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 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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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!

August 15, 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 15, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Walking the Old Road"
"Walking the Old Road"

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

Whether your ancestors are Scandinavian or Ojibwe, life along the North Shore was never easy. In the late 1930’s when the local economy shifted from extractive industry to tourism, the Anishinaabe people living at Grand Marais and on the Gunflint Trail adapted to the times, relying on trapping, fishing, guiding, picking berries and making souvenirs to sell to the growing number of North Shore visitors. Based on research and elder interviews in Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe, local historian and author Staci Drouillard, will share stories, photos and analysis of the groundbreaking ways Anishinaabe people paved the way for our modern, local economy.

Staci Lola Drouillard (pronounced: Drew-lard) lives and works in her hometown of Grand Marais, on the North Shore of Lake Superior. A Grand Portage tribal descendent, she
began interviewing Chippewa City elders in 1987 for the book Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe (U of MN Press, 2019).

The book was awarded the Hamlin Garland Prize for Popular History in 2020, and was the winner of the 2020 NE MN Book Award for non-fiction. It was also selected as a MN Book Award finalist.

The presentation is free and family friendly – donations are always appreciated.

Masks will be mandatory during the indoor presentation.

August 15, 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Music by the Lake
Music by the Lake

Skyport Lodge | Grand Marais MN

Live music lakeside, rain or shine.

Free admission, but please, no outside food or beverages.

August
1 – South Paws
8 – no music [Fisherman’s Picnic]
15 – tbd
22 – WunderD0gs