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

Upcoming Events:

A Brush With Life: Plein Air Painting in Oil or Pastel
September 13 - 14 & 15 (opt), 2014; 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm


The Art of Seeing: Developing a Visual Literacy
September 13, 2014; 10am - 11am; held at Johnson Heritage Post

Wire Wrapped Jewelry: Youth Class (For Ages 9 - 12)
Friday, September 19, 2014; 10am - 2:30pm; for ages 9 - 12.


Paper Marbling
September 20 - 21, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$150.00 Supplies $20.00

Printmaking Sampler
September 20, 2014; 1 day; 9am - 4pm;

$75.00 Supplies $22.00

Writing Our Stories
September 23 - October 21, 2014; 5 Tuesdays; 6:30 - 8:30pm

$95.00 Supplies $6.00

Fall Colors in Oil
September 27 - 28, 2014; 2 days; 8:30am - 4pm



Quick Paint Competition | Artists Point
Thursday, September 11 | 4 - 5:30pm
Watch plein air painters complete a painting in 90 minutes!

Exhibit Opening Reception | Johnson Heritage Post
Friday, September 12 | 5 - 7pm
Join us at the opening reception to see over 200 freshly painted works, meet the artists and hear the awards ceremony.

Exhibit on display | Johnson Heritage Post
September 13 - 28 | 10am - 4pm

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. 

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.

Visit our Gallery Store!

Open Daily, 9 am - 4 pm

Featuring local artists, instructor work, & Arts Festival participant artwork.

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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