Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour 



Fall in Cook County, MN is a time of tumultuous beauty, so take some time to explore the colors and meet artists during the annual Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour! Sept. 27th - Oct. 10th, 2024

2023 Participating Artists (Check back for 2024 Participating Artists)

1. Jason Trebs | Handmade functional pottery for use in your home. 

2. Julie Arthur | Wifman Weaving | Wifman Weaving is a studio filled with yarns, looms, and all the tools of the trade. Guest Artists: Bonnie Gay Hedstrom, Fiber; Jayne Richards, Mixed Media.

3. Greg Mueller | Mueller Studio | Mueller Studio works in sculpture, metal fabrication and public art.

4.  The North County | A gallery and gift shop that believes in supporting local and regional makers.

5. Sharon & Steve Frykman | Frykman Art Studio | Sharon & Steve’s art is an exploration in glass, metal, wood and stone. Guest Artists: Brittany Foster, Silver Jewelery; Beth Homa Kraus, Basket Weaving; Maxene Linehan, Multimedia Collage; Natalie Sobanja, Clay Vessels.

6. Mary Sannerud | Sannerud Studios | Felt, rugs, runners, scarves and more inspired by the felt making traditions of central Asia. 

7. Mary Bebie | Mary Bebie Art Glass | Stunning structural and functional fused glass with Lake Superior elegance. Guest Artist: Maggie Anderson, Porcelain Pottery.

8. Rebecca Garret | The Wilder Woodshop | Woman-owned-and-operated woodshop featuring functional wood art.

9. Kim Knutson | Jezibel Bleu Textile/Fiber | Jezibel Bleu plays with fibers and textiles creating fine art, wearables, fabric yarns and trinkets. Guest Artists: Rae Kessler, Paintings; Misha Martin, Natural Dyed Wearables; Cree Orth, Drawing and Prints; Jennifer Shoals, Author.

10. Nan Onkka | Nan Onkka Prints | Multicolor woodblock prints inspired by the northwoods. Guest Artists: Marybeth Garmoe, Handmade Brooms; Cooper Terns, Wooden Bowls.

11. Jeanne Hedstrom | Paintings in oil relating to the northern landscape.

12. North House Folk School | Turned and hand-carved wooden bowls, handwoven and knit fiber goods, forged metal ware, leatherwork, handmade brooms, spoons, knives, tools and more.

13. Betsy Bowen | Betsy Bowen Studio | Hand-printed (on site) woodcuts, illustrated books, cards and calendars. Guest Artist: Sue Stavig,Textiles.

14. Studio 21, Grand Marais Art Colony | Showcasing the work of our alumni and artists. Featured Artists: Adrea Beres, Ceramics; Allison Healy, Illustration & Design; Catherine Meier, Print Media; Catherine Hansen, Ceramics.

15. Upstate MN | Offering contemporary items created by smaller makers, designers and artists from Minnesota and beyond. 

16. Joy & Co. | Joy & Co. represents over 100 artists and makers, and during the tour they will have artists demonstrating and showing new work. Featured Artists: Rachel Rae Klesser, Mixed Media/2D Painting; Allison Healy, Illustrator; Billy and Barry Larson, Rocks and Jewelry.

17. The Big Lake | An approachable art gallery and gift shop that reflects the unique beauty and culture of the North Shore and Lake Superior. Featured Artists: Shawna Gilmore, Painting and Prints; Amy Sabatier, Jewelry.

18. Sivertson Gallery | A destination gallery on the North Shore proudly exhibiting the work of over 60 regional artists. Featured Artists: Jeff Boutin, Oil; Lori Franklin, Oil; Dave Gilsvik, Oil.

19. Paula Gustafson | Paula Gustafson Studio | Plein air and studio paintings influenced by the north shore’s water and rock. Guest Artists: Linda Ricklefs Baudry, Mixed Media; Donna Karnuth, Carvings.

20. Nancy Hemstad Seaton | Fused glass and watercolors.

21. Andy Ness | Andy Ness Studio | Andy is a painter and printmaker. Guest Artists: Ruth Ann Pszwaro, Mixed Media Drawing & Painting.

22. Jo Wood | Jo Wood Bead Art | Hand-stitched seed beads on felted wool. Guest Artists: Meadow Adams, Nature Photography. Guest Artists: Meadow Adams, Nature Photography.

23. Hannah Palma Laky | Hannah Palma Ceramics | Vessels with a spirit, made on the shores of Superior. 

24. Neil Sherman | Neil Sherman Studio | Representational landscape paintings and solar plate etchings.

25. Dan & Lee Ross | Stone, clay, glass and mono-prints on Lake Superior. 

26. Nancy Carlson | Studios North | Children's book author and illustrator. Guest Artist: Terry Hayes.

27. Gina Adams | Birds on a Cup| Gina works primarily in acrylics on canvas. Guest Artist: Terry Lewis.

28. Lou Pignolet | Lou Pignolet Bowls | Lou makes artistic bowls on a lathe from local wood including ones from rare aspen burl wood with Lake Superior agate figuring. 

29. Grand Portage Lodge & Casino | Experience a pop-up gallery in the lobby of the lodge and casino featuring the work of local and regional artists. Featured Artists: Lori Anishnabie, Rock Art; Mary Bowles, Ribbon Skirts; Marleen Deschampe, Beaded Art; Donovan Dahman, Wood Art; Steven StandingCloud, Digital Art Prints; Sam Zimmerman, Paintings, Prints & Blocks.

30. Marcie McIntire | Ningii-Ozhitoomin Ojibwe Art Gallery | Traditional floral-based Ojibwe beadwork.


  • Friday, September 27, 2024
  • Saturday, September 28, 2024
  • Sunday, September 29, 2024
  • Monday, September 30, 2024
  • Tuesday, October 01, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 02, 2024
  • Thursday, October 03, 2024
  • Friday, October 04, 2024
  • Saturday, October 05, 2024
  • Sunday, October 06, 2024
  • Monday, October 07, 2024
  • Tuesday, October 08, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 09, 2024
  • Thursday, October 10, 2024
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