Annie Dugan

Mn Artists is an on- and off-line home by, for and about Midwestern artists working in all disciplines.

This week, they'll be at the Duluth Folk School on Wednesday to help artists with what can be a daunting creative challenge: crafting an online presence. More information and registration for this free event (but you need to register) is here: Mn Artists Workshop: Duluth

Chris Monroe

If you want to know what you can expect at the Minnesota State Fair, the first thing to do is listen to Ann Reed's "The Fair" -- or at the very least, read the lyrics aloud.

Kathryn Lenz/Facebook

Where the culinary/domestic/mathematical and artistic meet, you will find  Kathryn Lenz's exhibition Out of the Kitchen. The opening reception is tonight (Monday, August 19) from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Cafe Mezzanine of the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe

Art in Bayfront Park

Tim Rollins and K.O.S. Invisible Man (after Ralph Ellison), 2015 Indigo and matte acrylic on book pages on panel 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm) Courtesy Studio K.O.S., Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong © Tim Rollins and K.O.S Photograph by Michael ThomasCredit © Tim Rollins and K.O.S/Michael Thomas/Pulitzer Foundation for the ArtsEdit | Remove

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Despite a few interruptions for severe weather announcments from the National Weather Service, Annie Dugan was still able to crowd a lot of art into this morning's report.

The severe thunderstorms should be long gone by the time tomorrow's Hillside Creative Crosswalks project gets back to work making intersections in the neighborhood safer by giving folks something to slow down and take a good look at.

Duluth Art Institute


Master grant writing and the art of getting residencies with a little help from the Duluth Art Institute and artist Nik Nerburn Wednesday evening ...

And if you want to have a little fun with your artist statement (and get it out of your system before you need to compose a real one) here are a couple of links:

Ryan Tischer. Used with permission.

The Downtown Duluth Art Walk turns one this week and Friday's excursion pulls out all the stops.

In addition to music at Blush, as you crawl through the venues, names start dropping: Sarah M. Brokke, Carla Hamilton, Adam Swanson,  Allen Killian Moore, Juliane Shibata, Martin DeWitt.

Annie Dugan is intrigued by things like the tension between acrylic and enamel paints ... but audiences may be more curious about the tension generated when a father-in-law (DeWitt) and his son-in-law (Webster) generate an art show together.

Martin DeWitt and Andrew Webster's exhibit reception is tonight (July 15). 


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!

Prøve Gallery

You have until midnight to submit your work to the Prøve Gallery's You Don't Know Me exhibition.  The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, July 19.

Meanwhile Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota are sponsoring the third Duluth Youth Creative Challenge at their downtown retail center.  The exhibit will be up this week, featuring the work of artists aged 5-16.

Matthew E. Moses/Moses Images/Grandma's Marathon

Grandma's Marathon was a great warmup for folks planning to spend a couple of days at the Park Point Art Fair this weekend.

Annie Dugan has the rest of your training tips including sunscreen, water and how to pace hourself.

Meanwhile, real die-hards can pregame Friday with the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk.

Ivy Vainio

Wednesday (June 19) at Zeitgeist, Ivy Vainio's Breaking Free Exhibition Reception runs from 6-8pm.

Robert Adams has a new exhibit up at the Duluth Coffee Company.  You might recall his Play Me piece from a Duluth Art Institute show a while back.

And speaking of art, food and beverage, Sue Rauschenfels opens an exhibit this Wednesday (June 12) at Pizza Luce'.

Allen Killian-Moore

The Duluth Art Institute holds a reception for three shows tomorrow (Tuesday, June 4):