2023 Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour - Studio & Gallery Guide

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SEPTEMBER 22–OCTOBER 1, 2023 Studio and Gallery Guide Fall Studio Tour All locations open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. for the duration of the tour along the Lake VisitCookCounty.com/FallStudioTour


Fall along the North Shore and Gunflint Trail is a time of tumultuous beauty. Explore the colors and meet artists in their studios during Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour. This 10-day annual event features a variety of unique, handcrafted works created in Cook County, Minnesota.

Tour stops include home studios and galleries, with many also featuring guest artists. Get a rare look at the spaces where Cook County artists bring their works to life. Savor the vibrant art scene at gallery locations that serve as the heart of the local arts community. Both studios and galleries will offer you the opportunity to extend your experience by taking home your own piece of artwork, signing up for a class and more.

All locations are open daily from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Please note, not all guest artists will be present at all times. For more information on guest artists, scan the QR code below, or contact the studio or gallery.

Find Daily Events, Demos and Guest Artist Info at VisitCookCounty.Com/Fall StudioTour.

163 High Ridge Drive, Schroeder (Mile Marker 73)




Handmade functional stoneware pottery for use in your home. Off Highway 61, 1 mile up Sugarloaf Road.



Wifman Weaving is a studio filled with yarns, looms and all the tools of the trade. From the chaos emerges rugs, scarves, shawls and more made from hand-dyed and/ or hand-spun yarns.

Guest Artists: Bonnie Gay Hedstrom, Fiber; Jayne Richards, Mixed Media

17 Railroad Drive, Lutsen




Mueller Studio works in sculpture, metal fabrication and public art.

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Jason Trebs Julie Arthur | Wifman Weaving Greg Mueller | Mueller Studio
19 Music Row, Tofte wifmanweaving.com

4210 West Highway 61, Lutsen (Mile Marker 97) thenorthcountrymn.com info@thenorthcountrymn.com


A gallery and gift shop that believes in supporting local and regional makers, other women-owned businesses, products with a purpose and earth-conscious goods.

306 County Road 44, Grand Marais frykmanart.com frykman@boreal.org


Sharon and Steve Frykman’s art is an exploration in glass, metal, wood and stone. Their studio houses large working spaces with forge and kilns, a gallery and sculpture garden overlooking a woodland meadow.

Guest Artists: Brittany Foster, Silver Jewelry; Beth Homa Kraus, Basket Weaving; Maxene Linehan, Multimedia Collage; Natalie Sobanja, Clay Vessels

306 County Road 48, Grand Marais sannerudstudios.com



Jim designs and makes furniture, chairs and sculpture inspired by the woodworking traditions of Scandinavia.

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Jim Sannerud | Sannerud Studios
Sharon and Steve Frykman | Frykman Art Studio

306 County Road 48, Grand Marais




Mary works with wool to create felt rugs, runners, scarves and more, inspired by the felt making traditions of Central Asia.

156 Birch Drive, Grand Marais (Mile Marker 106) marybebieartglass.com marybebie@hotmail.com


Stunning sculptural and functional glass with Lake Superior elegance.

Guest Artist: Maggie Anderson, Porcelain Pottery

152 County Road 6, Grand Marais thewilderwoodshop.com



Woman-owned-and-operated woodshop featuring chevron cutting boards, northwoods-inspired cribbage boards and other functional wood art.

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8 Rebecca Barrett | The Wilder Woodshop Mary Sannerud | Sannerud Studios Mary Bebie | Mary Bebie Art Glass

Kim Knutson | Jezibel Bleu Textile/Fiber

2067 West Highway 61, Grand Marais




Jezibel Bleu plays with fibers and textiles, creating fine art, wearables, fabric, yarns and trinkets.

Guest Artists: Rachel Rae Klesser, Paintings; Misha Martin, Natural Dyed Wearables; Cree Orth, Drawing and Prints; Jennifer Shoals, Author

1510 West 5th Street, Grand Marais nanonkka.com onkka.prints@gmail.com


Nan creates multicolor woodcut prints inspired by the trees and lakes of the Northwoods. She offers original prints as well as greeting cards and other goods.

Guest Artists: Marybeth Garmoe, Handmade Brooms; Cooper Ternes, Wooden Bowls

817 West 1st Street, Grand Marais



Paintings in oil relating to the northern landscape.

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Jeanne Hedstrom Nan Onkka | Nan Onkka Prints

500 West Highway 61, Grand Marais northhouse.org



Turned and hand-carved wooden bowls, handwoven and knit fiber goods, forged metal ware, leatherwork, handmade brooms, spoons, knives, tools and more.

301 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais woodcut.com



Hand-printed (on site) woodcuts, illustrated books, cards and calendars.

Guest Artist: Sue Stavig, Textiles

21 West Highway 61, Grand Marais




The Grand Marais Art Colony fosters the exploratory growth and experimental power of contemporary artists. Studio 21 features our annual member and 2023 participant exhibition, MUSE, along with work by guest artists.

Featured Artists: Adrea Beres, Ceramics; Allison Healy, Illustration and Design; Catherine Meier, Print Media; Catherine Hansen, Ceramics

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North House Folk School
14 Studio 21, Grand Marais Art Colony Betsy Bowen | Betsy Bowen Studio
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Upstate MN

16 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais




Offering contemporary items created by smaller makers, designers and artists from Minnesota and beyond.

Joy & Co.

16 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais




Joy & Co. represents over 100 artists and makers, and during the tour they will have artists demonstrating and showing new work.

Featured Artists: Rachel Rae Klesser, Mixed Media/2-D Painting; Allison Healy, Illustrator; Billy and Barry Larson, Rocks and Jewelry

The Big Lake

12 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais



An approachable art gallery and gift shop that reflects the unique beauty and culture of the North Shore and Lake Superior.

Featured Artists: Shawna Gilmore, Painting and Prints; Amy Sabatier, Jewelry

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Sivertson Gallery

14 West Wisconsin Street, Grand Marais




A destination gallery on the North Shore proudly exhibiting the work of over 60 regional artists.

Featured Artists: Jeff Boutin, Oil; Lori Franklin, Oil; Dave Gilsvik, Oil

328 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais




Plein air and studio paintings influenced by the North Shore’s water and rock.

Guest Artists: Linda Ricklefs Baudry, Mixed Media; Donna Karnuth, Carvings

318 South Hungry Jack Road, Grand Marais




Nancy’s fused glass and watercolors capture the spirit of the woods and the water surrounding her home on Hungry Jack Lake.

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20 Nancy Hemstad Seaton Paula Gustafson | Paula Gustafson Studio

Andy Ness | Andy Ness Studio

237 County Road 60, Grand Marais


iamandyness@gmail.com 917-755-3109

Andy is a painter and printmaker whose abstract compositions rely heavily on spontaneity, play and happenstance.

Guest Artist: Ruth Ann Pszwaro, Mixed Media Drawing and Painting

357 County Road 14, Grand Marais




Bead embroidered images on hand-felted wool. Jo’s work is inspired by the color, light and patterns of the North Shore.

Guest Artist: Meadow Adams, Nature Photography

2955 East Highway 61, Grand Marais

(Mile Marker 119)




Vessels with a spirit, made on the shores of Superior, awakening your soul to connect with nature’s magic.

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Hannah Palma Laky | Hannah Palma Ceramics Jo Wood | Jo Wood Bead Art

4194 County Road 69/North Road, Hovland

(Mile Marker 124) neilshermanart.com



Representational landscape paintings and etchings.

4678 East Highway 61, Hovland (Mile Marker 127, Lakeside) danross-leeross.com rosssculptureprints@gmail.com


Stone, clay, glass and mono-prints on Lake Superior. Come enjoy Dan and Lee’s work in the landscape that inspired it. For 10 days each fall they welcome visitors to their home, which includes a sculpture walk.

4718 Chicago Bay Road, Hovland



Nancy is an accomplished children’s book author and illustrator who has published more than 60 books.

Guest Artist: Susan Hayes, Batik

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Nancy Carlson | Nancy Carlson Studios North
Neil Sherman | Neil Sherman Studio
Dan and Lee Ross

Gina Adams | Birds on a Cup

219 Arrowhead Trail, Hovland birdsonacup.com pixyhawk@gmail.com

Gina works primarily in acrylics on canvas. With her innate love of songbirds and a collection of her Grandma’s tea cups, she has thrived working in her off-the-grid-studio.

Guest Artists: Terry Lewis, Glass; Katy Attleson, Jewelry

20 Tamarack Trail, Hovland (Mile Marker 132, Lakeside) loupignoletbowls2.com pignolet@umn.edu


Lou makes artistic bowls on a lathe from local wood, including bowls from rare aspen burl with Lake Superior banded agate figuring. Visit his shop and experience live wood turning demonstrations.

70 Casino Drive, Grand Portage grandportage.com



Experience a pop-up gallery in the lobby of the lodge and casino featuring the work of local and regional artists.

Featured Artists: Lori Anishnabie, Rock Art; Mary Bowles, Ribbon Skirts; Marleen Deschampe, Beaded Art; Donovan Dahman, Wood Art; Steven StandingCloud, Digital Art Prints; Sam Zimmerman, Paintings, Prints and Books.

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Lou Pignolet | Lou Pignolet Bowls
Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

Marcie McIntire

103 Store Road, Grand Portage


Marcie is a traditional artist specializing in floral-based Ojibwe beadwork, and operates her own gallery, Ningii-Ozhitoomin Ojibwe Art Gallery, in Grand Portage.

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