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):

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.]




AS4KArt Supplies 4 Kids (AS4K) Drive

For the second year, the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) is partnering 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. This year’s Art Supplies 4 Kids Drive is hoping to top money raised and supplies collected during the 2018 Drive. The drive will run through August 30, culminating with the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk, also on August 30.

Donations of physical art supplies may be 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.

In addition, financial donations  – which go further, allowing teachers to purchase needed supplies in bulk for distribution to arts classes – may be placed in the brightly colored red/yellow/blue cube donation boxes bearing the AS4K logo at Arts Walk locations, or made online through Zeitgeist, the fiscal sponsor for Art 4 Ed’s Sake, by using either the QR code on the side of donation boxes and event posters or the following  link: http://boxofficex.printtixusa.com/zeitgeistarts/donate?w=AfES .

Duluth Public School Art Teachers do a fabulous job each year teaching our youngest artists how to express their creativity with limited budgets for art materials. While our art teachers work together to buy supplies in bulk and distribute them as economically as possible, art supplies are expensive! As a result, most teachers have to supplement their own classrooms.

As both artists and supporters of the arts community, the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective wants to help these teachers and students get the supplies they need to teach, learn and create! Members in the community interested in helping can “sponsor” a student, or two, or more! Suggested levels for donation are:  $5 per Elementary aged student; $15.00 per Middle School student; and $30.00 per High School student.

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.

DDAC is a group of arts businesses, individual artist studios and cultural centers in the downtown neighborhood with a mission to enrich the community through the arts. The DDAC hosts the monthly, final Friday, year-round Downtown Duluth Arts Walk. Additional Arts Walks in 2019 are planned for the final Friday of each month: August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29, and a special Holiday Arts Walk on December 13.

We look forward to seeing you at participating DDAC venues during the month of August to celebrate the Arts and support Duluth’s future artists! For further information please contact the gallery’s manager, Amanda Hunter, by email at manager@josephneasegallery.com or by phone at 218.461.8380.











WTF! is an exhibition 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 is to commemorate International Women’s Day by bringing visual awareness to feminist issues.To participate, email your proposed submissions by Friday, February 22, 2019 to wtf.art.exhibit@gmail.com. In your email, please include:

Image, title, medium, dimensions, and a few sentences (3-4) that provide a few biographical details and tell us why you are interested in submitted this work to the WTF! Feminist Exhibition.

Works selected to be included should be dropped off at Prove Gallery on March 1, 2019. We can’t wait to see this year’s works!


OPENING NIGHT: March 8, 2019 6-9 p.m.

Prove Gallery
21 N Lake Ave, 55802
March 8 – April 5, 2019

COMING UP >  Friday, February 22, 2019

Chris Homan Watercolor Paintings / Art Opening at The Red Herring Lounge

Featuring music by Moriah Skye and catering by Martha’s Daughter!  In collaboration with the Downtown Arts Walk.



February 22, 2019
March 29, 2019
April 26, 2019

We look forward to seeing you on Friday December 21 for the final Arts Walk of 2018…

November 2018 Events:
Friday October 26:
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 exhibtions at The Ratheskeller, and Legacy Glassworks.


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/


Students are back in school and the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) is excited to partner with Art for Ed’s Sake (A4ES), 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. Donations may be dropped off in collection bins, September 26 through 28 at the following locations: Joseph Nease Gallery, Pineapple Arts Supply Store, Art in the Alley, and Zeitgeist.

As a sweetener, on the night of the Downtown Arts Walk on September 28th, for every $5 of supplies/money donated, a matching donation will be made by the following venues: Joseph Nease Gallery (up to $250), AICHO (up to $100), Wagner Zaun Architecture (up to $100), Tischer Photographic Gallery (up to $50) and The Nordic Center (up to $50).

In addition, Pineapple Arts Supply store will be offering a 25% discount on any supplies purchased for the Art Supply Drive during the night of the Arts Walk, September 28, 5 to 8 PM. Please see attached list of needed supplies. Some of the activities to look forward to on September 28: Hands-on arts making activities facilitated by UMD Arts Education students at Pineapple Arts.

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

Art Supply List:

+Black Sharpies, fine and extra-fine tip
+Large glue sticks, such as UHU brand (cheap ones don’t stick)
+Masking tape, Scotch Brand
+Clear packaging tape. 2″, Scotch Brand
+#2 pencils
+Drawing pencils
+Colored pencils
+Vine charcoal
+SD cards
+Student portfolios
+Photo paper
+Specialized brushes
+Bulk black and white acrylic (Blick)
+Gesso (Blick)
+Clay tools (fettling knives, loop tools)

If you want to donate money:

Elementary classes use a lot of the same materials ‘en masse’ and so can be ordered in bulk at lower costs, which makes funds go farther.

+ Your $10 donation gets:
A quart of paint and three brushes for a class
A clay lesson for six middle schoolers

+Your $15 donation gets:
Drawing paper for six elementary classes
Photo printing for a high school photography project

+Your $20 donation provides:
Two pints of ceramic glaze for a high school class
A box of matte boards for framing artwork

+Your $25 donation provides:
A set of kiln trivets
A half a classpack of Crayola colored pencils

Checks should be made out to:
“Zeitgeist”, and in the memo line write “Art for Ed’s Sake”

Art for Ed’s Sake (A4ES) is the non-profit that Duluth Public School Art Teachers set up to fundraise for their classrooms, Zeitgeist is their fiscal agent.
Credit card donations may be made at the following link: http://boxofficex.printtixusa.com/zeitgeistarts/donate?w=AfES

Venues Participating in September 2018 Downtown Arts Walk:

👉315 Gallery at the Washington Co-op (315 N Lake Avenue) www.facebook.com/WashingtonGalleryDuluth
What you’ll see: 315 Member Show, get to know some of the artists at the co-op!

👉AICHO galleries AICHO Galleries / Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center / Indigenous First Art & Gifts (202 W 2nd Street) www.facebook.com/aichogalleries
What you’ll see: 3 NEW SHOWS! New Works by 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
What you’ll see: NEW 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!
What you’ll see (and hear!): Open at 6PM! “Paintings by Emily Koch”, music by YYY, 26 BATS, Ingeborg Von Agassiz beginning at 9:00PM!

👉 Dubh Linn (109 W Superior St)
What you’ll see: NEW! Show of Photography works by Bre Berini!

👉Duluth Art Institute (DAI) (506 W Michigan Street) www.duluthartinstitute.org
What you’ll see: 3 NEW 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/
What you’ll see: NEW work by Kelly Dupre!

👉Joseph Nease Gallery (23 W 1st Street) www.josephneasegallery.com
What you’ll see: 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)
What you’ll see: 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
What you’ll see: NEW! Sneak preview – night off 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
What you’ll see: NEW! Artwork from Tara Lynn Austin, along our modern furniture samples in our design studio!

👉Nordic Center (23 N Lake Avenue)
What you’ll see: NEW! 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
What you’ll see (and do!): Hands-on arts making activities facilitated by UMD Education Students! 👉 ART SUPPLY DRIVE DROP OFF SITE

👉Prøve (21 N Lake Avenue) www.provegallery.com
What you’ll see: 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!
What you’ll see (and hear!): NEW! “Mythropology: The Year of Painting” by Zoey Cohen Leege, music by Cascade Crescendo and Trevor James starting at 8 PM!

👉 Rockingchair Studio (120 W. 1st Street)
What you’ll see: Featuring abstract / figurative paintings by Vicky Lehman!

👉Studio 101 (101 E. Michigan St)
What you’ll see: 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
What you’ll see:

👉Tischer Photographic Gallery (5 W Superior Street) www.TischerGallery.com

👉Zeitgeist Arts (222 East Superior Street) www.zeitgeistarts.com
What you’ll see: LAST CHANCE! “DS Pride Art Exhibition”!