Skip to main content

Boreal Community Media

Grand Marais Arts Colony announces artists for the 32nd Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival

Apr 27, 2023 08:19AM ● By Content Editor
Image: Grand Marais Arts Colony

From the Grand Marais Arts Colony - April 27, 2023

Celebrating thirty-two years on the shore of Lake Superior, the Grand Marais Arts Festival is a celebration of fine art, attracting over 8,000 visitors to the harbor community. In 2023 the Art Colony will host 60 juried artists. 

Having temporarily hosted the event at Cook County Schools, due to road construction on Highway 61 and ongoing COVID-19 social distancing, the festival will return to the downtown corridor in 2023. Artists will set up between Broadway and 1st Avenue and on 1st Avenue south of Wisconsin Street. Parking and traffic will remain open on Wisconsin Street to 1st Avenue and on 1st Avenue from Wisconsin to Highway 61.

The Festival will be held on Saturday, July 8 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday, July 9 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

The Grand Marais Art Colony is a member-supported nonprofit that has been a catalyst for the arts, artists, and arts learners since 1947. Beyond organizing the annual Grand  Marais Arts Festival, the Art Colony hosts classes in seven different media, catering to all skill levels, as well as artist residencies, exhibitions, and the biennial North Shore Readers and Writers Festival in November of 2023. 

2023 Juried Festival Artists

Gina Adams

Mary-Lydia Andersen

Maggie Anderson

Nick Ardito

Julie Arthur

Mya Austin

Rebecca Barrett

David Barthel

Aimee Bouchard

Betsy Bowen

Karla Bradley

Ben Cooper

Emily Donovan

Mary Ila Duntemann

Chris Everaert

Ben Finley

Juan Fried

Marybeth Garmoe

Luci Haas

Andy Hall

Sue Hammes-Knopf

Catherine Hansen

Monica Hansmeyer

Ashley Hise

Jill Hunter

Anne Javaherian

JD Jorgenson

Megan Jorgenson

Grant Kaihoi

Eric King

Kristen Kozelouzek

Elise Kyllo

Hannah Palma Laky

Echo Larson

Benjamin Leatham

Jenny Levernier

Melanie Lieb

Annette Mattingly

Rita Morris & Barry Sands

Dan Neff

Steve Nugent

Jon Offutt

Daniel Olson

Nan Onkka

Wilber Mario Quispe & Gwendi Raymond

Jovy Rockey

Sue Rowe

Carrie Schaefer

Neil Sherman

Natalie Sobanja

Ann Solyst

Corrie Steckelberg

Cooper Ternes

Jeannie Trelles

Tim Vahle

Jonathan Walburg

Marie Ward

Candyce Westfield

Emily Wick

William Youmans

Paul Zoldahn

Boreal Ship Spotter - larger view here