Hockey and the fine arts may seem at the opposite ends of the cultural spectrum, but the two find surprising common ground in the passion expressed in each field's players: dedication, pain, drama, fight, and fabulous hair. Both share incredibly rich cultural traditions in the Twin Ports and will be jointly celebrated in "Hat- Trick." The work of Tim Cortes, a nationally celebrated sports artist, will anchor "Hat-Trick." His large-scale, photo-realistic colored pencil drawings concentrate on famous athletes and sporting events. Paired with Cortes' work will be a variety of paintings and sculptures that celebrate hockey including an art making piece that the audience can engage in, designed by DAI Executive & Artistic Director Anne Dugan, will also be part of the experience. Held at 506 West Michigan Street.
"Team Spirit" will present several three-dimensional installations by Jen Dietrich and Robb Quisling, Their work investigates a variety of sports and often includes elements of sound and smell, contorting the viewer to participate in the game. Work on view will include: * A variety of distilled, sports-related smells presented as colognes such as the leather of a used baseball glove potentially triggering memories; * A "Trainer's Table" installation with shredded gear; * Rock-climbing holds made in resin (the same material used at Vertical Endeavors) and shaped like various human body parts, which gallery visitors can grab as rock climbers would, pushing boundaries of comfort interacting with other bodies; * A video projection of NFL tackles, coupled with gentler music; * A large-scale painting some three feet tall of a hockey face-off spot, coated in wax to mimic ice and with evidence of scratching on the surface, paired with an actual puck waiting to fall on the piece; * A wall hanging created with turf; * A rubber relief sculpture of a gym shower, standing eight feet tall; * Eighteen baseball gloves deconstructed and sewn back together into a single mass, with evidence of the athletes' hands in the worn leather exposed for gallery visitors to touch. Held at 506 West Michigan Street.
The Duluth Art Institute offers a variety of art classes for adults and youth. The classes cover a range of interests and skill levels. Most classes are held at the Institute inside of the Depot building at 506 West Michigan Street. Please visit their web site for more information on these great classes.
July 1 - 31
Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone
The Duluth Experience Tour Company offers a variety of exciting and informative tours for all interests. Their family friendly History Tours will take you on a scenic journey into Duluth's rich history. Looking for adventure? Check out their line of Kayak Adventures on Lake Superior and St. Louis River or hop on a bike for a scenic Road Bike Tour or Mountain Bike Adventure. Then sit back and relax on one of their award winning Brewery Tours and go behind-the-scenes to sample Duluth's amazing craft beer scene. Find out why these guys are the Duluth's #1 Tour Company on Trip Advisor!
The Midwest's greatest Fourth of July celebration and fireworks extravaganza! Visit Bayfront Festival Park during the Independence Day Celebration! Duluthians and visitors alike will enjoy this FREE community celebration. Minnesota's largest fireworks display produced by Visit Duluth.
Building with Biology at the Duluth Childrens Museum
Explore synthetic biology utilizing special program kits and have a meet and greet with local-area biologists who will speak on the topic and answer questions. Held at 115 South 29th Avenue West in Duluth.
Greater Downtown Council presents: Movies in the Park
At the Nice Girls of the North Second Saturday Market you'll be treated to free coffee, cookies and door prizes, lively music and a friendly atmosphere. Browse a collection of handcrafted clothing and bags, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, photography, personal care products, baby items and much more. Artists are on hand as personal shoppers to help you select just the right one-of a kind gift for every occasion. One central checkout adds convenience and major credit cards are accepted. Held at the Lakeside Lester Park Community Center (the former Lakeside Library) located at 106 N. 54th Ave. East in Duluth
Come and enjoy static displays and performers including USAF Thunderbirds, Mike Wiskus, Vanguard Squadron and so much more. The largest air show in Minnesota just got a whole lot louder. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) announced that they have selected the Duluth Airshow to host the USMC Harrier Demonstration Team. A great event for all ages. Tickets are on sale now.
July 10 - 16
Duluth Art Institute's Outdoor Painting Festival, Plein Air Duluth: Paint Du Nord
Forty outstanding artists from Minnesota and beyond have been selected to participate in the Duluth Art Institute's second annual outdoor painting festival, Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord. Duluth offers wonderful inspiration for painters with postindustrial buildings nestled on a hill leading down to the greatest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior, and surrounded by pristine wilderness. En Plein Air means "in the open air," and artists will work outdoors to quickly capture the landscape in shifting, natural light, immortalizing Duluth scenes. Many will post their painting locations on social media, using the hashtag #DuluthPleinAir16, so that the public can watch them transform canvases from blank slates to completed works. Please try and watch some of these wonderful painters capture Duluth and all it has to offer.
Make Downtown Duluth your destination for this annual shopping celebration. Hit the bricks for some shopping, mouth-watering food, entertainment and fun for the kids right in the heart of the city. July 13th - Sidewalk Shuffle 5K (contact the YMCA for details) (noon) July 13th - Classic Car Show & Harley Revue (5:00PM - 8:00PM) Click HERE for Details July 15th - First Street Dance hosted by Ace's On First & Roscoe's Pioneer Bar (8:00PM)
Enjoy a summer evening running on Duluth's beautiful Park Point. The Park Point 5-Miler starts near the Park Point Pavilion in Duluth and participants run down Minnesota Avenue before finishing back near the Pavilion. A 2-mile walk and short races for children accompany the 5-mile run. All net proceeds from the Park Point 5-Miler benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF). The YAF was developed by Grandma's Marathon in 1990 to assist with the promotion, development and growth of youth athletics. The YAF supports young athletes and locally under-represented sports programs in Carlton, Cook, Douglas, Lake and St. Louis Counties. $25 Pre-registration (throughWednesday, July 13)/$35 Late registration (on race day)/kids 14 and under are free.
Movie: "Muppet Treasure Island" Grab a blanket and bring the family for a magical evening under the stars. Featured films every Friday evening through August 26th in Leif Erickson Park (12th Ave E & London Rd.)
Forty outstanding artists from Minnesota and beyond have been selected to participate in the Duluth Art Institute's second annual outdoor painting festival, Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord. Duluth offers wonderful inspiration for painters with postindustrial buildings nestled on a hill leading down to the greatest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior, and surrounded by pristine wilderness. En Plein Air means "in the open air," and artists will work outdoors to quickly capture the landscape in shifting, natural light, immortalizing Duluth scenes. This is an exhibit of the artists work from the week of outdoor painting, held in the John Steffl Gallery & Corridor Gallery at 506 West Michigan Street.
Enjoy our 11th annual festival showcasing internationally touring performers while you enjoy ethnic foods, beverages and a variety of artisans displaying their wares. Enjoy Lake Superior views from this beautiful open air venue. Visit our website for updates on the 2016 lineup, tickets, hotel accommodations, directions, and camping information.
Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord Watercolor Workshop with Juror Dan Mondloch
Enjoy a workshop with painter Dan Mondloch, who was awarded first place by Andy Evansen at last year's festival��"as well as taking first place at the Jacques Art Center's plein air festival one week later. A third generation painter of watercolor landscapes, Mondloch follows in the footsteps of his parents and great grandfather. Price is $125.
The course runs on trails through Pattison State Park, it is a paved Road and trail. Price is $25.00 until July 1st, $35.00 after. Registration is capped at 100 participants. Sleeveless wicking shirts to those who register by July 1st. Register for both the Summer and Fall Rivet Runs and save $10. This the most scenic event in the area! Course runs along a river, past a 30 foot waterfall two times and past lakes! Great door prizes! Lots of edibles afterwards! Proceeds benefit Pattison State Park. One of Wisconsin's cornerstone parks, Pattison features the highest waterfall in Wisconsin: 165-foot-high Big Manitou Falls. Twin 30-foot-high Little Manitou Falls are also among the ten highest falls in Wisconsin. For more information www.facebook.com/Rivet-RunWalk-656554001128412/?ref=hl
The Great Outdoors Camp (Ages 5-8): Environmental education, MinnAqua curriculum, resources from WLSSD, etc. $155 per week: Members/$185 per week: Non-Members. Held at 115 S. 29th Avenue West in Duluth.
The R/V Blue Heron will be docked at the Great Lakes Aquarium. The scientists and staff of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) invite the public to board and tour the Blue Heron research vessel's LLO Science on Deck. The "Science on Deck" event is free. A 2:00 pm presentation will take place in the Twin Ports Harbor near the Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive.
America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at DECC Symphony Hall. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2016. This show is on sale Friday, April 15 at 10am! Tickets available in person at DECC box office, or via Ticketmaster. Held at 350 Harbor Drive.
Greater Downtown Council presents: Movies in the Park
Visit the beautiful shores of Lake Superior to celebrate craft beer from Minnesota breweries and brewpubs of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, plus select regional craft brands. Meet the brewers and enjoy craft beers, plus food vendors, live music, craft beer education and much more at Bayfront Festival Park! Tickets on sale April 12th at noon.
Marvelous Things by Northland Women Art & Gift Fair
This summertime indoor fair will offer a spectacular opportunity to shop for one of a kind, handcrafted items. Pottery, books, home decor, soap, photography, glass, jewelry, as well other art will be for sale by over 20 local female artists. All items are exclusively made in the Northland (within about 60 miles of Duluth). See the passion and creative artistic work from our region. Start your holiday shopping early. Pick up cool stuff for your home or garden, and items for your family and friends. Held at Duluth Congregational Church at 3833 East Superior Street
DCM Olympics Camp (Ages 5-8): Will feature opening and closing ceremonies, Olympic history, DCM-specific Olympic Challenges. $155 per week: Members/$185 per week Non-Members. Held at 115 S. 29th Avenue West in Duluth.
Greater Downtown Council presents: Movies in the Park
Movie: "Swiss Family Robinson" Grab a blanket and bring the family for a magical evening under the stars. Featured films every Friday evening through August 26th in Leif Erickson Park (12th Ave E & London Rd.)
Mark your calendars to celebrate the past, present, and future of the Skyline Parkway Scenic Drive. Come for a family picnic, bring a bag lunch and join us for cake and ice cream from Mrs. Delicious and/or an ice cream truck. Enjoy 4 guest speakers, recorded ragtime music, history display of pictures and old signs that were on the parkway through the years. Activities based at Chester Bowl, 1801 East Skyline in Duluth.
Goo Goo Dolls released the album "A Boy Named Goo" more than 20 years ago and is best known for the songs "Iris," "Slide" and "Black Balloon." A new album is schedule for release in April. Collective Soul is a grunge-alt rock band best known for "Shine." Tickets start at $35 and go on sale Friday, February 26th at web site above or in person at Electric Fetus. Held in Bayfront Festival Park (outdoor venue) Event will be held Rain or Shine.