January 27-31, 2014
Experience the glory of winter in Northern Minnesota where the sparkling winterscape is mesmerizing. The Winter Arts Festival
is dedicated to rousing artists to dress warm and discover the joy of winter.
Share the story of winter, celebrate the color of white and delve deeper into the creative spirit. There are many ways to be involved in this fun and interactive festival. Be a participant or observer…just dress warm.
Exhibit & Sale: Jan. 31 - Feb. 28 @ the Art Colony
An exhibit & sale
of the freshly painted works will be on display at the Grand Marais Art Colony. Opening Reception
will be hosted on Friday, January 31
View photos of the 2014 Exhibit: click here!
pictured here: Adam Swanson "Everything Transforms"
April 1-13, 2014
Join us in welcoming
Grand Marais Art Colony’s 2014 Artist-in-Residence
April 1 – 13, 2014
Ginny, a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s MFA program, is a ceramic artist and recipient of the Jerome Ceramic Artist Project Grant (2013). Ginny is also the co-founder of the Powderhorn Kitchen in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Ginny, along with the Art Colony, will host the following two events:
Saturday, April 5, 2014
1pm - 2pm
OPEN TO ALL!
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT
Ordinary Objects and Memories: Drawing the Story of Things
Saturday, April 12, 2014
1pm - 3pm
OPEN TO ALL! advanced registration required
Event Fee: $5
Through demonstration and conversation, Ginny will introduce participants to her artistic process which involves creating large scale drawings inspired by ordinary domestic objects, memories, and fictional characters. Ginny will then discuss the technical side of Majolica, which she uses to transpose her drawings onto ceramic pots.
Bring in an object that is of interest to you!
It could carry a story, a certain history, or simply be intriguing. And journey with Ginny as she guides you through the process of creating your own large scale drawings.
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 Residency 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.
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.
This Artist-in-Residence program was started in 2012 and has featured visual artist Hazel Belvo (2012) and sculptors Dan and Lee Ross (2013).
July 12-13, 2014
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.
Meet & Greet Soiree: Friday, July 11 - details TBD
Festival Hours: Saturday, July 12 from 9am-5pm & Sunday, July 13 from 10am-4pm
NOW ACCEPTING applications to the 2014 festival - July 12 & 13, 2014.
To apply and for more information, click here
September 5-28, 2014
Artists leave the studio and venture into the great outdoors to celebrate the unique beauty of the North Shore landscape. Witness blank canvasses become exquisite moments in local history. Competition area is anywhere in Cook County, MN-from the Canadian Border to the Caribou River in Schroeder.
2014 Schedule of Events
- Competition | September 5-12
- Sugarloaf Paintout | TBD at Sugarloaf Cove in Schroeder.
- Red Suspender Invitational | Tuesday - Thursday from 1-3pm at the Art Colony.
- View Tuesdays submissions: click here
- Congrats to David Gilsvik who won the 2013 Red Suspender Invitational!
- Quick Paint | Thursday, September 11 from 4-5:30pm on Artists’ Point
- Opening Reception | Friday, September 12 from 5-7pm at the Johnson Heritage Post
- Exhibit & Sale | September 13-28 from 10am-4pm at the Johnson Heritage Post
October 4, 2014
The Grand Marais Art Colony presents:
Tour d'Art: The Home Collection Fundraiser
Saturday, October 4, NOON
Visit unique homes featuring extensive art collections and original architecture. The tour culminates at the Art Colony with a reception. 2014 details to be announced.
Limited tickets available, reserve your spot today!
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October 18 - November 24, 2013
Friday, Oct 18
Annual Member Meeting - 4pm
Opening Reception - 5pm
Exhibit runs through Sunday, November 24
The Grand Marais Art Colony annual Member Show & Sale provides an opportunity for artists to share their inspiration with each other and the public. You won't want to miss this quality exhibit with dynamic pieces in a variety of price ranges.
Attention Artists - Artwork is due by Tues, Oct. 15
Call the office for details: 218-387-2737 or scroll to the bottom of the Member Show page and look for the links in WHITE. Download the Member Show Rules
pdf and the Artwork Registration Form
to submit work.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Thursday, November 14 from 11am - 1pm & 5-7pm
at St. John's Catholic Church Basement (10 5th St Grand Marais, MN 55604)***
There are more than 100 families that use the local foodshelf every month. That is why, annually, the Art Colony participates in organizing the Empty Bowls Dinner, a community fundraiser for the local Food Shelf .
Community members make hand-made ceramic bowls to donate for the dinner event. Dinner guests pick out their favorite bowl and fill it with a delicious soup donated by a local restaurant. This is a great way to have a lovely evening with your neighbors and friends while raising money to ensure that others can have a hot meal on a cold fall evening as well.
Paint-a-Bowl - $5
- $5 - Soup ONLY
- $10 - Soup & bowl NECKLACE
- $15 - Soup & bowl
- $20 - Soup & extra-large bowl
Sat., Oct. 26: 10 am
Come paint a pre-made bowl with glaze for the Empty Bowls Dinner. No pre-registration required.
Learn more at: http://grandmaraisartcolony.org/workshop.cfm?wid=147
Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls!! $5 per person, any age, any skill level:
Every Sunday, Sept. 22 - Oct. 13: 2 pm
Every Monday, Sept. 30 - Oct. 14: 7 pm
Learn more at: http://grandmaraisartcolony.org/workshop.cfm?wid=147
*** This is a different location than in past years
February 12 - 17, 2014
Celebrate the Art and Craft of fibers in the heart of winter. This cozy retreat features a variety of classes, Lunch and Learn lectures, a show and share and more, all while celebrating with other fiber enthusiasts.
Co-hosted with the North House Folk School
and the Northwoods Fiber Guild. Classes and programs will be offered at both the Art Colony & North House (NH).
For a full schedule of the event, click here.
Clothesline Art Sale Fundraiser – July 13-14, 2013
(occurring simultaneously as the Grand Marais Arts Festival)
A 5x7 sale of artwork donated by talented artists in support of the Grand Marais Art Colony.