Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

The People and the Place

From budget-friendly family activities to hidden waterfalls to recommendations from locals, check out our blog for trip ideas and to learn more about what makes Duluth so special. 

empty hockey arena at DECC

Duluth Shines on the Silver Screen: See the Sights of “Merry Kiss Cam”

Duluth has brought the most recent spotlight to the North Star State with Hulu’s new original holiday movie, “Merry Kiss Cam,” which was both filmed and set in Duluth. Live a day in the life of the movie’s main characters Jess Woods, a local artist, and Danny Carmody, a local bar owner, with this self-guided tour of the sights featured in this holiday love story.

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view of Downtown Duluth

Celebrate Your Grad in Duluth

Whether you’re in Duluth for a high school or college graduation, there are plenty of options for dinners, activities and picture-perfect backdrops to celebrate your graduate. We have some ideas to make the most of your visit and commemorate the occasion.

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NorShor Theatre marquee

Arts, History, Music and More: Experience the Culture of Duluth

Duluth’s rich history and picturesque location provides creative inspiration, as seen in its abundant arts and unique culture. Whether you are a music, art, theatre or history aficionado, there are a multitude of attractions and activities for all interests and ages. We have a few ideas to help inspire your next visit.

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Gabe Mayfield smiles in front of the NorShor Theater

Faces of Duluth: Gabe Mayfield

It’s no secret Duluth has a vibrant arts & culture scene, so when Gabe Mayfield moved to the area from Chicago for college in 1999, it made him feel right at home. Today, whether it’s performing onstage at a Duluth Playhouse or Renegade Theater production, recording his own albums, checking out local music festivals, or planning youth talent shows, you can find Gabe Mayfield in the heart of Duluth’s arts & culture scene – and throughout the Duluth community. We had the opportunity to connect with the local performer and hear about what inspires him on and off the stage.  

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