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Duluth Art Week
8-day concentration on the Arts

Duluth – The City of Duluth is proud to host an 8-day art week designed to bring out the artist in you. From May 7th to May 14th, citizens can expect to see different forms of art throughout the City



“If you didn’t participate last year, you need to this year. It’s a remarkable experience as you get to see ART in a different way each day” said Event Coordinator Maggie Waddell.

Paint Duluth, a plein air event from May 5th-May 8th, is also included in ART week. Artists from all over the Southeast will come together to capture Duluth through paintings and compete for a cash reward of $1500.00. Paintings from this event will go on sale for the public on May 8th from 6pm-8pm at the Duluth Festival Center.

20150509 5AS 1419190The weeklong event will wrap up with an award winning theatrical performance by Aurora Theatre. The musical play “Memphis” will hit the Duluth stage. 

 “The birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll in the South happened in Memphis, but there is a lot more to this story than Graceland. Inspired by true events, pioneering disc jockey Huey Calhoun moves this iconic sound from radio to TV. You have got to see this live” said Ann Carol Pence, Co-Founder/Associate Producer at the Aurora Theatre. 

memphis keyart right lower190The show is free to the public however VIP tables are available for purchase. Throughout the week there will be lots to see and experience.  To find the breakdown of Duluth’s Art Week activities, click on the link For more information, contact Maggie Waddell at To find what restaurants are participating in the “Eat Like a Local” portion, please visit