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Volunteer with the Duluth Art Institute


Volunteers are a vital part of our programming; we could not serve the community the way we do without volunteers.

Want to learn the ropes as a volunteer gallery docent? During the month of May, staff will be available weekends to provide first-time docent training and a gallery tour. Spend a day creating a safe and welcoming gallery experience with this low-stress volunteer opportunity. Contact info@duluthartinstitute for more information or to schedule a time slot!



CURRENT AND UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10 AM to 5 PM: Gallery Docent

Gallery Docents in the Duluth Art Institute Galleries (multiple time slots available).

10 AM - 12:30 PM, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 5 PM

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10 AM to 5 PM: Gallery Docent during STEAM Festival

Gallery Docents in the Duluth Art Institute Galleries (multiple time slots available).

10 AM - 12:30 PM, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 5 PM

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 10 AM to 5 PM: Gallery Docent

Gallery Docents in the Duluth Art Institute Galleries (multiple time slots available).

10 AM - 12:30 PM, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 5 PM

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 5 PM to 8 PM: Imprint, Contemporary Vision, and Annual Member Show Reception

Event volunteers for the evening art receptions. Volunteers are needed for passing out appetizers and check-in.

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10 AM to 5 PM: Gallery Docent

Gallery Docents in the Duluth Art Institute Galleries (multiple time slots available).

10 AM - 12:30 PM, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 5 PM

Summer Garden Volunteers 

The Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Park Building has 3 raised garden beds that need your help! If you are interested in volunteering with garden planning, maintenance, or youth programming at the gardens please reach out to engagement@duluthartinstitute.org. 


To sign- up for a volunteer slot, email info@duluthartinstitute.org. Please indicate what event you would like to volunteer for and what times you are available. 


Other ongoing opportunities include:

  • Artist talks and receptions
  • Gallery docents at large events
  • Free Art DAI supply kit assembly
  • Gallery painting and hanging


DOCENT PROGRAM

We need your help in the DAI galleries. There are available docent volunteer slots every weekend, 10AM-5PM.
Please reach out to info@duluthartinstitute.org if you are interested in setting up for regular docent hours. 
Docents supervise the galleries to ensure visitors and the artwork are safe. The Duluth Art Institute gathers volunteer docents during special events when there is more visitors expected than the average day. Docents:
  •  Welcome visitors with a smile and warm greeting
  •  Remind guests to not touch the artwork and supervise children at all times
  •  Remind guests that food and beverage are not allowed in the galleries
  •  Maintain a clean and tidy space within the galleries
  •  Respond to questions


    Other Ways To Support the DAI

    Art Hounds by MPR News logo

    BECOME AN ART HOUND

    The Duluth Art Institute is looking for art enthusiasts passionate about bringing local art to the front of mind by becoming an Art Hound. 

    Art Hounds is a weekly segment on MPR News, in which three people talk about arts events in Minnesota they think our listeners should check out. The goal of Art Hounds is to raise awareness of what an amazingly rich cultural scene we have here in Minnesota and inspire people to try out new things. 

    Art Hounds are members of the Minnesota arts community who look beyond their own work to highlight what's exciting in local art on Minnesota Public Radio. 

    Accepted Highlights: 

    MPR is focusing on art by Minnesotans that can be enjoyed safely, including events arranged for social distancing, performances streaming online, and other work enjoy from home. The only stipulation is that it can't be your own work or work you're professionally, financially or personally associated with in any way.

    See what Art Hounds are talking about: 

    https://www.mprnews.org/arts/art-hounds

    Learn more about becoming an Art Hound: 

    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/04/29/want-to-be-an-art-hound-heres-what-you-need-to-know


    Submit an Art Hound Topic:

    https://mprnews.typeform.com/to/shVmil 








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