Sunday, April 18, 2010

Twin Ports Art Scene Highlighted in Earth Day Gallery Hop

The weather was perfect. Whatever you were planning, the clear skies made for a sweet, breezy afternoon no matter what your pleasure. We did a little hiking near Carlton, then dropped into Canal Park for a portion of the Duluth's 20th Anniversary Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop.

The annual event includes free trolley service to the various locations, which are quite spread out actually, ranging from the Art in the Alley in Superior to Tweed Museum up at UMD. Being mid-afternoon we took in the Canal Park galleries, especially enjoying the atmosphere and eats at Silvertson's. (Oh, yes, the art there is wonderful, too.) Wish we'd had time for more. I know that Jeffrey at Lizzard's had been exceedingly busy re-arranging everything there for this special event. I strongly encourage you, especially if you are not a regular face in the galleries here, you owe it to yourself to check 'em out. Don't wait till next year's Gallery Hop, though that salmon and cheese spread at Sivertson's was to die for, and I will be dreaming about it for the next 365 days.

Here's a list of this year's participating galleries. If you're in town, most are open year 'round and all have something to offer.

Art Dock
394 South Lake Avenue, Duluth

Blue Lake Gallery
395 South Lake Avenue, Duluth

Duluth Art Institute
The Depot, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth

Duluth Public Arts Commission
301 West 1st Street, Duluth

Sivertson Gallery
361 Canal Park Drive, Duluth

Tweed Museum of Art
University Minnesota Duluth, 1201 Ordean Court

Zeitgeist Arts Gallery
222 East Superior Street, Duluth

Waters of Superior
395 South Lake Avenue, Duluth

Art In The Alley
912 Hammond Avenue, Superior, WI

Gaia Art Gallery (above Hell's Kitchen)
310 South Lake Avenue, Duluth

Lizzard’s Art Gallery and Framing
11 West Superior Street, Duluth

Washington Studios Artist’s Cooperative
315 North Lake Avenue, Duluth

If you're in the Twin Ports area on a weekend getaway or weeklong escape, the galleries will welcome you. Many have treasures which you'll want to bring home to remind you of our neck of the woods since many of the artists who show their work have been themselves inspired by the sensory offerings of our Northland, both the scenes and the activities.

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