June 6, 2021 - September 30, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Art of Reciprocity Exhibit
The Art of Reciprocity Exhibit

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center | Schroeder Minnesota

Sean Connaughty’s socially engaged art projects address anthropogenic impacts on the global ecology and humanity’s place within that system. Working on site from May 24 – June 7,  Sean will complete a site-specific installation at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center. The installation will be exhibited through September 30. There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony

September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony September courses
Grand Marais Art Colony September courses

Grand Marais Art Colony | Grand Marais MN

At the Grand Marais Art Colony, we exist to support the enduring human need for creative expression and inspiration. Artists and creative seekers of all levels come from across the country to learn from renowned instructors, create art, and engage together in artistic inquiry.

September Courses

Aug 30-Sep 3 :: Mixed Media Drawing
8-11 :: Patterns onPots
10-11 :: Introduction to Soapstone
15 :: Artist Talk, 10am, Robbie Steinbach, Writing From Light: From the Darkroom to Etching with the Sun
18-19 :: Focus on This: Painting in Nature
23-25 :: Encaustic with Photo Collage
27-Oct 1 :: Mentor Series: Deep Dive

September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School September Courses
North House Folk School September Courses

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

North House was founded in 1997 by a small handful of inspired locals passionate about traditional craft and cooperative learning.

September Courses

3-5 :: Weave a Scottish Tartan Scarf
4-5 :: Forging Tools for the Kitchen
4-5 :: Handsewn Leather Shoulder Bag
9-12 :: Automata: Mechanical Marvels in Wood
9-12 :: Overshot Weaving
10-11 :: Cooking with the Seasons online
10-12 :: Forging Everyday Items of the Viking Age
10-19 :: Points North Auction
11-12 :: Mabon Medicines: Being Deeply Rooted
15-26 :: Handcrafting a Northwoods Paddle
16-17 :: Needle Felting & Bead embroidery
16-19 :: Building the Wood-Fired Brick Oven
16-19 :: Blacksmithing Basics: Cook Tools for the Campfire
17-18 :: Unplugged XX
20-24 :: Fine Furniture: Windsor Comb Back Rocking Chair
22-25 :: Viking Era Smelting
22-26 :: Build Thoreau’s Cabin: Basic Building Skills Workshop
24-26 :: Rosemaling: Telemark or Valdres
26-29 :: Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run
29-Oct 3 :: Autumn Nature Photography

September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Photography at the Rock: Katie Mumm
Photography at the Rock: Katie Mumm

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

Our featured photographer for the month of September is Katie Mumm. Katie is a lifelong resident of Minnesota, currently living along the Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais, Minnesota. “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.

September 4th & 25th, 10am-6pm : Meet Katie and talk with her about her work
September 1-31 : Her photographs will be on display at the visitor center

Photographer biography: Katie Mumm 
Katie has a love for the North Shore area of Minnesota and the breathtaking scenery of the Boundary Waters, as well as a deep respect for the animals that live there. She is most happy when she is outdoors. Her art offers a uniquely female perspective in a predominantly male profession.

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

September 30, 2021
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Local Food Market
Local Food Market

Cook County Community Center | Grand Marais MN

Weekly market with local food growers, makers, bakers selling their produce and handmade comestibles.

September 30, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Finland Farmer's Market
Finland Farmer's Market

Clair Nelson / Finland Community Center | Finland MN

Produce, eggs, canned items, handmade items.

Can’t make it Thursdays? Some produce items also available Saturday mornings at the Finland Produce Stand at the North Shore Adventure Park in Silver Bay from from 9am-1pm!

September 30, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Music at Cascade Lodge Pub
Live Music at Cascade Lodge Pub

Cascade Lodge Pub | Lutsen MN

Enjoy live music in an outdoor setting Thursdays and Saturdays from 6-8 pm, no admission and all are welcome to attend.

1 – Sky Blue
7 – Pete Kavanaugh
9 – Don Bauer
14 – Briand Morrison
16 – Jim McGowan
21 – Kenna Rose
23 – Joe Paulik

September 30, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date Night at the Winery
Date Night at the Winery

North Shore Winery | Lutsen

Join us for Date Night at the Winery! We are open late on Thursdays, so grab your date and come down to the winery for music from 7-9 p.m.

sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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