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

Upcoming Events:

The History and Nature of Installation and Conceptual Art
Saturday, January 21; 2 pm; Free

Discover Kiln-formed Glass
January 24 - February 7, 2017; 3 Tuesdays; 6 - 8:30pm

$70.00 Supplies $45.00

Professional Development for Artists
February 4 and 11, 2017; 1 - 4pm


The Colors of Winter
February 10 - 12, 2017; 3 days; 9am - 4pm


Off the Cuff
Thursday, February 16, 2017; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

$95.00 Supplies $13.00

Decorative Pins
February 17, 2017; 1 day; 9 am - 4 pm

$95.00 Supplies $13.00

Hand-printed Lampshades
February 17 - 18, 2017; 1.5 days; Friday: 9am - 4pm; Saturday: 9am - Noon

$130.00 Supplies $33.00

Soy Wax Batik Basics and Beyond
February 18 - 19, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$170.00 Supplies $49.00

Cut Paper Art - Full Session
February 18 - 19, 2017, 2 day; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $44.00

Cut Paper Art - Mini-session
Saturday, February 18, 2017; 9am - 12pm

$45.00 Supplies $11.00



2017 Arts Festival Jury Applications accepted January 13-March 12

2017 Plein Air Jury Applications accepted February 1-April 9

Contribute to the Art Colony's transformative art experiences: 
become a Member or give a gift TODAY!

Click HERE to DONATE to the Art Colony.

Gifts can now also be given in the form of stocks 
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16 - 19, 2017

Celebrate the fiber arts in the heart of winter. This cozy retreat features a variety of classes, lunch-n-learn talks and demonstrations, a show-n-share event, and more, all while celebrating with other fiber enthusiasts.

Co-hosted with the North House Folk School 
and the Northwoods Fiber Guild. 

Click HERE for a full listing of classes and events.

The Art Colony hosts over 200 classes year-round in all skill levels. in a variety of disciplines - unleash your creative spirit today! 

View our Fall/Winter Catalog:

View it online or request a copy to be mailed to you.

Classes fill quickly, RESERVE your spot today.
Click here to see ALL upcoming classes


VISIT the Studios & Gallery Store
Open Daily | 9am - 4pm


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 art classes for the novice to professional artist; hands-on activities, Artist Talks and Demonstrations; high-quality studio access; and outstanding 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!"

Group Programming
Create Your Own Art Experience!
Are you looking for a private art-making experience for your family or group of friends? Call us to plan something today! Enjoy a half-day, one-day, or two-day private class with a local artist instructor. A variety of options are available from printmaking to fused glass to painting.
Minimum of 5 participants.

Interested in Volunteering?

Join our community of dedicated volunteers who help the Art Colony thrive!  Opportunities range from stuffing envelopes to classroom monitors, cleaning to Gallery Store docents.  Schedules are flexible and vary from daily to yearly or even on an as needed basis.  Inquire for more information or download the Application & Opportunities Form here.


The Art Colony is proud to be funded in part by:

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council; Cook County, Minn; Iron Range Resource and Rehabilitation Board; Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation; McKnight Foundation; Minnesota State Arts Board; and
Visit Cook County
with additional support from our generous business community and individual members.
Thank you!

Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage funds.


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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