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



Grand Marais Art Colony
Artist Residency Series

The Art Colony offers a variety of residency experiences to artists, providing work space to support the process, development, creation, and production of new works, while also fostering a deep connection with the surrounding landscape. Experimentation and creative risk-taking are encouraged!  
See the options below and contact the Art Colony with questions.

Selected Artists-in-Residence | March 7 – 20
Artists are invited to submit an application for one of two selected artists-in-residencies.
Artists will be provided with lodging, workspace, and a weekly stipend to work in either the multi-use Founders Hall Studio or in the Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio. Two artists may also apply to work in a collaborative residency.
Click HERE for application.
Mentor Residency Workshops

The Art Colony will host five mentoring artists in 2016. Each artist offers a unique personal and philosophical approach and teaching style. While students will bring independent projects to work on, workshops are cooperative in nature, characterized by critical group dialogue, focused time to work, and mentored guidance.
Contact the Art Colony for details or to register.
2016 Schedule:
Doug Westendorp | April 25 – 29
Elizabeth Erickson | May 7 – 10
Martha McQuade & Dan Clark | May 23 – 27
David Feinberg | June 20 – 24
Hazel Belvo | July 18 – 22 & July 25 – 29
Independent Residencies

Independent residencies are available at various times of the year for artists who are members of the Art Colony. Come and retreat to our professional studios for uninterrupted space and time to focus, rejuvenate, and be inspired.
Call for details.



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. In 2016 two residencies will be awarded. One will take place in our eco-friendly printmaking studio and one in our historic, multi-purpose studio space, founders hall. Artists can apply independently and we also invite two or more artists to apply jointly.

Grand Marais, Minnesota, is a vibrant arts destination that is home to many artists. The Grand Marais Art Colony exists to nurture creativity on the North Shore.

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

2015 Artists-in-Residence with Mary Bergs & Marty Harris
View photos of the 2015 Residency here

2014 Artist-in-Residence with Ginny Sims
Listen to a radio interview with Ginny on "The Roadhouse" on 90.7 WTIP, click here.
View photos of the 2014 Residence, click here

2013 Artist-in-Residence with Lee & Dan Ross

View photos of the 2013 Residence & Exhibit by click here.
Watch a video of the Artists at Work, click here.
Watch a video of the Opening Lecture, click here.

2012 Artist-in-Residence with Hazel Belvo
View photos of of the 2012 Residence, click here.
Watch an interview by arts variety show, The Playlist, click here.
Watch Hazel Belvo's 1st public lecture, click here.
Watch the 2nd public lecture, click here
Watch the 3rd public lecture, click here.
Listen to a radio interview with Hazel Belvo on "The Roadhouse" on 90.7 WTIP, click here.




Selected Artists-in-Residence Application

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