Grand Marais Art Colony
Nestled in the harbor-side village of Grand Marais, Minnesota, with direct access to Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Art Colony is a gateway for artists to explore and interpret the rugged coast and inland expanse of waterways, forests, and wilderness.
Founded in 1947 (the first art colony in the state) with 20 students in an eight-week summer painting class, the Art Colony has grown to cultivate a vibrant arts community on the North Shore. Today, the Art Colony continues as a retreat and creative home for the artistic spirit, serving over 27,000 people. Throughout the year, artists and creative seekers gather together to learn from renowned instructors, engage in critical dialogue, and explore the artistic process.