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

Upcoming Events:

Spring Make-a-Bowls
May 6 - 7, 2017; Saturday & Sunday: 9am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 2pm, or 3:30pm

Impressionistic Watercolor
May 19 - 21, 2017; 3 days; 9 am - 4 pm


Watercolor Pocket Journal: Observations along the Way
May 19 - 21, 2017; 3 days; 9am - 4pm


Solarplate Printmaking
May 22 - 26, 2017; 5 days; 9am - 4pm

$575.00 Supplies $30.00

Artist Talk: Solarplate Printing
May 24, 2017; 4:30pm

Glass Coasters
May 27, 2017; 9 - 11am


Glass Coasters
May 27, 2017; 1 - 3pm


Community Ink Day: Screenprinting
Saturday, May 27, 2017; 2pm - 4pm


Design Your Painting: Watercolor
June 3 - 4, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$170.00 Supplies $33.00

Infusing Digital Fabrication Techniques into a Traditional Studio Practice
June 8 - 9, 2017; 2 days; 9am - 4pm

$210.00 Supplies $35.00


ATTENTION - Call for Artists

2018 Juried Artists-in-Residence Program | Application available here.
Artist Talks, Demonstrations and hands-on Activities.

Artist Talk: Artist-in Residence Holly Swift: In the Landscape and in the Studio: My Working Process | April 29 | Noon | Free

Empty Bowls Fundraiser: Spring Make-a-Bowls | May 6 - 7 | Saturday & Sunday: 9am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 2pm, or 3:30pm | Tuition: $5

Artist Talk: Solarplate Printing with Dan Welden | May 24 | 4:30pm | Free

Community Ink Day: Screenprinting with Mike Swindlehurst | May 27 | 2pm - 4pm Tuition: $20 

Glass Coasters with Mary Bebie | May 27 | 9 - 11am OR 1 - 3pm Tuition: $35
Art Along the Lake
May 26 - 28

A weekend full of art activities and gallery tours throughout Cook County.   Check out the full schedule of Art Colony activities including a Pop-up Exhibit: Made at the Art Colony (Sat & Sun); on Saturday, May 27:
Community Ink Day: Screenprinting; Make Your Own Glass Coasters, and a printmaking demonstration.

See the County-wide Activity Schedule HERE

Findings Jewelry Symposium

June 8 - 11, 2017
Keynote Artist: Michael Boyd

Join us for four days of classes, artist talks, demonstrations, panel discussions, and more!  Click HERE to view the full symposium schedule and call us today to register.

The Art Colony hosts over 200 classes year-round in all skill levels. in a variety of disciplines - unleash your creative spirit today! 

View our Spring/Summer Catalog:

View it online or request a copy to be mailed to you.
Click here to view ALL upcoming classes.

Curious about Visiting Grand Marais?  Scroll to the bottom of the About Us page for resources.


VISIT the Studios & Gallery Store
Open Daily | 9am - 4pm

The Grand Marais Art Colony
Nurturing Creativity on the North Shore

Nestled in the harbor-side village of Grand Marais, Minnesota, with direct access to Lake Superior and the BWCA wilderness, the Art Colony is a gateway for people to explore their creativity in a nurturing atmosphere.  

The Art Colony supports artists and creative seekers at every step of their creative journey from novice to professional artist through a variety of educational opportunities.  With over 200 classes, artist talks, family-friendly activities, artist services (including residencies and studio access), and artist-driven community events - there is something for everyone.

To learn more about the Art Colony, listen to this story about our historic facilities: History Speaks on WTIP.
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!"

Group Programming
Create Your Own Art Experience!
Are you looking for a private art-making experience for your family or group of friends? Call us to plan something today! Enjoy a half-day, one-day, or two-day private class with a local artist instructor. A variety of options are available from printmaking to fused glass to painting.
Minimum of 5 participants.

Interested in Volunteering?

Join our community of dedicated volunteers who help the Art Colony thrive!  Opportunities range from stuffing envelopes to classroom monitors, cleaning to Gallery Store docents.  Schedules are flexible and vary from daily to yearly or even on an as needed basis.  Inquire for more information or download the Application & Opportunities Form here.


The Art Colony is proud to be funded in part by:

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency; Arrowhead Regional Arts Council; Cook County, Minn; Iron Range Resource and Rehabilitation Board; Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation; McKnight Foundation; Minnesota State Arts Board; and
Visit Cook County
with additional support from our generous business community and individual members.
Thank you!

Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage funds.

SUPPORT the Art Colony!
Contribute to the Art Colony's transformative art experiences: 
become a Member or give a gift TODAY!  Click HERE to donate!

Gifts can now also be given in the form of stocks 
For more info, contact

Become a Member

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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