May 22, 2021 - August 31, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Colony Summer Exhibition
Art Colony Summer Exhibition

Studio 21 | Grand Marais MN

Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman, and Nick Wroblewski completed a 7-day residency at the Art Colony in 2019 focused on “The Water Cycle.” Each of them exploring the nature of water and how it inspires, informs, and challenges their work. They are back to show work that was begun during that time, and found its completion in their home studios. Join us at Studio 21 for the opening reception of this exhibit on May 21, 5 – 7 pm.

This exhibit will take place at our new building, Studio 21, and will remain up through August 31st. Summer studio hours tba.

June 6, 2021 - September 30, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Art as Catalyst Exhibit
The Art as Catalyst Exhibit

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder Minnesota

Sean Connaughty’s socially engaged art projects address anthropogenic impacts on the global ecology and humanity’s place within that system. Working on site from May 24 – June 7,  Sean will complete a site-specific installation at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center. The installation will be exhibited through September 30. Please join us for a walk-through and an opportunity to hear from the artist on June 5 from 1-3pm. There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony

June 19, 2021 - September 25, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Grand Marais Harbor History Tour
Grand Marais Harbor History Tour

Cook County Historical Museum | Grand Marais MN

The tour begins at the Museum and you will walk out to the lighthouse breakwater with a guide who will point out the visible relics of the past and tell the stories of this small harbor and community. The tour will last approximately one hour. Everyone is welcome and it is completely free.
Join us every Saturday (weather permitting).

July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony July courses
Grand Marais Art Colony July courses

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

At the Grand Marais Art Colony, we exist to support the enduring human need for creative expression and inspiration. Artists and creative seekers of all levels come from across the country to learn from renowned instructors, create art, and engage together in artistic inquiry.

July Courses

1-3 :: Summer Sampler – Print, Draw, Sculpt
14-16 :: Acrylic – The Versatile medium
17 :: Drawing on Point
19 :: Family Class – Watercolor Monoprints
19-23 :: Working Small with Big Results
19-23 :: Mentor Series – Artist Mentorship
20-23 :: Watercolor Monoprints
22-24 :: Water and Woods
24 :: Artist Talk, 10am, Carolyn Swiszcz, Printmaking, Donut Shops and Sunday Afternoons
26-30 :: Drawing on Pots
26-30 :: Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
26-30 :: Tribute Pieces
26-30 :: Mentor Series – Artist Mentorship II
31 :: Artist Talk, 10am, Mary Brodbeck, Traditional Japanese Woodblock Making
31 :: Basin Chain Maille & Jewelry Techniques

July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School July Courses
North House Folk School July Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

North House was founded in 1997 by a small handful of inspired locals passionate about traditional craft and cooperative learning.

July Courses

2-3 :: Hand Sewn Leather Project Tote
1-4 :: Shoemaking with the Cordwainer Shop: The Squire Boot
6-11 :: Fly Fishing the North Country
6, 13, + 20 :: Creative Mend Along
7 :: Families at the Forge
8-11 :: Blacksmithing: The Basics and Beyond
9 :: Needle Felted Critters online
9-11 :: Crafting the Traditional Longbow & Arrow Making
10-11 :: Needle Felting & Bead embroidery
12 :: Families at the Forge
13-16 :: Sail Training Trip; Knife River to Grand Marais
15-18 :: Blacksmithing – Cook Tools for the Campfire
16-18 :: Beginner’s Botanical Medicine, Self Care to Community
16-18 :: Black Ash Pack Baskets
16-18 :: Black Ash Market Basket
21 :: Families at the Forge
21-25 :: Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Summer Session
22-25 :: Blacksmithing – Crafting the Tools of the Trade
23 & 30 :: Playful Freeform Embroidery
24-25 :: Raw Felted Fleece
26 :: Families at the Forge
26-29 :: Youth Sailing Camp
26-29 :: Youth Craft Camp
26-31 :: Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Grindbygg-Style
30-31 :: Community Felted Mural
30-Aug 1:: Naturdal Plant Dyes
31 :: Strudel & Danish Pastry online

July 3, 2021
All Day

Motorcycle Poker Run
Motorcycle Poker Run

Grand Portage Lodge & Casino | Grand Portage MN

Motorcyclists join us for this fun Summer event! We are partnering with popular Gunflint Trail and Cook County motorcycle destinations.

Participants will draw a poker card at each checkpoint. Top 3 poker hands will win a prize!

Start at Hungry Jack Lodge, 2nd stop at Trail Center Lodge, 3rd stop at Devil Track Lodge, 4th stop at Voyageur Brewing and Finish at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino.

Details and registration information

July 3, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cook County Farm and Craft Market
Cook County Farm and Craft Market

Senior Center Parking Lot | Grand Marais MN

Everyone is invited to stop by the weekly open air market. Vendors offer handmade and home grown items from pottery to woodwork to jewelry to fiber arts to flowers, veggies, jams, jellies and baked goods.

July 3, 2021 - July 4, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hovland Arts Festival
Hovland Arts Festival

Hovland Town Hall | Hovland MN

Don’t miss the Annual Hovland Arts Festival, featuring art, artists, food, and live music, 10 am – 4 pm each day.  As you might expect, things may look a little different this year. We are planning on keeping the festival outside in the parking lot, and having the Town Hall closed.

July 3, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Two Harbors Farmer's Market
Two Harbors Farmer's Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market | Two Harbors MN

Locally grown – fresh from your neighbors.

2021 season details TBA

July 3, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wet Your Paddle on the Gunflint Trail
Wet Your Paddle on the Gunflint Trail

A program for new paddlers offering a free hour of canoeing [with instruction if needed] in June and July. Please call ahead to let the outfitter of your choice know you are coming. Anyone coming outside of the allotted time slot will be charged normal rental fees.

10 – 11am  Bearskin Lodge & Outfitters  (218) 388-2292
11am – noon   Nor’Wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters   (218) 388-2252
1 – 2pm   Voyageur Canoe Outfitters   (218) 388-2224
10 – 11am  Trout Lake Resort  (218) 387-1330
11am – noon   Rockwood Lodge & Outfitters   (218) 388 – 2242
1 – 2pm   Hungry Jack Outfitters  (218) 388-2275
Fridays & Saturdays
11am – noon   Gunflint Lodge & Northwoods Outfitters  (218) 388- 2296

July 3, 2021
11:00 am

Muffin Man at Drury Lane
Muffin Man at Drury Lane

Drury Lane Books | Grand Marais MN

The Muffin Man will read a collection of books to kids and families every Saturday at 11am outside at the bookstore.

Memorial Day to Labor Day (weather permitting); weather decisions will be made at 10:30am

Call the store at 218-387-3370 if you’re unsure of what the weather is like by the harbor.

July 3, 2021
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

South Paws at Birch Terrace
South Paws at Birch Terrace

Birch Terrace Lounge Patio | Grand Marais MN

Live music outdoors with Steve Johnson, Al Oikari, Pat Flack and Todd Smith

July 3, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
July Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

3 – Kaylee Matuszak
9 – Hannah Rey
10 – Marc Gartman
16 – Billy Johnson
17 – Adam Moe
23 – John Cron
24 – Teague Alexy
30 – Kaylee Matuszak
31 – Hannah Rey

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