We are a small family-based printmaking operation in a scenic little coastal town in northern Minnesota.

We make woodblock prints by hand, pictures of recognizable scenes mostly from the northwoods. Many of these appear as illustrations in books for children and adults.

The printmaking studio and gallery is housed in a historic church, selling the current editions of hand-printed woodcuts, as well as the work of local and regional artists.

Winter Studio hours are listed under "News and Events," (right). Web store is open all year.

Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2017
August 12 to October 8th ~ "Homage to the Home Town," a solo exhibit of woodcuts and paintings by Betsy Bowen. Opening reception on Saturday, August 12 from 6-8 pm. Lanesboro Arts, 103 Parkway Avenue North, Lanesboro, MN. 
September 16 ~ Annual MN Children's Book Festival, noon to 5pm. Betsy will present with Phillis Root about their book "Plant a Pocket of Prairie." Anderson Center, 163 Tower View Drive, Red Wing, MN.
September 29 to October 8 ~ Fall Art Along the Lake Studio Tour. With guest artists including Heidi Sobanja oil paintings, Travis Novitsky, photography, Stephan Hoglund, jewelry, Fritz Lehmberg, pottery, Melissa Wickwire, custom tile, and others. Extended hours are 10am to 5pm daily.
November 4 ~ 60 on 50th Holiday Show, Burroughs School, Minneapolis, MN.
November 4 -11 ~ Peggy's Holiday Boutique, Roseville Skating Center.
November 17 - December 27 ~ Celebrate Art! A Holiday Store in Maplewood Mall, Maplewood, MN
December 2 - 3 ~ Julebyen, (Norwegian Christmas Village), Knife River Recreation Center, Knife River, MN. 
December 9 ~ Women's Art Festival, Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center, 2924 - 4th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN, from 9:30-4:30pm.
December 1 - 30 ~ Holiday Art Underground, Betsy Bowen Gallery in Grand Marais.
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Betsy Bowen Studio

Grand Marais, MN - Fall Hours & Special Events

Gallery hours through October 28th are daily from 11am - 5pm.
We'll have extended hours, from 10am - 5pm, for the Art Along the Lake Fall Studio Tour, September 29 - October 8.

Special Tour Events:
Woodcut printmaking demos by Betsy Bowen, most days throughout the tour.
In-Studio oil painting by Heidi Sobanja, most afternoons.
Hand-made tile demos by Melissa Wickwire, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 -5.
In-Studio visit with photographer Travis Novitsky, Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 - 2.
In-Studio visit with potter Fritz Lehmberg, October 6, 7, 8
What's Upstairs? Studios will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 6 -8, including a woodturning demonstration with Angela Robins on Saturday, October 6th from 2 - 5pm.
Betsy Bowen Gallery is the best place to find rare and exclusive woodcuts by Betsy, signed books, calendars, cards, local pottery and lots more.

We are also the home of  Stephan Hoglund Borderlands Gallery, where you will find art jewelry made from local gemstones as well as portrait and wedding photography. 

Upstairs you can find the working studios of Wickwire Clay Works, handmade tile and custom installations by Melissa Wickwire. http://www.wickwireclayworks.com and woodenware by Jim Sannerud. Upstairs studios don't keep regular open hours, but the artists' work is available in the downstairs Gallery.

Congratulations to One North Star!  Winner of the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Children's Literature as well as winner of the 2017 Riverby Award, given by the John Burroughs Association for exceptional natural history writing for young readers. Hamline University's online journal, Bookology spoke with Betsy, Phyllis Root and Beckie Prange, about their collaboration on the award-winning children's book.  

Betsy's woodcuts and paintings are on view at Lanesboro Arts as part of her solo show, "Homage to the Home Town." The exhibit opens on August 12th, 2017. For more details, please follow the link to the Lanesboro Arts exhibit page.

2018 Calendars are a hot item! Follow the link to woodcut.com and place your order on line.

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