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Due to changes in our leased spaces, the Duluth Art Institute can not take any new renters for the darkroom at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Email with questions or to inquire about the purchase of darkroom supplies.

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Designed to honor the practice of the darkroom and alternative process photography, the Duluth Art Institute darkroom has the capacity to develop both grayscale and color film.

Hours & Location

Open ONLY to existing, checked-in renters 10AM-10PM, Monday-Friday.
Depot doors and DAI offices close at 5PM. Evening renters must enter the Depot and check in before 5PM.

Located on the 2nd floor of the St. Louis County Depot
506 West Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802

Monthly Rates

$30/month plus non-refundable $50 deposit for first rental

Daily Rates

$10/day plus non-refundable $50 deposit for first rental


Darkroom users are required to bring their own chemicals and paper. 

Darkroom Manager

John Sager

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