Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Grand Marais is home to numerous art galleries, studios, and cultural events.


Sivertson Gallery

1 and a half blocks west of East Bay Suites on Wisconsin St. Admire the fine art collection of dozens of regional, Native, Canadian, First Nation and Inuit artists. United through the ‘art of the north’ concept, the works reflect not only Lake Superior’s inspiration, but that of the north woods stretching all the way to the Arctic. Allow time to regard the original paintings, beadwork, sculpture, soapstone, walrus tusk and whalebone carvings, glass works, photography, etchings, jewelry, books, prints and gifts.

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Local Art Galleries

Betsy Bowen Studio 2 blocks north of Hwy 61 on 1st Ave West, in the old Norwegian Lutheran Church Visit noted woodcut artist Betsy Bowen’s working studio and gallery. Her studio showcases her prints, many from the books she has illustrated and written, and features fine arts in various media from local and regional artists. Visit Website Eight Broadway Gallery On Broadway, just around the corner from East Bay Suite Wander through this collection of local artists works in ceramic, wood, stained glass, oil and acrylics, and mixed media. Johnson Heritage Post Gallery 2 1/2 blocks west of East Bay Suites on Wisconsin St in the log building The west wing houses the permanent collection of Anna C. Johnson, turn-of-the-century art teacher, gallery owner and arts advocate in Grand Marais. The remainder of the gallery is dedicated to eight continuous shows per year presenting the best works of local painters, photographers, potters, wood carvers, furniture makers, weavers, jewelry makers, furniture makers, fiber artists, sculptors, and mixed media artists. Visit Website

Special Art Events

Arctic Film Festival North House Folk School, 3rd weekend in November Part of the annual Winterer’s Gathering, the festival offers three days of films celebrating the customs, stories, landscape, culture and history of winter. It is a rare assemblage of entertaining and thought-provoking films from around the world. Films are free or inexpensive and popcorn is available! Visit Website Inuit Art Premiere At Sivertson Gallery, 3rd weekend in November Once a year, in connection with the Winterer’s Gathering and Arctic Film Festival, Sivertson’s hosts an amazing premiere of exceptional Inuit art. Events occur throughout the weekend with artists on hand giving demonstrations, fireside chats, and sharing their life in the north. A showstopper is the throat singing demonstrations by Inuit women from Nunavut, Canada. Throat singing, an ancient type of musical performance, is usually down by two women who sing back and forth trying to outlast each other. Amazing!

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Last night and early this morning the northern lights put on a nice little display. If you have plans for leaf peeping on the North Shore this weekend, keep your eyes on the night sky. Chances are good for more aurora activity. 10/1/2015

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Sawtooth Mountains and distant Grand Marais, MN viewed from Oberg Mountain this evening. Lots of green and yellow on the lake side but the maples are looking great off to my left. The Oberg hike is almost prime for fall color viewing. I think I did this hike on September 26th last year and felt I was a day or two late for peak color. Things are running late this year. Fantastic sunset hike tonight. 9/30/2015

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