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.

The web store is open all year.

Seasonal Studio hours are listed under "News and Events," (right). 

Calendar of Upcoming Events for 2019
We are open Friday and Saturday through March, and many other days by chance or appointment. 

Do come see us!  There's plenty of time for good conversations and looking around.
The Lost Forest is here!! 
The story of old growth forest skipped by the loggers due to an error in the 1882 survey, written by Phyllis Root, pix by Betsy Bowen, published by University of Minnesota Press.
Available from us or your favorite bookstore.
Betsy's Rare Art from the Archives, will be ongoing and rotating, including a number of sold out favorite woodcuts from forgotten corners, one-of-a-kind book illustrations, and early works from 1969 onward, large and small.  Watch for updates on Instagram.
News and Events Bird Art by Betsy

Betsy Bowen Studio

Grand Marais, MN - Hours & Special Events

Open Winter hours Friday & Saturday, 11-5, and by chance, November through March.
Closed in April.  
So we can take a break ...
Open daily May through most of October.

Betsy Bowen Studio is the best place to find rare and exclusive woodcuts by Betsy, signed books, original 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 photography. 

Betsy's newest book is The Lost Forestby Phyllis Root, illustrations by Betsy, published April 2019, by University of Minnesota Press.

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.  

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