Upcoming Events

Giving Hearts Day performance by Darin Henze and Friends

February 11, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Join Darin Henze, Ruby Kolpack, Liz Lyngstad, and Jim Kapphahn for a midday getaway with plenty of songs for you and your Valentine. Make a donation during the concert and receive a gift. Lunch available from Mosaic Foods.

FREE and open to the public

Giving Hearts Day 2016

February 11, 2016

The HeART of a healthy community!

On Giving Hearts Day, your donation of $10 or more to Plains Art Museum is magnified by match funding from Marjorie Schlossman providing $5,000 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 11. We are excited to be part of this amazing statewide event, organized by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation.

To make a secure online contribution that day, go to impactgiveback.org. Give from the heart, and help us continue to give the gift of art!

Creative Voices Gallery Talk

February 18, 2016
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Part of an ongoing series of talks featuring Native artists, this conversation will feature participating artists and Emerging Visions juror Graci Horne.

Free and open to the public

Philosophy for All Fargo Moorhead / Feb. 2016

February 18, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

 Self-Deception and Happiness

Some claim a person’s own judgment of happiness can never be wrong. But what if there’s deception about an important part of one’s life–a significant relationship or an important achievement? And some theories claim self-deception enhances and is in fact necessary for happiness. Where do truth, honesty and integrity fit in here?

Presentation by Mark Chekola, MSUM Emeritus, followed by discussion.

Open Access Tour

February 25, 2016
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Plains Art Museum staff lead 45-minute visually descriptive and interactive tours of current exhibitions. Tours are designed to be accessible to all.

Free and open to the public. Registration required.


FMVA Visual Talk: Aerosol Art Panel

February 25, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Growing up in Fargo, artists and designers Jared Froeber and Cory Gillerstein of Notorious Signs first found their love of lettering through the freight train graffiti movement. Their talk will explore how graffiti lettering styles evolved from and impacted the larger picture of design and typography, while incorporating examples from the artists’ own works and experiences.

Free and open to the public.

Final Friday Art Break (Dieken / Vincent)

February 26, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Karri Dieken and Patrick Vincent lead a gallery talk on their two-person exhibition.

Free and open to the public

Unglued Craft Fest 2016

February 26, 2016
5:00 pmto9:00 pm
February 27, 2016
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Now in its sixth year, the wildly popular Unglued Craft Fest returns for two days in February extravaganza of indie crafts and handmade goods that fills up three floors of the Museum and the Center for Creativity with the region’s best crafters and artisans. The annual gathering brims with creativity and wonderfully unique finds.

Friday night is the Craft Gala, a ticketed event with early shopping, live music, appetizers, and drinks. Saturday is free admission all day, and includes workshops for kids and adults, and free gallery admission. For more, visit ungluedmarket.com.


March 3, 2016
7:00 pmto9:00 pm


Mix up your Thursday night routine with a party at the Plains.

  • Meet our new CEO, Andy Maus
  • Beer & Wine
  • Hors d’oeuvres by Mosaic Foods
  • Music by Michael Pink

$10 / Members Free
Proceeds support educational programs

Scholastic Awards Ceremony

March 12, 2016
5:30 pmto8:00 pm

First Floor Atrium

  • Art Exhibition Tours 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Ceremony starts at 6:30 PM

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony recognizes all North Dakota winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and celebrates work by writing and visual art winners on display at the Museum’s Center for Creativity art gallery.

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