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Winter Arts Festival 2012

News-11/30/2011-03:00 PM

Winter Arts Festival : January 30-February 12, 2012

A celebration of snow, creativity and an exploration of the serene winter landscape.

Grand Marais, Minnesota – Few know the glory of winter better than a Northern Minnesotan. The splendor of the glistening winterscape is unmistakable, winter has more to offer than just Christmas and snowstorms.

In its 3rd year, the Winter Arts Festival is an invigorating breath of air in the cool Nordic climate. Comprised of two unique events, the Snow Carving Symposium & Winter Plein Air, rousing artists to dress warm and discover the joy of winter. The Snow Carving Symposium challenges artists to transform simple blocks of snow into ornate works of art. The carvings will be hosted by local businesses throughout Cook County and will be on display February 3-12 (weather permitting).

Winter Plein Air is one of the only outdoor painting events of its kind. Adventurous artists ski across a frozen lake teetering on the edge of the Boundary Waters (BWCA) chasing limited daylight and battling freezing temperatures to capture the scenic landscape. An exhibit of the work will be on display at the Grand Marais Art Colony from February 3-12, 2012. An opening reception celebrating the Winter Arts Festival is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 6:00pm.

Share the story of winter, celebrate the color of white and delve deeper into the creative spirit. There are many ways to be involved in this fun and interactive festival. Be a participant, an observer, a student…just dress warm.

About the Grand Marais Art Colony
For over 65 years, the Grand Marais Art Colony has nurtured the relationship between outdoor recreation and artistic pursuit. Founded as the Outdoor School of Painting, a project of the Minneapolis School of Art (MCAD), the Art Colony has grown to offer a place for emerging and professional artists to seek creative guidance and instruction.

For more information please contact the Grand Marais Art Colony. : (218) 387-2737

120 West 3rd Ave : PO Box 626 : Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604

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