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.Use our Grand Marais road trip planning website to add Sivertson Gallery and other attractions to your Grand Marais vacation plans.
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.
Sivertson Gallery Reviews
A lovely gallery featuring local artists and artisans, plus Inuit and other unique works. A wide range of paintings, jewelry,, glass, sculpture, woodcuts, and wooden art. If you're wanting to look at ... more »
We really like this gallery. There is such a variety of good, quality items. It would be so nice to be able to just go in and pick one of everything. We found a beautiful mug we couldn't live without.... more »
Magnificent world of art and friendly faces all over
Love coming here whenever in Grand Marais. Beautiful work to see and a cup of hot tea.
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