10 Unique Art Gallery Stops Along the North Shore

By Odyssey Resorts
Explore art galleries and shops for every taste between Duluth and Grand Marais

Whether you’re an avid art gallery-goer or simply interested in discovering new hidden gems along the North Shore, there are many types of galleries, shops and studios to experience during your stay at Odyssey Resorts. Find 10 gallery-style attractions, hands-on classes and charming art shops to visit between Duluth and Grand Marais here.

1. Yellow Bird Arts, Duluth

Located in a bright, airy space, Yellow Bird Arts features colorful artwork created by local artists, often inspired by nature. They also offer silversmithing classes in its jewelry studio, a great option for beginners looking for an introduction.

2. Joseph Nease Gallery, Duluth

An art-collector favorite, this contemporary art gallery includes work from many mediums, such as painting, sculpture, installation and new media, with rotating exhibitions on display.

3. Kenspeckle Letterpress, Duluth

This print studio is part of Canal Park, and sits on the edge of Lake Superior. With stunning, colorful prints including wood engravings and lino cuts, Kenspeckle Letterpress is a must-see during your trip to Canal Park.

4. Duluth Pottery, Duluth

Duluth Pottery is a studio and gallery, with pieces that can be found throughout the city at other restaurants and breweries. Known for bright, functional dishware and mugs, it’s well-loved by fans of pottery, ceramics and local art.

5. Burton Forge and Gallery, Two Harbors

Located in Two Harbors, this one-of-a-kind ironwork gallery is built from reclaimed timbers and wood. Artist Dale Burton has pieces like tables, lighting and sculptures made from materials including wrought iron, new steel, copper tubing, and reclaimed metal.

6. North House Folk School, Grand Marais

This student-centered learning environment has been around since 1997, offering hands-on classes for anyone curious to learn a new craft. With an emphasis on sustainability, history, culture, and lifelong learning, the school hosts more than 350 classes each year, such as basketry, woodcarving, painting, photography and more.

7. Joy & Co., Grand Marais

With work from more than 130 of the region’s artists and entrepreneurs, Joy & Co. well-represents the area’s creative scene. In addition to handmade work and art supplies, the shop also sells unique antiques. The space is designed to encourage everyone to connect with their own creative interests.

8. The Big Lake, Grand Marais

This art and gift shop is well-connected to Grand Marais, with art pieces that represent life in Northern Minnesota and the North Shore (think: Boundary Waters, state parks, forest scenes, and Paul Bunyan). These make great gifts or the perfect keepsake to bring home from your trip to Odyssey Resorts!

9. Sivertson Gallery, Grand Marais

This charming gallery is in the heart of Grand Marais, and has been around for 40 years. This group of artists’ work ranges from animals and landscapes to pillars of history and community that celebrate Northern Minnesota and beyond. With new art added to the gallery monthly, there’s always vibrant new work to discover.

10. Frykman Art Studio, Grand Marais

With both indoor and outdoor installations, Frykman Art Studio offers an immersive art experience. The idyllic outdoor sculpture garden is surrounded by greenery in the summer, with a gallery and studio space next door. Artists specialize in glass, pastels, and painting, with a rotating collection of pieces on display.

Any time of year, these galleries offer the perfect way to experience even more of the North Shore’s beauty. Spend time in Grand Marais enjoying a scenic getaway while staying at East Bay Suites, soak up the city and the shore in Duluth at Beacon Pointe, or make memories at one of the Odyssey Resorts’ options in between. Your perfect escape beckons.

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