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

August 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony August courses
Grand Marais Art Colony August 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.

August Courses

2-6 :: Book Structure as Sculpture
2-6 :: Mentor Series: The Practice of Living as an Artist
2-6 :: Mentor Series: Art Making and Being in the World
7 :: Virtual Presentation and Film Screening: REVERENCE
9-12 ::
19 :: Family Class – Watercolor Monoprints
19-23 :: Working Small with Big ResultsSculpt – Chair
9-13 :: ZigZag Sketchbook
14 :: Mini class:Drawing on Point
16-19 :: Metal Casting with Recyclable Molds
16-20::  Sumi-e: Painting from the Heart
16-20 :: Carboundum and Collagraph Printmaking
16-20 :: Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel: Finding the Center
20 :: Blackware Drum Firing with Coreena Affleck, 4-9pm, $35-$65
21 :: Artist Talk, 10am, Michael Marks, What Remains Here: The Fragmented Landscape as Print and Drawing
21 :: Drop-in Art Lab: Pop Ups and Paper Engineering (ages 8-14)
23-26 :: Expressive Watercolor
23-27 :: Pen and Marker Nature Illustration
27-28 :: Introduction to Calligraphy (ages 13-adult)
28 :: Virtual Artist Talk, 10am, Chotsani Elaine Dean, Trading Post: History, Memory and Place
30-Sep 3 :: Mixed Media Drawing

August 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School August Courses
North House Folk School August 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.

August Courses

1 :: Small Breads: English Muffins, Biscuits and Buns; online
2-5 :: Young Makers Camp
2-5 :: Youth Sailing Camp
3, 10 & 17 :: Kumihimo: the Art of Japanese Braiding; online
4 :: Families at the Forge
5-8 :: Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond
6 :: Painting with Wool: Dala Horse; online
6 :: Woven Pewter Thread Hoop Earrings; online
6-8 :: Gudbrandsdal Rosemaling
7 :: Natural Dyes in the Steam Box
7-15 :: Timber Frame: Build Your Own Larger Frames
9-13 :: Youth Craft Camp: Wood, Fiber, Water
13-15 :: Rosemaling: Os Style
14 :: Mushroom & Fungi Intro
15 :: Mushroom & Fungi: A Closer Look
16 :: Rosemaling: Os Style
20-22 :: Build a SMall Table from Reclaimed Wood
21 :: Mushroom & Fungi Intro
21-22 :: Herbal Foods and Drinks
22 :: Mushroom & Fungi Intro
22 :: Craft of Sail
24-Sep 1 :: Timber Frame: Build Your Own Smaller Frames
27-29 :: Rug Hooking Design: Patterns from Nature
27-29 :: Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings

August 12, 2021 - August 13, 2021
11:45 pm - 4:45 am

Perseid Meteor Shower
Perseid Meteor Shower

Look to the north sky after midnight until dawn to see this annual meteor shower. Most of the meteors will be just east of due north, between Polaris and Cassiopeia [which appears ‘upside down’ this time of year].

The shower occurs when earth enters a stream of debris from Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle and begins in mid-July but peaks August 11, 12, and 13, during which time you can expect up to 60 meteors per hours.

Give yourself an hour, allowing time for your eyes to adjust to the darkness.

 

August 13, 2021 - August 15, 2021
All Day

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days & Celebration Pow-Wow ... Cancelled
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days & Celebration Pow-Wow ... Cancelled

Grand Portage National Monument | Grand Portage MN

Hoping to return the second weekend of August 2022

August 13, 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

August 13, 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.

August 13, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Two Artists - Two Stories
Two Artists - Two Stories

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Hazel Belvo and Marcia Cushmore created a visual conversation around the post-modern concept of Juxtaposition. Each work consists of two paintings, a square and a rectangle, observational and abstract, glazing and impasto, and two entirely different expressions by two very different painters.

August 3, 5pm – Artist Talk

August 13, 2021
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

USFS Summer Naturalist Program
USFS Summer Naturalist Program

The US Forest Service continues its 20-year Naturalist Program offering Tuesdays through Saturdays at different resorts, campgrounds, and nature sites around Cook County. All programs are free and open to the public. Please wear a mask if unvaccinated!

Tuesday
10am – noon :: Nature of Oberg Mountain at Oberg Mountain Trailhead
7:30 – 9pm:: Minnesota Bears at Lutsen Resort

Wednesdays
2 – 3pm:: Becoming a Boundary Waters Family at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center
7:30 – 9pm:: Howls in the Night: Wolves at Caribou Highlands

Thursdays
10 – 11:30am:: Wildflower Walk at Eagle Ridge
7:30 – 9pm:: Voyageur Life at Bluefin Bay

Fridays
10 – 11:30 am:: Explore the Shore at East Bay Suites
7:30 – 9pm:: Mostly Moose at Cascade Lodge

Saturdays
1:30 – 3:30 pm :: Nature of the Point at Grand Marais Artists’ Point
7:30 – 9pm:: Minnesota WILD! at Sawbill Campground

August 13, 2021
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Intro to Wood-Fired Baking
Intro to Wood-Fired Baking

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Students will be introduced to baking bread using a wood fired oven. Each student will get to bake carta di musica and focaccia while exploring the history and science of bread baking.

Thursday 1-3pm and Fridays 11am-1pm
Children ages 7 and up are welcome, and must register along with an adult.

registration required

 

August 13, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
August Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

August
6 – Kaylee Matuszak
7 – Teague Alexy
13 – Billy Johnson
14 – Marc Gartman
20-21 10 Year ANNIVERSARY Weekend
20 – Hannah Rey, and Adam Moe
27 – John Cron
28 – Hannah Rey

August 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dark Sky Caravan & Star Parties
Dark Sky Caravan & Star Parties

The Dark Sky Caravan is celebrating Minnesota’s dark skies through virtual events and star parties!

Facebook Event, August 9-10, 7pm
Join Planetarium staff and local partners on Facebook Live Aug. 9-10 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about the efforts to preserve our dark skies and how you can enjoy them for yourself.

Star Parties, August 11-14, 8-10pm
Come out to one of our star parties for telescope viewing and live star shows (weather permitting).
We will be at different locations every night:

Wednesday, Aug. 11
Outside the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, UMD, Duluth
In addition to the star party, guests can enjoy a short (15 min) planetarium show. Shows will run every 20 minutes starting at 8p. Show sizes are limited to 13 people and all guests must wear a mask inside the planetarium.

Thursday, Aug. 12
Tettegouche State Park

Friday, Aug. 13
North House Folk School

Saturday, Aug. 14
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information 

August 13, 2021
9:00 pm

Karaoke
Karaoke

Birch Terrace Lounge | Grand Marais MN

Karaoke, every Friday & Saturday night from 9 pm to close.

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