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A Cook County 2022 holiday art & craft fair guide (or, where to support local artists this holiday season)

Nov 26, 2022 12:22PM ● By Laura Durenberger
Photo: Vladimir Gladkov 

From Boreal Community Media - November 22, 2022


Editor's note: If you know of a local arts and craft holiday sale that is missing from this list, please email [email protected] to be added. Thanks!

All information current at the time of posting. Please check the presenting organization for the most up-to-date information. 


2nd Annual Pots for Presents Holiday Pottery Sale

Date/time: December 3rd from 11am - 3pm
Location: Art Colony's Founder's Hall located at 120 W 3rd Ave, Grand Marais, MN 55604
About: Please join us for our 2nd Annual Pots for Presents Holiday Pottery Sale. Featuring pottery from Adrea Davina Beres, Kari Carter, Joan Farnam, Ben Fiess, and Natalie Sobanja. Also, new this year the Crooked Spoon will be joining us selling their yummy frozen soups! There will be an assortment of mugs, bowls, rattle cups, ramen bowls, lidded jars, incense burners, spoon rests, vases, ornaments, and so much more!
More information: https://facebook.com/events/s/2nd-annual-pots-for-presents-p/417482640441461/


Holiday Art Underground

Date/time: Reoccurring Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays starting November 25 - December 31, 2022 from 11:00am - 5:00pm 
Location: Betsy Bowen Gallery and Studios301 First Ave W, Grand Marais, MN 55604
About: Hand-made original art in pottery, jewelry, woodcuts and more. Lots to choose from.
More information: https://woodcut.com/


Art Colony Studio 17 Holiday Open House 

Date/time: Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Grand Marais Art Colony17 W HWY 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
About: Join the Grand Marais Art Colony at their newest space, Studio 17, to see all of the hard work they have put into renovating it. They will have Art Colony merchandise and gift cards for sale and refreshments will be provided.
More information: https://grandmaraisartcolony.org/event/studio-17-holiday-open-house/

Annual Northwoods Fiber Guild Annual Holiday Sale

Date/time: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Grand Marais Art Colony Studio 21 - 21 West Hwy. 61, Grand Marais, MN, 55604
About: The sale is a well known tradition on the north shore featuring quality one-of-a kind fiber crafts handmade by guild members. Expect festive ornaments, unique knitted, crocheted, and woven clothing and accessories, collages, basketry, woven rugs, paper arts, cards, beadwork, felted sculptures, quilts, free paper craft kits, and more! 
More information: https://www.boreal.org/events/248631/annual-northwoods-fiber-guild-open-house-and-sale

Local Artists' Market at Superior Creamery 

Date/time: Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 10:00am - 4:00pm 
Location: Superior Creamery, 7 N Broadway Ave, Grand Marais, Minnesota, 55604
About: Join local artists Ebenezer Stonne, Hannah Palma Ceramics, Nan Onkka Prints, North Woven Goods, The Wilder Woodshop, Up North Leather Craft for a holiday artists' market at Superior Creamery 
More information: https://superiorcreamery.com/


Don't forget!

Cook County is home to a large number of local businesses and organizations that could also use your support this holiday season! Many businesses are offering holiday sales as well. 
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