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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


OPEN: December 16, 2022 | Deadline: Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. | Project Start Date: April 1, 2023
The Individual Artist Project Grant Program provides project grants of up to $4,000 to artists. The criteria for this program include artistic quality of both past and current work, the ability of the artist to complete the work, and the impact of the project on the artist’s career and the public.

Open: December 16, 2022 | Deadline: Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. | Project Start Date: April 1, 2023
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.

Open: December 16, 2022 | Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. | Project Start Date: April 1, 2023
The Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant Program provides funding of up to $4,000 to individuals or organizations for projects that support arts activities with both community significance and authenticity to the community represented in the art.

Open: August 19, 2022 | Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. | Project Start Date: December 1, 2022
Open: February 17, 2023 | Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. | Project Start Date: June 8, 2023
The Arts Learning program provides funding up to $5,000 to support arts learning activities in any arts discipline. This grant program is intended to support high-quality, age-appropriate arts education to increase knowledge, skills, and understanding of the arts. These projects may occur in a wide variety of community venues.


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