Artist Info

The Grand Marais Arts Festival is a juried fine arts festival and a microcosm of the Midwest arts scene. The event is known for its high-quality exhibitors, the scenic location on the North Shore of Lake Superior, a strong art-buying crowd, and its exceptional support amenities for festival artists. 

Quick Facts:

  • Average attendance: 8,000+
  • Average booth sales: $3,100

Amenities and Unique Features of the Grand Marais Arts Festival

  • Artist Support | The Art Colony provides application support and a small number of photo shoots to develop your portfolio and strengthen your application
  • Overnight Security | is provided
  • Exceptional Volunteers | provide short booth breaks and other support
  • Community Support | Local businesses support the event and its promotion
  • Exposure | Marketing campaigns for the Arts Festival annually reaches over 2 million people


  • Application opens:  January 19, 2024
  • Application deadline: February 26, 2024
  • Invitations Issued: March 15, 2024
  • Festival dates: July 13 – 14, 2024

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