Workshops & Classes

Adventure comes in many shapes and sizes, and in Cook County, MN, you can experience the full spectrum. With so much beauty throughout the region, it’s easy to find inspiration and unleash your creativity. From technical workshops, live music and art classes to artist gallery tours and higher education opportunities, Cook County is a place to learn, grow and create. 

A region’s history is often reserved for museums and history books. That’s not the case in Cook County. Our history is alive. Perhaps that’s why the historic hubs of trading and pioneer life are now vibrant centers of commerce, art and recreation. Our museums and galleries are just steps away from breathtaking lakes, waterfalls, mountains, Lake Superior vistas and miles of hiking trails. 

So whether you’re taking a class and mastering a craft at the North House Folk School, experiencing the historic Grand Marais Art Colony or simply taking your sketchpad, paints or instruments out to the shore, we encourage you to channel the inspiration you feel into art.

Expand Your Horizons
Feed your own sense of inspiration and connection in Cook County.

Pet Friendly Adventures

With so many dog-friendly activities and a wealth of lodging options that welcome canine family members and pet-loving locals everywhere you turn…


Cook County, Minnesota is a place to push your limits and experience the outdoors.


You’ll find all kinds of fantastic places to eat in the four communities of Cook County, Minnesota: Lutsen-Tofte-Schroeder, Grand Marais, the…