Upcoming Events

Unglued: Craft Fest

February 25, 2017
9:00 amto4:00 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 ungluedmarket.com.

Film Screening: Powwow Highway (1989)

March 1, 2017
6:00 pmto7:45 pm

powDavid Bradley’s paintings examine the Southwest in a humorous and often cinematic manner. Jonathan Wack’s 1989 comedy Powwow Highway follows the struggles and friendship of Buddy Red Bow and Philbert Bono as they take a road trip from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation to Santa Fe. Join us in celebrating Native actors, stories, and humor at this screening and discussion of Powwow Highway.

Free and open to the public

Kid Quest: Happy Heads

March 4, 2017
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Peter the Slug was feeling down, but he set a goal, did his best, and completed the Great Forest Race. Great advice for aspiring artists! After exploring the museum, we will be making animal hats inspired by the creative illustrations in Peter the Slug and the Great Forest Race.

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.


Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Ceremony

March 4, 2017
5:30 pmto8:00 pm
  • Art Exhibition Tours 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Awards Program 6:30 PM

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony recognizes all North Dakota winners of the 2016 – 17 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and celebrates work by writing and visual art winners on display in the Museum’s Starion Gallery. Plains Art Museum and the Red River Valley Writing Project work together as the state affiliate for the contest.

Free and open to the public

Gallery Talk: Megan Mitchell

March 9, 2017
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Join us for a gallery talk with artists in residence Megan Mitchell.

Free and open to the public.

School Spirit Artists’ Reception

March 11, 2017
11:00 amto2:00 pm

Share in the excitement at this artists’ reception for students, friends, family, and educators. Join us for light refreshments and recognition by local leaders, with music performances by Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies at 12 and 1 PM.

This year’s reception will be divided by grade level:
Elementary: 11 AM – 12 PM • Middle School: 12 PM – 1 PM • High School: 1 PM – 2 PM

Free and open to the public

Art & Business Breakfast

March 14, 2017
7:30 amto9:00 am

Join us for coffee, juice, bagels and pastries at Plains Art Museum’s first-ever Art and Business Breakfast. Where we bring together the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community and cultural leaders for presentations, conversations, and activities regarding the connections art and business share. And the potential for mutually beneficial relationships. For more information please contact: Sandy Thompson, Development Director, sthompson@plainsart.org.

Philosophy for All Fargo Moorhead – A Socrates Café Meeting

March 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.

At a Socrates Café the people present choose a topic of interest and then engage in discussion of it. The results are often lively, spirited, amazing discussions. At this meeting we will have our own Socrates Café

Indian Country Curator’s Talk

March 30, 2017
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

Join Native art historian and curator Valerie K. Verzuh on a tour of David Bradley’s Indian Country, a world filled with narrative, historical and political questioning, and cultural critique. Learn about the artist’s personal and artistic evolution as we look at paintings and sculptures made throughout the artist’s career.

Free and open to the public

Woven Clay Spring Basket

March 31, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Create your own woven clay basket to hold fruit, Easter eggs or May Day goodies. Participants will roll their own slabs, cut strips of clay and weave them into the basket shape using a plaster cast mold. Leave the basket shiny white to use year-round or paint the exterior with fun spring colors to accent your spring décor. Registration covers the cost of creating, weaving, glazing, and firing one basket. For families and art explorers of all ages.

$10 per participant.


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