September 17, 2021 - October 10, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

2021 Plein Air Grand Marais
2021 Plein Air Grand Marais

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Competition and Festival of Outdoor Painting on the North Shore of Lake Superior

See the final exhibition of 66 Plein Air artists!

Opening Reception
Friday, Sep 17th, 5-8pm (awards at 6:30 pm)

Gallery Hours
Monday, Wednesday – Saturday 10-4 (closed Tuesdays); Sundays 1-4

September 24, 2021 - October 3, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

Fall in Cook County is a time of tumultuous beauty, so take some time to explore the colors and meet artists during the Fall Studio Tour!  Stops include home studios as well as galleries with guest artists.

Art Along The Shore map, descriptions and events

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Photography at the Rock: Roxanne Distad
Photography at the Rock: Roxanne Distad

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

Our featured photographer for the month of October is Roxanne Distad. “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.

October 9th, 10am-3pm : Meet Roxanne and talk with her about her work
October 1-31 : Her photographs will be on display at the visitor center.

Photographer biography: Roxanne Distad
Distad’s journey into photography blossomed when she received a Kodak Brownie camera for her 12th birthday. She spent many summer nights during her high school years road tripping and discovering the western half of the United States.

Her passion for photography has spanned many years and many cameras, from film to digital. She wants her images to transport you into the very moment she captured them, so you may also experience the magic, beauty, and mystery that embraces Lake Superior and the North Shore.

October 2, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Beargrease Fur-K & DogtoberFest (5K and Beer Festival!)
Beargrease Fur-K & DogtoberFest (5K and Beer Festival!)

Lake County Fairgrounds | Two Harbors MN

Join us for the official kick-off to Beargrease! Our Fur-K (5k) and DogtoberFest (Beer Festival) will be fun for the whole family!

The run will take place on the Erkki Harju Ski Trail. Register for the morning (8 am to noon) or afternoon (1-4 pm).

Blacklist Brewing Co. will be kicking off the DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Celebration serving samples of Bloody Beers!
Mystery Mobile Catering and Oasis Del Norte Food trucks will be selling on-site to sustain you from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Festival and live music will run from 12:00 – 4:00.

sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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