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

Upcoming Events:

Gyotaku: The Dao of Fishy-ness
August 25 - 26, 2014; 1.5 days; Day 1: 9am - 4pm; Day 2: 9am - noon

$115.00 Supplies $28.00

Mentored III
August 25, 2014; 5 days; 9am - 4pm


Aged to Perfection: Elders & Art-Making
August 28 - 29, 2014; 2 half days; 9 am - noon

$75.00 Supplies $17.00

Capture the Light in Watercolor
August 30 - 31, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm


Letterboxing Extravaganza!
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014; 10am - 4pm


Transfers & Transform: Fiber Arts Collage with Disperse Dyes
August 30-31, 2014; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$190.00 Supplies $33.00

The 2014 catalog is here!
Call to receive a copy or request one for a friend. (218) 387-2737 or email:

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


Free Weekly Activities
Memorial Day-Labor Day
10am | Free | Open to All

In the Studio
| 10am | FREE
Join us for studio talks and experience first-hand, a professional working arts studio.  Presentations will rotate each week between studio spaces and mediums. 

Friday, August 15 - PAINTING DEMO w/ Neil Sherman
Friday, August 22 - CLAY DEMO w/ Joan Farnam
Friday, August 29 - CLAY DEMO w/ Joan Farnam

Historical Facility Tour | 10am | FREE

Did you know that the Art Colony was established over 65 years ago?  Learn about our rich history and hear stories about its evolution since 1947.  As you tour the facilities you will see artists at work and discover how you can become part of our creative community. 


rt Colony Gallery Store | Open Daily 9am-4pm*
Stop in to see our Gallery Store featuring locally made artwork. 



NEWS: Call for Instructor Proposals
We are currently looking for instructors for the 2015 Spring/Summer season.  If interested, fill out a class proposal application (click here).  Proposal Deadline is November 1, 2014.
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.

Visit our Gallery Store!

Open Daily, 9 am - 4 pm

Featuring local artists, instructor work, & Arts Festival participant artwork.

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.
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