Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota Facility Information
120 WEST 3RD AVENUE   PO BOX 626    GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA 55604    218-387-2737   arts@boreal.org

Grand Marais Art Colony

FACILITY

HISTORIC BUILDING

Built in 1916 as a mission Catholic Church, this building houses the Administration Office, Founders Hall, and Art Library.  Purchased in 1963 as the permanent location for the Art Colony, this stately white building with forest green trim is is located at 120 West 3rd Avenue, just two blocks up from downtown Grand Marais, the harbor and Hwy 61.


STUDIO BUILDING

The Studio Building was opened in 2005 providing the Art Colony with much needed space to provide services to artists, expand our art education programs, and to provide an environment for creative excellence. Located adjacent to the Historic Building, it is connected by a deck that features one of the best views of Lake Superior and Artist Point.  This building includes a Clay Studio, Glass Studio, Eco-friendly Print Studio, multi-purpose room and the CC Graham private visual arts studios.


STUDIOS

Art Library

Art Library

The Art Colony has a large and ever growing collection of art related books and other materials. They are available for public perusal and check out for Art Colony Members. In addition the cozy loft includes a reference computer and photography work station to document your artwork. The library is located in the loft of the Historic Building and is open during Art Colony hours.

Call ahead if you want to be assured that you will be able to enjoy our library.
Gallery Store

Gallery Store

The Art Colony Gallery Store features a variety of original fine art and cards. Works from Hazel Belvo, Marcia Cushmore, Joan Farnam, Nancy Seaton, and more! Clay, jewelry, painting, metal, glass, printmaking. The Gallery Store also hosts featured artists throughout the year. 
C.C. Graham Studio

C.C. Graham Studio

Located on the 3rd level of the Studio Building, the CC Graham Studio Space is a public multi-purpose instruction and studio space.


The following studios are also available for rent:

Founders Hall

Founders Hall

The original main studio is a remarkably beautiful space that has provided inspiration for visual artists for decades. Superb north lighting, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and ample wall space make this historic studio a favorite of artists and instructors.
Eco-Friendly Print Studio

Eco-Friendly Print Studio

One of the only eco-friendly print studios in the Midwest, this inspiring space has incredible natural light and views of the harbor.

The studio contains one 40"x 72" Takach etching press and one Vandercook Number 4 proof press, UV Exposure Unit and light box, copper etching facility, paper soaking station, drying rack, cutter, venthood for aquatint, and an assorment of tools and brayers.

No mineral spirits are allowed in this studio and all cleaning is accomplished with common household products, mainly Windex and vegetable oil.
Clay Studio

Clay Studio

Located on the lower level of the Studio Building, the Clay Studio houses 6 electric Brent C wheels and one Lockerbie kick wheel. It has 2 Skut electric kilns able to fire to cone 10 and a wood-fire raku kiln.  The studio also features a Peter Pugger pugmill, North Star Slab Roller, and Extruder.

There is a selection of tools for throwing and handbuilding in addition to a glazing station. 
 
Glass Studio

Glass Studio

Located on the lower level of the Studio Building, the Glass Studio is set-up for warm and cold glass as well as mosaics.  A well-ventilated space with great natural light, it contains a large Genesis 24" x 42" kiln, a medium Olympic 23" x 23" kiln and four smaller Caldera 7" x 7" kilns.  The studio also features durable counter spaces as well as 2 grinders,1 Taurus 3 ringsaw and glass cutters.

This studio is also used for jewelry making, mosaics, and sculpture classes. 

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