The concept of Sivertson Gallery was set into motion in 1980 as the joint effort of its current owner, Jan Sivertson, and her father, artist and author Howard Sivertson. The first gallery site was a small retail space in the basement of Howard’s home, where Howard and Jan divided their time between gallery duty and creating art. A few artist friends were invited to show their work as well, and Sivertson Gallery became a reality.
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Howard quickly realized how much he truly wanted to “just paint.” The gallery business was a distraction for him and, fortunately, a passion for Jan. In 1982, Jan took the business downtown, leaving Howard free to pursue his painting – capturing in oil and watercolor the scenes and history of the North Shore of Lake Superior, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Isle Royale.
The downtown Grand Marais gallery was first located in a small white house a stone’s throw from the lake. The business steadily grew, gathering talented regional artists, dedicated staff, and location changes along the way. In 1995, Sivertson Gallery expanded to a second location in Canal Park, Duluth, an active area for tourism year round.
Today, Sivertson Gallery is a destination for art on the North Shore of Lake Superior, exhibiting the work of over 60 regional artists in addition to Canadian Inuit and Alaskan native art, Canadian First Nation and Native American art. Exhibiting artwork that reflects the character of Lake Superior remains the gallery’s dominant focus. This includes depicting the lake’s beauty and depth, its surrounding environment and its history and people. Including art from the more remote northern regions of Alaska and Arctic Canada brings an adventurous and independent flavor to the gallery.
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Within walking distance, or a short hop in your car, you will find almost every type of Grand Marais Minnesota dining experience convenient to Superior Inn. Dining out is one of the main adventures of traveling. From elegant dinners with a view of magnificint Lake Superior and white linen to eating a crab on the beach, the North Shore region has everything you can imagine. If you want seafood you’ve definitely come to the right place! Our Grand Marais Dining Guide will help you find the best bowl of clam chowder, grilled salmon or fish tacos. Grand Marais bakeries are also excellent when it comes to their home made breads, cookies and other local favorites.
Grand Marais restaurants offer a variety of cuisines in fun and casual environments. Whether your goal is a fun meal with the family, romantic dining for two, or a large group gathering, there are plenty of options to choose from.
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