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32nd Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival 2023

Jan 12, 2023 10:06AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Lake Superior News

By Robert McKenzie - Lake Superior News - January 11, 2023

The Grand Marais Arts Festival is a microcosm of the dynamic Midwest art scene. Nestled between the horizon line of Lake Superior and the wilderness of boreal forests and serene lakes, the Festival draws over 10,000 visitors. Artists of all mediums are invited to submit quality, original artwork.

In 2023, the 32nd Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival will be returning to its traditional harbor front location. Changes to this year's festival include a smaller, more curated festival (60 booths).

Quick Facts:

  • An average attendance of 10,000+ is expected.

  • Reported average sales per artist is $3,100.

  • There are 60 10 x 10 booths available

  • A limited number of booths with electric access are available
  • The Grand Marais Art Colony is a nonprofit arts organization established in 1947. It serves as a catalyst for the arts in the Great Lakes region and serves artists and arts learners through classes, residencies, and signature events nd exhibitions.

    • Art Colony staff run this event with the help of over 60 fantastic volunteers offering services from booth sitting, overnight security, indoor restrooms, traffic directing, and more.


GENERAL INFORMATION

The North Shore of Lake Superior is a well known as a vacation and arts destination. This year will be the 32nd Annual Arts Festival, organized by the Grand Marais Art Colony, a historic nonprofit arts organization. This festival is known for its high-quality exhibitors and Lake Superior harbor location in the well-established, art-loving community of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply.

Entries & Dates

Applications for the 2023 Arts Festival must be received by February 28, 2023. Participation in the festival is contingent upon acceptance by the jury committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 16th. Accepted artists must pay the booth fee by March 27th or forfeit their place in the festival. Artists who are on a waitlist will be notified as space becomes available. Once notified, waitlist artists will have 24 hours to accept and purchase a booth before the Art Colony contacts the next person on the waitlist.

We expect more information as the event date gets closer. 


This article comes from Lake Superior News as part of a partnership with Boreal Community Media.