Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour
September 25 - October 4
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. Some of the tour stops may not be open to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on individual artist and gallery links below for last minute updates.
All locations open to the public will be open from 10am-5pm daily for the duration of the tour. Masks are required and some studios may limit occupancy.
NEW this year, an online component to the tour has been added because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you can’t make the tour in person, visit the artist and gallery websites linked in this directory. The websites show and describe the art, and many offer online buying options, or contact information for phone sales. Also visit the Art Along the Lake page from North Shore Arts League, which features many of the Fall Studio Tour artists.
2020 Studio and Gallery Locations:
Jason Trebs – ONLINE PARTICIPANT ONLY, LOCATION CLOSED FOR 2020 TOUR
(651) 366-1413 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Artist: Nick Wroblewski, Woodcut Printmaker
Handmade functional stoneware pottery for use in your home.
Mary Jane Huggins | Tall Tale Shop
(612) 812-6116 | email@example.com
19 Music Row, Tofte (This year’s alternate location near Tale Tale) Mile Marker 83 | Guest Artists: Julie Arthur, Fiber/Weaving; Marcie McIntire, Beadwork
I love using natural materials and “gifts” from Lake Superior and incorporating them into my baskets, jewelry, and other projects.
Greg Mueller | Mueller Studio
(419) 575-8753 | firstname.lastname@example.org
17 Railroad Drive, Lutsen
Mueller Studio creates sculpture, public art, and collaborates with Grand Marais Wood Artist, Jim Sannerud.
Steve Hahn | Jeweler of the North Shore/JNS Gallery
(218) 370-9648 | email@example.com
5339 West highway 61, Suite 101, Lutsen, Mile Marker 91 | Guest Artists: Kari Carter, Ceramic Pottery; Andy Ness, Painter
Steve Hahn, jeweler since 1980, designs and creates wearable art to preserve memories in fine metals and precious stones.
Kari Vick | Kari Vick, Ink – ONLINE PARTICIPANT ONLY, LOCATION CLOSED FOR 2020 TOUR
(218) 663-7312 | firstname.lastname@example.org
A busy year: I illustrated 3 more books…working on #7. Original paintings & prints portray life in the big woods.
Maggie Anderson | Clay Phoenix Ceramics
(651) 699-6076 | email@example.com
4690 Cascade Beach Road, Lutsen | Guest Artists: Mary Bebie, Fused Glass; Rebecca Wicklund, Jewelry; Beth Wicklund, Letterpress
Change of location for this year. Please join us on the Cascade Beach Road where the same artists will be showing their work. I make wheel thrown porcelain functional & decorative ceramics fired in oxidation and raku.
Kathy Fox Weinberg | KFox Studio – ONLINE PARTICIPANT ONLY, LOCATION CLOSED FOR 2020 TOUR
(651) 328-0204 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Artists: Kat Gabrielsen, Jewelry
Expressive realist painting the Boreal and North Shore landscapes.
Sharon & Steve Frykman | Art of the Elements Gallery – ONLINE PARTICIPANT ONLY, LOCATION CLOSED FOR 2020 TOUR
(218) 387-1949 | email@example.com
Guest Artists: Natalie Sobanja, Clay; Brittany Foster, Jewelry; Paul Bondhus, Stone; Bryan Hansel, Photography; Lara Hollway, Clay
An exploration in glass, metal, wood, and stone, Frykman Art Studio features Steve’s forge, Sharon’s kilns, a gallery and a sculpture garden.
a. Mary Reichert | Otlak Felt Studio ONLINE PARTICIPANT ONLY, LOCATION CLOSED FOR 2020 TOUR
(218) 409-9003 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary makes felt to warm the home and body; table runners, rugs, wall pieces, silk and felt scarves, vests and more.
b. Jim Sannerud | J. Sannerud Studios ONLINE PARTICIPANT ONLY, LOCATION CLOSED FOR 2020 TOUR
(763) 434-2882 | email@example.com
Guest Artist: Mike Loeffler, Woodenware
Jim is a designer and maker of furniture, turned treenware and sculpture. He also collaborates with Lutsen artist Greg Mueller.
North House Folk School
(218) 387-9762 | firstname.lastname@example.org
500 West Highway 61, Grand Marais
Our spirit, mission, and vision have captured the imagination of many. Bowl carving, shoemaking, blacksmithing, woodcarving; durability, beauty, purpose, simplicity.
Grand Marais Art Colony
(218) 387-2737 | email@example.com
21 Highway 61, Grand Marais | Featured Artists: Nan Onkka, Printmaking; Andy Ness, Painting & Drawing
Showcasing the work of our instructors, studio, and featured artists. The Art Colony also offers classes and residencies.
Betsy Bowen | Betsy Bowen Studio
(218) 387-1992 | firstname.lastname@example.org
301 West 1st Avenue, Grand Marais | Guest Artists: Elise Kyllo/Works in Wool, Hand Felted Whimsy and Craft; Christine Novotny, Weaving; Melissa Wickwire/Wickwire Clay Works, Custom Hand Made Tiles and More; Maxene Linihan, Freeform Woven Paper Collage, Collage and Mixed Media Paintings, and 3-D Works
Family printshop making original hand-printed woodcuts that honor the creatures, birds, and folklore of the Northwoods and Lake Superior.
Yellow Bird Fine Art
(218) 220-9886 | email@example.com
101 West Highway 61, Grand Marais | Guest Artists: Kenneth Albrecht, Jewelry; Quay Flom, Jewelry; Deborah Spear, Stone Carving
Kenneth Albrecht creates custom silver and wire wrapped jewelry daily. His gallery represents a very diverse collection of contemporary artists.
Joy & Company
16 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais | Featured Artists: Rae Klesser, Multi Media; Billy Larsen, Gemstone & Metal Jewelry
Joy & Company features over 100 regional makers and artists and a large selection of art supplies. An eclectic mix waiting to be discovered. Small Door–Big Store.
a. Nancy Hemstad Seaton
318 South Hungry Jack Road, Gunflint Trail | Guest Artist: Joan Farnam, Pottery
Nancy’s fused glass & watercolors capture the spirit of the woods and water surrounding her home on Hungry Jack Lake.
Hannah Palma Laky | Hannah Palma Ceramics – ONLINE PARTICIPANT ONLY, LOCATION CLOSED FOR 2020 TOUR
Hannah can see Lake Superior from her pottery wheel, and carves woodblock-style natures scenes that inspire her.
Jo Wood | Jo Wood Bead Art -ONLINE PARTICIPANT ONLY, LOCATION CLOSED FOR 2020 TOUR
Guest Artist: Jacob Carr, Woodwork
Jo’s hand-stitched beaded and felted images are inspired by the life, land and waters of the North Shore.
4194 County Road 69, Hovland
I am a plein air painter, studio painter, and solar plate etching printmaker.
Dan & Lee Ross – ONLINE PARTICIPANT ONLY, LOCATION CLOSED FOR 2020 TOUR
Stone, clay, glass & mono-prints on Lake Superior. Come enjoy our new work in this landscape that inspired it. For 10 days each fall we welcome visitors. Sculpture Walk.
Lou Pignolet | Lou Pignolet Bowls
(218) 387-5466 | firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Tamarack Trail, Hovland, Mile Marker 132 Lakeside
Lou makes unusual bark-edged bowls, handmade on a lathe from local wood, and will be displaying bowls and showing how they are made.