Date/Time
Event

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

The Art of Reciprocity Exhibit
The Art of Reciprocity 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. There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony

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 :: Basic 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 8, 2021 - July 11, 2021
All Day

Two Harbors Heritage Days
Two Harbors Heritage Days

Two Harbors | Two Harbors MN

Medallion Hunt, Classic Car Cruise, Kiddie Parade, multiple concerts, craft/vendor show, helicopter rides, Monster Truck event, Lutefisk Toss, street dance, softball tournament, pancake breakfast, photo scavenger hunt, and Heritage Day Parade.
This is an outdoor event; we encourage you to follow relevant safety guidelines.

July 9, 2021 - July 11, 2021
All Day

Bay Days
Bay Days

Downtown Silver Bay | Silver Bay MN

A hometown event the whole family can enjoy!

There will be plenty of activities and events that the whole family can enjoy! The theme for 2021 is “Camp Bay Days.” From the parade, car show, street dance and numerous activities in between, there will be something for everyone! 

July 9, 2021 - July 14, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Banadad Ski Trail Clearing
Banadad Ski Trail Clearing

Banadad Ski Trail | Grand Marais MN

Come help clear and widen the longest tracked ski trail in the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Drop in for just a day or two and help clear and widen the trail from the trailhead. Or, you can immerse yourself in the Boundary Waters and camp in the interior of the trail and be part of our elite Wilderness Clearing crew.

For more information or email us at info@mnnvc.org.

July 10, 2021 - July 11, 2021
All Day

Annual Grand Marais Art Festival
Annual Grand Marais Art Festival

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary | Grand Marais MN

We are thrilled to share that we are making plans to host our 30th annual arts festival in 2021!

Due to road construction in downtown Grand Marais, we will be hosting the arts festival at the Sawtooth Mountain Elementary parking lot. More details as we are able to make them.

July 10, 2021 - July 11, 2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Blacksmith Demo Days
Blacksmith Demo Days

Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop | Grand Marais MN

Cook County Historical Society presents blacksmith demonstrations at Bill Bally’s Blacksmith Shop from 11am-2pm on the following dates:

July 10-11
August 6-7
September 24-25

July 11, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 am

Craft Demonstrations
Craft Demonstrations

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week a different instructor will be featured and visitors will have the opportunity to observe their hands at work as well as ask questions about the craft. Free

September
2-5 :: Julie Arthur – Weaving

July 11, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

John A. Spelman III, Artist & Printmaker
John A. Spelman III, Artist & Printmaker

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

From Appalachia to Minnesota’s North Shore

The bold and evocative styles of John A. Spelman III’s artwork encourages us to consider the lives and landscapes of both the Appalachian region as well as Minnesota’s North Shore during the last century.

To accompany the exhibition, curators Scott Husby and Tracey Cullen have authored a book entitled John A. Spelman, Artist and Printmaker: From Appalachia to Minnesota’s North Shore. The book will be available at the JHP Art Gallery and in local bookshops. All proceeds from sales of the book will be donated to the Cook County Historical Society.

July 11, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

North Shore Geology Walks
North Shore Geology Walks

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder Minnesota

Sugarloaf Cove is an incredible place to explore geology! Step back in geologic time and learn about the formation of the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior. Learn to recognize common rocks found in the area and the story of their formation. What does a Lake Superior agate look like? What about Thompsonite? Did you know lava flows have layers- and Sugarloaf Cove is one of the best places to see them all in one place. It’s all here under your feet – come explore with us!

July 11, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rails To Radio Popup Performance - Steve Solkela
Rails To Radio Popup Performance - Steve Solkela

State Farm | Two Harbors MN

See The Overpopulated One Man Band, The Prince of Palo, Steve Solkela play at this public Popup Performance in front of the State Farm/Century 21 office, downtown Two Harbors.

Rails to Radio is part of The Harbor Wave Project associated with Two Harbors Area Arts & Events. Watch for more Popup Performances in Two Harbors throughout summer 2021.

July 11, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Wondrous Webs by Larry Weber
Wondrous Webs by Larry Weber

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

When you see a spider web do you think about the construction and what type of spider made that web?

This presentation will teach you about the wondrous webs and let you know what type of spider made that web without even seeing it.

Larry Weber is a retired teacher who is now a naturalist/author having written more than 10 books. A frequent speaker on phenology program weekly on WTIP and KUMD.

Masks will be mandatory during the indoor presentation.

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