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Grand Marais Art Colony

120 3rd Ave W, Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-387-2737
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Grand Marais
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The Grand Marais Art Colony is Minnesota's oldest art colony. Begun in 1947.
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Grand Marais Art Colony is Minnesota's oldest art colony. Begun in 1947.

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SW Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Would definitely return in future. Be sure to book motel in advance since this whole area gets SOLD out of rooms during summer months. CREATIVE place and very inspirational.

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Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A historic and important institution run by wonderful people who give artists time and space to do creative work. Be sure to stop by the gallery and store too!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A very beautiful setting along the shore of Lake Superior. A cozy little town with the tourists in mind. Since I don't buy art any more we went for the food. And it was terrific.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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265 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a working art studio and on the Saturday I visited, classes were going on and there were several painters on the grounds outside. They have some art for sale in the gift shop which I thought was very reasonably priced and helps support the studio. Well worth the walk up the hill from Main street and you should... More 

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Many small shops to peruse. Visit art galleries, great restaurants, and fun shops. Ate the BEST smoked fish since starting the Circle Tour.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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