Looking for a way to combine your love of art with a vacation? A stay at an artist colony is just what your muse doctor would order. And what can be more inspiring than artist colonies that are charming coastal havens?
1. Praying for Inspiration: Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota
Situated in a remodeled church that overlooks Lake Superior's beautiful North Shore, Minnesota's oldest artist colony was established in 1947 and still aims to educate artists, no matter what level of skills they have. Grand Marais Art Colony is a non-profit establishment which sponsors the Grand Marais Arts Festival every summer and offers budding and experienced artist the chance to broaden their artistic horizons with classes in book art, ceramics, glasswork, painting, mixed media and printmaking. Look up artist colonies' details at grandmaraiscolony.org or phone free on 800/385 9585.