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

October 1, 2021 - October 26, 2021
All Day

Grand Marais Art Colony October courses
Grand Marais Art Colony October 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.

October Courses

5-8 :: From Block to Book: Woodcut Artist Books
5-9 :: Botanical Illustration
8-9 :: Painting: Process and Play
13-Dec 8 :: Beginning Clay {Wednesday evenings]
14 :: Art Journaling Re-invented
14-16 :: Fall Sampler: Print, Draw, Sculpt
15-16 :: Maiolica Tiles
15-16 :: Spontaneous Process Painting
19-Dec 7 :: Attachments in Clay [Tuesday evenings]


October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
All Day

North House Folk School October Courses
North House Folk School October 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.

October Courses

Sep 29-Oct 3 :: Autumn Nature Photography
4-5 :: Forging Tools for the Kitchen
1-3 :: Beginner’s Botanical Medicine
1-3 :: Chainsaw Safetty, Maintenance and Tree Felling
1-3 :: Celestial Navigation: Dancing with the Stars
1-3 :: Forging Traditional Scandinavian Composite Knife Blades

5-11 :: Basket Week

Winter Birch Bark Folded Baskets … Basket Making Sampler … Small Ash Market Basket … Crafting the Traditional Stake and Strand Willow Basket … Black Ash Hex Weave Basket … Handmade Whisk Brooms … Two Berry Birch Bark Basket … Pine Needle Basketry
7-10 :: Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond
14-17  :: Decorative Ironwork Intensive
14-17 :: Birch Bark Boxes
15-17 :: Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug
15-17 :: What’s This Rock? Unraveling the Geologic Story of the North Shore
16-17 :: The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching, Drumming

22-24 :: Family Weekend

Found Object Art … Kids in the Woodshop [carving / tools & building] … Families at the Forge … Scandinavian Stories & Puppets … Fun with Plant Fibers… Intro to Woodturning …Make Your Own Flashlight … In the Kitchen: Apples … Old-Fashioned MN Kids Games

28- 31 :: Cedar Bentwood Boxes
28-31 :: Traditional Swedish Table-Made Hair Jewelry
29-31 :: Making Hide and Canvas Mukluks
29-31 Rosemaling; Valdres Style

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Photography at the Rock: Roxanne Distad
Photography at the Rock: Roxanne Distad

Split Rock Lighthouse | Two Harbors MN

Our featured photographer for the month of October is Roxanne Distad. “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.

October 9th, 10am-3pm : Meet Roxanne and talk with her about her work
October 1-31 : Her photographs will be on display at the visitor center.

Photographer biography: Roxanne Distad
Distad’s journey into photography blossomed when she received a Kodak Brownie camera for her 12th birthday. She spent many summer nights during her high school years road tripping and discovering the western half of the United States.

Her passion for photography has spanned many years and many cameras, from film to digital. She wants her images to transport you into the very moment she captured them, so you may also experience the magic, beauty, and mystery that embraces Lake Superior and the North Shore.

October 1, 2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jewelry Making Demos
Jewelry Making Demos

Joy & Co. | Grand Marais MN

Father and son, Billy and Barry Larson, will be demonstrating jewelry making techniques in the backyard of Joy & Co. As time allows, visitors will also have opportunities to choose their own stones, design their own settings, and have Billy or Barry create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Both Billy and Barry will have many of their jewelry pieces available for purchase.

more info about Joy & Co

October 1, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Old Time Rope Making - Drop In
Old Time Rope Making - Drop In

Tettegouche State Park Visitor’s Center | Silver Bay MN

Rope-making is an age old skill that modern people have mostly lost. Come make a piece of rope. If you’ve never done this, it’ll kind of blow your mind.

Drop-in Program in the Meeting Room

October 1, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ocotober Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery
Ocotober Live Music at Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

1- Hannah Rey
2- The Northeast Timberland Band
9 – Hannah Rey
10 – tba
15 – tba
16 – tba
22 – John Cron
23 – tba
29 – tba
30 – tba

split rock lighthouse fall colors

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