Summer Downtown Duluth Arts Walk-Virtual!

View fresh art and past highlights from Downtown Duluth’s Art Galleries, Studios & Businesses 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.
Participating Arts Venues & Artists:
Joseph Nease Gallery
315 Gallery
Duluth Art Institute
Legacy Glassworks
Blackbird Revolt
Tischer Photographic Gallery
Lizzard’s Art Gallery
Kirsten Aune Studio
The Nordic Center
Carla Hamilton
AICHO Indigenous First Art & Gift Shop
(List may grow!)
Videos & posts will feature music by Emanuel Eisele, Laura Sellner, and Leif Hinkel!
Catch it live &/or later on the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk website-

Co-hosted by Carla Hamilton, Jazmin Wong & Drew Digby!

Our second Arts Industry Panel is Tuesday, July 21 at 5-6pm! We are thrilled to announce our panel co-hosts: 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) and panel moderator: Faith King (writer, UMD Instructor, and volunteer artist at Pineapple Arts Supply & Studio). The panel hosts will discuss 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. ⁠⠀


Meeting ID: 816 1715 6059
Password: 150046

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):

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

instagram   DowntownDuluthArtsWalk   #downtownduluthartswalk

DDAW on facebook  @DowntownDuluthArtsWalk



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

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 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 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 Handblown glass art from local Minnesota artists!

Nordic Center / Nordic Center (16) 23 N Lake  Avenue 23 N Lake Avenue 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 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) 

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

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.