COVID-19 Safety Protocol

The Grand Marais Art Colony takes the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. 

In order to ensure the health and safety of our students, artists-in-residence, instructors, visitors, and staff, we are observing the following COVID-19 protocols:

  • Whether we will require proof of vaccination at the door for exhibitions and special events will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • When the community level of COVID-19 is HIGH, masks are required in all Art Colony buildings and at any indoor off-site programs. We recommend wearing an N95, KN95, or KF94 mask for the best protection. Please refer to the instructions posted in each studio about how to wear a mask properly.
  • Classes will meet directly in the studios and students and instructors shall limit their activities to the designated studio and related facilities.
  • GMAC will utilize air filtration units during classes and events and open doors and windows for natural ventilation when possible.
  • Class sizes will be limited and physical distancing between workstations will be maintained.
  • Students agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will not be allowed to attend Art Colony classes or events in-person. 
  • Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of participating in GMAC programming, is expected to contact us at
  • GMAC reserves the right to terminate access to studio space for any or all participants if it determines that our safety protocols have not been followed, or that the safety and health of staff, students, the instructor, and others may be at risk. 

COVID-19 remains a moving target and we continue to consult with our local public health professionals as to how to manage our safety plan. Should guidelines change, those will be communicated to registered students and updated on this page. 

We appreciate your support and resilience as we all do our best to create a safe place to learn and explore art. 

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