Art events

Reader Contributing Staff 

“Miles To Go Before I Sleep,” African-inspired carved walking sticks by Willie Little, opens Feb. 13 at the Tweed.

Duluth Art Institute 508 W. Michigan St. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ta-coumba T. Aiken, “The Way I See,” Morrison Gallery through April 15. “Today I Am” by Annelisa Roseen, Corridor Gallery through March 18. Allison Baker, “Tender Vignettes: A Class Narrative,” Steffl Gallery, through March 20.

Duluth Public Library 520 W. Superior St. Paintings by Sam Zimmerman through Feb. 29 in the Blue Room.

Ely Folk School 209 E. Sheridan St., Ely Makers Market & Mixer Saturday, Feb. 17, 3-5 p.m.

Ely Winter Festival through Feb. 11.

Ely Art Walk, downtown storefronts through Feb. 29.

Great Lakes Aquarium 353 Harbor Dr. Duluth Beargrease Art Show through March 10.

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery 115 Wisconsin St., Grand Marais Winter hours: Wednesday–Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday. “Hygge: The Warmth of Winter” through Feb. 25.

Joy & Co. 16 1st Ave. W., Grand Marais Art Night Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.

Lyric Center for the Arts 510 Chestnut St., Virginia Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays Open Art Club Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free, all ages. Lyric Art Colony meets first and third Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Macrostie Art Center 405 NW 1st Ave., Grand Rapids Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Portrayals in Paper: Tales of Overcoming” by Nikki Besser through March 29. “A Lost Art” by John Bauer through Feb. 23. “Decidedly Weird Birdie Nest” by Scout Humphrey through Feb. 23 in the Giinawind Gallery.  Miikawaadendaagwad gathering third Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.

Nice Girls of the North Marketplace Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spirit of the Lake Community School 5401 E. Superior St. Local women-owned art cooperative hosts markets the second Saturday of each month.

Nordic Center 23 N. Lake Ave. Duluth Open Fridays 12-4 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m. Through Feb. 24: “Underway: A Celebration of All Things Small Watercraft.“ Children’s boat painting Feb. 25, 1-3 p.m. March 1-April 27: “Hand of the Huldra,” Norwegian-inspired filigree jewelry by Liz Bucheit. Reception Friday, March 1, 5-8 p.m. Artist talk Saturday, March 2, 1-3 p.m. Sunday Funday March 10, 1-3 p.m. 

Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery 210 S. River St., Cook Winter Hours: Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “A Closer Look” Photo Contest for portraits, flora, fauna or objects in detail. Entry deadline March 2, 1 p.m. Exhibit and public voting March 7-29. Winners announced at the reception on March 29, 5-7 p.m. See

Prøve Gallery 21 N. Lake St., Duluth Open Weds. - Fri. 4-7 p.m. and Sat. 12-4 p.m. “The Life & Times of George Bonga” by Charvis Z. Harrell through March 1. Rathskeller 132 E. Superior St. Duluth "Seeing Light,” abstract photography by Charlie Keillor.

Reif Center Gallery 720 NW Conifer Dr., Grand Rapids Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.  Northern Landscapes group exhibition through March 8. Reception Friday, Feb. 2, 4-5:30 p.m.

Siiviis Gallery 361 Canal Park Dr., Duluth “Art From the Heart,” Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wearable art from Nucleus Jewelry and vases from Burdock Ceramics.

Superior Public Library 1530 Tower Ave. “Love Your Local Artist” Friday, Feb. 9, 5:30-8 p.m. Fourteenth annual fundraiser with local art, live music, wine and refreshments.

Tweed Museum, UMD Campus Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Opening Feb. 13: “Miles To Go Before I Sleep,” African-inspired carved walking sticks by Willie Little. Opening Feb. 27: “Ukraine Project,” photography by Katherine Turzcan, and “Blanket Song,” multimedia by John Hitchcock.

Wussow’s Concert Cafe 324 N. Central Ave. Duluth “Rug on Fire,” Portrait series by Cherry Koch through Feb. 29. Reception Thursday, Feb. 8, 5:30-8 p.m.