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September Downtown Duluth Arts Walk to feature Art Supply Drive benefitting ISD 709 students

Students are back in school and the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) is excited to partner with Art for Ed’s Sake (A4ES), the local nonprofit created by public school visual arts educators to raise funds to further support art education and visual literacy for students in Grades K through 12.

DDAC will be participating in an Art Supply Drive to support Duluth’s Future Artists! Donations may be dropped off in collection bins, September 26 through 28 at the following locations: Joseph Nease Gallery, Pineapple Arts Supply Store, Art in the Alley, and Zeitgeist.

As a sweetener, on the night of the Downtown Arts Walk (September 28th), for every $5 of supplies/money donated, a matching donation will be made by the following venues: Joseph Nease Gallery (up to $250), AICHO (up to $100), Wagner Zaun Architecture (up to $100), Tischer Photographic Gallery (up to $50) and The Nordic Center (up to $50).

In addition, Pineapple Arts Supply store will be offering a 25% discount on any supplies purchased for the Art Supply Drive during the night of the Arts Walk, September 28, 5 to 8 PM. Please see attached list of needed supplies.

Some of the activities to look forward to on September 28: Hands-on arts making activities facilitated by UMD Arts Education students at Pineapple Arts. New art exhibits at DAI, The Red Herring, Dubh Linn, Duluth Coffee Co, Wagner Zaun Architecture, Art in the Alley and The Nordic Center. Last chance exhibits at 315 Gallery, AICHO, Joseph Nease Gallery, Lizzard’s, Legacy Glassworks, Prøve, The Rathskeller, Tischer and Zeitgeist. Open studio at Kirsten Aune Textiles, Studio 101, The Tight Squeek Press, Mavis Designer Showroom, Rockingchair Studio. Music at Blush and The Red Herring, and more! For up to date information about participating venues and programming please visit our Downtown Duluth Arts Walk Facebook page (@DowntownDuluthArtsWalk).

The Downtown Duluth Arts Walk (DDAW) is the creation of The Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC). Together, DDAC represents more than 26 arts businesses/groups, individual artist studios and cultural centers. The monthly Arts Walk will be from 5 to 8 PM 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. Additional DDAW events are scheduled October 26, November 30, with a special Winter Solstice event scheduled for December 21.

Art Supply List:

+Black Sharpies, fine and extra-fine tip

+Large glue sticks, such as UHU brand (cheap ones don’t stick)

+Masking tape, Scotch Brand

+Clear packaging tape. 2″, Scotch Brand

+#2 pencils

+Drawing pencils

+Colored pencils

+Vine charcoal

+SD cards

+Student portfolios

+Photo paper

+Specialized brushes

+Bulk black and white acrylic (Blick)

+Gesso (Blick)

+Clay tools (fettling knives, loop tools)

If you want to donate money:

Elementary classes use a lot of the same materials ‘en masse’ and so can be ordered in bulk at lower costs, which makes funds go farther.

+ Your $10 donation gets:

A quart of paint and three brushes for a class

A clay lesson for six middle schoolers

+Your $15 donation gets:

Drawing paper for six elementary classes

Photo printing for a high school photography project

+Your $20 donation provides:

Two pints of ceramic glaze for a high school class

A box of matte boards for framing artwork

+Your $25 donation provides:

A set of kiln trivets

A half a classpack of Crayola colored pencils

Checks should be made out to:

“Zeitgeist”, and in the memo line write “Art for Ed’s Sake”

Art for Ed’s Sake (A4ES) is the non-profit that Duluth Public School Art Teachers set up to fundraise for their classrooms, Zeitgeist is their fiscal agent.

Credit card donations may be made at the following link: