Art abandonment is the act or hobby of working on a piece of art and leaving it somewhere for someone else to find. One spooky piece of art was found recently near the Lakewalk.

Art abandonment has been sweeping the nation for a few years, but I haven't seen or heard of it done in Duluth until recently. Sometimes artists attach notes and sometimes the work of art is just left waiting for someone to find it.

The art can be anything from large mixed-media canvases to painted rocks to framed art, and more. They are usually found in public spaces like parks, buildings, parking lots, and anywhere that a person could just stumble across them.

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There are even Facebook groups for this specific hobby. I found one that has over 120,000 members simply called 'Art Abandonment'. Here is the group's vision:

  • Abandon tangible art for the joy of some UNSUSPECTING finder.
  • Photograph the art DURING the actual placement of release.
  • Share the photo here with other members.

Honestly, this sounds pretty fun. Take a look at the piece of art that was found near the Lakewalk after Halloween:

Does it look familiar at all? Looks like it's the demonic nun, Valak from 'The Conjuring' Franchise. Talk about a chilling thing to stumble upon while taking a walk near Duluth's beautiful Lakewalk.

I've seen way too many movies to have my thoughts run wild if I saw this while strolling the city. I still think it's a cool idea.

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