Joy & Company started with one creative entrepreneur on a mission to inspire joy in others by carefully curating handmade gifts, quality art supplies, and unique antiques.
Today, their brick-and-mortar store is located in Grand Marais, Minnesota. On the North Shore of Lake Superior, they support more than 130 local artists and entrepreneurs. They also offer a selection of locally crafted goods in their online store.
Discover the eclectic mix of locally-made products, art supplies, and antiques inside the historic Lind Chevrolet building circa 1920. The building dates back to when the streets were mud and tweets were reserved for the birds.
Joy & Company started in 2008 when Colorado native and art quilter Jill Terrill took the entrepreneurial plunge. A Maker since childhood, she had the vision to supply supplemental income to residents of Cook County. She did this by offering them a setting in which to sell their art and craft creations. They support the business growth of their vendors by mentoring them on pricing, packaging, inventory management, and diversification of their products. They delight in sharing what we have learned over the last 10 years and strive to remove roadblocks so people can continue down their creative path. In the process, Joy & Company has grown from 12 makers to well over 130. They love what we do and the people they get to share the journey with.
“At Joy and Company, we believe everyone is a maker and has things to say, things to create and things to learn. We’re here to share the journey with our makers, whether they’re novices or professionals.”
So head on down to Joy & Company in Grand Marais’s picturesque downtown. The big store with a little door is constantly changing. You’ll never walk into the same store twice!