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WELCOME TO ZEITGEIST
Where we practice the art of growing a connected, healthy community empowered to create and thrive.

We are a nonprofit arts and community development organization committed to growing and sustaining a community that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable; artistic and vibrant; environmentally conscious; and a place where every individual can thrive.

Upcoming Events

FILM: “BLACKkKLANSMAN”

August 18
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An event every day that begins at 4:00am, repeating until August 23, 2018

FILM: “BLACKkKLANSMAN”

August 19
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An event every day that begins at 4:00am, repeating until August 23, 2018

FILM: “BLACKkKLANSMAN”

August 20
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An event every day that begins at 4:00am, repeating until August 23, 2018

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Cafe
Now Serving

American cuisine, comfort foods with a contemporary touch, local beer, extensive wine and whiskey menus, handcrafted cocktails, and the best fries in town.

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Cafe
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Fresh American cuisine, classic comfort foods with a contemporary touch, local beer, extensive wine and whiskey menus, handcrafted cocktails, and the best fries in town.

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Zinema
Now Playing

Zinema is committed to showcasing the best in narrative, documentary, repertory, classic, and cult cinema every day of the week.

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Zinema
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Zinema is committed to showcasing the best in narrative, documentary, repertory, classic, and cult cinema every day of the week.

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Teatro
Now Presenting

The Teatro performance theatre is committed to diverse artistic programming that reaches our community and is home to the iconic Renegade Theater Company.

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Teatro
Now Presenting

The Teatro performance theatre is committed to diverse artistic programming that reaches our community and is home to the iconic Renegade Theater Company.

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Community
Engage With Us

Working in partnership across our region, we connect like-minded organizations and people to collaboratively create programs that make lasting change.

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Community
Engage With Us

Working in partnership across our region, we connect like-minded organizations and people to collaboratively create programs that make lasting change.

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Initiatives
RENEGADE THEATER COMPANY
NOW ON STAGE

Committed to introducing the area to the boldest, newest, and most imaginative works in theater today.

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RENEGADE THEATER COMPANY
NOW ON STAGE

Committed to introducing the area to the boldest, newest, and most imaginative works in theater today.

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FEATURED ARTISTS
In The Cafe

A Collection of Regional Photographs 

by Kerry Gauthier

Artist Statement:

I was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. I have lived here most of my life, with a short stint in the twin cities. I came back a few years after college to complete a master’s degree in counseling at the University of Wisconsin – Superior. Reality is that Lake Superior, the Big Water, called me home. Grad school was just a bonus.
I began my photography in the early 1980’s and was lucky enough to sell a few photographs. I got busy with grad school and my career and photography fell by the way side. I picked up again five years ago when a friend asked if I wanted to tag along while she took some photos. I said yes and promptly went out and bought a new camera for the day trip.
I have primarily focused on landscapes and particularly Lake Superior and the region. I have always felt a spiritual connection to The Big Water and the land around it. Lake Superior is so spiritual and she speaks to me. Every time I go out on a photo shoot, I feel a sense of serenity and peace. Lake Superior has infinite moods and can change right before your eyes. Every day the lake and the land around it are different. When you spend a lot of time around the lake you pick up on the subtle not so subtle changes that occur daily.
I have spent a lot of time at the Duluth Canal. You will see numerous photos of the canal and the light houses. You will also see how dramatically different each day can be in these images. If I am lucky enough I get to capture some of that spiritual connection in photography.
I hope to convey a message with my photography that we live in a very special place. Hopefully, it will remind people the need to protect Lake Superior and the land. It is our responsibility to pass on to the generations after us the special beauty and purity of Lake Superior.

In The Atrium

Midnight Oil Studio and Workshop

Allison and Jonathan Metzger

Artist Statement:

Midnight Oil Studio & Workshop is the brainchild of Allison and Jonathan Metzger;  we both received Masters Degrees of Fine Art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS in 2013, and have been collaborating ever since. We moved to Duluth, MN in the summer of 2015 to start our studio together. Creating original, hand-drawn and pulled serigraphy prints, we explore the landscape of our childhood in the expansive Midwest,
as well as historical and contemporary American objects and ideas. With a sense of humor and an attentive eye, we find hope in the renewing beauty of the American landscape, small everyday wonders, and societal inventions that dot the passage of time. When not creating prints in our studio, you can find us driving along the back roads of the American Midwest, tending our vegetable garden, and taking hikes through the woods.

OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS

These fantastic local businesses have made a commitment to supporting the artistic programming that happens at Zeitgeist.
Make sure you thank them by supporting them back!

Additionally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our many partners and supporters in past years. Whether you are a community nonprofit that has used the space for a fundraiser or film screening, or a corporation that has used our private dining room for a conference or event, we simply couldn’t continue to do the work we do without your support. THANK YOU!

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ZINEMA

Movie screens for presentations, conferences, meetings, or special events, seats 64 – 100.

TEATRO

Perfect for business rentals, conferences, meetings, and performances, seats 120.

ATRIUM

Open lobby area for receptions, birthdays, and much more, accommodates 75-100.

PRIVATE DINING

Beautiful lake view room on the 2nd level of the Cafe, accommodates 18-30.