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Grand Marais Art Colony

120 3rd Ave W, Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-387-2737
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Grand Marais
Type: Educational Sites
Description: The Grand Marais Art Colony is Minnesota's oldest art colony. Begun in 1947.
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Where will you find the oldest art colony in Minnesota. With more artist per capita than any other county in MN, Grand Marais is Minnesotas version of Carmel by the Sea. Whether your artistic interest lie with photography, painting, fabric, music, sculpture, ceramics, stain glass, lithography..... and more.... Grand Marais art colony is there to support you. Add to this... More

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This was a neat little stop in Grand Marais. There were many interesting pieces in a variety of mediums. I didn't purchase anything, but I would recommend checking it out.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I've traveled to Grand Marais many times; as this little town by itself is so inspiring. Classes at the Colony are really fun. The last class I took there was a five day drawing workshop. It was a blast. The Colony folks are very personable, the fees reasonable and instructors are excellent. I believe they assert quite a bit of... More

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Roseau, Minnesota
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife (an artist/writer/etc.) signed up for a Writing Workshop on the two days before we headed up the Gunflint Trail. She was very pleased to have been part of the group of eight, and appreciated the facilitator, Peter Blau.. The experience was both informative and inspiring for her. She hopes to take advantage of other offerings at the Grand... More

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Castle Danger, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Art Colony provides a variety of workshops, demos, artist-in-residencies programs and exhibitioins for all to enjoy and become engaged in. Many of the "make and take" workshops are available at a very low cost, and the lectures and exhibits are free. Each year, the Grand Marais Art Colony hosts an "Empty Bowl" event, which helps the local food shelf.... More

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Maple Grove, MN
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The Art Colony in Grand Marais has many wonderful classes, some are demonstrations of an hour which are very inexpensive. I watched a paper making demo while having a boxed lunch there, for instance. There are free art shows. The classes vary in cost but many are offered at a reasonable rate. The Empty Bowls programs is very low cost... More

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Fairfield, Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Wonderful people. I went to Grand Marais for a plein air paint out hosted by the Art Colony. They did an exceptional job hosting and providing information. The art show was great.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Attended an artist in residence talk, it was wonderful to see the artist process and the discuss the direction the creativity was taking. There are numerous classes, art shows occur often, some art sales. A historic space in a lovely small town. Visit their website for details of all events.

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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Their Arts Center is cool. I haven't taken any classes there so I can't speak to that. What I can say is that they put on a fabulous art show in Grand Marais in July. The show is filled with really good artists. They run an organized and professional show. And, they treat the artists who are in the show... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Well run art centre offering a wide variety of workshops.

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