Art

New Artist Collective Gallery, “Dakota Fine Art”, Opens in Downtown Fargo

Nine regional artists have joined forces to bring more art into downtown

FARGO, N.D. — A new Artist Collective Gallery has opened up in downtown Fargo called “Dakota Fine Art”. Nine regional artists have joined forces to bring more art into downtown. From paintings to photographs and even glass blowing, there are pieces for everyone to enjoy. Gallery officials want to cater to everyone’s interest and they have unique opportunities for you…

JL Beers Coaster Contest Almost Over: Last Few Days to Submit Designs

The contest gives people a chance to show their artist talents and submit it for a chance to win a sleeve of their own coasters

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For the second year, JL Beers is having their coaster contest and you only have until May 31st to submit your designs. The contest gives people a chance to show their artistic talents and submit it for a chance to win a sleeve of their own coasters. They also use them at the bar. This year is…

Discovery Students Show Off Their Art, Music At Annual Bluestem Ball

This was the second year Discovery Middle School held it at the Bluestem Center for the Arts

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s a music gig, exhibit and a ball all in one. Discovery Middle School’s Art and Music departments hosted their Bluestem Ball. Not only did it feature student jazz musicians, but students’ artwork was on display and a dance show. Discovery’s art and music instructors say they wanted to put on the ball to showcase the students’ talents…

Jefferson Elementary Student Wins Earth-themed Poster Competition

Her fifth grade class won a lunch with Mayor Mahoney

FARGO, N.D. — A fifth grade class at Jefferson Elementary School had a special guest for lunch: Mayor Tim Mahoney. The pizza lunch was to celebrate the winner of a poster competition hosted by the city of Fargo. The theme was “Coming Together for the Earth,” with the goal of encouraging people to recycle. Teachers, along with the city’s recycling coordinator,…

MSUM Students Celebrate Black Culture

A 'Black Lives Matter' banquet showcases art and performarnces

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Black Student Union at MSUM held a Black Lives Matter banquet to showcase art and performances. “After the whole Black Lives Matter thing started and became more on our campus, we wanted to do a banquet that’s more lighthearted and not so serious compared to some of the other events that we have,” said Lillie Jones, BSU…

Fargo Public Library Lets Babies Get Artsy

There were activities like mess-free painting and edible dough

FARGO, N.D. — Even babies are getting the chance to get creative at the Fargo Public Library’s “Artsy Babies” event. Different stations were set up so parents could interact with their baby through activities like mess–free painting, collages, and edible dough. Librarians wanted to create an event specifically for babies, since most events are more toddler–focused. Organizers say this can be…

Local Magazine Celebrates With Ribbon-Cutting

Midwest Nest features all things home design, art, and culture

FARGO, N.D. — A local magazine celebrates joining the Fargo–Moorhead–West Fargo Chamber with a ribbon–cutting. Midwest Nest magazine includes stories all about home design, art, and cuisine. The staff celebrated in a house built by Designer Homes, which was featured in the magazine. Midwest Nest has won three silver ADDY Awards from the American Ad Federation of North Dakota. The magazine…

MSUM Art Exhibit Honors Those Who Struggled To Achieve Equality

The display focused on the music composed by those in the middle of the Civil Rights movement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An exhibit celebrating the struggle for racial equality ends its run on MSUM’s campus. The Songs of Resistance and Civil Rights exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. The exhibit includes pictures of songs vital to the fight for civil rights and scanable codes for visitors to play on their smartphones. Faculty in…

Exhibit Shows Social Justice Experiences Through Artwork

But the artwork at the Human Rights Exhibit at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Fargo goes beyond that

FARGO, ND — Over the last few months, the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival has given artists a platform to share the stories behind their pieces. People in the community are learning about their opinions, struggles and experiences through artwork. “They’re putting their view and it’s filtering through their mind and their experiences and it’s coming out…

Art for Thought: Using a Creative Therapy For Traumatic Brain Injuries

the f-m foundation gave $7,000 to Heartsprings Community Healing Center to start the sessions

FARGO, N.D. — Many people who have come to Heartsprings Community Healing Center with a traumatic brain injury say they often feel isolated from society because of their disability. The F-M Area Foundation is now helping the healing center provide art therapy classes for those individuals. One moment can change the course of someone’s life forever. For 61-year-old Jon Moore, that…