Speaking of fun with paints.......sure Knife River might not qualify as perfectly duluth, but the j pepper in gallery there is currently hosting a tremendous exhibit of new paintings by bob pokorney. it's a cute, little b&b that also has a very well done gallery space. the show has some 20ish paintings by bob, and is a definite must see. sadly they are only open on saturday and sundays 12-5, but who even needs an excuse to drive up the shore on a sunny summer weekend afternoon.
to get there take the scenic highway to emily's eatery, take a left on central avenue and it's about a block up on the left. by the by, a stop at emily's post-gallery is also super. yummy food and drinks with a killer view of the knife river. the exhibit runs through sunday, september 28th.