Grand Marais Art Colony

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  • Call for special weekend exhibits and events or to request a class catalog.


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  • The Art Colony is open 7 days a week from 9AM until 4PM. It is closed on most Holidays but call 218-387-2737 to arrange a visit.

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: Non-toxic print studio
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Air Quality Improvements

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Grand Marais Arts Festival

    Grand Marais Arts Festival

    Call: (218) 387-2737

    Once again the quaint streets of Grand Marais will come alive during the 28th annual Grand Marais Arts Festival organized by the Grand Marais Art Colony.

    Over 75 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.

  2. Plein Air Grand Marais

    Plein Air Grand Marais

    120 W 3rd Ave
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-2737

    Annual Plein Air Painting Competition & Exhibition Sale
    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.

    COMPETITION: September 9 - 16
    Embark on a self-guided artists scavenger hunt to seek out artists painting during the week. A list of painting sites available at the Art Colony.

    QUICK PAINT: Thursday, September 15 from 4-5:30pm on Artists' Point
    Artists are given 90 minutes to complete a painting. With a shotgun start and Lake Superior's ever changing weather, it is a spectacle to watch!

    EXHIBIT & SALE: September 16 - November 13 from 10am-4pm at the Johnson Heritage Post
    View the area through the eyes of an artist. Celebrate with the artists and the community a week's worth of painting.

    OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 16th from 5-7pm at the Johnson Heritage Post

    For over 65 years, the Grand Marais Art Colony has cultivated a relationship between outdoor inspiration and artistic pursuit.

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