June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020
All Day

Special Events at Grand Marais Art Colony
Special Events at Grand Marais Art Colony

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

In order to protect the health and safety of our community, we have cancelled summer programming through August 31, 2020, including all on-site classes and activities, and our annual Arts Festival.

We are exploring ways to pivot our programming to an online platform. Look for GMAC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to find information and ways to engage.

Check our site for additional information

June 10, 2020 - June 30, 2020
All Day

Lupine Season
Lupine Season

Lupine bloom from mid- to late-June, and can be found in full sun ditches, and hillsides. Look for lavender, purple, pink, fuschia and bi-color blooms.

Note – this beauty is an invasive and is crowding out natives, so many folks are working hard to cut them back.

June 15, 2020 - June 21, 2020
All Day

Wooden Boat Show: Online Edition
Wooden Boat Show: Online Edition

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Summer’s arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! This has been North House’s tradition since our inception, and for 2020’s event we will host these celebrations online. Details are still taking shape—community, craft, sparkling waters, northern adventures, and summer’s light will be at the heart of the efforts. There will be a schedule of live workshops, demonstrations, speakers, and webinars throughout the week, culminating in our featured speaker on Saturday. Recordings of all live events will also be available on Saturday.

Preliminary event details below—full event schedule coming soon!

Including Wooden Boat Show Classics

Speaker Series: Monday-Friday at 7pm daily, LIVE with Q&A
Craft Demonstrations: Monday-Friday at noon daily with more on Saturday, LIVE with Q&A
Featured Speaker: David Thoreson, Saturday June 20 at 7pm, LIVE with Q&A
Recordings of all live events will be available on Saturday.
Hands-On Learning: Online Mini-Classes

Featuring an abundance of offerings with small class sizes—advance registration will be required
Birch bark weaving, introductory wood carving, cooking, felting and more!
Family boat building challenge
Special Online Features

Virtual boat tours
Hjørdis “Slow TV”
Show Your Support

Online auction featuring handmade goods by North House instructors
More coming soon! Subscribe to our eNews for updates and to be notified when mini-class registration opens.

June 20, 2020 - June 21, 2020
4:15 am - 9:45 pm

June Solstice
June Solstice

Today the sun travels the longest path through the sky, giving us the longest daylight day of the year!

The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.44 degrees north latitude. This is the first day of summer.

June 21, 2020 - June 22, 2020
9:45 pm - 4:15 am

New Moon Stargazing
New Moon Stargazing

New moon nights – night when the moon is absent from the sky – make for great stargazing.

Here’s a great way to start – look due north after the sun has set and find the Big Dipper constellation [see photo] with its telltale 3-star handle and 4-star dipper.

In the summer, the dipper is at ‘9-o’clock’ and hangs dipper down.
In the autumn, the dipper is at ‘6-o’clock’ with the dipper facing up/handle to the left.
In the winter, the dipper is at ‘3-o’clock’ with the handle hanging down.
In the spring, the dipper is at ’12-o’clock’ with the dipper facing down/handle to the right.