Art Walks – Downtown Duluth
IN PERSON & VIRTUAL TOURS OF Downtown art galleries, studios, and arts businesses | 2018-2020.
Final Fridays in-person Art Walks
DDAC | September 28, 2018
VENUES THAT PARTICIPATED IN SEPTEMBER 2018 ARTS WALK
👉315 Gallery at the Washington Co-op (315 N Lake Avenue) www.facebook.com/WashingtonGalleryDuluth
👉AICHO galleries AICHO Galleries / Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center / Indigenous First Art & Gifts (202 W 2nd Street) www.facebook.com/aichogalleries
ARTISTS: Karen Savage, “Northland Southland” exhibit by Rodrigo Bell, “2nd Annual Natural Hair Symposium: Celebrating the beauty of Naptural Hair” presented by Project Naptural, curated by Theresa Moses!
👉Art in the Alley (230 E Superior Street) www.artinthealley.com
Work by fabric artist Mo Mahle, featuring her up-cycled clothing and purse collection! 👉 ART SUPPLY DRIVE DROP OFF SITE
👉Blush (18 N 1st Ave W) *open late night too! www.facebook.com/BLUSHDULUTH
“Paintings by Emily Koch”, music by YYY, 26 BATS, Ingeborg Von Agassiz
👉 Dubh Linn (109 W Superior St) https://dubhlinnpub.com/
Show of Photography works by Bre Berini!
👉Duluth Art Institute (DAI) (506 W Michigan Street) www.duluthartinstitute.org
3 SHOWS! “Amanda Breitbach: Land/People”, “Aaron Squadroni: Mesabi Land Portraits”, “Nik Nerburn: Nik Nerburn is a Camera”!
👉Duluth Coffee Company (105 E Superior St) www.duluthcoffeecompany.com/
Work by Kelly Dupre!
👉Joseph Nease Gallery (23 W 1st Street) www.josephneasegallery.com
LAST CHANCE! “James Brinsfield – A Twenty Year Retrospective”, “Transitions – Color + Space, smaller works by Warren Rosser” *ART SUPPLY DRIVE DROP OFF SITE
👉Kirsten Aune Textiles (134 W 1st Street, in Magic Smelt Ship shop, second door to the west)
WORKING ARTIST’S STUDIO! Original, vibrant hand painted textiles and designs!
👉Legacy Glassworks (32 W First Street) www.legacyglassworks.com
👉Lizzard’s Gallery (11 W Superior Street) www.lizzards.com
Sneak preview – night of the Arts Walk Only! Work by Scott Murphy and Robin Murphy, official opening in October, 2018.
👉Mavis. Designer Showroom (19 N Lake Avenue) www.mavis.furniture
Artwork from Tara Lynn Austin, along our modern furniture samples in our design studio!
👉Nordic Center (23 N Lake Avenue) https://www.facebook.com/TheNordicCenter/
Featured watercolors by Rosemary Guttormsson and photographs by Ryan Tischer, inspired by Iceland.
👉Pineapple Arts store (124 W 1st Street) www.facebook.com/pineappleart.duluth
Hands-on arts making activities facilitated by UMD Education Students! *ART SUPPLY DRIVE DROP OFF SITE
👉Prøve (21 N Lake Avenue) www.provegallery.com
LAST CHANCE! “Minnesota Nice” by Carla Hamilton, closing reception!
👉The Rathskellar (208 E 1st Street) *open late night too!
(132 E. Superior St, Corner of Michigan Street and 2nd Avenue East, under the red light) www.rathskellerduluth.com
👉The Red Herring (208 E 1st Street) *open late night too! www.redherringlounge.com
“Mythropology: The Year of Painting” by Zoey Cohen Leege, music by Cascade Crescendo and Trevor James
👉 Rockingchair Studio (120 W. 1st Street) https://joellynrock.com/
Featuring abstract / figurative paintings by Vicky Lehman!
👉Studio 101 (101 E. Michigan St)
WORKING ARTIST’S STUDIO! Portrait and Landscape Work by Dorothea Diver, Goran Hellekant, Constance Johnston, Cot LaFond, Dale Lucas and Larry Turbes.
👉The Tight Squeek Press (128 W. 1st Street, Suite B) www.rjh-tightsqueekpress.com
👉Tischer Photographic Gallery (5 W Superior Street) www.TischerGallery.com
👉Zeitgeist Arts (222 East Superior Street) www.zeitgeistarts.com
LAST CHANCE! “DS Pride Art Exhibition”! **ART SUPPLY DRIVE DROP OFF SITE
DDAC | December 21, 2018
Hands-on arts making activities at The Tight Squeek Press and Pineapple Arts Store. Opening receptions and New Exhibits at Tischer Photographic Gallery and Wagner Zaun Architecture. Artist Talks for New Exhibits at Joseph Nease Gallery (6pm) and the Nordic Center where Justin Anderson presents “Viking Ships, Nordlands Boats, Wool Sails” (7pm). New art exhibits/featured artists at: AICHO Galleries, Art in the Alley, Blush, Duluth Coffee Company, Duluth Fine Pianos, Lizzard’s Gallery, Pineapple Art Store, The Red Herring, and Zeitgeist Arts. Last chance to see exhibits at: 315 Gallery, and Duluth Art Institute (DAI). Open Artist studios: Kirsten Aune Textiles, Alison Aune Studio, Rockingchair Studio, Studio 101. Live Music: Boofest at The Red Herring, and Dubh Linn (along with an on-going photography exhibition)! On-going exhibitions at The Ratheskeller, and Legacy Glassworks.
View art and highlights from Downtown Duluth’s Art Galleries, Studios & Businesses posted live on our FB & Insta! Take the Virtual Arts Walk & See: Original video footage from Kirsten Aune Studio, Carla Hamilton, and the Nordic Center; new work from Tischer Photographic Gallery, colorful glass and wall art from Legacy Glassworks, and shows from all three of DAI’s galleries +more.
Joseph Nease Gallery
Duluth Art Institute
Tischer Photographic Gallery
Lizzard’s Art Gallery
Kirsten Aune Studio
The Nordic Center
AICHO Indigenous First Art & Gift Shop
Arts Industry Social Hours
PANELS LED BY LOCAL ARTISTS & CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS | 2020
Panel 1: Led by artists Moira Villiard, Adam Swanson, and Ryan Tischer
JUNE 30, 2020 | Moderated by artist and gallerist Amanda McElray Hunter
The panel explored what it meant to be an artist in 2020; sharing their ideas on exhibiting work virtually, staying connected with audience, and embracing community. An interactive Zoom event. [Video highlights] [Artist bios]
Panel 2: Led by artists & creative professionals Carla Hamilton, Jazmin Wong, & Drew Digby
JULY 31, 2020 | Moderated by writer and UMD instructor Faith King
Panelists Carla Hamilton (visual artist), Jazmin Wong (musician and coordinator of Indigenous First Arts & Gifts shop at AICHO), Drew Digby (Executive Director of Arrowhead Regional Arts Council) discussed their recent work in the local arts scene, innovative exhibiting and selling ideas during the pandemic, and what we can expect in the arts-funding landscape moving forward.
Panel 3: Led by artists & zinesters Terresa Moses and Jordon Moses of Blackbird Revolt; and Flo Matamoros and Dr. Jamie L. Ratliff of Prøve Gallery and Collective
AUGUST 11, 2020 | Facilitated by Dr. Jamie L. Ratliff
The panel hosts discussed their artwork, curatorial projects, and activism in the community, as well as local zines they have created and facilitated, and thoughts about the uprising.
Terresa and Jordon Moses of Blackbird Revolt shared excerpts of their recent project, “Après Zine,” an invaluable and beautifully designed resource for the anti-racism movement in our community. Jordon Moses is the Visionary Director at Blackbird Revolt and the creator of All Black Zine. Terresa Moses is the Creative Director at Blackbird Revolt and an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Director of the Diversity Network at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design. She is the creator of Project Naptural and co- collaborator of Racism Untaught.
Flo Matamoros, Director and Curator, Prøve Collective. Illustrator Matamoros has a BA in Art from the College of St. Scholastica, where they studied with local artist Sarah Brokke. As an artist, Matamoros has participated in regional art exhibitions, both group and solo, at Prøve, the Duluth Art Institute, Gallery 315, Washington Studio Artist Cooperative, the Womyn’s Art Fair, AICHO Galleries, and Amazing Grace Bakery. They have curating and gallery experience at Prove, the Duluth Art Institute, and at the former Washington Studio Artist Cooperative. Their artist zines can be found in the Zine Library and at Prøve Gallery, where they are also available for purchase.
Jamie Ratliff, Board Member, Prøve Collective. Dr. Jamie L. Ratliff is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the department of Art & Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she teaches classes on Contemporary, Non-Western, and Latin American Art. Ratliff holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Louisville. Her research interests broadly focus on gender and art, representations of women, and social justice and protest in Latin America. Her curatorial experience includes the co-curated exhibition Reframing Ophelia at the Tweed Museum of Art and Un-Typing Casta, the work of Minneapolis-based Mexican-American contemporary artist Maria Cristina Tavera. At Prøve Gallery, Ratliff contributes to communications, grant-writing, fundraising, and curatorial efforts.
[These activities were 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.]
Creative Partnerships in our Community
Art Supplies 4 Kids (AS4K) Drive | 2018 – 2019
The Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) partnered with Art for Ed’s Sake (A4ES) to collect and raise money for art supplies to benefit Duluth Public School students in their art classes throughout the school year.
Donations of physical art supplies were dropped off at the following Arts Walk locations during the month of August: 315 Gallery, AICHO Galleries, AROLA Architecture, Blush, CF Design, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth Coffee Co, Duluth Fine Pianos, Joseph Nease Gallery, Legacy Glassworks, Lizzard’s Gallery, Prøve Gallery, Pineapple Arts Store and Studio, The Tight Squeek Press, Tischer Photographic Gallery, Wagner Zaun Architecture, and Zeitgeist Arts. Financial donations were also accepted – allowing teachers to purchase needed supplies in bulk for distribution to arts classes
As both artists and supporters of the arts community, the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective wanted to help teachers and students get the supplies they need to teach, learn and create!
A4ES is the local nonprofit created by public school visual arts educators to raise funds to further support art education and visual literacy for students in Grades K through 12. In addition to the supply drive, A4ES hosts a yearly benefit to support K-12 visual and media arts education, and is instrumental in producing the Annual Duluth Public Schools Student Art Exhibition at Miller Hill Mall.
SEPTEMBER 2018 👉 ART Supply Drive benefitting Art 4 Ed’s Sake/Duluth Public Schools! Come out and support Duluth’s youngest and FUTURE artists! Link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2289836004582081/
Member Venues –
Project Highlights | 2018 – 2020
NOTEWORTHY EVENTS & COMMUNITY PROJECTS FROM MEMBER VENUES
PROVE | 2019
WTF! were exhibitions of thought-provoking works of art that advocate for social justice, community action, and civic engagement centered on Women’s Rights and related concerns. Wide-ranging in form from traditional media such as painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture to quilting, clothing, photography, embroidery, installation, illustration, graphic design, and protest materials, the purpose of this exhibit was to commemorate International Women’s Day by bringing visual awareness to feminist issues.