Grand Marais Art Colony
Since 1947 the Art Colony has cultivated a community for the arts on the North Shore. First begun as an eight-week painting intensive through the Minneapolis School of Art (now MCAD), the Art Colony continues to provide a gateway for people to creatively explore and interpret the rugged coast and inland expanse of waterways, forests, and wilderness. The Art Colony exists to provide services to artists, promote art education, and nurture art in our community by providing an environment for creative excellence. Novice to professional artists will find space to create, mentored guidance, and a supportive atmosphere. Reflect within a pristine landscape and invest in your artistic core – let the Art Colony be your creative home. Open until 8pm the first Friday of the month. Free artist demos every Saturday at 1pm. Stop by the Gallery Store to see the wide array of local art and featured artists each month. grandmaraisartcolony.org
June 11—14 | Findings: A Jewelry Symposium
July 11—12 | Grand Marais Arts Festival
August 3—8 | A week with Kinji Akagawa
September 11—October 4 | Plein Air Grand Marais
Findings: A Jewelry Symposium
The Art Colony, in partnership with the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild (MNJag), is pleased to host Findings: A Jewelry Symposium, June 11 – 14, 2015. The four days will be filled with classes, demos, discussions, and lectures for the novice to professional artist, art enthusiasts, and the broader community to learn more about the art of jewelry making. Come to Grand Marais and let the landscape inspire you!
Grand Marais Arts Festival
Over 70 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 fine art and provide insight into their artistic process through demonstration and dialogue.
A week with Kinji Akagawa
Kinji Akagawa is an American sculptor and a forerunner in the public art movement. Throughout his career Kinji has examined the relationship between art and community and the philosophical roots of art as a process of inquiry. His sculptures incorporate natural materials including granite, basalt, fieldstone, cedar, and ipe wood. Akagawa was trained at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the University of Minnesota. He is currently Professor Emeritus of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Class with Kinji | August 3—7
Free Lecture by Kinji | August 5 | 4 p.m.
Ticketed Brunch with Kinji | August 8 | 10:30 a.m.
Plein Air Grand Marais
Artists leave the studio and venture into the great outdoors to celebrate the unique beauty of the North Shore landscape. Witness blank canvases become exquisite moments in local history. Competition area is anywhere in Cook County, MN-from the Canadian Border to the Caribou River in Schroeder. Attend the exhibit and take home a distinct North Shore moment.