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Earth Day Gallery Hop

Eleven galleries present dozens of artists in a celebration of Earth Day. Join them on the 18th Earth Day Gallery Hop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Buskers -- or street performers -- sponsored by the Duluth Public Art Commission will perform n...

Eleven galleries present dozens of artists in a celebration of Earth Day. Join them on the 18th Earth Day Gallery Hop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Buskers -- or street performers -- sponsored by the Duluth Public Art Commission will perform near galleries.

The self-guided tour is free, as are trolley rides between galleries. You can find free parking in city lots in Canal Park and the Michigan Street lot next to the Depot. Maps and trolley schedules will be available at most sites. For more information, call Bev Johnson of the Art Dock at722-1451.

1. Blue Iris Gallery

723 S. Lake Ave.

720-3300

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www.blueirisgalleryduluthmn.com

Painter Annette Lee and potters Denise and Paul Morris feature horses in their new work in "Horse Show Redux," which continues through June 30.

2. Blue Lake Gallery

395 S. Lake Ave.

725-0034

www.bluelakegallery.com

"Honoring the Earth Signs" contains work by more than 180 artists in many media. Featured artist for Earth Day is David Gross, whose work addresses water and its role in the ecosystem. His paintings hover between abstraction and imagery.

3. Waters of Superior

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395 S. Lake Ave.

786-0233

www.watersofsuperior.com

"John L. Peyton: Art of Nature" showcases original landscapes by native Duluth artist John Peyton (1907-2001). This intriguing painter is a voice from Duluth's past. Continues through June 2.

4. Art Dock

394 S. Lake Ave. (Dewitt-Seitz Building)

722-1451

"In Honor of the Earth XI" features works by many local artists who work out of appreciation for the environment. Continues through April 27.

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5. Sivertson Gallery

361 Canal Park Drive

723-7877

www.sivertson.com

"Song of the Black Fly & Other Campfire Sonnets," a show of Rick Allen's woodcuts, is on the menu at Sivertson Gallery. "Stories told around the campfire are almost always very nearly true," the gallery says of this exhibit burnished with Allen's charming humor. Continues through May 31.

6. Kollodge Gallery

310 S. Lake Ave. (second floor)

740-3255

www.kollodgegallery.com

"Earth, Water, Air" is a show of new work by photographer Ken Kollodge and painter Kathleen Kollodge. Continues through May 31.

7. Duluth Art Institute

506 W. Michigan St. (top floor)

733-7560

www.duluthartinstitute.org

Carla Stetson's show "Three Ways to Fly"is the featured show and continues through April 29. Admission is free.

8. Lizzard's Art Gallery and Framing

11 W. Superior St.

722-5815

www.lizzards.com

Lizzard's features Joel and Deborah Cooper's collaborative work in screenprint and poetry for Earth Day. The gallery also shows many of its other artists, including a trunk show of Claudia Lundquist's beaded jewelry from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

9. Duluth Public Arts Commission

12 E. Fourth St.

723-3385

The Public Arts Commission is providing greeters on the free trolleys that shuttle gallery-goers around downtown and sponsoring the buskers who will perform on the streets near the participating galleries.

10. Washington GalleriesCooperative

315 N. Lake Ave.

727-1218

The artists of the Washington Studios are throwing their annual "Spring Thing" for Earth Day, celebrating renewal and growth. Continues through April 29.

11. Perry Framing

216 E. Superior St.

727-6689

"Wind, Wing and Water"is a multimedia show by Jan Hartley Wise and Penny Perry. Continues through May 16.

12. Starfire Screen Printing

1131 E. Fourth St.

464-0403

www.starfirescreenprinting.com

From 1-3 p.m. artist Tonya Borgeson will hold a reception for her show "What About the Waters," with ceramic sculpture and copper enameled drawings. She's also setting up a one-day earthwork that will start at 1131 E. Fourth St. and follow 12th Avenue four blocks, going south to Leif Erickson Park and Lake Superior.

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