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

Upcoming Events:

Life Drawing
October 7 - January 6, 2015; except Oct, 21, Nov 4, Nov 25 & Dec 23; 10 Wednesdays; 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Holiday Ornaments
Nov. 21, 2015; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

$75.00 Supplies $40.00

Fuse it Up with Glass: Ages 10-18
Monday, December 7, 2015; 9am - 2pm


Functional Glass Painting
December 12 - 13, 2015; 1 day; Saturday, December 12: 1 - 4pm; Sunday, December 13: 9am - Noon

$75.00 Supplies $28.00

Still Life in Oil
January 9 - 10, 2016; 2 days; 9am - 4pm


January 12, 2016; 6pm - 8pm

$25.00 Supplies $18.00

Geometry of Art & Design
January 16 - 17, 2016; 2 day; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $14.00

Youth: Handbuilding (ages 9 - 12)
January 25 - February 8, 2016; 3 Mondays; 4 - 5:30pm


Life Drawing
January 27 - March 2, 2016 (except Feb 10); 5 Wednesdays; 6:30pm - 9:00pm


Get Zapped with Carolyn!
Thursday, January 28, 2016; 11:30am - 1:30pm

I Love Glass
February 6, 2016; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

$75.00 Supplies $35.00

Birds & Botanicals Quilting Bee
Wednesday, February 10 - Friday, February 12, 2016; 2.5 days; Days 1 & 2: 9am - 4pm; Day 3: 9am - Noon

$240.00 Supplies $22.00

Print on Clay
February 13 - 14, 2016; 2 day; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $20.00

Cut Paper Art
February 13 - 14, 2016, 2 day; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $44.00

Button it Up with Glass!
February 13, 2016; one half day; 9am - noon

$40.00 Supplies $15.00




Selected Artists-in-Residence
March 7 - 20, 2015

The Art Colony Selected Artists-in-Residence applications are now available.

The Art Colony hosts two, two-week residencies: one in the eco-friendly printmaking studio and one in the multi-use Founders Hall studio. Please click HERE for full application details.

Applications are due December 11, 2015
Contact the Art Colony with specific questions.


2015 Annual Report 


Limited edition stainless steel pint glasses
are still available.

Get one while they're here!
Available for purchase at the Art Colony
$20 pint glass includes a free beer
at the Voyageur Brewing Company

The Course Catalog is here! Check out the catalog here or send us an email if you would like one!


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


Art Colony Gallery Store | Open Daily

Stop in to our Gallery Store featuring original fine art. 

Click here to see opportunities for Artists

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; McKnight Foundation; Minnesota State Arts Board; 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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