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


I Love Glass
February 7, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

$75.00 Supplies $35.00

Community Ink Day: Print Your Valentines
Saturday, February 7, 2015; 1pm - 4pm


Quilting: From Traditional to Artistic
February 12 - 13, 2015; 2 day; 9am - 4pm

$170.00 Supplies $22.00

Print on Clay
Saturday, February 14; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

$95.00 Supplies $14.00

Painting with Fabric
Saturday, February 14, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

$75.00 Supplies $33.00

Button it Up with Glass!
February 14, 2015; one half day; 9am - noon

$40.00 Supplies $15.00

Stitchery: Texture & Color
February 14 - 15, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $28.00

Introduction to Ply Split Braiding
Sunday, February 15, 2015; 9am - Noon; half-day

$40.00 Supplies $11.00

Discover Fused Glass
Feb 19 - Mar 5, 2015; 3 Thursdays; 6pm - 8:30pm

$70.00 Supplies $45.00



Liminal Space
Lynn Speaker Solo Exhibition
January 9 - February 1

Opening Reception | January 9, 4 - 6pm

This exhibit features new work by Lynn Speaker, which are records of investigations that embrace uncertainty & transition. Speaker’s work is informed by the North Shore landscape & what she finds around her— stones, bones, plants, trees, animals. In searching & discovery these found objects are ultimately remnants of place, time, memory, & experience. 

Northern Fibers Retreat
February 12 - 15, 2015

Celebrate the Art and Craft of fibers in the heart of winter.  This retreat features a variety of classes, lectures, a show and share and an art quilt exhibit.

Art Colony Classes

Feb. 12 - 13 | Quilting: From Traditional to Artistic 
Feb. 14, 9am - noon | Button it Up with Glass! 
Feb. 14 | Print on Clay 
Feb. 14 | Painting with Fabric 
Feb. 14 - 15 | Stitchery: Texture & Color

Feb. 15, 9am - noon | Introduction to Ply Split Braiding 
Feb. 15 | Paper Clay 

Fiber Revolution: Art Quilt Exhibit
February 9 - March 8 
Opening Reception | Friday, February 13, 5 - 7pm
Participating artists: Deb SchwartzmanKevan Rupp LunneyElena StokesCindy FriedmanBenedicte Caneill, Eileen LauterbornWen Redmond

Co-hosted with the North House Folk School and the Northwoods Fiber Guild.  Classes and programs will be offered at both the Art Colony & North House.


Art Excursion: Twin Cities' Tour 
April 21 - April 25, 2015 

Join us for four days in April to explore the rich variety of art venues in the Twin Cities! Along with a full itinerary, included are behind-the-scenes tours, private lectures, and a visit to the home of a Minnesota art collector.  See here for registration details.
Registration Deadline: February 16, 2015


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 of standing are invited to submit proposals for consideration. Please see the call for proposals and application information HERE.

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

Our 2015 catalog will be out by the end of February but classes are already posted on our website. 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 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!"


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.
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