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Events Happening Today (July 1)

July

01

The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All

Dates: July 1 - July 31
Time: varies by event
(218) 723-1310 • Visit Website

The Duluth Art Institute offers a variety of art classes for adults and youth. The classes cover a range of interests and skill levels. Most classes are held at the Institute inside of the Depot building at 506 West Michigan Street. Please visit their web site for more information on these great classes.

July

01

Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone

Dates: July 1 - July 31
Time: varies by event
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

The Duluth Experience Tour Company offers a variety of exciting and informative tours for all interests. Their family friendly History Tours will take you on a scenic journey into Duluth's rich history. Looking for adventure? Check out their line of Kayak Adventures on Lake Superior and St. Louis River or hop on a bike for a scenic Road Bike Tour or Mountain Bike Adventure. Then sit back and relax on one of their award winning Brewery Tours and go behind-the-scenes to sample Duluth's amazing craft beer scene. Find out why these guys are the Duluth's #1 Tour Company on Trip Advisor!

July

01

Duluth Art Institute presents: Hat-Trick: A Celebration of Hockey and Art

Dates: July 1 - July 7
Time: gallery hours
(218) 733-7560 • Visit Website

Hockey and the fine arts may seem at the opposite ends of the cultural spectrum, but the two find surprising common ground in the passion expressed in each field’s players: dedication, pain, drama, fight, and fabulous hair. Both share incredibly rich cultural traditions in the Twin Ports and will be jointly celebrated in “Hat- Trick.” The work of Tim Cortes, a nationally celebrated sports artist, will anchor “Hat-Trick.” His large-scale, photo-realistic colored pencil drawings concentrate on famous athletes and sporting events. Paired with Cortes’ work will be a variety of paintings and sculptures that celebrate hockey including an art making piece that the audience can engage in, designed by DAI Executive & Artistic Director Anne Dugan, will also be part of the experience. Held at 506 West Michigan Street.

July

01

Duluth Art Institute presents: Team Spirit

Dates: July 1 - July 7
Time: gallery hours
(218) 733-7560 • Visit Website

“Team Spirit” will present several three-dimensional installations by Jen Dietrich and Robb Quisling, Their work investigates a variety of sports and often includes elements of sound and smell, contorting the viewer to participate in the game. Work on view will include: * A variety of distilled, sports-related smells presented as colognes such as the leather of a used baseball glove potentially triggering memories; * A “Trainer’s Table” installation with shredded gear; * Rock-climbing holds made in resin (the same material used at Vertical Endeavors) and shaped like various human body parts, which gallery visitors can grab as rock climbers would, pushing boundaries of comfort interacting with other bodies; * A video projection of NFL tackles, coupled with gentler music; * A large-scale painting some three feet tall of a hockey face-off spot, coated in wax to mimic ice and with evidence of scratching on the surface, paired with an actual puck waiting to fall on the piece; * A wall hanging created with turf; * A rubber relief sculpture of a gym shower, standing eight feet tall; * Eighteen baseball gloves deconstructed and sewn back together into a single mass, with evidence of the athletes’ hands in the worn leather exposed for gallery visitors to touch. Held at 506 West Michigan Street.

July

01

Duluth Children's Museum Summer Camps

Date: July 1
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 • Visit Website

Express Yourself Art Camp (Ages 5-8): Wide variety of art activities. $155 per week: Members/$185 per week: Non-Members. Held at 115 S. 29th Avenue West in Duluth.

July

01

North Shore Scenic Railroad's BBQ Train

Date: July 1
Time: 6:30 pm
(218) 722-1273 • Visit Website

Take a seat in the Dining Car and enjoy the best of Famous Dave's Summer Bar-B-Que! This 2.5 hour excursion travels up the North Shore. Enjoy Ribs and Roasted Chicken with 2 side-dishes and of course their world-famous corn bread. After dinner, enjoy live-music in the bar car and finish off the ride with award winning bread pudding. All tickets only $34.00 each Reservations Required - Limited seating

July

01

Big Top Chautauqua Shows

Dates: July 1 - July 31
Time: Varies by date
1-888-244-8368 • Visit Website

Visit Lake Superior's Big Top Chautauqua three miles south of Bayfield, WI at the foot of Mt. Ashwabay. Known as the "Carnegie Hall of tent shows," our 50+ seasonal lineup features original productions, international touring acts, concerts, and variety shows all presented in a picturesque setting under a giant 900-seat, all-canvas tent theater. Performance home of nationally distributed Tent Show Radio program. Food, bar, gardens & gift shop. Suitable for the whole family. Free shuttle from Bayfield, Washburn and Ashland. Admission: Varies by show and seats.

July

01

Jeffrey T. Larson: Domestic Space exhibition at Tweed Musuem of Art

Dates: July 1 - July 31
Time: gallery hours
(218) 726-8222 • Visit Website

Featuring oil paintings of exquisitely rendered domestic views, figures, and objects, is the first museum show of Larson’s work in the Northland. Free and Open to the public. On view at Tweed Museum of Art located on the campus of UMD, 1201 Ordean Court.

July

01

All This is True Exhibit at Tweed Museum of Art

Dates: July 1 - July 31
Time: gallery hours
(218) 726-8222 • Visit Website

Presents the work of internationally renowned political artists Sue Coe and Warrington Colescott. "Am I a good person? Are we (humans) collectively good?" the artists live with these questions and make art, and in this exhibit they take us on a difficult tour of power gone awry and its casualties. Free and Open to the public. On view at Tweed Museum of Art on the campus of UMD, 1201 Ordean Court.

July

01

Vance Gellert: Iron Country Exhibit at Tweed Museum

Dates: July 1 - July 31
Time: gallery hours
(218) 726-8222 • Visit Website

A journey of environmental exploration revealed as a photographic essay about the unique visual character of the Iron Range. The camera views were made in communities that include Coleraine, Eveleth, Hibbing, and Virginia among others. Gellert’s images reveal the changing technologies of mining, the ever-changing landscape, and the unique personalities that all together represent a complex social and economic interdependency. Free and Open to the public. Held in Tweed Museum of Art on the campus of UMD, 1201 Ordean Court.

July

01

Thomas Carnival

Dates: July 1 - July 10
Time: varies by day
(512) 282-4442 • Visit Website

Whether you enjoy rides, games, food, or good old-fashioned fun, the Thomas Carnival has something to offer. For more information, please visit the web site above. Held in the DECC parking lot at 350 Harbor Drive.

July

01

Martin DeWitt Art Show

Dates: July 1 - July 31
Time: Atrium Hours
(218) 336-1416 • Visit Website

Martin DeWitt is Professor Emeritus in the School of Art & Design, Western Carolina University. He was Founding Director and Curator of the Fine Art Museum/WCU and formerly Director and Curator of the Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth. Define place: explore the nature of space and time, seek out the source of light, react to change and the experience. The intangibles of time and space have played out inspiring his work. Layered histories and cultural memory have surfaced, often metaphorically, as well as the space forming potential of ambiguous visual elements that randomly push color interaction. Throw in essential life experiences to conjure up an expressive response taking shape, form and idea in these current and future works, large and small. Free and held at 222 East Superior Street.

July

01

The Oak Ridge Boys with The Strangers and Ben & Noel Haggard

Date: July 1
Time: 7:30 pm
(715) 373-5552 • Visit Website

July 1 was supposed to see the return of the great Merle Haggard to the Big Top, but on April 6, "the poet of the common man" left us. Come help us remember and celebrate the greatest country singer/songwriter of our generation with The Strangers, his band that toured with him for 5 decades, and two of his musical sons. Hear the classic Haggard songs we all love performed by those closest to him. Tickets range from $72.00-$102.00. Held at Big Top Chautauqua, 101 West Bayfield Street in Washburn, WI.