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 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

September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony September courses
Grand Marais Art Colony September 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.

September Courses

Aug 30-Sep 3 :: Mixed Media Drawing
8-11 :: Patterns onPots
10-11 :: Introduction to Soapstone
15 :: Artist Talk, 10am, Robbie Steinbach, Writing From Light: From the Darkroom to Etching with the Sun
18-19 :: Focus on This: Painting in Nature
23-25 :: Encaustic with Photo Collage
27-Oct 1 :: Mentor Series: Deep Dive

September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School September Courses
North House Folk School September 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.

September Courses

3-5 :: Weave a Scottish Tartan Scarf
4-5 :: Forging Tools for the Kitchen
4-5 :: Handsewn Leather Shoulder Bag
9-12 :: Automata: Mechanical Marvels in Wood
9-12 :: Overshot Weaving
10-11 :: Cooking with the Seasons online
10-12 :: Forging Everyday Items of the Viking Age
10-19 :: Points North Auction
11-12 :: Mabon Medicines: Being Deeply Rooted
15-26 :: Handcrafting a Northwoods Paddle
16-17 :: Needle Felting & Bead embroidery
16-19 :: Building the Wood-Fired Brick Oven
16-19 :: Blacksmithing Basics: Cook Tools for the Campfire
17-18 :: Unplugged XX
20-24 :: Fine Furniture: Windsor Comb Back Rocking Chair
22-25 :: Viking Era Smelting
22-26 :: Build Thoreau’s Cabin: Basic Building Skills Workshop
24-26 :: Rosemaling: Telemark or Valdres
26-29 :: Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run
29-Oct 3 :: Autumn Nature Photography

September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Photography at the Rock: Katie Mumm
Photography at the Rock: Katie Mumm

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

Our featured photographer for the month of September is Katie Mumm. Katie is a lifelong resident of Minnesota, currently living along the Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais, Minnesota. “Photography at the Rock,” a rotating monthly photography show in the lobby of the visitor center at Split Rock Lighthouse, showcases landscape and wildlife photographers of the area.

September 4th & 25th, 10am-6pm : Meet Katie and talk with her about her work
September 1-31 : Her photographs will be on display at the visitor center

Photographer biography: Katie Mumm 
Katie has a love for the North Shore area of Minnesota and the breathtaking scenery of the Boundary Waters, as well as a deep respect for the animals that live there. She is most happy when she is outdoors. Her art offers a uniquely female perspective in a predominantly male profession.

September 3, 2021 - September 6, 2021
All Day

Community Unity Fundraiser
Community Unity Fundraiser
50/50 raffle Friday to Monday
Raffle with prizes Saturday
Live music from REV LIMIT Saturday 7pm-11pm
Pancake breakfast Sunday, September 5th 8am-11am.
All proceeds will go to our local neighbors affected by the forest fires.

September 3, 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

September 3, 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.

September 3, 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

 

September 3, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bally Blacksmith and Metal Shops open
Bally Blacksmith and Metal Shops open

Bill Bally Blacksmith Shop | Grand Marais MN

Stop by the Bally Blacksmith and Metal shops and peek into the past! From horseshoeing, rivet work on Model T wooden wheels, dogsled repairs, steamer ship detail work – the blacksmith shop was in demand since it was built in 1911. The recycled Forest Service building is the current working fabrication shop of the Cook County Historical Society and has displays of various vehicles, turn of the century metal working tools, and the replica 1940s herring skiff.

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

September Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
September Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

10 – Hannah Rey
11 – The Northeast Timberland Band
17 – Billy Johnsons
18 – John Cron
24 – Hannah Rey
25 – Adam Moe

September 3, 2021
9:00 pm

Karaoke
Karaoke

Birch Terrace Lounge | Grand Marais MN

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

GRAND MARAIS WEATHER
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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