North Dakota Arts and Culture Industries to Receive CARES Act Funding

The CARES Act applications will close May 18.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Arts, culture and creative industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for CARES Act funding. The North Dakota Council on the Arts announced a total of $371,700 is available on Monday. Organizations and nonprofits whose revenue relies heavily on admissions, ticket sales and other earned income are eligible to apply. Artists and contractors who produce art and…

New Art Installment at Fargo Airport Highlights Regional Scenery

The series called "Grand Abstractions" is the second installment of a yearlong art exhibit at Hector

FARGO, N.D. — If you’re traveling through Hector International Airport, you might notice some new art on the walls. The artist behind the new installation, Zhimin Guan, uses his work to bridge the East and West… especially the Midwest. “American land is very refreshing, very new, and vast, and energetic. I think it’s perfect for me to use some of the…

Hundreds of Vendors Showcase Handmade Goods At “The Big One” Art and Craft Fair

It's been going on for 30 years in Fargo

FARGO,  N.D. — Over 200 vendors filled the Fargodome for the 30th annual “The Big One” Art and Craft Fair. All vendors make their own products and organizers say the size and variety of the show sets it apart from other similar events. Vendors showed off everything from jewelry to bags to home décor. There are also baked goods like jams…

Creative Community Gathers for Unglued Craft Fest

Organizers wanted to create an artistic but unique event

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of people got the chance to explore creative arts at the Unglued Craft Fest at the Plains Art Museum. Artists came from all over the Upper Midwest to display their work, and there were also activities and workshops for people of all ages. Organizers chose the name “Unglued” with the hopes that people would expect a crafty…

Fargo VA Hospital Allows Veterans to Show Off Their Artistic Talents

It was a part of the second annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival

FARGO, N.D. — Patients at the Fargo VA showed off their artistic skills at the second annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival. More than 50 pieces of artwork were on display including oil paintings, wood carvings and photography. Three professional judges critiqued each of the entries for composition, style and theme. The festival allows veterans a unique opportunity to express their…

ND State Senator Carolyn Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday, Receives Honor of First-Time Award

She is the first ever recipient of the "Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award

FARGO, ND — Today marks two special celebrations for Senator Carolyn Nelson, her 80th birthday and the announcement of a special award. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Women in Government announced that she is the first ever recipient of the “Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award. She is being honored as a leader…

Clay County’s Non-Profit Art Playing a Leading Role in Contributing to Minnesota’s Economy

Creative MN wrangled up more than 50 other regional organizations.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Regional groups found out non-profit art contributes billions of dollars to Minnesota’s economy. With Moorhead being a big hub for art, they say the Clay County region plays a leading role. For many people, the Minnesota side of the Red River is known for its art with the Rourke Art Museum, street murals and two major colleges….

Volunteers Help Young Thespians Build Theater Set

Family and friends of Trollwood Performing Arts students spent the day helping with the construction and design for the play

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Volunteers in Moorhead helped young performers build sets for their opening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Family and friends of Trollwood Performing Arts students spent the day helping with the construction and design for the play. From scenery and paint to costumes and lighting, volunteers got a hand in nearly every part of the set. To…

Moorhead Looking for Water Tower Artist

It's your chance to submit something you can show off to the city of Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — One lucky artist has the chance to have their work shown off in front of the city of Moorhead. Every few years the city water towers get repainted. People have the chance to submit artwork to be displayed on the tower rather than the traditional city logo. The Oakport tower will be the first to see this…