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Art and Culture

The art scene in Grand Marais has deep roots dating back to 1952 when the town hall was renamed to the Town Hall Art Colony. Ever since then the area has been well-known as the hub of arts, music, and crafts in the region. Home to numerous art galleries, studios, cultural events, and even a folk school.


Local Art Galleries

FEATURED GALLERY – Sivertson Gallery 

1 and a half blocks west of East Bay Suites on Wisconsin St. Admire the fine art collection of dozens of regional, Native, Canadian, First Nation and Inuit artists. United through the ‘art of the north’ concept, the works reflect not only Lake Superior’s inspiration, but that of the north woods stretching all the way to the Arctic. Allow time to regard the original paintings, beadwork, sculpture, soapstone, walrus tusk and whalebone carvings, glass works, photography, etchings, jewelry, books, prints, and gifts. Visit Website 

Betsy Bowen Studio 2 blocks north of Hwy 61 on 1st Ave West, in the old Norwegian Lutheran Church Visit noted woodcut artist Betsy Bowen’s working studio and gallery. Her studio showcases her prints, many from the books she has illustrated and written, and features fine arts in various media from local and regional artists. Visit Website

Eight Broadway Gallery On Broadway, just around the corner from East Bay Suite Wander through this collection of local artists works in ceramic, wood, stained glass, oil and acrylics, and mixed media.

Johnson Heritage Post Gallery 2 1/2 blocks west of East Bay Suites on Wisconsin St in the log building The west wing houses the permanent collection of Anna C. Johnson, turn-of-the-century art teacher, gallery owner, and arts advocate in Grand Marais. The remainder of the gallery is dedicated to eight continuous shows per year presenting the best works of local painters, photographers, potters, wood carvers, furniture makers, weavers, jewelry makers, furniture makers, fiber artists, sculptors, and mixed media artists. Visit Website

Community-Wide Art Events

Grand Marais Art Colony

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