Grand Marais Art ColonyWhat started as an eight-week summer course has now prospered into the longest-lived art colony in Minnesota. Since 1947, the Grand Marais Art Colony has been living up to its motto of “Nurturing Creativity on the North Shore.” Cultivating a relationship between outdoor inspiration and artistic pursuit is their goal. The art colony lets artists, experienced or not, step outside their comfort zone to create art. With its stunning views of Lake Superior and the North Shore, the art colony draws inspiration from the wilderness on the North Shore.

The art colony features year-round art classes including hands-on activities, artist talks and demonstrations, high-quality studio access, and outstanding events and exhibits. The facilities offered include visual arts, clay, glass, and printmaking studios. Several different instructors provide skills and expertise to make time with them meaningful, while also providing a unique souvenir to bring home and show off to friends and family. Any person interested in taking classes can do so throughout the year.  A list of upcoming events can be found on the Grand Marais Art Colony website.

Art Colony students receive a 10-percent discount at most Cascade Vacation Rentals homes during their class stay. You must book with a rental agent to get a discount. It is necessary to provide proof of class registration.