Art

West Fargo Holds First Street Fair to Kick Off Schedule of Summer Events

Over 70 vendors selling everything from food to clothing were there

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The weather put a bit of a damper on the West Fargo Street Fair, but families were still able to enjoy the city’s first fair of its kind. More than 70 vendors were at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds selling everything from food to clothes and offering kids’ activities. The fair was originally planned for the POW/MIA…

Brain Injury Survivors Make Masks to Represent Their Experiences

The event is part of a project to raise awareness for brain injury

FARGO, N.D. — Art can be very therapeutic, and Sanford is giving brain injury survivors an outlet to get their creative juices flowing. Kathleen Ford suffered from a stroke last year, and art has been part of her life throughout her recovery process. “My kids tell me to hang up so I do,” she said. Now she’s bringing her artistic skills…

Gallery 4 Reopens after Making Its Move to Roberts Street

The gallery showcases works of art made by local artists

FARGO, N.D. — A local art gallery is back up and running after renovations to its old location made owners relocate. Gallery 4 is now on Roberts Street near the federal courthouse in downtown Fargo. It used to be on Broadway. The museum shows many different works all done by local artists. Along with showing off their masterpieces, the artists take…

Amped School of Music Holds Bake Sale and Art Fundraiser

Money raised will go towards tuition, instruments, and keeping up with the facility

FARGO, N.D. — There’s a way you can buy some sweet treats while also supporting music students. Amped School of Music has their third annual bake sale. Students, teachers, and community members donated art and baked goods to sell. Money raised will go towards student tuition, instruments, and keeping up with the facility. Amped School of Music was started in 2018…

Fargo Families Make Pinwheels at Plains Art Museum’s Kidquest

Families create different art projects every month

FARGO, N.D. — Families in Fargo are putting pastels to pinwheels. The Plains Art Museum is putting on its monthly Kidquest event, where families can walk through the museum and create an art project together. This month, they’re making plastic pinwheels and decorating them using markers and oil pastels. They’re allowed to make two pinwheels: one for themselves, and one for…

Morph II Art Exhibit Displays Sculptures Made out of Mannequins

Body parts are painted, then combined into sculptures

FARGO, N.D. — The West Acres Mall is displaying a new art exhibit involving something usually seen in clothing stores. The Morph II Art exhibit features paintings done on the body parts of mannequins. Each painting is then transformed into an abstract sculpture. Students of the Plains School of Abstract Painting made the sculptures, and the parts came from one…

Chiseling a New Tradition: Ice Sculptors Compete in Detroit Lakes

The MN S'Nice Competition has been part of Polar Fest for two years

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — As snow swirled through the air in Detroit Lakes, some artists kept warm by lighting a torch, slicing through fresh ice, and crafting together a frozen treasure. “It is so much fun just to sit here and watch them do their work,” said Scott Walz, the organizer of the MN Sn’Ice ice sculpting competition held in Detroit…

Moorhead Public Service Wants Your Help; What Designs Should Be on the Next Water Tower?

Visual representation often speaks louder than words

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Public Service is building a new water tower in the Southside Neighborhood and wants to know what you think it should look like. The same two artists who have designed the last two are part of the project and share their thoughts at the first open forum. Moorhead Public Service is asking for ideas to put…