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

Upcoming Events:

Community Ink Day: Holiday Gifts
Saturday, December 16, 2017; 1 pm - 3:30 pm


Professional Practice: Minnesota Percent for Art RFPs Workshop
Wednesday, December 20, 2017; 2 - 5 pm

Community Conversations: Minnesota Percent for Art Information Session:
December 20, 2017; 12 - 1 pm

Discover Kiln-formed Glass
January 4 - 25, 2018; 4 Thursdays; 6 - 8:30 pm

$95.00 Supplies $45.00

Studio Explorations
January 13 - 14 & 15, 2018; 2 or 3 days; 9am - 4pm


Deepening Spirituality Through Writing
January 8 - February 12, 2018; 6 Mondays; 5:30 - 7:30pm

$115.00 Supplies $11.00

Making a Mark: Life Drawing
January 17 - February 14, 2018; 5 Wednesdays; 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Community Conversations: Creating Space and Shifting Patterns
January 17, 2018; 12 - 1 pm

Second Level Clay
January 24 - March 14, 2018; 8 Wednesdays; 5 - 7 pm

$150.00 Supplies $40.00


The Fall/Winter Catalog has Arrived!

View it online or request a copy to be mailed to you.
Click here to view ALL upcoming classes.
Artist Talks, Demonstrations and hands-on Activities.

Activity: Community Ink Day: Holiday Gifts with Jerry Riach | Dec 16 | drop in anything between 1-3:30pm | Tuition: $5 

Community Conversation: MN percent for art information session with Ben Owen, MSAB Percent for Art Program Officer | Dec. 20 | Noon | BYO Brown Bag Lunch

Community ConversationCreating space and shifting patterns with Linda Ricklefs Baudry | January 17 | Noon | BYO Brown Bag Lunch

Exhibition and Artist Talk with Danny Saathoff | February 20 | 5:30pm 

See the full schedule of upcoming Artist Talks
Art Colony’s 70th Birthday Bash!
Saturday, December 9
7:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate 70 years of nurturing creativity in Grand Marais with music, dancing, cake and more!


The Art Colony hosts over 230 classes year-round in all skill levels. in a variety of disciplines - unleash your creative spirit today! 

Byron Bradley Financial Need Based Scholarships
Eric Thomas Youth Scholarships

Call us at 218-387-2737 for more information.

VISIT the Studios & Gallery Store

Open Daily | 9am - 4pm
Scroll to bottom of About Us page for resources
and plan your trip today.


Do you LOVE the Art Colony?
Help us reach our year-end fundraising goal!
Like all things, art does not just happen.  It requires nurture and support. It requires resources.  Because of YOU, we are able to provide meaningful creative experiences.
Click HERE to help us reach our year end goal and take advantage of a challenge match of $7,000 in honor of 70 years! Another great way to support the Art Colony is Give to the Max Day on November 16.

The Grand Marais Art Colony
Nurturing Creativity on the North Shore
Nestled in the harbor-side village of Grand Marais, Minnesota, with direct access to Lake Superior and the BWCA wilderness, the Art Colony is a gateway for people to explore their creativity in a nurturing atmosphere.  

The Art Colony supports artists and creative seekers at every step of their creative journey from novice to professional artist through a variety of educational opportunities.  With over 200 classes, artist talks, family-friendly activities, artist services (including residencies and studio access), and artist-driven community events.

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!"
Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, our classes strive to meet your needs within a supportive environment.  Working under the guidance of quality instruvtors, our intimate class sizes allow for rich dialogue and learning to occur amongst our students.  All classes are open to all levels, unless otherwise noted.

The following class categories are designed to meet specific needs:

FOUNDATIONAL: For students with no experience or who want to try a medium for the first time.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: For students who have gained foundational knowledge in a specific medium.  See individual class prerequisites in descriptions.
STUDIO ACCESS QUALIFIER: Introduces students to the equipment and practice of a medium-specific studio to allow for independent studio use.
Group Programming
Create Your Own Art Experience!
Are you looking for a creative 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.
Interested in Volunteering or Work Study options?
Join our community of dedicated volunteers and work study students who help the Art Colony thrive!  Opportunities range from administrative to facilities, events, and programmatic support.  Schedules are flexible and vary from daily to yearly or even on an as needed basis.  Inquire for more information regarding Work Study options. 

Access the Volunteer Application & Opportunities Form here.
The Art Colony is proud to be funded in part by:
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency; 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!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
SUPPORT the Art Colony!
Contribute to the Art Colony's transformative art experiences: 
become a Member or give a gift TODAY!  Click HERE to donate!

Planned giving and other opportunities available
For more info, contact

Become a Member

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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