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Crayola’s New Blue Crayon Needs To Be Named, Got Any Ideas?

Crayola Crayons were a staple at our house while my daughter was growing up.  She's 23 now and I still have several boxes in the craft room waiting for when there's little ones in the house again.  I guess I never really paid attention to what the color names were until they decided to retire one, Dandelion which was yellow with a bit darker hue.  Now they have a replacement that needs to be named and my first idea was already submitted!

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Help This Duluth Denfeld High School Student Find Her Stolen Art Piece

Some people apparently have no conscience. Bayley, a high school student at Denfeld High School, took part in a high school art show at Miller Hill Mall on March 20. During the course of the show, Bayley's piece was stolen.

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Cathy Kates
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Our Beautiful Duluth Art Institute Houses Many Learning Opportunities [VIDEO]

Have you driven past this historic brick building at 2229 West 2nd Street in West Duluth  and wondered what it was?  You may have seen the sign and knew it was the Duluth Art Institute but not sure what they do there.  I'm glad you're here, Dana shares info about the history of the building, what artists do within the building's brick walls and how your family can benefit from classes and events they hold.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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My Treasured Purchase At Bayfield Apple Festival Leaves My Husband Shaking His Head

When I go to fairs and festivals I look for usual things to purchase (and something yummy to eat).  You know, stuff I can't get in a department store.  We went to the Bayfield Apple Festival and I was on the search for my treasured purchase.  I found it, love it and it leaves my husband shaking his head.

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Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes
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Has Anyone Else Noticed How Strange This Statue in Duluth Is?

I've driven by Miller Dwan Rehab building many times in Duluth, and I've seen the artwork statue out in front of the doors.  It wasn't until recently, when I was actually walking out of the building, that I noticed how "real" the statue is.  I mean, holy cow.

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Ken Hayes
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Superior’s Wall of Ice Project Progress on January 8th, 2015 [VIDEO]

Driving home this afternoon I took a quick detour to see for myself the Wall of Ice project that artist Roger Hanson has been working on.  There is a noticeable difference than what I saw just a few days ago.

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Veterans' Memorial Hall submitted photo
Veterans' Memorial Hall submitted photo
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Historic Military Mural to have Exclusive Viewing in Duluth

Veterans' Memorial Hall will host an exclusive display of a 8ft x 10ft mural with statewide military significance. The mural is part of the Veterans Educational Historic Project, sponsored by the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Memorial Association.

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(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Free Family Day At Duluth Art Institute, Saturday December 7

You're invited to check out the Duluth Art Institute for free - Saturday, December 7 from 11AM to 2PM.

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Chris Allen
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Shop Small Business Saturday Turns Into Bad Art Project For Chris Allen

Saturday was shop small business day, and I was down in Canal Park hanging with the people at On The Rocks, part of what they do there is let you paint. Looking for a unique gift, how about your art? It was fun because I haven't painted in years, and then I found out why I haven't.

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Source:  Childrens Book Review via flickr
Source: Childrens Book Review via flickr
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How To Make Paint For Kids Out Of Four Ingredients You Already Have At Home

One thing hasn't changed over the years:  Kids love to color and paint.  But have you seen the price of watercolor paints and supplies these days? Here's an easy recipe for a budget-friendly paint that's also non-toxic - meaning that if your little one accidentally gets some in their mouth, it's not going to harm them.  The four ingredients in this paint recipe are all edible.

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12 Impressive Balloon Art Creations

Balloon art is usually something that's confined to a) clowns or b) those guys on the side of the street who make those really embarrassing hats that are like, five feet tall. As it turns out though, there's a whole lot more to the art than standard balloon animals or pop-able accessories. In fact, a lot of 'em are actually impressive.

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11 Amazing Etch-A-Sketch Creations

Etch-A-Sketches are one of those childhood toys that never go out of style. If you're like most people, a few hours' worth of entertainment usually produced some pretty bad art, although it never really mattered. But there are the select few who are really good at Etch-A-Sketching. Like, really really good.

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