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


Print & Stitch
November 1 - 2, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm


Paint-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls
Saturday, November 1, 2014; 10am - Noon


Mat Your Art
Tuesday, November 4, 2014; 6 - 9pm


Playwriting: Youth Class
November 4 - 18, 2014; 3 Tuesdays; 4 - 6pm


Holiday Cards
November 15 - 16, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$150.00 Supplies $38.00

Holiday Ornaments
Nov. 22, 2014; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

$75.00 Supplies $40.00

Hand-building: Youth Clay
December 1, 8 & 15; 4 - 5:30pm; 3 Mondays


Fuse it Up with Glass: Ages 10-18
Friday, December 5, 2014; 9am - 2pm




Annual Member Show & Meeting
October 30 - November 23 | 9am - 4pm

Member Meeting | Thursday, October 30 | 4pm
Opening Reception | Thursday, October 30 | 5 - 7pm

The Grand Marais Art Colony annual Member Show & Sale provides an opportunity for artists to share their inspiration with each other and the public.  You won't want to miss this quality exhibit with dynamic pieces in a variety of price ranges.
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.
Storm Weekend: Kids Go Big!
Free Family Event

Saturday, November 8 | 11am - 1pm

The Muffin Man is coming to the Art Colony! Celebrate Storm Weekend and come listen to the Muffin Man read "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" followed by Kids Go Big! a time for young artists to stretch their creativity and paint in large brush strokes. All supplies will be provided.
Pre-registration requested

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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