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 15, 2021 - November 7, 2021
12:00 am

Impressions: Paintings From Everyday Life
Impressions: Paintings From Everyday Life

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Take in the paintings of Michele Combs, Marva Harms, Matt Kania and Christine Tierney at the his exhibit.

Opening Reception … Friday, October 15 5-7pm

Gallery Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4
closed Tuesday & Wednesday

October 17, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grand Marais Apple Festival
Grand Marais Apple Festival

3 orchard tours + pick your own apples 10am-5pm

Ray Block Orchard at 36 East Rosebush Lane
Stan Bautch Orchard @ 1315 East Highway 61
Grand Marais Community Orchard @ 551 East 5th St

Apple Cider pressing demonstrations at Great Expectation School (551 E 5th St) and North House Folk School (500 W Highway 61)

Apple Farm Stands & Bad Seed Food Truck 10am-5pm + Brochures/lectures from noon-5pm
4H Building at Community Center (317 W 5th St)

Apple Farm Stands 10am-5pm
North House Folk School (500 W Highway 61)

October 17, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Falcons Live!
Falcons Live!

Tettegouche State Park Visitor’s Center | Silver Bay MN

The peregrine falcon has long fascinated people across the globe, known for its dramatic migration and amazing flight. Where 60 years ago there were none, today nearly 350 nesting pairs of falcons make their home in the Upper Midwest.

Jackie Fallon, with the Midwest Peregrine Society, will present this program with several live birds to help us understand the past, present and future of peregrine falcons in Tettegouche State Park, the North Shore, and Upper Midwest.

sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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