Announcing the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity

(From l to r) Doug Burgum, Colleen Sheehy, Rick Buresh, and Meg Spielman-Peldo discuss the Center for Creativity following today's announcement. Photo by Dave Arntson.

Today marked a¬†watershed moment¬†in the history of the Museum. Doug Burgum and James Burgum announced, respectively, a $300,000 gift from the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Trust and a $200,000 challenge grant from the Burgum family. The combined funding from these sources will allow us to begin construction on the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity and will cap off the There’s a Little Artist in All of Us capital campaign.

As you can tell from Meg’s reaction in the photo above, we’re absolutely thrilled.

The Center for Creativity marks an innovative partnership between the Museum and Fargo Public Schools. It will replace the current Creative Arts Studio, but also function as a hub for creative life for the entire community.

This is great news–amazing news–but we still have just a little bit to go before the Center becomes a reality. We need you to help us meet the $200,000 challenge grant by December 31. To make your contribution AND have it matched by the grant, click over to our Donate Now page.

And, thank you to all donors, community members, artists, and advocates who have gotten us this far. It’s thanks to your inspiration and dedication that we’ve made it this far.