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Garments get a second life as one-of-a-kind art clothing. A photographer considers mood and atmosphere. A portrait-artist works with large-scale paintings.

Saturday’s 24th annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop is a progressive art party that features works by dozens of artists at galleries around the Twin Ports. Stroll through downtown venues and hop a bus to spots at the University of Minnesota Duluth and in Superior.

Here are the host galleries and what you will see:

1. Duluth Art Institute, 506 W. Michigan St.

Photographer Kristen Pless’ “The Space Around You” is a series of pieces done with the traditional platinum printing process.

“Second Saturday Ceramics” is the work of local ceramics artists.

2. Waters of Superior, 395 S. Lake Ave.

“New Horizons” features work by printmaker Richard James Nelson, stone sculptor Jared Wosmek and painter Jill Van Sickle. There is also photography by Craig Blacklock, crystalline porcelain by Ernest Miller, raku by Pat and Ken Larson, copper etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik, woodblock prints by Nick Wroblewski and handmade cribbage boards by Don Hanson.  

3. Art Dock Inc., 394 S. Lake Ave.

This is a mixed-media group show that considers environmental themes.

4. Siiviis of Sivertson Gallery, 361 Canal Park Dr.

“A Kenspeckle Bestiary” is a print compendium of animals, allegories and more. One new piece is a letterpress collaboration between Rick Allen and poet Louis Jenkins.

Jenkins reads at 2 p.m.

5. Lake Superior Art Glass, 202 E. Superior St., Suite 100

There will be live glass-blowing demonstrations in addition to pieces by 50 regional glass artists.

6. Art in the Alley Boutique and Home, 209 and 230 E. Superior St.

Owner Tami LaPole creates one-of-a-kind clothing by repurposing old garments. There will be live models showing off LaPole’s pieces from noon to 2 p.m.

7. Lizzard’s Art Gallery and Framing, 11 W. Superior St.

“Transitions: Land to Water” is a series of watercolor landscapes by Marian Colman, featuring vistas ranging from Cape Cod to Lake Superior.

“Awesome New Stoneware Pottery” is pieces by artist Andrew Huonder.

Meet the artists in-store from 1-3 p.m.

8. Woodland Art Gallery, 28 W. First St.

The life of northern birds is on display with feather flowers by Ellie Faller.                                                                                             

9. Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1201 Ordean Court

“Treasures from the Tweed: Transcendental Landscape Paintings” shows off selections from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

“Society of Prometheans Mini Exhibit” includes ceramic awards created by area artists and biographies of the honorees.

“Annual Student Exhibition 2014” is works by students from UMD’s Department of Art & Design.

10. Phantom Galleries, 1112 Tower Ave., Superior (and other locations TBA)

Vacant downtown storefronts become pop-up galleries.

“Shift” features large-scale portrait work by Sarah Brokke, who questions the tensions of living in a polarized society.

“Echoes of Past Gestures” is new abstract work by Adam McCauley.

“Seeding the Next Generation II” is the work of Superior High School students who have been working with artist Jeredt Runions.

11. North End Arts Gallery, 916 Hammond Ave., Superior

Pottery, stoneware and porcelain wares in addition to pieces by artists who work in this space near Red Mug Coffeehouse.