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.

 

Friday October 25, 2019 Arts Walk

October 2019 Downtown Arts Walk  / Scroll Down for Participating Venues:

315 / Washington Co-op / 315 N. Lake  Avenue http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGalleryDuluth

Aaron Kloss / Aaron Kloss Studio 132 E. Superior St. Suite 3E http://www.aaronkloss.com
Help us welcome new DDAC member and Arts Walk venue Aaron Kloss Studio, located in the Old City Hall building,132 E. Superior St., Suite 3E! This will be another great opportunity for the public to see one of our local working artist’s studio, and interact with a half dozen other local guest artists there that evening, with their work also on display.

Blush / 18 N 1st  Avenue W Hours:  7pm to 1am daily 218-464-4480 Blush is open beginning at 7 PM!

Duluth Coffee Co / 105 E.  Superior Street   Hours: 6:30am to 9pm 218-221-6643  https://duluthcoffeecompany.com
Art on display by our own barista Aaron Boothe. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of his artwork, they can either stop by the shop any Saturday or Sunday through the end of October (he works all weekend) and speak with him personally or reach out to him via his instagram @scratchitch.

Duluth Fine Pianos / 331 W Superior Street  http://www.DuluthFinePianos.com
Open for October Arts Walk! Come on in for some music and for some Zentangle art!

Joseph Nease Gallery / 23  W. 1st Street   Hours: W–F 12 to 6 PM, Sat. 12 to 5 PM 218-481-7750  http://www.josephneasegallery.com
“Affinities” – work by Tulsa, OK artists Rachel Hayes and Eric Sall.

Legacy Glassworks / 32  W. 1st Street   Hours: 11am to 9pm 218-720-0747  http://www.legacyglassworks.com

Lizzard’s Gallery / 11  West Superior Street   Hours: M-W, 10 to 6pm, -Sat,  10 to 5pm 218-722-5815 http://lizzards.com/
In conjunction with the Life House celebration and open house commemorating their new Annex, Lizzards is hosting a show and fundraising sale of Joel and Deborah Cooper’s collaborative artwork combining Joel’s screen printing with Deborah’s poetry. The Life House has provided homeless and street youth ages 14-24 with unconditional support, transitional housing, and a safe alternative to the streets for 25 years. Life House serves approximately 750 unduplicated youth and additionally their young children annually. In 1996, Life House opened the first transitional living facility for homeless youth in Minnesota. Joel has decided to price his work at half of the original price of his limited edition screen prints and contribute all of his proceeds to the Life House. An excellent opportunity to both purchase Joel and Deborah Cooper’s awesome artwork AND contribute to a non-profit business that is providing well needed, unconditional support for the youth in our community.

Nordic Center / 23 N Lake  Avenue 23 N Lake Avenue http://www.nordiccenterduluth.org
Featuring “Swedish Folk Painting: A Midwest Revival” from October 11-Nov. 9, 2019. This exhibition will feature contemporary Swedish folk paintings by Judith Kjenstad, Pieper Fleck Bloomquist, and Alison Aune. These three artists have studied, and transformed, traditional Swedish dalmålningar from Dalarna, with its characteristic floral kurbits (fantastical gourd flowers), and decorative-figurative bonadsmåleri from the southern provinces of Småland and Halland into contemporary paintings. Each artist will exhibit their paintings in the content of traditional Swedish folk painting and its recent revival in the Upper Midwest.

Prøve / 21 N Lake  Avenue Hours:   Thurs-Sat, 3 to 7pm   http://www.provegallery.com
Bob Pokorney: 10 New Paintings, an exhibition of new large-scale canvases by painter Bob Pokorney that explore patterns of shadows across the natural and built environment.

The Tight Squeek Press / 128  W. 1st Street,  Suite B Hours:  M-F, 9 to 5pm 218-722-2910   http://www.rjh-tightsqueekpress.com
Open and showing the wonders of a printing press studio!

Tischer Photographic Gallery / 5  W. Superior  Street Hours:  Tues- Thurs, 10 to 5pm, Fri & Sat 10 to 6pm (218) 348-6501  http://www.TischerGallery.com
This is Minnesota and feature images Ryan has captured throughout northern Minnesota. 25% of profits from artwork sales will be donated to Friends of the Boundary Waters.

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 At Zeitgeist, view two shows up during the gallery walk:

Zeitgeist Atrium Gallery – Rights of the Child by Moira Villiar
Exhibit description: The USA is the only country in the United Nations that hasn’t ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. What exactly does this mean for our children’s rights? Through paintings and digitally designed posters, artist Moira Villiard explores the essence of childhood and children’s rights in modern times. Her work also aims to call attention to individual cognitive dissonance – “doublethink” that occurs when people hold two contradictory beliefs about a particular issue or situation.

Zeitgeist Arts Cafe Gallery – For the Love of Trees by Sue Rauschenfels
Artist Exhibit Statement: Survival of human beings is oxygen and is made available by trees. We have all heard the science as to why trees are life. But beyond that, trees have the power to impact people positively socially and mentally. Trees calm and rejuvenate our senses and refresh our souls in healing ways. Often as individuals, we seek to surround ourselves with trees to recharge and center ourselves. We travel in groups to forests and parks to socialize, connect, and refresh our relationships. Human connection with trees is vital to sustaining life and creating supportive healthy human interaction.

Friday September 27, 2019 Arts Walk

Scroll down to see full listing of venues open on September 27, 2019 Arts Walk…

 

• 315 Gallery is displaying artwork by Moira Villiard and photography by Sam Pranger.  Washington Co-op / 315 N. Lake  Avenue  http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGalleryDuluth

• AROLA Architecture Studio will feature Psychobilly Design by: John & Launa Hanna, along with The Rambler to serve food onsite. / 205  W. 1st Street    Hours:  M-F,  8:00 to 5:30pm  http://www.arolaarch.com

• Blush is open beginning at 7 PM! 18 N 1st Avenue W Hours: 7pm to 1am daily

• Duluth Coffee Company 105 E.  Superior Street   Hours:  6:30am to 9pm 218-221-6643  https://duluthcoffeecompany.com  Art on display by Duluth Coffee’s very own barista Aaron Boothe. Purchases of Aaron Boothe’s artwork can be made directly through the artist, just stop by the shop any Saturday or Sunday through the end of October (he works all weekend) and speak with him personally or reach out to him via his instagram @scratchitch. 

• Duluth Fine Pianos will have JAZZ@DFP with guest artist Geoff Senn on trumpet! Come on down! / 331 W Superior Street www.DuluthFinePianos.com

• Joseph Nease Gallery 23 W 1st Street  / “Affinities” – work by Tulsa, OK artists Rachel Hayes and Eric Sall. Opening 5pm – 8pm on Friday with Artist talk at 6pm    http://www.josephneasegallery.com

• Legacy Glassworks is giving cheers to 9 years! Come by on October 5th to celebrate their 9 year anniversary and drink free beer! 32  W. 1st Street  http://www.legacyglassworks.com\

• Lizzard’s Gallery / 11  West Superior Street  / Featuring the paintings of Scott Murphy. 218-722-5815   http://lizzards.com/

• Nordic Center will be showing their Woven: Traditional Swedish Hair Jewelry Exhibition.  23 N Lake  Avenue  http://www.nordiccenterduluth.org

• Prøve Gallery will be displaying Bob Pokorney: 10 New Paintings, an exhibition of new large-scale canvases by painter Bob Pokorney that explore patterns of shadows across the natural and built environment. 21 N Lake  Avenue   Hours:   Thurs-Sat, 3 to 7pm   http://www.provegallery.com

• Pineapple Studios on W. 1st Street:

• Alison Aune Studio will have a variety of her recent Nordic – Baltic- Bead inspired mixed media paintings for sale in her studio. / 128 W. 1st Street, 2nd Floor

• Kirsten Aune Textiles will have her studio open and display handcrafted textiles, pillows, napkin sets, table runners and lamp shades. Pineapple Building storefront W. 1st Street

• The Tight Squeek Press studio will be open for this month’s art walk. 128  W. 1st Street,  Suite B   Hours:  M-F,  9 to 5pm 218-722-2910   http://www.rjh-tightsqueekpress.com

• Tischer Photographic Gallery  5  W. Superior Street  / New work by Ryan Tischer   Hours:  Tues- Thurs, 10 to 5pm, Fri & Sat 10 to 6pm (218) 348-6501  http://www.TischerGallery.com

• Zeitgeist will have two shows up during the gallery walk. /  222 East Superior Street   http://www.zeitgeistarts.com

In the cafe will be “Out of the Kitchen” by Kathryn E. Lenz. ‘Out of the Kitchen’ features a variety of items that Kathryn has cooked up recently- new combinations of ingredients including repurposed dish-drainer parts, fiberglass, glues, 3-d prints, and paintings of small things that capture one’s attention during a day at home.

In the atrium will be “Hawks on High” by Penny Perry. ‘Hawks on High: Everyday Miracles in a Hawk Ridge Season’ is a book with poems by Phil Fitzpatrick and drawings by Penny Perry. Perry’s precise, elegant, and breathtaking drawings bring the hawks close to us, closer than binoculars can in this perfectly pitched book.

Friday August 30, 2019 Arts Walk

Join us for this End-of-Summer Arts Walk in Downtown Duluth on Friday August 30, 2019! Check hours for participating venues below…

Locations participating this month are:

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

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.com

Duluth Fine Pianos / 331 W Superior Street  www.DuluthFinePianos.com

Joseph Nease Gallery / 23  W. 1st Street   Hours:  W–F 12 to 6 PM, Sat. 12 to 5 PM 218-481-7750  http://www.josephneasegallery.com

Legacy Glassworks / 32  W. 1st Street   Hours:  11am to 9pm 218-720-0747  http://www.legacyglassworks.com

Lizzard’s Gallery / 11  West Superior Street   Hours:  M-W,  10 to 6pm, -Sat,  10 to 5pm 218-722-5815   http://lizzards.com/

Prøve / 21 N Lake  Avenue   Hours:   Thurs-Sat, 3 to 7pm   http://www.provegallery.com

Tischer Photographic Gallery / 5  W. Superior  Street Hours:  Tues- Thurs, 10 to 5pm, Fri & Sat 10 to 6pm (218) 348-6501  http://www.TischerGallery.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

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.

Friday July 26, 2019 Arts Walk

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Take Part in Art and join us this Friday, July 26, 5 to 8pm, for the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk (DDAW)! As always, you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of arts and entertainment at our venues, with numerous options in the neighborhood for dining and late night fun! Scroll down for list of 10 venues open for the Downtown Arts Walk on Friday July 26…

 

 

10 venues open for the Downtown Arts Walk on Friday July 26, 2019:

• Blush – Music by LASKA and Ann Kathryn, 7 to 10 pm!

• Duluth Art Institute (open 5 to 6pm) – Three summer exhibitions! Allen Killian Moore’s “I Am What’s Wrong With The World”; Susanna Gaunt, Russell Prather, Natalie Salminen Rude, and Juliane Shibata’s “Strata”; and “Popular Opinions: A Cultural Discussion”.

• Duluth Coffee Company – New artwork by Kelly Dupre!

• Duluth Fine Pianos – Live Jazz show featuring Ryan Frane on piano, Matt Mobley on bass and tenor saxophonist, Joe Mayo. Resident Artist, Esther Piszczek, will be on the premises!

• Joseph Nease Gallery – Matthew Kluber’s “Friday I’m in Love.”

• Legacy Glassworks – A handblown glass art opening featuring Duluth local Michael Ray!

• Lizzard’s Gallery – New work by Duluth native Alexa Carson!

• The Pineapple Building Studios – New Swedish inspired folk paintings, bead inspired Nordic paintings and Baltic florals at Alison Aune’s studio in The Pineapple Building Studios complex.

• Prøve – “You Don’t Know Me” exhibit featuring artwork featuring works by artists Sarah M. Brokke, Shannon Cousino, Emanuel Eisele, Carla Hamilton, Alyssa Johnson, Laura LaValle, Jennifer Marcson, Em Nuckols, Megan Sprenger, Adam Swanson, and Molly VanAlst!

• Zeitgeist – “The Nature of Place + Hybrid Forms– Healing the Soul” by Martin DeWitt and Andrew Webster at Zeitgeist Atrium Gallery.

For up to date information about participating venues and programming please visit our Downtown Duluth Arts Walk Facebook page: @DowntownDuluthArtsWalk

Check out our Google Map for venue locations

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.

Additional Arts Walks in 2019 are planned for the final Friday of each month, including August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29, and a special second-Friday Walk on December 13.

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

Friday June 28, 2019 Arts Walk

Please join us on Friday, June 28, from 5 to 8pm, as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk. It’s been a fantastic year of vibrant arts programming. As always, on this Final Friday of the Month, you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of arts and entertainment at our venues, with numerous options in the neighborhood for dining and late night fun! Scroll down to see full list of venues for June 2019…

SPECIAL FEATURE: Artist Jeffrey Schmidt has created a painting inspired by our DDAW logo to kick off the start of our second-year of Arts Walks….and the first ten visitors to each venue will receive a limited edition poster of Jeff’s beautiful artwork as a thank you to our Duluth community who has come out in support of us over the last year!

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About the Artist:

Jeffrey Schmidt has always had a lifelong love of Duluth and Lake Superior and moved to the area in 1990.  After attending North Dakota State University in Fargo for Architecture and the University of Minnesota in Duluth for Studio Art, he began working in the local galleries in 1994 and eventually took ownership of Lizzard’s Art Gallery in 2003.  Although creating art has taken second stage since being a business owner, making art has always been a constant form of creative release.  In the early days his focus was pinhole photography and printmaking. As of late, he has focused almost exclusively on painting, both in acrylic and oil. Some of his inspirations include Marsden Hartley and Milton Avery, but more locally they are Earl Austin, Terry Millikan, Patricia Canelake and Robert Pokorney. Most of Jeff’s painting takes shape in the form of remembered landscapes and scenes, built on his impressions living in and around the Duluth area for most of his life. His works never focus on too much detail, rather they invoke the feeling of a moment in time through a recollection of shapes and colors.

Opening Receptions/Art Shows on Friday June 28, 2019: 

Joseph Nease Gallery – Opening Reception of Matthew Kluber’s “Friday I’m in Love”. 

The Nordic Center – Kirsten Aune Textiles showing with the HusDesign Collective (Aune, Sue French, Gordon Manary, Scott Scheirbeck). 

Zeitgeist – Ivy Vainio’s “Breaking Free” exhibition.

Lizzard’s Gallery – New paintings by featured artist, Tom Tyler. 

Duluth Art Institute (open 5 to 6pm) – Three summer exhibitions! Allen Killian Moore’s “I Am What’s Wrong With The World”; Susanna Gaunt, Russell Prather, Natalie Salminen Rude, and Juliane Shibata’s “Strata”; and “Popular Opinions: A Cultural Discussion”. 

Duluth Coffee Company – Harbor City International School Art Show in the hallway gallery, and “Musician Portraits” by Wolfskull Creative in the café gallery. 

Tischer Photographic Gallery – New photography from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. 

More Open Studios/New Artwork at: 

The Pineapple Building Studios – Alison Aune’s Nordic Pattern Painting. Open studio with Jon Hinkel of the The Tight Squeek Press. Pineapple Arts Store and Studio, art supply demos. 

315 Gallery at the Washington Co-op – New work by Co-op artists.  

Studio 101 – Portrait and Landscape Work by Dorothea Diver, Goran Hellekant, Constance Johnston, Cot LaFond, Dale Lucas and Larry Turbes.

Legacy Glassworks – Regionally created, functional, handblown art glass and paintings by Minnesota artists.

Music and Art at:

Duluth Fine Pianos – Live Jazz show featuring Sam Miltich, Matt Mobley, and Ryan Frane. Artwork by Esther Piszczek. 

Blush – Art and rad music as always!

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

Downtown Arts Walk Sponsors:

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Additional Arts Walks in 2019 are planned for the final Friday of each month, including July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29, and December 13.

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