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Kristi Stokes: Downtown Duluth Arts Walk scheduled for Friday

Following a great turn-out at its inaugural event on June 29, and building upon those numbers with even more visitors in July, the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) is back for its 3rd monthly Arts Walk.

It is an exciting time of growth for arts groups in downtown Duluth. From the HART District on one end and the Duluth Art Institute on the other, the downtown arts community is thriving and looking to attract local and seasonal visitors to a monthly, year-round Downtown Arts Walk.

This month’s Downtown Arts Walk will take place Friday as a way to unite, revitalize, and enrich the community through the arts.

The Downtown Arts Walk is the creation of the DDAC. Together, they represent more than 25 arts businesses/groups, individual artist studios and cultural centers that will be participating: 315 Gallery at the Washington Co-op, AICHO (Galleries, Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, Indigenous First Art & Gifts), Alison Aune Studio, Arola Architecture Studios, Art in the Alley, Blush, CF design ltd, Dubh Linn Brew Pub, Duluth Art Institute (DAI), Duluth Coffee Company, Joseph Nease Gallery, Kirsten Aune Textiles, Legacy Glassworks, Lizzard’s Gallery, Mavis. Designer Showroom, the Nordic Center, Pineapple Arts Building: the Pineapple Arts store, UMD Faculty Studios, Magic Smelt Ship Shop), Prøve, The Rathskeller, The Red Herring, Rockingchair Studio, Studio 101, The Tight Squeek Press Shop, Tischer Photographic Gallery, Wagner Zaun Architecture, and Zeitgeist Arts.

Activities during the Downtown Arts Walk will range along the creative spectrum, including art exhibits, gallery talks, art demonstrations, musical performances and more. The monthly Arts Walk will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and go on into the late night downtown scene.

This is a walkable night of entertainment that all ages can enjoy, as we partner with neighborhood eateries, bars and performance venues to provide further incentives to come out and celebrate downtown arts culture.

Event venues will be participating in the Walk during staggered times and information about venues and the times can be found on the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk Facebook page (@DowntownDuluthArtsWalk).

Additional Arts Walks are planned for September 28, October 26, November 30, with a special Winter Solstice event scheduled for December 21.