Park Point Art Fair

Atelier & Stone

Jewelry artist Louise Payjack-Guillou on the line between creativity and commercial success, and the definitive answer to the question: "I tried on this ring and it's stuck; how do I get if off?!"

Ray Shelerud

Ceramicist Ray Shelerud on the "grand passion" of his life ... and where people really are when they call in sick from work. (Hint: check the area clay studios.)

Greg Michaels

Metal sculptor Greg Michaels on his former career as an illustrator, the welder he bought "to work on the car," and the green jewel that is Duluth.

Anna Bailey

"Man, this smells amazing!"  ~ most people, upon entering wood artist Anna Bailey's booth

Wood artist Anna Bailey on home, family and the tools you find and learn to use along the way.

Over 120 artists from the region and beyond are set to display their work at the 46th annual Park Point Art Fair on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. Artists are gathering from all over the region and beyond underneath the Beach House to display their creative work that spans across media from photography to woodwork.

©Chris Monroe

Art and nature are, in so many instances, almost interchangeable.

But once in a rare while ... art and nature just do NOT play well with one another.

Summer on the nation’s largest freshwater sandbar attracts more than seagulls and sunbathers. Each year on the last weekend in June, 10,000+ people come together to celebrate the arts and community in a spectacular Lake Superior setting.

© Mary Reichert

  We wrap up Art Week on KUMD this week with a conversation with Mary Reichert, a felt artisan and owner of Otlak Felt Studio.  Her interest in the art of felting wool fibers to create rugs and clothing (a different technique than knitted or crocheted wool) has taken her around the world, including three months in Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia to study the techniques used there. 

Art Week on Northland Morning is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural heritage Fund.

©Chris Monroe

Chris Monroe is wearing a lot of hats these days.  Author, illustrator, artist, cartoonist, playwright ...

But she's about to step into the scary spotlight of the Park Point Art Fair for the first time, and she doesn't know if her reception will be closer to the fan who gushed, "It's that cartoonist that's in the Star Tribune!" or more like the Duluth news anchor who once commented about her work in a local publication: "Apparently a second grader is doing their art now."

©Adu Gindy

Annie Dugan just wishes she'd thought of it first.

An exhibit of works called Animal Inclinations opens this Thursday (6/23) at Lizzard's Gallery in Duluth.

It features the paintings of Adu Gindy and the ceramics of Jim Klueg.

Meanwhile, the upcoming Park Point Art Fair promises a wealth of art viewing, appreciating, purchasing and making opportunities.

Eric Helland Creations/Facebook

Eric Helland can make gorgeous turned and freeform wood art with pine, maple, oak ... and box elder.

A notorious "garbage tree" scorned for its red-and-black beetles in most of the state, box elders don't grow up in this neck of the woods much.

But Hellend says "The uglier the tree, the more I want it."

This Grand Marais singer/songwriter and guitarist joined us in the studio on June 26 2015. He performed the next day at the Park Point Art Fair.
Michael Monroe
Park Point Art Fair


Summer is here and time to take advantage of the many outdoor arts events in the Twin Ports. This week's Radio Gallery is a summer long tour of the best in weekly art festivals and weekly art in the park events for the whole family. From the Park Point Art Fair all the way through to Pride on Labor Day Weekend, we are your source for outdoor fun with the arts.

Radio Gallery 06-12-2012 Summer Outdoor Arts Events

Here are links to many of the great outdoor activities taking place this summer in Duluth.

Jake Kapsner, one of the coordinators for Park Point Art Fair, joins us in the studio this week to talk about how this event is significant to the arts and to the community as a whole. This year is the 41st Annual Park Point Art Fair and takes place June 25-26 at Park Point in Duluth, MN.

Radio Gallery 06-22-2011: Park Point Art Fair