Events for February 2017

Buzz Lab 4.0 Launch Party

February 4, 2017
10:00 amto11:30 am

 Join us for the Buzz Lab 4.0 Launch Party! 

At this party, we will collaborate on a pollinator-friendly printmaking project, distribute the Buzz Lab 4.0 internship application, and gather input about what we can do to make Buzz Lab an exciting and successful program this summer.

RSVP to by February 1.

Kid Quest: Great Art Free for All

February 4, 2017
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Think big, be bold, and create amazing art! The Museum is filled from floor to ceiling with lots of art to spark your creative juices. After visiting the galleries, create an artwork of your choice in the studio. Participants can sign up for one of three sessions at 1 PM, 2 PM, or 3 PM.

Kid Quest is a monthly art event offered from October to April. Each Kid Quest offers gallery experiences and art making in the Center for Creativity. Fun for the whole family. FREE! Preregistration is required. Registration opens one month prior to each Kid Quest event. Click on “Register” or call 701.551.6100.

Registration is Full.

Giving Hearts Day: February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017

Plains Art Museum invites you to pARTicipate in this remarkable act of generosity.

On Giving Hearts Day, your donation of $10 or more to Plains Art Museum is magnified by match funding from an anonymous donor providing $4,000 if we raise at least that amount or more! To keep our exhibitions, events, and classes available, affordable—and often free—for the community, we invite you to give back on Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, February 9. We are excited to be part of this amazing statewide event, organized by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation. Giving is the heART of a healthy community.

Help us continue to give the gift of art!
To make a secure online contribution on Thursday, February 9
go to: 

Giving Hearts Day Concert
performance by Darin Henze and Friends
Noon – 1 PM
FREE and open to the public

Giving Hearts Day Concert performance by Darin Henze and Friends

February 9, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Join us Giving Hearts Day (Thursday, February 9, 2017) for a performance by Darin Henze and Friends.

Free and open to the public

Art and Autism Workshop Series: Natural Elements

February 11, 2017
10:00 amto11:30 am

All sessions are developed and instructed by Plains Art Museum Education Staff and Special Education professionals for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. For registration, call 701.551.6100, or register below.

Explore the elements of water, earth, and air through hands-on art centers in the exhibition Cultural Confluence:Work by Truman Lowe. After a snack break, make a hanging mobile out of natural materials in the studio. Registration deadline is Saturday, February 4. Parents/caregivers may request an orientation prior to the event – contact to schedule.

$10 per group/family


Creative Voices Talk: Truman Lowe

February 11, 2017
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Hear Ho Chunk artist Truman Lowe discuss work featured in his exhibition Cultural Confluence: Work by Truman Lowe.

Free and open to the public

Winter Exhibition Reception

February 11, 2017
7:00 pm

Celebrate our new winter exhibitions!
Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley and Cultural Confluence: Work by Truman Lowe

Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and Max Johnk Trio
Members, Partners, Native Artists FREE, $10 nonmembers, $5 students

Michael Yellow Bird: Decolonizing Water

February 16, 2017
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Michael Yellow Bird, NDSU Professor of Sociology and Director of Indigenous Tribal Studies, will lead a discussion on decolonization and water rights. This talk is part of Currents: Conversations on Water, a series of conversations exploring the social, ecological, and poetic power of water, inspired by Truman Lowe’s exhibition “Cultural Confluence.”

Free and open to the public

Philosophy for All Fargo Moorhead – Limiting Religious Freedom

February 16, 2017
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead is open to everyone interested in philosophy. Its aim is to approach philosophical problems in a non-technical way to enable everyone to participate in discussion and debate. It aims to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views. Free and open to the public.

Americans enjoy a wide range of individual rights, including the right to practice whatever religion they prefer, but no right is absolute.  Individual rights must always be limited to avoid infringement on the rights of others.  How then should religious rights be limited to minimize conflicts such as those seen in the Kim Davis case?  I’ll try to dissect the wide range of activities that fall under the banner of “religious freedom” and examine them in terms of general human rights principles to determine what limitations would actually promote a wider range of freedom for all.

Presentation by Dave Gaboury, followed by discussion

Unglued: Craft Fest (Friday Night)

February 24, 2017
5:00 pmto9:00 pm


Going on the 7th year as an annual craft fest, Unglued: Craft Fest is an inspired day of creative fun and celebration – and taking care of that cabin fever in February! The event features about 70 carefully curated modern handmade makers, artists, and crafters at Plains Art Museum along with free workshops for kids and adults, live music, free gallery admission, and more fun in the great dead of winter!

Saturday is totally free to attend. Friday is a ticketed event to allow for a more laid back shopping environment and includes all kinds of goodness to make the night completely awesome! For more information, visit

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