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

Upcoming Events:

Transforming Fiber into Art
April 25 - 27; 3 days; 9am - 4pm


Open Print Studio
Tues, May 6, 2014; 6-8:30 pm


Mat Your Art
April 17, 2014; 1 Thursday evening; 6:00 - 9 pm

$30.00 Supplies $8.00

Impressionistic Watercolor
May 5 - 7, 2014; 3 days; 9am - 4pm


Oil Landscapes
May 2 - 4; 2014; 3 days; 9am - 4pm


Needle Felted Sculpture: Youth Class
April 26, 2014; 1 Friday; 10am - 4pm


Garden Glass: Stakes, Labels & Stepping Stones
May 2 - 3, 2014; 1.5 days; Day 1: 1 - 4pm, Day 2: 9am - 4pm

$115.00 Supplies $76.00

The 2014 catalog is here!
Call to receive a copy or request one for a friend.
(218) 387-2737

Upcoming Classes
Classes are filling quickly, RESERVE your spot today!
(218) 387-2737
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Instructor Show
Neil Sherman
May 9 - June 11
Opening Reception | May 9, 5 - 7pm

Celebrate the creativity of our instructors


Summer in the Spotlight Gallery


Warren MacKenzie
Opening Reception, Meet the Artist & Documentary Screening | Friday, June 6, 5 - 7pm
Exhibit runs | June 6 - 29


Tim Pearson

Meet the Artist | Saturday, July 5, 1 - 3pm
Exhibit runs | July 5 - 31
Free Weekly Activities

Memorial Day-Labor Day
10am | Free | Open to All

In the Studio

Join us for studio talks and experience first-hand, a professional working arts studio.  Presentations will rotate each week between studio spaces and mediums. 

Historical Facility Tour

Did you know that the Art Colony was established over 65 years ago?  Learn about our rich history and hear stories about its evolution since 1947.  As you tour the facilities you will see artists at work and discover how you can become part of our creative community. 


rt Colony Gift Shop | Open Daily 9am-4pm*
Stop in to see our Gift Shop featuring locally made artwork. 


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 beginning to professional artists guidance, exploration, and space to grow.
Historic Building:
Built in 1916 as a Catholic Church, this building houses the office, founders hall visual arts studio, and art library. Purchased in the 1960s, the historic building has been an inspiring home for generations of artists.  Superb north light, high ceilings, suspended hardwood floors, and ample wall space make this studio an enchanting space.
Studio Building:
Built in 2005 adjacent to the Historic Building, this facility includes professional studios for clay, glass, print and a mini gallery, gift shop and CC Graham private visual arts studios.
Open Daily 9 am - 4 pm

History Speaks on WTIP. Listen to the story about the Art Colony Building.
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!"

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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