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December 3, 2022

Art: Minnesota-Swedish Folk Painting

Minnesota-Swedish Folk Painting by Alison Aune This series is rooted in the cultural traditions of my maternal Swedish immigrant ancestors in Minnesota. Through painting, I explore and celebrate the intersection of art, craft and heritage. These art pieces will be on display December 1, 2022 – February 1, 2023  
Office Manager Lindsey Brockman
October 27, 2022

Welcome to our new Office Manager!

We are excited to welcome Lindsey Brockman as our new Office Manager at Duluth Folk School! Lindsey grew up in a small town in Northern Minnesota and was always busy with art and craft projects. She has continued that love of the handmade and shares that tradition with her children and husband now.  Lindsey hasContinue Reading
Concrete Sculpture by Ann Kleftsad
August 22, 2022

Making a Concrete Sculpture, with Ann Klefstad

Local artist Ann Klefstad recently offered a ‘Make Your Own Concrete Sculpture’ class with the Duluth Folk School. The class was supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts Board, which also included funding to create an online tutorial. Here are those tutorials (filmed by Ian MacEneany), where you will learn how toContinue Reading
Duluth Folk School Logo PNG
August 5, 2022

Hiring: Office Manager

We’re hiring an office manager! To apply: please send a cover letter and resume to Position Office Manager Compensation $15/hr. Work Hours 20 hrs/wk. Schedule Tuesday through Saturday, 9am – 1pm. Benefits Paid time off (accrual-based), discounts, flexible, and a crafty-fun work environment. Summary The Office Manager is an all-around position which responds toContinue Reading
Art at Duluth Folk School: In The(ir) Element
March 3, 2022

Art: In The(ir) Element

About this collection Originally, we had planned to show new work in 2020. We were aiming for April of 2020 to present our work, right here in this space. Obviously, that didn’t happen. As everything closed and life changed – and then changed again – we filed the exhibition away in the “someday” category ofContinue Reading
February 9, 2022

Art: Mosaic Muse

Mosaic Muse:  Wearable Wall Art by Serenity Kenan Painted pottery that one wears or displays on the wall walks the line between the personal and the performative; pieces that convey meaning as a sum greater than its parts. Ranging from talismans to tapestry – wearable and wall art serves a significant range of purpose, amongContinue Reading
Build a Canoe with Duluth Folk School
December 30, 2021

Build a Canoe – Youth Program!

Our next Youth Canoe Build is coming soon – things get started on Tuesday, January 4! This canoe build takes place after school Mondays through Thursdays, from January 4 through February 17th at the First Covenant Church in Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. This is a free program for youth in the area, from ages 13-18Continue Reading
Give to the Max for Duluth Folk School
November 3, 2021

Give to the Max!

November has been a month of organized charitable giving in Minnesota since 2009, when ‘Give to the Max Day‘ began. We’re thrilled to join the fun of Give to the Max this year! The folk school started as a great idea, and a labor of love. Tim Bates, Bryan French, and Carmel DeMaioribus have spentContinue Reading
Art at Duluth Folk School and Dovetail Cafe
October 5, 2021

Art: From Photos to Fabric

From Photos to Fabric Photo-Inspired Art Quilts by Helen Smith Stone This show runs through the month of October, 2021 Helen has been a quiltmaker for 40 years, generally making quilts designed by another person, or following a printed pattern. Influenced by many local and national artists she admires, Helen has had a burning desireContinue Reading


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