75 Years of the Grand Marais Art Colony

Join Us in Celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2022!

7-5 Summer Exhibition

June 10 – August 27, 2022

Studio 21 | 21 W Highway 61

Member Preview | June 10 | 4 – 5 PM
Opening Reception | June 10 | 5 – 7 PM

7-5 is a celebration of the Grand Marais Art Colony’s place within the Great Lakes region as well as a way to highlight our various program areas. Seven artists from around the region have been invited to each submit five pieces for this summer-long exhibition.

Invited Artists:

  • Mary Brodbeck | Printmaking | Keweenaw Peninsula and Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Magdolene Dykstra | Mark Making | St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Jonathan Herrera Soto | Residencies (Print) | Minneapolis, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois
  • Anthony Ingrisano | Painting | Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mika Laidlaw | Ceramics | Mankato, Minnesota
  • Danny Saathoff | Sculpture | Bayfield WI and Edina, Minnesota
  • Leslie Smith III | Mixed Media | Madison, Wisconsin

Historical Display

June 10 – August 27, 2022

Studio 21 | 21 W Highway 61

Learn about the history of the Art Colony by viewing our historic timeline.

75th Anniversary Reception

July 9, 2022 | 6 – 8 PM

Studio 21 | 21 W Highway 61

Enjoy complimentary drinks, appetizers and entertainment, mingle with the Art Colony community, and help raise funds for expanded programming and fellowships in 2022. Tickets are $75 each. Click the button below to purchase.

Alumni Exhibition

September 23 – October 23, 2022

Studio 21 | 21 W Highway 61

Arts learners are central to who we are. To help celebrate our anniversary, we will be hosting a juried student exhibition starting during the Fall Studio Tour through October 23. A number of long-standing students will be invited to apply for the exhibition. 10 – 15 will be selected to exhibit.

Zine Illustration by Carolyn Swiszcz

What is a Zine?

A zine (pronounced “zeen”) is a self-published book usually made in small batches.

Why Zines to Celebrate our 75th?

You are the core of our work, and we want you well represented in our celebrations. Zines are great tools for free speech, and anyone can make them no matter their age, artistic ability, or location. This project invites you to express yourself with few boundaries. We hope you feel inspired to create something cool in the spirit of artistic freedom and another 75 years of the Art Colony.

Suggested Donation: $10

Please consider making a small donation to download our zine booklet and template, created by West St. Paul printmaker, Carolyn Swiszcz. Click the donate button below to make a gift.

Zine Project

Make a zine to celebrate the Art Colony’s 75th!

January 2022 and ongoing

Get Started

Click the buttons below to download a printable instructional booklet and workable template. The booklet contains prompts and a guide to help get you started.

If you decide to use our template, double check that it prints at 100% size. Some printers may automatically resize the file.


  1. Mail your zine to the Art Colony to have it included in an exhibition. Zine submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until the end of our summer exhibition on August 27. Submit your zine by June 3rd to have it displayed for the entire exhibition.
  2. Take photos of your zine or present it in a video and post on social media. Tag us so we can share! Use #GMAC75