Individual Membership

Members are the foundation of the Art Colony that keep the mission thriving while providing you unique benefits. The Art Colony offers many advantages to members including discounts, studio access, and exclusive invitations. You can choose to contribute monthly or annually.

Membership Benefits:

Be in the Know

  • Receive the monthly E-Newsletter chock-full with need-to-know info like Calls for Artists, upcoming activities, instructor interviews, and more!
  • Receive both class catalogs – Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter to receive the first opportunity to sign up for classes
  • Plus exclusive invitations to events, exhibits and programs

Studio Access

  • Rent the Art Colony’s professional art studios for art-making or private events
  • Members have free use of the Art Colony library including the opportunity to check-out books from the collection which includes an array of titles and many out-of-print books

Sales Opportunities

  • Exhibit in the Annual Member Show & Sale
  • Receive notifications of other art sale opportunities like the Grand Marais Arts Festival, group shows and more


  • Participate in an historic arts tradition and shape its future

Tuition & Merchandise Discount

  • Discount on group programming
  • Reduced rate for select classes and symposiums such as the Readers & Writers Festival
  • Receive tuition and merchandise discount card based on the level of your membership

Plus Members at the $100 level and above receive additional benefits:

  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Contributions at $1,000 and above are inscribed on the permanent Patron Plaque

Membership Levels (with Discount Card Amount You Receive with Each Membership Level):

  • $50-$74 Membership = $10 Discount Card
  • $75-$99 Membership = $15 Discount Card
  • $100-$249 Membership = $20 Discount Card
  • $250-$499 Membership = $40 Discount Card
  • $500 – $999 Membership = $75 Discount Card
  • $1,000 Membership = $150 Discount Card