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Grand Marais Art Colony

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Outstanding instructor

In the midst of taking a 5 day pastel plein air workshop and have to comment on the excellence of... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
via mobile
Beauty and Charm

The Grand Maris Art Colony is the heart of Grand Marias. The Art Colony promotes and offers classes... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 Jul 2018
“Outstanding instructor”
8 Sep 2017
“Not a welcoming place”
Nestled in the harbor-side village of Grand Marais, Minnesota, with direct access to Lake Superior and the BWCA wilderness, the Art Colony is a gateway for people to explore their creativity in a nurturing atmosphere. The Art Colony supports artists...more
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120 3rd Ave W, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2331
+1 218-387-2737
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

In the midst of taking a 5 day pastel plein air workshop and have to comment on the excellence of instructor Lisa Stauffer. She shares theory and then helps you refine technique with specific coaching — all in a friendly, encouraging way. Very pleased.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

This was a disappointing and wasted trip to a place I'd always wanted to see. Drove all the way from Illinois to the address on the website for the Plein Air festival. Upstairs was closed. As we walk up to the door of street-level shop...More

Thank Wyziword
GMAC M, Manager at Grand Marais Art Colony, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thanks for the feedback, we are so sorry you had this experience and missed the opportunity to see the Plein Air Event. Unfortunately it sounds like you were not able to find us, which at times can be confusing because there are two white churches...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017

The Grand Maris Art Colony is the heart of Grand Marias. The Art Colony promotes and offers classes for and by artists and students. You can find over 200 classes, demonstrations, crafts for kids and even residencies through this organization.

1  Thank Kgordon10
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Stop in and see what is happening with local artists and craftspeople. This is the place that set the tone for Grand Marais as an artist enclave and a home for creatives.

2  Thank Snowday2011
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Always a treat to head up to the Art Colony to see what they have. Something usually says 'Take me home'. Such a fun place to visit.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed September 1, 2016

My husband spent a day painting with an artist from the Art Colony Unique experience Beautiful location

Thank mnmom2016
Reviewed August 3, 2016

We stopped by there especially to see Betsy Bowen's woodcut works, but also found many other interesting works going on. Very nice to speak with the artists or their assistants about their work. Lots of tempting things to purchase!

Thank Beth Y
Reviewed April 8, 2016

My mother had one of these but she dropped it. Lucky it didn't break. The water falls are beautiful. Excellent hiking trails. If you go in the summer be sure to bring mosquito repellent.

Thank thian2015
Reviewed November 11, 2015

Neat idea, several very interesting sessions and lots of new ideas. Planning for the next offering could use some forethought and consideration for both convience of participants and the economy of the area. Missed opportunities for cross pollination and civic coordination.

Thank Rbj2040
Reviewed November 11, 2015

I will not go into the past of the Art colony as that can be found in many places and I will not take your time with the retelling of all tales associated with the fledgling beginnings. I am going to say with earnest conviction...More

Thank Dan Q
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Dan Q
February 20, 2017|
Response from Snowday2011 | Reviewed this property |
No, my review is accurate, you are referring to an earlier review that mentions Betsy Bowen's wood cuts and a bakery. your feedback should have been for that one. It is correct that that is a different building located a few... More