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 November, and other days by chance. 

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 up through Thanksgiving, 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.
Watch for Holiday Shows as we roll into the season of cozy time:

Holiday Art Underground at Betsy Bowen Studio, November 29 - December 27.  Dozens of local artists have their beautiful work here for the holidays.  Come for cookies, hot tea, and a colorful eyeful!  Watch for updates on Instagram.

Gifts in the GalleryDecember 4 - 18, Bloomington Center for the Arts.  A well chosen collection from a variety of artists for the holidays.

Julebyen Holiday Festival, December 7-8, Knife River, Minnesota.  The community really turns out for this Christmas Village on a happy wintry weekend ... Scandinavian baked goodies, Artists, Trolls and Gnomes wandering around.  Activities for all. Fat tire bike demonstrations.  You can even board the Storytelling Train in Duluth and get dropped off at the event!  The whole weekend is one big smile.
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 April.

Holiday hours 11-5 most days from November 29 - December 27.
Open daily mid-May through mid-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 portrait and wedding 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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