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 1 - December 10, 2014; 10 Wednesday evenings; 6:30 - 9pm


Holiday Ornaments
Nov. 22, 2014; 1 day; 9am - 4pm

$75.00 Supplies $40.00

Hand-building: Youth Clay
December 1, 8 & 15; 4 - 5:30pm; 3 Mondays


Fuse it Up with Glass: Ages 10-18
Friday, December 5, 2014; 9am - 2pm


Functional Glass Painting
December 12 - 13, 2014; 1 day; Friday, December 12: 6 - 9pm; Saturday, December 13: 9am - Noon

$75.00 Supplies $28.00

Community Ink Day: Holiday Gifts
Saturday, December 13, 2014; 1pm - 4pm DROP-IN ACTIVITY


Pet Portraiture
January 8 - February 5, 2015; 6 - 8pm; 5 Thursdays


Still Life in Oil
January 10 - 11, 2015; 2 days; 9am - 4pm



Art Excursion: Twin Cities' Tour 
April 21 - April 25, 2015 

Join us for four days in April to explore the rich variety of art venues in the Twin Cities! Along with a full itinerary, included are behind-the-scenes tours, private lectures, and a visit to the home of a Minnesota art collector.  See here for registration details.
Registration Deadline: February 16, 2015
Join us every starting Wednesday through to December 10 from 6:30 - 9pm to hone your drawing skills. Drop-ins welcome; open to all skill levels and media.
$12 per session

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

Art Colony Gallery Store | Open Daily 9am-4pm*
Stop in to see our Gallery Store featuring original fine art. 


Nestle into this quaint harbor arts community located between the world’s largest fresh water lake and a pristine wilderness area for a creative retreat. The Artist-in-Residence program is designed to provide artists with uninterrupted work time in a quiet, natural setting and to support the development, creation, and production of new, original works.

2015 Artist-in-Residence Applications
DUE Friday, December 12
If interested, complete and return application

To find out more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, contact Ruth Pszwaro at or by calling 218-387-2737

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!"


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.


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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