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

Upcoming Events:

Make a Mark: Life Drawing
October 5 - December 14, 2016; 6:30 - 9 pm


Art Space: Open Studio
November 8, 22; December 6, 13; January 17, 31; February 7, 21; 1 pm - 4 pm


Functional Glass Painting
December 10, 2016; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

$75.00 Supplies $28.00

Community Conversation: A Cook County Story through Glass Negatives with Carrie McHugh
Wednesday, December 14, 2016; 12 - 1 pm

Community Ink Day: Holiday Gifts
Saturday, December 17, 2016; 1 pm - 3:30 pm


Deepening Spirituality Through Writing
January 9 - February 13, 2017; 6 Mondays; 5:30 - 7:30pm

$115.00 Supplies $11.00

Studio Landscapes
January 14 - 15; 2 days; 9am - 4pm


Community Conversation: Large-scale Functional Installations
Wednesday, January 18, 2017; 12 - 1 pm

The History and Nature of Installation and Conceptual Art
Saturday, January 21; 2 pm; Free

Discover Kiln Formed Glass
January 24 - February 7, 2017; 3 Tuesdays; 6 - 8:30pm

$70.00 Supplies $45.00

Book Read and Discussion: Wired to Create
January 24 and February 21; 4 pm



Support from community like you is what makes the Art Colony a vibrant home for the creative  journey. 

Be the foundation, be the catalyst for the future.   

Contribute to the Art Colony's transformative art experiences, become a Member or give a year-end gift TODAY!

Your support will help us meet a Match Challenge of $5,000 by Dec. 31, 2016.

Click HERE to DONATE to the Art Colony.

(**Gifts can also be given in the form of Stocks - a new giving option for the Art Colony.  Contact for more info)

NOW HIRING!  Open Until Filled

Applications are now available for the 2017 Juried Artists-in-Residencies.  Click HERE for full details.  Applications DUE: Dec. 9, 2016.


A great selection of original art and hand-made items perfect for holiday gifts.  Gift Cards also make great gifts!

The Art Colony hosts over 200 classes year-round in all skill levels. in a variety of disciplines - unleash your creative spirit today! 

View our Fall/Winter Catalog:

View it online or request a copy to be mailed to you.

Classes fill quickly, RESERVE your spot today.
Click here to see ALL upcoming classes


VISIT the Studios & Gallery Store
Open Daily | 9am - 4pm


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!"

At the Table
Jim Sannerud Installation

December 29, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Visit our Events page HERE for full details.
Private Groups
Create Your Own Art Experience!
Are you looking for an art-making 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.
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; 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!

Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage funds.


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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