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

Upcoming Events:

Impressionistic Watercolor
May 30 - 31, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm


Mysterious Sand to Glass
June 6 - 7, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$150.00 Supplies $65.00

Forming with the Hydraulic Press
June 11 - 12, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm


Jewelry Making with Found Objects
June 11 - 12, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm


Prairie Home Enamelin'
June 11 - 12, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$210.00 Supplies $22.00

Saltwater Etching for Jewelry Artists
Saturday, June 13, 2015; 9am - Noon

$53.00 Supplies $23.00

Wax Work with Free-form Gemstones
Saturday, June 13, 2015; 1pm - 4pm

$53.00 Supplies $22.00

Metal Piercing
June 14, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 4pm


Cold Connections: Titanium Jewelry Making
Sunday, June 14, 2015; 9am - Noon


Inspiration Meets Commerce
Sunday, June 14, 2015; 1pm - 4pm





The Annual Catalog is here!
Email to request a copy or view it online here


Classes are filling quickly, RESERVE your spot today!
(218) 387-2737
Click here to see ALL upcoming classes!


The Art Colony will be accepting class proposals from teaching artists for our FALL/WINTER supplemental catalog: September - April.
Please use the proposal form found HERE.
DEADLINE for new proposals: Friday, May 29, 2015

Art Colony Gallery Store | Open Daily

Stop in to our Gallery Store featuring original fine art. 
2015 Featured Artists include:
June | Tova Lund | Jewelry
July | Bob Briscoe & Jason Trebs | Pottery
August | Mary Bruno | Letterpress Prints
September | Denise Walser-Kolar | Botanical Watercolor
& Tom Nachreiner | Oil Painting


The Grand Marais Art Colony
Nurturing Creativity on the North Shore
Since 1947, the Grand Marais Art Colony has cultivated a relationship between outdoor inspiration and artistic pursuit inspired by the surrounding wilderness and Lake Superior.  Featuring year-round classes for the novice to professional artist, high-quality studio access, and seven inclusive events and exhibits. The facilities include visual arts, clay, glass, and printmaking studios. The Art Colony is a sanctuary for the creative spirit, providing artistic guidance, exploration, and space to grow.

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!"


Eric Thomas Emerging Artist Award
Congratulations to Isabel Wahlers, the first recipient of this scholarship which provides a Cook County highschool student with the opportunity to take an Art Colony class, all expenses paid.  
 Contact the Art Colony for more information or click here for the application. 
Radio Interview about the scholarship

Private Programming

Are you looking for an art-making experience for your family or group of friends? Call us to plan something today! Enjoy a 2-hour, half day, full day, or 2 day private class with a local artist instructor. A variety of options are available from printmaking to ceramics to painting.
Minimum of 5 participants.

Interested in Volunteering?

Join our community of dedicated volunteers who help the Art Colony thrive!  Opportunities range from stuffing envelopes to classroom monitors, cleaning to Gallery Store docents.  Schedules are flexible and vary from daily to yearly or even on an as needed basis.  Inquire for more information or download the Application & Opportunities Form here.


The Art Colony is proud to be funded in part by:

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council; Cook County, Minn; Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation; Iron Range Resouces and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB); Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation; Operation Round-Up from Arrowhead Electric Coop; and Visit Cook County

with additional support from our generous business community and individual members.

Thank you!

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.
Grand Marais Art Colony | GiveMN

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