Painting of a woman
Zamara Cuyun


On Tuesday, July 9th, The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) is holding open office hours from 2 to 5:30 p.m., where artists can not only ask for grant writing tips from Holly, their grants manager, there is also great local art on the walls to be seen!

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Craft on Draft with Duluth Pottery

Tuesday, April 9 at Bent Paddle

National Crime Victims' Week Art Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 10, Zeitgeist Atrium

Native American Artists Panel Talk

Thursday, April 11, Tweed Museum of Art

Christie Carter

Tonight (Monday), March 25  Christie Carter Eliason "Inside Out, an Intimate Exploration of NonHumans"

The CHOICE, unlimited Student Show at Beaners closes Tuesday, March 26.  The closing reception begins at 5:00 PM.

The YWCA Art Show & Silent Auction to benefit the Early Childhood Center is Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30

Ryan Muir from RDM Productions LLC.

If you can't listen to KUMD while you shovel out today (why wouldn't you be able to listen to KUMD?). Annie's recommending one of her favorite podcasts,  A Piece of Work,  hosted by Abbi Jacobson.

AICHO / Dabinoo 'Igan Domestic Violence Shelter

  [This episode of Journey to Wellness in Indian Country was originally aired on December 3, 2018, and was re-aired on December 31, 2018.] 

We speak with Shannon Larson, the Director of the Dabinoo 'Igan Domestic Violence Shelter (run by AICHO, the American Indian Community Housing Organization) about their move to a new, larger facility.


[This episode of Caring & Sharing originally aired on December 11, 2018, and was re-aired on January 2, 2019]

There are a lot of different models for a sucessful organization, but chances are you're not familiar with the "sweet grass braid" model.

At AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization), there are three strands: housing and supportive services, arts and cultural programming, and food sovereignty.  And just as in a braid, each of those three strands takes its turn on top as a priority.

College of St. Scholastica Art Department/Facebook

Visiting Artist Lecture: Adam Swanson, tomorrow (Tuesday, November 27, 7:00pm at St. Scholastica)

      Downtown Duluth Arts Walk, Friday, November 30 at 5:00pm

AICHO Growing Our Way calendar release and exhibit, Friday, November 30 at 5:30pm.


It used to be that when a neighborhood started to become run down or dangerous or when businesses moved out, residents had little choice but to wait for someone else to step in and make changes.

That is SO 20th century.

Nowadays, a national nonprofit called the Better Block Foundation has all kinds of tools and resources to help neighborhoods get a glimpse of what a neighborhood could look like and how to move some of those temporary changes in a more permanent direction.

©AICHO Galleries

Photography gives people the chance to share the images and stories they see in their minds' eye with others.

So the upcoming exhibit, Through Our Eyes at AICHO Galleries at the end of this month not only gives a glimpse into the minds of Duluth's Native youth through their photographs and writings, it illuminates what in their culture is speaking to this next generation.


AICHO's purchase of the former 4th Street Market won't just restore food to a "food desert" in one of Duluth's poorest neighborhoods.

When it opens, perhaps next summer, it will provide four units of housing, an indigenous food market (perhaps the first in the state), a coffee shop, deli, gift shop and house a new coffee roasting business.

Call for entry: AICHO's  Let's See What You See 

Call for entry: Parklet Art! 

Classes, lessons and more:

Pineapple Art Duluth

Otlak Felt Studio and Clothing

Yarn Harbor

Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere?  

Annie Dugan brings you a comprehensive look at Where's Art every Monday morning at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

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Duluth's ongoing conversation about Earned Safe and Sick Time is a critical one for people who risk their jobs if they take time off to care for a sick child or are seeking help in instances of domestic abuse.

In Duluth's Native American community, over 30% of the population is homeless.  80% of mothers are the primary breadwinners for their families. And 46% - compared to 26% of the general population here - are living below the poverty line.

So as you might imagine, issues surrounding income and job security - not to mention aid for victims of violence - are big deals.