Art events

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Photography by Doug Cottrell open April 1 at Split Rock Lighthouse.

Depot 508 W. Michigan St., Duluth Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unveiling of a newly commissioned Samuel Zimmerman/Zhaawanoogiizhik painting Thursday, April 4, 4-6 p.m. as part of the Twin Ports Festival of History. 

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.  Annelisa Roseen. “Today I Am,” Corridor Gallery through April 15.

Duluth Pottery 1924 W. Superior St. Duluth New to the gallery: plein air painting by Nelia Harper. Meet the artist Thursday, April 4, 5-7 p.m.

Ely’s Historic State Theater 238 E. Sheridan St., Ely “Weaving Color Into Comfort” by Grace Klein through March 31. “To Hold It All” by Sarah Brokke, April 14-28.

First Friday Art Walk  Friday, April 5,  4-7 p.m., downtown Grand Rapids.

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery 115 W. Wisconsin St., Grand Marais Winter Plein Air exhibit through March 28. Birney Quick Legacy Exhibit March 29-April 21. Reception Friday, March 29, 5-7 p.m.

Kruk Gallery, UWS Holden Fine Arts, 1805 Catlin Ave. Open Mon.-Fri. 2-6 p.m.  Through March 31: “Waiting for Beds” by Moira Villiard and Carla Hamilton.

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. Open call for submissions to the annual "Open Water" show in May and June. Themes of "spring awakening" accepted. Email submissions to Deadline April 1.

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. Opening in April: Roya Nazari Najafabadi. “Feral Biome: Shadow Work” by Amanda McElray Hunter through April 26. Ojibwe Education student exhibit through April 26.

Nordic Center 23 N. Lake Ave. Duluth Open Fridays 12-4 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m. Through April 27: “Hand of the Huldra,” Norwegian-inspired filigree jewelry by Liz Bucheit.

Northland Peeps Art Show Winners announced during the Easter event at Fairlawn Mansion Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 1 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 exhibit and public voting through March 29. Winners announced at the reception March 29, 5-7 p.m.

Prøve Gallery 21 N. Lake St., Duluth Open Weds. - Fri. 4-7 p.m. and Sat. 12-4 p.m. Through May 10: “Interlaced,” fiber art by Lauren Faherty.

Rathskeller 132 E. Superior St. Duluth "Kaleidoscope Eyes” by Melolagnia through mid-May.

Siiviis Gallery 361 Canal Park Dr., Duluth Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Strengthening Light,” paintings, ceramics and jewelry by more than 30 artists.

Split Rock Lighthouse North of Two Harbors on Hwy. 61 Paintings by Lynn Zsidov-Steiner through March. She will be onsite Sunday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photography by Doug Cottrell April 1-28. He will be onsite April 13 and 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Treasures of the Earth Green Goods, Craft & Art Fair Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Peace Church, Duluth

Tweed Museum, UMD Campus Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) through April 21. Visual Culture Lecture Series with ASE juror Aaron Delehanty Tuesday, April 2, 6 p.m. in 120 Solon Campus Center.

Twin Ports Art Mixer Saturday, April 13, 4-11 p.m. The Burg Duluth, 20 W. 1st St. Food, poetry, live music, film and live art.

Washburn Cultural Center 1 E. Bayfield St., Washburn Open Weds. - Sun. 12-4 p.m. Through March 30: “Let ‘R Rip,” Chequamegon Bay Arts Council’s annual spring show. Applications open for CBAC artist grants through April 1. Visit

Zeitgeist Arts 222 Superior St. Duluth Through March: Cherry Koch, “Rug on Fire,” stories of queer folks from the Twin Ports.