Downtown Duluth Business Celebrates A Decade Of Fire
"Can you believe it's already been 10 years?" That's what this Canal Park business is feeling about celebrating the milestone in Duluth.
Lake Superior Art Glass is celebrating 10 years in business with a fun, free event for the public this Saturday, May 21. The festivities include art demonstrations, live music, a silent auction, and a Duluth area marble hunt.
The marbles are made from Lake Superior Art Glass and they will be releasing hints about the locations on their Facebook and Instagram pages. If you find the marble, you get to keep it.
To celebrate the 'decade of fire,' they've been having guest artists Livestream on their Facebook pages. It's pretty amazing to see what they can do with fire and glass.
I remember back when owner Dan Neff was first starting his glass business. He would travel to and from festivals and craft shows throughout the region. He then was able to open his art gallery on Superior Street in Downtown Duluth.
Several years later he moved to the current location at 357 Canal Park Drive. On a nice day you'll usually see tourists watching demonstrations through the window. It's a nice way to get people's attention. Genius marketing!
He also purchased the Hot Shop, which is also now located in their Canal Park location.
Dan also wanted to share his love of the art with others, and his glass blowing classes have been a huge hit over the year, with over 10,000 people participating.
The celebration starts with the marble hunt in the morning. Throughout the day they will be live-streaming glass blowing. It also will be broadcasted at Hoops Brewing throughout the day. In the evening they'll move over to Hoops Brewing for more festivities. Proceeds from the silent auction will go to the Hartley Nature Center. The Ripple Bar will host the live music venue.
You can get more details about the event on their website or Facebook page.