Cohosted by Moira Villiard, Adam Swanson and Ryan Tischer

Our first Arts Industry Social Hour is Tuesday, June 30 at 5-6pm! Artists Moira Villiard, Adam Swanson, and Ryan Tischer will cohost a panel that explores what it means to be an artist in 2020; sharing their ideas on exhibiting work virtually, staying connected with audience, and embracing community.

This interactive Zoom event features a 15 minute presentation from each artist followed by an open Q & A session. Amanda McElray Hunter will moderate this dynamic Arts Industry Social Hour panel. We will feature additional artists in future panels with the goal of offering a diversity of viewpoints and knowledge. Stay Tuned!

Join Zoom Meeting (June 30 Arts Industry Social Hour cohosted by Moira Villiard, Adam Swanson, and Ryan Tischer):
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85110749447?pwd=UmFuUS8xd01iVVRyTnByT2tjcVphdz09

Meeting ID: 851 1074 9447
Password: 678016

[This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.]

Friday March 27, 2020 VIRTUAL ARTS WALK

Downtown Duluth Arts Walk is going VIRTUAL!

Join us on a tour of art in Duluth from venues like DAI, Alison Aune Studio, Zeitgeist Arts, Joseph Nease Gallery, Lizzard’s Art Gallery and more! Just log on to Facebook and Instagram during the regular Art Walk hours on Friday, March 27 5-8pm to see a growing display of art from the region and beyond! View images, videos, commentary, and interviews about ART still happening in Downtown Duluth!

Friday March 27, 2020 Virtual Arts Walk on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/events/478387489542144/

instagram   DowntownDuluthArtsWalk   #downtownduluthartswalk

DDAW on facebook  @DowntownDuluthArtsWalk   https://www.facebook.com/DowntownDuluthArtsWalk

 

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Virtual DDAW:: March 27, 2020 Edition

We want to see the creative projects YOU are working on too! Share images and videos of your creative pursuits on our page or tag us on your Facebook or Instagram posts (@downtownduluthartswalk)

Let’s keep looking at each other’s work and showing love for the creative spirit that moves through this place! …Paintings/sculptures/drawings/music/poetry/spoken word/knitting/weaving/dancing – you made it, we want to see it!

We are excited to bring our community greater access to our Downtown Arts Culture in a new way during this uncertain time – meeting folks where they are and offering another way to engage with the beauty and culture of the Northland.

[This activity and operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage. Downtown Duluth Arts Collective is a sponsored Initiative of the Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community. A special thanks to our sponsor Western Bank.]

For more information, please contact: Amanda Hunter at 218-461-8380 or manager@josephneasegallery.com.

2020 Downtown Arts Walk Dates

Downtown Duluth Arts Walk moves to quarterly format in 2020!

The Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) is well into planning 2020’s Downtown Duluth Arts Walks. We are excited to announce that going forward we will be moving to a quarterly format, with Downtown Duluth Arts Walk Events occurring seasonally.

Please SAVE THESE DATES for 2020 Downtown Duluth Arts Walk:

Friday March 27, 2020

Friday June 26, 2020

Friday October 2, 2020

Saturday November 28, 2020

More detailed information about what we have planned will be coming over the next couple of months!

Friday December 13, 2019 Arts Walk

Take Part in Art and join us Friday, December 13, 5 to 8pm, for the last Downtown Duluth Arts Walk (DDAW) of 2019!
There’s a ton of phenomenal ART happening in downtown, and it’s a perfect opportunity to finish up your holiday shopping too! The Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) invites you to come out and experience a variety of arts and entertainment, stay for dinner and drinks or a show during this month’s night of ultimate downtown fun!
Scroll Down for full list of venues open on December 13…

❄️Aaron Kloss Studio at Old City Hall – open studio with new paintings, prints, cards, and hand painted ornaments for the art walk. Also in the ballroom will be a half dozen local artists as well that evening… should be fun!

❄️Blush – music, drinks, art and fun!

❄️Duluth Coffee Company – Duluth Coffee Co will be exhibiting two artists. Cameron Conlon has spent the last four years as a full-time apprentice at Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art and just recently painted a mural in downtown Duluth. Tom Moriarty has spent the last several years in Duluth and you may recognize some of his work from the Brewer’s Garage as well as Taco Arcada. Come and see their fantastic work!

❄️Duluth Fine Pianos w/ Esther Piszczek will be open for the Dec 13th DDAW. No live music, but, music nonetheless, refreshments and good conversation.

❄️Joseph Nease Gallery – kathy mctavish opening reception, “count. map. pulse. breathe.”

“A frayed thread”: Whether the split wires of a computer circuit board; a single line of code from a spooling cacophony of code-driven conversation; a thread of cello or wind in a digital fugue; one out of hundreds of layers of digital shapes – scrolling on monitors and through projections (grey, then black, then blue, red, yellow); a circle stitched into fabric and batting and pooled chording; the tied ends of a loom-woven shawl/covering/scroll – this is the metaphor that unites and runs through the body of Kathy McTavish’s multi-layered trans/media installations.

With this new body of work by Kathy McTavish, Joseph Nease Gallery is pleased to present yet another thread in the tapestry of mediums and concepts that McTavish uses to communicate her particular concerns and interests as an artist. The subtext of the work includes threads of interest and concern that remain for the artist. Among other things: queer identity, ecological collapse, the creativity and inventiveness of the human mind, relationship between humans and technology, the future of the things we create (artificial intelligence). Perhaps AI can be steered toward generative and life-giving mutual understanding and partnership or queered towards an organic intelligence, an embodiment of the complex and rich ecological world.

❄️Nordic Center – Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbread City) will be open for the final Friday DDAW November 29th 5-8pm at the Nordic Center! Everyone is welcome to view the hygge (Danish cozy) village, create a Nordic holiday craft, and enjoy some pepparkakor (Swedish ginger cookies)!

❄️ Legacy Glassworks – Handblown glass pipes and art featuring new drops from Northern Waters and Crux Glass!

❄️Lizzards will be featuring paintings by Elizabeth Kuth at this month’s Downtown Duluth Arts Walk. The paintings will be on display through December 31. Elizabeth has chosen to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Battered Women’s Shelter.

Elizabeth Kuth, a lifelong resident of Duluth, recently packed up her car and moved to Texas. Drawing since childhood, she studied at Minneapolis College of Art and Design for a few years and later down the road earned her Masters in Art and Art Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Elizabeth says she paints from the gut. The process of painting, for her, is a very primal activity. “I learn about myself as I paint,” she said. It’s a very determined process for finding out more about yourself.

❄️ Pineapple Arts – Amber Pelfry Acrylic Pour Paintings. Stop by for discount Art Supplies Sale: 25% off during the Arts walk on Friday Dec 13, 2019

❄️Pineapple Arts Studios – Holiday Studio Sale with John Hinkel.

❄️ Tischer Photographic Gallery – Embrace the beauty of the season with Ryan Tischer’s latest landscape photography!

❄️Zeitgeist – check out the latest exhibit, “Be a Warrior” from Warrior Printress!

“Our letterpress/art exhibit titled ‘Be a Warrior’ has three threads running through it:
1. Joy and Love
2. Advocacy and Activism
3. Collaboration and Community

The photos in the exhibit are snapshots….moments in time that try to capture the feeling behind the words in the artwork and they are in the hands of people whom we either worked collaboratively with to create the final print, or who embody its meaning.

The concept of this exhibit was Inspired by an image that was sent to us via Instagram of a little girl named Lula, holding our “Be a Warrior” poster. Her mom had gifted Lula the poster, and shared with us that Lula had embraced the concept of being a warrior ever since discovering that that was the meaning of her name. We found that moment – seeing how our artwork had connected with her – priceless.

The feeling we hope you come away with is perhaps best summarized by the words of artist, Corita Kent : ‘Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond boundaries,’ and that you embrace each opportunity to “Be a Warrior,” for everything that inspires your life.”

Stop by a bit early (before 5 pm) to see these awesome exhibitions recently opened:
❄️At AICHO Galleries: “Mniidoos and Wiigaas Art Opening: Rabbett Strickland & Pat Kruse” continues. (Gallery open until 5pm)

❄️At Duluth Art Institute: “Laura Andrews and Paula Gudmundson: Integrated Vision”. (Galleries open until 5pm)

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For up to date information about participating venues and programming please visit our Downtown Duluth Arts Walk Facebook page, @DowntownDuluthArtsWalk or our website, https://downtowndulutharts.org

The Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) is a grassroots organization, representing downtown arts businesses, galleries, individual artist studios and cultural centers. It is an exciting time of growth for arts groups in downtown Duluth. From the HART District on one end and the Duluth Art Institute on the other, the downtown arts community is thriving. The DDAC produces the Arts Walk as a way to live in to their mission to unite, revitalize, and enrich the community through the arts. We are focused on building upon the City’s existing assets and reputation as an arts-friendly place in which to live, work and play while remaining inclusive of and equitable to all.

For more information, please contact: Amanda Hunter at 218-461-8380 or manager@josephneasegallery.com.

Friday November 29, 2019 Arts Walk

Scroll down for list of venues participating in the upcoming Downtown Arts Walk on Friday November 29, 2019!

 

Aaron Kloss Studio / 132 E. Superior St. Suite 3E Duluth 55802 www.aaronkloss.com Join our Artist-in-Residence, Aaron Kloss and invited local artists at Old City Hall on Friday, November 29, for a night of inspired art and conversation with the artists on the historic third floor in our ballroom as part of the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk from 5 p.m. til 8 p.m. Aaron Kloss will have an open studio with new paintings, prints, cards, and hand painted ornaments.

Blush / 18 N 1st  Avenue W Hours: 7pm to 1am daily 218-464-4480

Duluth Coffee Co / 105 E. Superior Street   Hours: 6:30am to 9pm 218-221-6643  https://duluthcoffeecompany.comDuluth Coffee Co will be exhibiting two artists for the month of November and December.  Cameron Conlon has spent the last four years as a full-time apprentice at Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art and just recently painted a mural in downtown Duluth. Tom Moriarty has spent the last several years in Duluth and you may recognize some of his work from the Brewer’s Garage as well as Taco Arcada. Duluth Coffee Co will be having an Opening Reception for both artists on Thursday, November 14th from 6-9pm in their cafe and roastery.

Lizzards / 11  West Superior Street   Hours: M-W, 10 to 6pm, -Sat,  10 to 5pm 218-722-5815 http://lizzards.com/Sam Zimmerman’s newest full collection of paintings will be displayed at the Lizzards Art Gallery beginning on November 29th in recognition of November as Native American History month through December 27, 2019.  A percentage of the sale proceeds of Sam Zimmerman’s work will be donated to support the community housing and cultural programs of Duluth’s American Indian Community Housing Organization.

About Sam Zimmerman: Samuel began to participate in juried and solo exhibitions in 2000 after receiving his BFA in Studio Art from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His painting became a part-time activity while he worked as Special Education and School administrator for the past 18 years. With a recent exploration of the Alaskan frontier and northern Canada, he rededicated himself to painting with a ferocity that had been absent since his earlier studio days, completing an entirely new body of work over the last year.  This newest collection of work titled, The Journey Home has elements of the Woodland style, a style of painting first introduced by Anishnabe painter Norval Morriseau and popular among Native American artists of the Great Lakes region. With his recent relocation from the East Coast to Duluth, his work focuses on exploring his Ojibwe heritage – reimagining the symbolism of the clan animals while incorporating the natural landscape of Lake Superior’s North Shore. His work is infused with the color theories of the abstract and expressionism movements and is currently in private collections both in the United States and abroad.

Legacy Glassworks / 32  W. 1st Street Hours: 11am to 9pm 218-720-0747  www.legacyglassworks.com Handblown glass art from local Minnesota artists!

Nordic Center / Nordic Center (16) 23 N Lake  Avenue 23 N Lake Avenue www.nordiccenterduluth.org Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbread City) will be open for the final Friday DDAW November 29th 5-8pm at the Nordic Center! Everyone is welcome to view the hygge (Danish cozy) village, create a Nordic holiday craft, and enjoy some pepparkakor (Swedish ginger cookies)!

Tischer Photographic Gallery / 5  W. Superior  Street Hours:  Tues- Thurs, 10 to 5pm, Fri & Sat 10 to 6pm (218) 348-6501  www.TischerGallery.com During the Arts Walk, Tischer Photographic Gallery will be continuing their Display Piece Clearance Sale with up to 75% off artwork.

The Tight Squeek Press / (128 W First St, Suite B) www.rjh-tightsqueekpress.com 

Zeitgeist Arts  / 11:00am to 12:00am / 5:00pm to 12:00am  222 East Superior Street Hours: 11:00am to 12:00am / 5:00pm to 12:00am 218-722-9100    http://www.zeitgeistarts.com

Umbra:  solo exhibition by Terresa Moses centers the intersectional experiences of Black womxn.* Inspired by her own experiences and the experiences of other Black womxn in the Duluth, Moses was compelled to create work which validates and uncovers the institutional racism and sexism perpetuated in this community everyday.