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Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

September 25 - October 4

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. All locations will be open daily, from 10am-5pm, with a few special Fall Studio Tour events scheduled outside of these hours.

The Art Along the Lake Fall Studio tour is the second of two seasonal Art Along the Lake events here in Cook County and has replaced the Crossing Borders Tour which had been ongoing for 20 years. Read more about that transition here.

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2019 Studio Stops and Supporting Gallery Locations:


  1. Jason Trebs | 163 High Ridge Drive, Schroeder | Guest Artist: Nick Wroblewski, Woodcut Printmaker
    Handmade functional stoneware pottery for use in your home. 5.6 miles southwest of Schroeder on highway 61. Turn north on Sugarloaf rd for 1.2 miles. West on High Ridge Drive for 1/2 mile.

  2. Mary Jane Huggins, Tall Tale Shop | 7197 Bayview Drive, Tofte, Mile Marker 83 | Guest Artists: Julie Arthur, Fiber/Weaving; Julie Crabtree, Fiber/Stitching
    I am primarily a basket maker who enjoys searching woods and shoreline to find additions for baskets. Sometimes this leads me to other creations.

  3. Greg Mueller, Mueller Studio | 17 Railroad Drive, Lutsen
    Mueller Studio works in public sculpture fabrication and foundry metals.

  4. Steve Hahn, JNS Gallery | 5339 West highway 61, Suite 101, Lutsen, Mile Marker 91 | Guest Artists: Jillian Kratt, Painting; Kari Carter, Pottery
    Steve Hahn, bench jeweler of 30 years, uses precious metals and stones to create jewelry using the latest in technology along with some of the earliest jewelry making techniques.

  5. Kari Vick, Ink | 5304 West Highway 61 | Guest Artist: Kjersti Vick, Photography
    Kari’s paintings, etchings and book illustrations (“Seven Ways to Trick a Troll”) conjure visual stories, old , new and yet to be.

  6. Maggie Anderson, Clay Phoenix Ceramics | 100 Isak Ridge, Lutsen | Guest Artists: Mary Bebie, Art Glass; Rebecca Wicklund, Silver Jewelry
    I make wheel thrown procelain functional and decorative objects inspired by the big lake. Take Highway 4 1.7 miles, watch for signs.

  7. Kathy Weinberg, KFox Studio | 4640 Cascade Beach Road, Lutsen
    KFox is a painter of wilderness. her primary work expolres the intersection of man and nature in the sacred spaces of wilderness.

  8. Sharon and Steve Frykman, Art of the Elements Gallery | 306 County Road 44, Grand Marais | Guest Artists: Hazel Belvo, Acrylics; Paul Bondhus, Stone; Brittany Foster, Jewelry; Natalie Sobanja, Clay; Martye Allen, Clay; Marcia Casey Cushmore, Oils
    An exploration in glass, metal, wood, and stone, Frykman Art Studio features Steve’s forge, Sharon’s kilns, gallery and sculpture garden.

  9. North House Folk School | 500 West Highway 61, Grand Marais | Featured Artist: Karen Smaby, Fiber
    Our spirit, mission, and vision have captured the imagination of many. Bowl carving, shoemaking, blacksmithing, woodcarving; durability, beauty, purpose, simplicity.

  10. Grand Marais Art Colony | 120 West 3rd Avenue, Grand Marais | Featured Artists: Kari Carter, Ceramics; Lynn Gallice, Printmaking; Lissa Grover, Glass; Karin Holen, Ceramics; Kathy Reeves, Ceramics; Jerry Riach, Printmaking; Natalie Sobanja, Ceramics; Veronica Weadock; Glass
    Offering art classes for all levels and professional artists studios. Take a tour, meet artists, and visit the Gallery Store featuring original work.

  11. JHP Art Gallery | 115 West Wisconsin Street, Grand Marais
    The JHP Gallery is a beautiful log building located downtown across from the Grand Marais harbor with rotating exhibits.

  12. Ron Piercy, Yellow Bird Fine Art | 101 West Highway 61, Grand Marais
    Sculptor Ron Piercy creates custom silver jewelry daily in his working studio. He also exhibits in his gallery paintings, sculpture and contemporary craft from a variety of materials.

  13. Betsy Bowen Studio | 301 West 1st Avenue, Grand Marais | Guest Artists: Sue Stavig, Hand Knit Garments; Stephan Hoglund, Lake Superior Gemstone Jewelry; Sue Vogen | Mumbling Stumps, Handmade Birch Bark Frames
    Original woodblock prints that honor the creatures, birds and folklore of the north woods and Lake Superior.

  14. The Big Lake | 12 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais
    The Big Lake is an approachable art gallery and gift shop that reflects the unique beauty and culture of the North Shore of Lake Superior.

  15. Upstate MN | 16 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais
    Offering contemporary items created by smaller makers, designers, and artists from Minnesota and beyond.

  16. Joy and Co. | 16 1st Avenue West, Grand Marais
    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.

  17. Sivertson Gallery | 14 West Wisconsin Street, Grand Marais | Featured Artists: Richard Gruchalla and Carrin Rosetti, Raku Fired Ceramics
    Featuring Art of the North–prints, paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculpture, note cards, and gifts from the regional artists. Open Daily.

  18. Nancy Hemstad Seaton | 318 South Hungry Jack Road, Gunflint Trail | Guest Artist: Joan Farnam, Pottery
    Nancy’s fused glass captures the spirit of the woods and water surrounding her home on Hungry Jack Lake.

  19. Jo Wood | 357 County Road 14, Grand Marais | Guest Artist: Jake Carr, Woodwork
    Jo’s hand-stitched bead and felted images are inspired by the life, land, and waters of the North Shore.

  20. Neil Sherman | 4194 County Road 69, Hovland
    I’m primarily a plein air painter, working on location, and often use those paintings for reference to complete larger studio paintings.

  21. Dan & Lee Ross | 4678  East Highway 61, Hovland, Mile Marker 127
    For 10 days each fall we welcome visitors to our studio located on the shore of Lake Superior which we turn into a gallery & sculpture walk. come and enjoy our new work in the landscape that inspired it. Stone, clay, glass, and mono-prints.

  22. Lou Pignolet | 20 Tamarack Trail, Hovland, Mile Marker 132, Lakeside
    Lou makes artistic natural-edged bowls, handmade on a lathe from local wood, and will be demonstrating and displaying his art in his shop/gallery.

Check out the Daily Events Schedule from 2019: 



September 25
October 4
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