Arts & Culture

north shore inspired artwork

The artists in Lake County capture the beauty of the north shore and surrounding wilderness in their works of art. From captivating photography and paintings to woodworking, leatherwork, metal forging, and pottery, you’ll be inspired to take home a handcrafted creation of art to remind you of Lake Superior and the great Northwoods.  

Annual Lake county art fairs

Two Harbors
Fall Art Fair

two harbors fall art fair

When: Mid-August

Where: Along MN-61, Two Harbors


Free to the public, the Two Harbors Art Fair features approximately 30 fine artists from Minnesota and Wisconsin exhibiting their works of art. 

Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour

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"Gift of the Northern Sun" - Sam Zimmerman

When: Mid-September

Where: Two Harbors Area


The annual art tour features ten studios, three host farms, and 34 local artists. Browse unique creative studios, bring home some terrific art, and catch the fall colors on the North Shore.

North shore art galleries & studios

Agate City – Robert’s Jewelry

Agate City – Robert’s Jewelry is a family-owned jewelry store and gift shop that has operated in Two Harbors, MN, for 60 years. Their store …

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Bearpaw Crafts

Bearpaw crafts is located along the shores of Lake Superior in Silver Bay, Minnesota. They sell a variety of goods from hobby and craft supplies, …

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Beaver Bay Agate Shop

The Beaver Bay Agate Shop has been in business since 1941, making it the oldest rock shop in all of America. They are a family …

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Bee’s Knees

The Bee’s Knees opened in February of 2019 and has been serving locals and tourists alike with hand selected items that represent “The Bee’s Knees” …

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Burton Forge and Gallery

Dale Burton, an artist blacksmith and carpenter, works with various metals, including wrought iron, new steel, copper tubing, and reclaimed metal.

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Coldsnap – John Gregor

Coldsnap Photography is the premier photography education center on the North Shore of Lake Superior, specializing in nature, travel & fine art photography education.

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cooter pottery and hand weaving

Cooter Pottery

Dick and Debbie Cooter create and sell wood-fired stoneware, handwoven rugs, blankets, and clothing at their home studio. Generally, the studio is open for viewing …

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Lancaster Soap Co.

All Lancaster Soap Company soaps are entirely handcrafted using high-quality vegetable oils. Their unique formula of skin pampering oils was developed after years of research. …

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northwoods pioneer gallery

Northwoods Pioneer Gallery & Gifts

Visit the Northwoods Pioneer Gallery & Gifts and browse the original handmade arts & crafts of more than 50 North Shore area artisans. From locally-made …

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Playing With Yarn shop in Knife River

Playing with Yarn

Playing With Yarn sits along the North Shore of Lake Superior in the quaint town of Knife River, just 15 minutes from Duluth. Whether you …

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Quilt Corner

The Quilt Corner in Beaver Bay offers fabrics, books, patterns, supplies, and gorgeous handmade quilts – gifts, too!

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