Downtown Duluth Arts Collective is a group of committed colleagues, representing arts businesses, individual artist studios and cultural centers in the downtown neighborhood. Our mission is 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.

Art Galleries

Joseph Nease Gallery (23 W 1st Street) http://www.josephneasegallery.com

Contemporary art gallery (painting, new media, sculpture, etc.) featuring exhibitions by regional, national and international artists with a focus on mid-and-advanced career artists and select emerging artists.

Lizzard’s Gallery (11 W Superior Street) http://www.lizzards.com

Art Gallery and frame shop with large showroom featuring work by local and regional artists, with additional works by artists from around the country. 

Prøve (21 N Lake Avenue) http://prøvecollective.org

Contemporary and experimental art gallery dedicated to the role of art exhibition as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints.

Kirsten Aune Textiles (12 N 21st Ave W) https://www.kirstenaune.com/

Scandinavian inspired contemporary textiles, home goods and clothing, handcrafted in small batches.

Tischer Gallery (395 S Lake Ave) http://www.ryantischerphoto.com

Ryan Tischer’s photographic artwork of Minnesota’s North Shore, the surrounding region, and beyond. Take a piece of the North Shore Home!

Legacy Glassworks (32 W First Street) http://www.legacyglassworks.com

Artist owned glass pipe gallery with brick and mortar stores in Minneapolis and Duluth. Only displaying glass made in the USA from known glass artists.

Cultural Centers

American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) 

Galleries at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center & Indigenous First Art & Gifts 

(202 W 2nd St) http://www.indigenousfirst.org http://www.aicho.org

Art Gallery and exhibit space/performance venue featuring a wide variety of Indigenous arts amd crafts and contemporary Indigenous artists. Indigenous First Art & Gifts also features a wide variety of artwork and educational resources for purchase.

Duluth Arts Institute (506 W Michigan St) http://www.duluthartinstitute.org

Duluth’s oldest arts nonprofit providing visual arts programming to the region for more than 112 years, including: educational opportunities for artists and the community, several art galleries with rotating exhibitions of artwork, and ceramic, fiber arts and multi-purpose studio spaces for artists.

Nordic Center (23 N Lake Avenue) http://www.nordiccenterduluth.org

Nonprofit organization sharing Nordic culture through social, educational and arts programs.

Zeitgeist Arts (222 E. Superior Street) https://zeitgeistarts.com

Nonprofit arts and community development organization committed to growing and sustaining a community that is inclusive, diverse and equitable; artistic and vibrant; environmentally conscious; and a place where every individual can thrive.

Artist Studios

Alison Aune Studio (128 W First St, 2nd Floor) https://www.Alison Aune.com

Nordic inspired portraits, floral pattern paintings and folk art, celebrating the intersection of art, craft, and heritage.

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

A letterpress print shop and hand bookbindery serving as a production studio for its proprietor, artist Jon Hinkel.

Rockingchair Studio (100 Block W First Street) https://joellynrock.com/

Joellyn Rock is a visual narrator using emergent digital media and collaborative performance to revisit fairy tales and myth, seeking new ways to tell old tales.

Aaron Kloss Studio http://www.aaronkloss.com

Vivid contemporary landscapes painted from memory.

315 Gallery at the Washington Co-op (315 N Lake Avenue) http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGalleryDuluth

Founded in 1996, Washington Studios Artists’ Cooperative, a community housing facility for artists, fosters the arts by providing a nurturing environment in which artists can create, exhibit, perform, conduct business and live safely and affordable.

Music Venues/ Businesses featuring the Arts

Duluth Coffee Company (105 E Superior St) http://www.duluthcoffeecompany.com

Local coffee roaster and shop that features rotating arts exhibitions by local artists.

Blush (18 N 1st Ave W) http://www.facebook.com/BLUSHDULUTH

Community-based art gallery, intimate music venue and bar.

Duluth Fine Pianos (331 W Superior Street) http://www.DuluthFinePianos.com

Piano showroom and art gallery hosting live jazz concerts by regional musicians.

Architecture Studios

CF design Ltd (230 E Superior St, Ste 102) https://cfdesignltd.com/

Progressive award-winning midwestern architecture firm founded in 1998 by its principal, Cheryl Fosdick. Specializing in new residential design, remodeling, additions, custom furniture and cabinetry.

AROLA Architecture Studio (205 W First Street) http://www.arolaarch.com

Duluth based architecture firm specializing in commercial and residential projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin.