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

The 27th Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival

July 8 - 9, 2017

THANK YOU for a wonderful 2016 Grand Marais Arts Festival
Join us July 8 - 9, 2017 for next year's festival!
Artists - applications will open via zapplications mid-January 

Over 70 local and regional artists set up by the glistening shores of Lake Superior for two days during the peak of summer to showcase their unique handcrafted work and provide insight into their artistic process through demonstration and dialogue.

/// 2016 Arts Festial Directory ///

2016 Artists
Martye AllenMaggie AndersonRobert Briscoe, Greg Cheesebro, Nicholas Earl, Joan Farnam, Bill GossmanLuci Haas
Anthony HuonderBob HusbyJD Jorgenson, Lenore Lampi
Megan Mitchell, Ray Shelerud,  Melissa Wickwire, Paul Zoldahn
Jeff Niesen
Julie Arthur, Dawnette DavisJill Hunter, Elise Kyllo, Andrea Martin, Mary McDonald, Mary ThereseNatalija Walbridge
Mary Bebie, Art Ciccotti, Tom Crosby, Mary Ila DuntemannDan Neff, Nancy Hemstad Seaton,  Donna Rice
Kristine Danielson,Robert Hale,
Monica HansmeyerSharee JohnsonNadine KingJenny Levernier
Cheri Meyer,  Jennifer Nunnelee, Kate Qualley PetersonKirk Sklar, Barbara Stellmach, Candyce Westfield, Rebecca Wicklund
David DeMattia, Stuart Lenz
Nicole Aufderhar, Julie CrabtreeBetsey Harries, Jan Killian, Annette Mattingly
Gail Anderson, Emily Derke
Douglas BergTim Pearson, Joyce Staley
David Barthel, John Caughlan, Jim GindorffNace Hagemann, Peter Juhl , Eric KingBenjamin Olson, Ryan Tischer
Betsy Bowen, Bradley Hall, Jerry Riach
Bud Bullivant
/// WOOD
James Anderson, Bill Brown, Jesse GerhardAryn Kern
Andrew Kringen, Benjamin Leatham, Elizabeth Levitski, Cooper Ternes 


Festival Hours: Saturday, July 9 from 9am-5pm & Sunday, July 10 from 10am-4pm

For Artist Links & PDFs, please scroll to bottom of page.


2016 Award Winners
Best in Show: Tim Pearson
Best in Show Honorable Mention: Barbara Stellmach
Best Booth: Jesse Gerard
Best Booth Honorable Mention: Greg Cheesebro

2015 Award Winners
Best in Show: Bob Briscoe
Best in Show Honorable Mention: Sharee Johnson
Best Booth: Gail Anderson
Best Booth Honorable Mention: Ernest Miller

2014 Award Winners
Best in Show Award: Kristine Danielson | Jewelry
Best in Show Honorable Mention: Julie Crabtree | Fiber
Best Booth Award: Jd Jorgenson | Ceramics
Best Booth Honorable Mention: Peter Jadoonath | Ceramics

2013 Award Winners
-Best in Show Award: Jason Trebs | Ceramics
-Best in Show (Honorable Mention): Betsey Harries | Mixed Media
-Best Booth Award: David Steckelberg | Drawing

2012 Award Winners:
- Best in Show Award: Dan & Frances Hedblom of Copper Elements : Booth# 43
- Best in Show (Honorable Mention): Kelly O'Brien of Silver Pines Design : Booth# 27
- Best Booth Award: Steven Weagle of Weagle Works : Booth# 24


Awards: The Grand Marais Art Colony recognizes two awards during the Arts Festival. Best Booth & Best in Show. Award winners receive recognition at the show, a commemorative ribbon for their booth and waived jury fee for the next years festival.


Artist Hospitality Room: With coffee and donuts, ligh lunch & restroom facilities

Security, Staff, Volunteers: Overnight security to protect your work. Staff & numerous volunteers to answer your questions and offer booth sitting.

Emerging Artists Classes: Two classes will be offered at the Grand Marais Art Colony for emerging artists that will aid in festival participation. Digital Portfolio Pictures and Zapplication help

Shared Booth Space (optional): Up to two artists can share a booth space. In one applicaiton, BOTH artists MUST submit 3-5 examples of artwork and BOTH artists must be accepted.

Festival Directory: a complete directory of exhibitors with website and contact information to be handed out to Festival Attendees and local businesses.

Year-round Exposure: Artwork donations on display at the Art Colony during the year until sold.

Visitor Engagement: Artist demonstrations & Friday night soiree establish a connection with attendees.

Radio Broadcast: Interviews & live broadcast during festival with local radio station 90.7 WTIP.

Arts Festival Postcard: A postcard created by the Grand Marais Art Colony for exhibiting artists to hand out to their patrons.

Community Support: Local businesses assist in promotion of the Arts Festival by including information in their e-newsletters and promo material, expanding our reach to well over 100,000 people.

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