Guest Artist: Moira Villiard
Visit the Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College tent near the stage.
Guest artist Moira Villiard invites attendees to participate in Duluth’s Chief Buffalo mural project by drawing small images on cards that will serve as inspiration to the artists working on the mural!
The impact of Chief Buffalo and his story is not limited to just the Native community, but is relevant to all who call Duluth and our region home. He is a part of our collective history as Minnesotans and should be honored as such through the sharing of his story across generations.
About the murals: These murals were designed and painted collaboratively by a team of artists led by Moira Villiard (Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe direct descendent), including Michelle Defoe (Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe), Awanigiizhik Bruce (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe), Sylvia Houle (Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe), Mana Bear Bolton, and Conor Fairbanks. The walls feature both historical and contemporary depictions of Indigenous people connected to our region, maps of both treaty territories and Chief Buffalo’s famous journey, Ojibwe stories and folklore, and traditional florals designed by Michelle Defoe. This project was honored in a ceremony in 2019 and continues to serve as a space for reflection and gathering for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members.
These murals came about in a partnership between the Duluth Indigenous Commission, the Buffalo family, and Zeitgeist Center for the Arts, the American Indian Community Housing Organization, the Duluth Public Arts Commission, countless volunteers and individual donors, and several local and state funders.
Featuring a delicious assortment of artisans offering pre-packaged gourmet food products. (Located near the stage and Pier B canal.)
|Mister Dister BBQ||BBQ Sauce, Dry Rubs|
|Ms Kelly’s Tea||Tea|
|Edina Coffee Roasters||Coffee|
|Elevated Spores||Mushroom Extracts, Coffee and Mushroom Tea|
|Lake Superior Spice Co.||Hot Sauce, Mustard, BBQ Sauce|
|Muddy Trails||Syrup & Jellies|
|Holistic Wellness Services||Hemp and CBD|
|The Salsa Collaborative||Hot Sauce, Salsa, Hot Honey|
|Madame Chu||South East Asian Condiments|
|Lift Bridge Bagels||Bagels, Seasoning, Mug Cake Mixes|
|Summer Lakes Beverage||Fruit Juices|
|Mixly Cocktail Co.||Cocktail Mixers|
|Lots of Love Sweets & More||Sweets & More|
|Hagars Seasoning – Spicy Viking Enterprises||Spice Mixes|
|Northwoods FoodFactory||Fudge, Banana Bread, Nuts|
|Farmhouse Pantry DBA Topside MN||Cocktail Mixers and Pickles|
|Groveland Confections||Candy and Chocolates|
|Nectar of the Vine||Wine Slushie|