A midsummer night's drag
Aug
22
Aug 23

A midsummer night's drag

August 22 8-12am 

Our evening of spectacular drag proportions will include: history wall, drag/performance awards, photo opportunities, make-up exploration, costume closet, and of course, a drag show.

The doors are set to open at 8:00 Pm, with the drag show starting at 10:00 Pm 

DJ Parker Jewell

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This event is $5.00

Hold Tight
Aug
14
7:00 pm19:00

Hold Tight

  • Prøve Gallery

HOLD TIGHT is a collaborative ceramic art show by Minneapolis potters, Emily Mohrbacher and Yessica Buenrostro. The exhibition combines handmade ceramic wares with local produce, feminist theory and a smack of humor.

Through these mediums, their work investigates:

the role of mothers + experiences of child rearing, sexual liberation and sexual politics, the significance of food in women's bodies and the home and the realities of growing up female in our patriarchal world.
 

Rift Print Assembly
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

Rift Print Assembly

Join us Friday June 19th from 7-11pm for a skateboard-influenced print assembly. Proudly presented by Rift, Annex Skateboards and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

RIFT is an open collaboration focusing on documenting and influencing skateboard culture. Jacob Durham and Josh Manoles spend their time globetrotting between Long Beach, California, Portland, Oregon, Europe, Japan, Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota, using skateboarding as a means of cultural exchange and documentation.

Two screens will be set up for live screen printing of two custom Rift graphics; as well as shirts, a sticker machine, and skateboards will be for sale. Rift films will be playing all evening long as well as its soundtracks composed by Jacob Durham.

Coinciding with the Rift Print Assembly, it will be the closing reception of Prøve's exhibition "Tunnel Vision". 

As always, free to all ages. Free Pabst Blue Ribbon for the 21+ crowd. 

Cracked Walnut Literary  Festival
Jun
13
7:30 pm19:30

Cracked Walnut Literary Festival

Welcome to our annual visit to Prøve Gallery during the 2015 Cracked Walnut Literary Festival

Paul Peterson
Liz Minette
Satish P. Jayaraj
Amy Blakeslee
Michelle Matthees
Marcelle Jordan

Paul Peterson 
writes poetry and prose when he's not managing woodworking projects. He has been published in the journals Aqueous, re:Visions, and Proof Magazine. He volunteers with the Spirit Lake Poetry Series, the Rolling Readers of Duluth and Superior, and Neighborhood Youth Services.

Liz Minette
Liz Minette's recent poetry chapbook 'November' was published in 2014 by Little Cat Press. She films and edits video, dj's for the most awesome local radio station KUMD and gets her writing out into the world where she gets published sometimes.

Michelle Matthees 
Michelle Matthees' poems have appeared in Memorious, PANK, Prose Poem Project, Cider Press Review, and numerous other places. She is currently looking for a publisher for her first book-length collection "Flucht." She lives a half a block from the lake with her partner, the prose poet, Julie Gard.

This is the 28th of 29 that Cracked Walnut is hosting in the months of May and June for the Cracked Walnut Literary Festival 2015. Each reading has a unique title, features a different cadre of writers, and is happening in a different space in the Twin Cities. Reading are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated and merchandise including chapbooks and author books will be available. Cash is preferred tender for authors

https://www.facebook.com/events/741673249263724/

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund

www.crackedwalnut.com

Tied By Water
Jun
1
5:30 pm17:30

Tied By Water

Join us on Monday, June 1, for an informal gathering to meet the artist and learn more about his project. On Tuesday, June 2, Moheb will lead small groups of volunteers on excursions from the gallery to create interactive pieces, which will ultimately become part of a final, immersive film and performative installation detailing his travels. 
Admission to both events is free. 

https://vimeo.com/2837330

Tunnel Vision
May
22
Jun 27

Tunnel Vision

  • Prøve Gallery

An exhibition that promotes skateboarding and bicycling as a means of alternative transpiration. The participating artists' works are rooted in contemporary skateboard and bicycle art, design and culture. In attempt to capture the kinetic, each artist explores their vision of how skateboarding/bicycling cultures have influenced their practices. 
Co-curated by Morgan Pease 
Featured artists:

Justin Anderson
Todd Bratrud
Bjorn Christianson
Jay Croft
Ben Gore
Lazy Monk Bags
SkatRadioh
Lucas Winzenburg 

Skate the Lake
May
22
5:00 pm17:00

Skate the Lake

  • Duluth's Lake Walk

SKATE THE LAKE is back on May 22nd! We will be meeting at Beacon Pointe (2099 Water St // bottom of 21st Ave E) and skating the Lake Walk to PRØVE Gallery (21 N Lake Ave). Once at Prøve, there will be free pizza from Pizza Luce as well as sodas and beer (brews for the 21+). MEET AT 5PM!
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A Homegrown Illustration Show
Apr
24
May 15

A Homegrown Illustration Show

An Illustration Show that features some of your favorite Duluth/ Homegrown Folks illustrated by some of your favorite kiddos, teens, emerging and established Artists, as chickens. 

Music by DJ Nola & Jeremy Ehlert

NORTHERN EXPOSURE: THE ANIMATIONS OF CALEB WOOD
Mar
30
Mar 31

NORTHERN EXPOSURE: THE ANIMATIONS OF CALEB WOOD

  • Trylon Microcinema

Our good friend Caleb Wood is showing retrospective work at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, MN. 

Tickets are $8 and they are for sale on trylon.org 

March 30th & 31st 
 

3258 Minehaha Ave 

3rd Annual Minerva Zine Party
Mar
13
5:00 pm17:00

3rd Annual Minerva Zine Party

  • Prøve Gallery

Support local, underground zine publishers! 

Join us in celebration of our 3rd annual zine party and 7 years of publishing Minerva zine. There will be original zine art work, readings, food, beverages, and local music by Israel Malachi starting at 6 pm and Black Diary later in the evening.

Pop Up Galleries Workshop
Feb
6
7:00 pm19:00

Pop Up Galleries Workshop

  • Prøve Gallery

Join us for a collaborative presentation on activating vacant commercial property with temporary visual displays, aka "pop ups."

Joan Vorderbruggen will share images and storytelling from her project, Made Here, which is the largest storefront initiative of it's kind in the nation, currently hosting 38 visual displays over 16 city blocks in downtown, Mpls.

Jami Rosenthal who leads Duluth Pop Up Galleries will also give an update about this project that hopes to add to the beauty of downtown Duluth with the help of local artists! This project produces galleries in storefront windows that are accessible anytime, day or night, and appealing even to those who might not usually engage in art spaces.

http://www.madeheremn.org/

Homegrown Winter Fiasco 2015
Jan
30
7:30 pm19:30

Homegrown Winter Fiasco 2015

  • Prøve Gallery

Come celebrate Homegrown Winter Fiasco at Prøve in January. The shows are all ages and free! All of this is possible by volunteers. To volunteer visit http://www.duluthhomegrown.org/volunteer/

Doors open at 7:15pm 

7:45pm Danecdote ft. Sophie Turk
8:45pm Nathan Holte
9:45pm Tenants
10:45pm Gin Street
 


 

Animal Allies Fundraiser
Jan
23
5:00 pm17:00

Animal Allies Fundraiser

Animal Allies Humane Society will be kicking off 2015 with new ideas, new leadership, and an exciting new event:  the New Year’s Celebration Social.  The event will be a festive and casual night where guests will enjoy delicious appetizers, fun music, wine and beer.  Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle and visit with our staff, volunteers, and board members.  Animal Allies Humane Society will be sharing its hopes and dreams to support the mission in 2015.  So come and join your fellow animal lovers at the New Year's Celebration Social and see what Animal Allies has in store for 2015!  Tickets are just $25.  For more information, contact Beth at 218-623-6358 orbeth@animalallies.net

For more information, visit Animal Allies at

https://www.facebook.com/animalallies

Writing Workshop with poet Brian Beatty
Jan
10
3:00 pm15:00

Writing Workshop with poet Brian Beatty

  • Prøve Gallery

Brian has written for Alba, All Music Guide, Arts Indiana, The Bark, The Big Jewel, Blues Revue, City Pages, Elephant Journal, elimae,
The Evergreen Review, Gigantic, Guitar World Acoustic, Guffaw,
Gulf Coast, Hobart, Juked, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, METRO, mnartists.org, Monkeybicycle, Opium, Paper Darts, Phoebe, Publishers Weekly,
The Quarterly, Rain Taxi, The Rake, Revolver, Seventeen,
The Sycamore Review, The Writer 
and Yankee Pot Roast.

He’s performed comedy at the 331 Club, Art Shanties Project 2010, Bedlam Theatre, Brave New Workshop, Bryant Lake Bowl, Club Jager, Dangerous Man Brewing, KFAI’s Listening Lounge, MPR’s Fitzgerald Theater, The Hollywood Improv, 2010 and 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festivals, Nomad World Pub, Northern Spark 2013, Northrop Memorial Auditorium, The Playwrights’ Center, The Ritz Theater,
The Soap Factory, Teatro Zuccone, Triple Rock Social Club, Trylon Microcinema, The Turf Club, Walker Art Center, Widespot Performing Arts Center, Wild River Festival, WMSE’S Wild Wild Midwest Variety Show and the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis.

For two years Brian hosted “You Are Hear,” a monthly literary podcast, for mnartists.org, a joint project of the Walker Art Center and the McKnight Foundation.

http://brianbeattympls.com/about/

 

Vestiges - Opening Reception
Jan
9
7:00 pm19:00

Vestiges - Opening Reception

  • Prøve Gallery

A transmedic display of our online magazine PRØOF Issue IV Vestiges. 

Featuring art & writing by Jeremiah Moriarty, Sharon Rogers, Susanna Gaunt, Sheila Packa, Robert Adams, Hanna Newman, Devon O’Shaughnessy, Kevin Ealain, Darren Houser, Deanna Erickson, Andy Mattern, Samuel Orosz, Ed Newman, and em westerlund. 

Featured Artist and Writer Brian Beatty
Cover/design by Kelsey Malsom
Literary reading by Brian Beatty and other selected writers along with the opening exhibition of the published art. 

 

Nov
14
7:00 pm19:00

Impaler Premier

Come join us for the Duluth premier of The Impaler snowboard movie. The project, based out of Minneapolis, brings together a group of hungry up-and-coming snowboarders a;oeifjaoiejf