Artist Resources


A 3,500 square foot space in downtown Aitkin, Minnesota that offers the work of over 30 local artists & crafters as well as Art & Craft supplies and unique, artistic gifts.


Green Owl got its start in its sister store Wise Skye Gifts which closed in Sept. 2019. Art & Craft fairs were held in the back of Wise Skye on weekends and as the artists talked about the possibilities of having a retail storefront, Green Owl was born. The name is inspired by the owner’s love of owls.  It also calls to mind curiosity, happiness & possibility.

Why consider being part of Green Owl Gallery?

  • It gives you a high profile place where you can set up your own mini-shop.

  • It gives your current customers a place where they can purchase your goods anytime.

  • It greatly broadens your current customer base.

  • A reasonable monthly rental rate that is much lower than the cost of doing just one art fair.

  • All of the items offered are handmade or repurposed – primarily in Central Minnesota.

  • All the artists & crafters selected to participate will be juried to ensure we keep a quality mix. We want a fun mix of goods so we plan on allowing items such as cleverly designed tees, cute kids clothes & accessories, baby goods, candles, soap, creams & even locally made edibles…. as long as the items fit the flavor of the store.

  • We will be conscious to not over saturate the space with similar styled art wares.

  • Since we take care of promoting & selling your art, you can spend more time making it.

  • Greater exposure which leads to greater sales which lead to making a living doing what you love.


Available through the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council


The Artist Access program provides up to $1,000 to artists who have never received a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. The funding is designed to allow you to carry out a well-planned project that will allow you to grow as an artist or to take advantage of an impending opportunity. Funding for projects that include out-of-state activities is prohibited in this program.



Important Deadlines for FY22:

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. for projects beginning April 1, 2022

Applications open six weeks prior to the deadline.


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