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 beginning to professional artists guidance, exploration, and space to grow.
Built in 1916 as a Catholic Church, this building houses the office, founders hall visual arts studio, and art library. Purchased in the 1960s, the historic building has been an inspiring home for generations of artists. Superb north light, high ceilings, suspended hardwood floors, and ample wall space make this studio an enchanting space.
Built in 2005 adjacent to the Historic Building, this facility includes professional studios for clay, glass, print and a mini gallery, gift shop and CC Graham private visual arts studios.
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!"
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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