Duluth

Playing the things-could-always-be-worse game isn't reliably useful to put things in perspective.

But still, 102 years ago, Duluthians were coping with war, flu -- and fire.

More information about the Virtual Book Launch for Duluth: An Urban Biography and to sign up for it is available here, and more information on the book itself is available here.

Director Amber McGinnis

The annual Duluth Superior Film Festival, in its ninth year, is happening now,

Rob Adams

Mixed media, painter, cartoonist and collage artist Rob Adams has a retrospective show up through May 24, at CF Design, before he ships out. 

Sirpa Särkijärvi

The Joseph Nease Gallery welcomes a Finnish painter to Duluth this week. Opening on Friday, March 22 is Transcription by Sirpa Särkijärvi.  Her active and fluid style brings her large scale figurative paintings to life.  Driven by human connections to nature and the complexities of the human experience in this stressful modern world, her insights carry great expression.

Sara Pajunen

Sara Pajunen is digging deep into the legacy of the Iron Range for inspiration, from the history the people to the landscapes of today.  Her latest project Mine Songs will culminate in a sonic/music project, based on this ranging investigation.  The public is invited to participate in a tangible way to her discovery of the sound of the Iron Range in her final research workshop at Zeitgeist Arts this week. 

© 2018 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Wrapping up another great year in art, Anne Dugan shares her "Best of Art in 2018."

Joe Polecheck

Joe Polecheck Photography will be hosting his first Duluth pop-up show at Hoops Brewing this weekend.  Holiday pop-ups are a great way to connect with local artists and at this is one you can enjoy beer and shopping together.  Other makers, including Superior Blooms, Gnarly Pepper and Heart Petals, will also be on hand on Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon- 5 p.m.

Duluth Loves Local

The Duluth Winter Village brings merriment to the lakeshore at Glensheen this weekend.  The third annual, festive, outdoor, Christmas market is a celebration our life in the north and of the burgeoning community local makers, and purveyors in Duluth. 

Andres Ubierna

On July 18, Duluth honored Nelson Mandela on what would have been his 100th birthday. Mandela was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, a humanitarian, and the first democratically-elected President of South Africa. 

Duluth Brewhouse Release Party 7/7

Jul 3, 2018
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KUMD is Proud to Sponsor the Duluth Brewhouse Release Party.

The Duluth Brewhouse is officially releasing their delicious flavors to market and hosting a fun deck party to celebrate! The party takes place on Saturday, July 7 from 3pm to 10pm at Endion Station and will feature live music, fun giveaways and the official release of Duluth Brewhouse beer in cans!

Live Music on the Deck (weather permitting):
Colleen Myhre at 4pm
The Northwoods Band at 7pm

Natalija Walbridge

Last year, Duluth artist Natalija Walbridge was the award winner for fiber arts at the Park Point Art Fair and this year she returns with her original textile works from her creative endeavor, Dock 5.  She has become known for her lift bridge design messenger bag but her canvas bags also carry a variety of art and graphic designs from vintage maps to works inspired by the natrural world. 

Maija Jenson

The new Bent Paddle Taproom, prominently featuring local artists and artisans, is celebrating their grand opening on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5-7 p.m.  Bent Paddle Brewing Co. will be serving up their Duluth-made beer in the new expansive space located in the old Enger & Olson Furniture building at 1832 W. Michigan St., spitting distance from the brewery and old taproom.

MPCA

Have you heard about the Duluth Urban Area Streams and Watershed reports? There are two public meetings happening this week and it is a great opportunity to speak up about water in Duluth.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking public comment on two Duluth Urban Area Streams Watershed draft water quality reports. Opportunities for public comment close on April 18.

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11/17 Live From Studio A: Josh Harmony and Co.

Nov 13, 2017
Josh Harmony & Co.
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In addition to writing and performing psychedelic rock, this Minneapolis musician is also a pro skateboarder and a visual artist. He and his band performed at the Rex Bar in Duluth on November 17 at the afterparty for Prove Collective's Plys with Purpose event, an exhibition and silent auction featuring skateboard decks. Proceeds from this fundraiser go towards building a state-of-the-art skate park in Gary New Duluth. They joined us in the studio for a preview that same afternoon.

Josh Harmony

The Duluth Experience

Duluth's dark past is again providing fodder for a Dark History Bus Tour this month.

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