Sivertson Gallery, Grand Marais

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.

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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  • A visit to Grand Marais (or Duluth for that matter) wouldn't be complete without a visit to Sivertson Gallery! We have a canvas of Maple Moose hanging over our fireplace, along with a set of coasters....  more »
  • Every trip to Grand Marais requires a stop at Sivertson Gallery to see what cool stuff they have. Give youself at least 45 minutes to see it all.  more »
  • I enjoyed visiting this gallery with friends and I hope to visit again soon. They had the work of a number of artists with varied styles. Allow a little time for your visit and/or make multiple visits...  more »
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  • One of the finest collections of indigenous, local and incredible global talent in one place that I’ve ever seen. I purchased several pieces and probably will each time I come.
  • Great and varied collection of local art. From whimsical to serious.
  • Local and regional art, jewlery, cards, framing. Enjoy a cup of tea while you look.
  • An amazing collection of all kinds of art inspired by the northland. The gallery is a clean beautifully lit and cozy place, and the staff is helpful and friendly.
  • Loved the quality of work by the artists and loved the variety. It had a great smattering of price points so everyone could find something great to buy.
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