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 20, 2021 - September 12, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Reflections from the North: Reid Thorpe
Reflections from the North: Reid Thorpe

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Reid Thorpe’s current work explores the concept or feeling of nostalgia within fragmented landscapes using reflection – and the interplay between sky and water. He uses reflections of water and fragments of sky to create juxtaposition within the work. Whether walking outdoors alone or with his family, he searches for these views through trees featuring colors, sky, and reflection.

Free admission and open to all!

Gallery Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-4; Sundays 1-4, closed Tuesdays

August 21, 2021
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

John Schroeder Day
John Schroeder Day

Schroeder Town Hall | Schroeder MN

9-10 am :: Schroeder Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast at Schroeder Town Hall

10am – 4pm :: Cross River Heritage Center Museum & Walking Tours

5-8 pm :: Schroeder Area Historical Society 25th Anniversary – Feature Event at Schroeder Town Hall

August 21, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Colony Summer Exhibition
Art Colony Summer Exhibition

Studio 21 | Grand Marais MN

But I Was Still There

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.

August 21, 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.

August 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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

August 21, 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 21, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Falcons Live!
Falcons Live!

Tettegouche State Park Visitor’s Center | Silver Bay MN

The peregrine falcon has long fascinated people across the globe, known for its dramatic migration and amazing flight. Where 60 years ago there were none, today nearly 350 nesting pairs of falcons make their home in the Upper Midwest.

Jackie Fallon, with the Midwest Peregrine Society, will present this program with several live birds to help us understand the past, present and future of peregrine falcons in Tettegouche State Park, the North Shore, and Upper Midwest.

August 21, 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.

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