-2737 or email:


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


Art Colony Gallery Store | Open Daily 9am-4pm*
Stop in to see our Gallery Store featuring locally made artwork. 



NEWS: Call for Instructor Proposals
We are currently looking for instructors for the 2015 Spring/Summer season.  If interested, fill out a class proposal application (click here).  Proposal Deadline is November 1, 2014.
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!"
Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls!
Invest in our community by participatining our Make-a-Bowl sessions. Participants will be given instruction on how to make one wheel-thrown and one hand-built bowl to be donated to the Empty Bowls Dinner and Fundraiser, November 13. The proceeds help to alleviate hunger needs in Cook County.
Clay Studio | Sundays 2pm | Mondays 7pm | Now through Oct 13 | $5
Glass Studio | Oct 22 & 23 | 7pm | $5
Call the Art Colony to register today!

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.


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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