‘Other Event’ Category

“Fargo in 60 Seconds” Premiere and Teen Filmmakers Awards Night

April 10, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Music, pizza, and refreshments
FREE and open to the public

Catch some red carpet action at this party and special screening of films contributed to Fargo in 60 Seconds by area filmmakers.

Audience members will vote for their favorite films in the teen category, and winning filmmakers will be awarded cash prizes of 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, and 3rd Place $50.

Filmmakers ages 19 and up who submitted works to Fargo in 60 Seconds are eligible for a drawing for two free tickets to the Museum’s Spring Gala: Optical Illusions held on May 3. The drawing will be held at this premiere event on April 10.


Honey Happenings: Tastings, Buzz Lab Preview, and More!

March 20, 2014
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Discover more about the pollinating power of bees at this event, which includes a short talk by area beekeepers, honey tastings, art projects, music, and more. This also will be a great opportunity to learn how pollinators fit into the museum’s Defiant Gardens socially engaged art projects, including a Buzz Lab internship program for teens in Summer 2014.

Free; no registration required.

Friendship Day: A Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

January 20, 2014
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Monday, January 20 • 1-4 PM

Celebrate the friends and family in your diverse community, and make some new friends with works of art at Plains Art Museum. There will be opportunities to create your own work of art, children’s storytime, and more. Only $3 per person to participate in the activities.


Meet the Curator

January 23, 2014
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

Join us for a fun, informal gathering with Becky Dunham, and learn more about her outreach with area artists, her thoughts on future exhibits, and how her professional road led her 1,300 miles straight north to Fargo-Moorhead.

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
FREE and open to the public

Giving Hearts Day

February 13, 2014

Support us at impactgiveback.org
Thursday, February 13 • 12 AM-12 PM

GivingHLogoWe made art and celebrated art together with more than 58,500 visitors last year. 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. We are excited to be part of this amazing community event organized by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation. In a single 24-hour period, Giving Hearts Day drives tremendous support for area nonprofits.

On Thursday, February 13, 2014, your donation will be doubled by up to $4,000 in matching funds from a Museum donor.

To make a secure online contribution that day and have it matched, go to impactgiveback.org. Plus, if we are among the top ten nonprofits to receive the most online contributions, we will receive additional funding from Dakota Medical Foundation. Give from the heart, and help us continue to give the gift of art!

Unglued Craft Fest

February 21, 2014
5:00 pmto9:00 pm
February 22, 2014
10:00 amto7:00 pm

The Unglued Craft Fest, which fills up three floors with wonderfully unique finds, is a must-do for any fan of indie crafts, handmade goods, and the DIY movement. We’re always energized by the creativity on display when the Museum hosts this annual gathering of the region’s independent crafters and artisans. Whether you’re a maker or a shopper, you won’t want to miss the collaborative spirit and inspiration that Unglued has to offer.

Friday night is the Craft Gala, a ticketed event with early shopping, appetizers, and drinks. The activities on Saturday are free and include workshops for kids and adults, live music, and free gallery admission. For more information, visit ungluedmarket.com.

Giving Hearts Day Appreciation Concerts

February 11, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Noon music performance with Romantic Chamber Music for Piano and Strings

FREE and open to the public

Leading up to Giving Hearts Day, Plains Art Museum is hosting a series of free appreciation concerts at noon. On Feb. 11, join us for a performance of romantic chamber music with Sue Nagel, piano; Sonja Harasim and Jane Linde Capistran, violins; Timothy H Nelson, viola; and Elise Buffat Nelson, cello.

Join the Romantic Chamber Music concert on Facebook

Moby-Dick Marathon Read

September 22, 2013
12:00 pmto10:00 pm

Join T. L. Solien and a roster of actors, writers, teachers, and students as they read aloud an abridged version of Moby-Dick throughout the day. Free admission. Refreshments and food available.

Meet Author and Chef Amy Thielen

November 7, 2013
5:30 pmto7:00 pm

amythielenAuthor Talk, Book Signing, and Reception for her new book,
The New Midwestern Table
Thursday, November 7 • 5:30 – 7 PM

“The roots of Midwestern cooking—gardening, preserving, fishing, and otherwise plucking good things to eat from the woods or the fields—are enjoying a transformative, active present tense,” writes Amy Thielen. Her appealing and fiercely American debut cookbook, The New Midwestern: 200 Recipes for American Home Cooking is delicious proof. Thielen heralds a fresh take on heartland cooking, modernizing and refining the Midwestern dishes that she grew up with while also unearthing local gems from across the region. In an impassioned voice, she reveals how the Midwest is responsible for much of what we consider our American food heritage, conjuring a cuisine that is generous, thrifty, and resourceful.

Amy Thielen’s own series debuts on the Food Network on September 14. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Macalester College in Saint Paul. She spent seven years cooking professionally in New York under David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Shea Gallante. Since returning to Minnesota in 2008, she has written for the Twin Cities Star Tribune, and national publications Men’s Journal and Saveur. She won a James Beard Journalism Award in 2011. Thielen lives near Park Rapids with her husband, artist Aaron Spangler, and their son, Hank.

Click here for more information about Amy and her Food Network television series.

Pet Sketch at the Plains

July 20, 2013
10:00 amto2:00 pm


Make your way over to the museum from the Fargo Street Fair for an opportunity to beat the heat and join other dog owners for a day of fun and art.

Show your canine companion just how much you love him with a portrait created by a local artist! Plains Art Museum invites dog owners to our Katherine Kilbourne Center for Creativity Saturday, July 20 from 10 am to 2 pm to have a sketch done of their favorite four-legged family members. Area artists will be on hand to create a one of a kind drawing of your pooch. Choose from an 8 x10” completed drawing or a smaller drawing done that will be turned into a button for $15.

Volunteers from local dog rescue organization 4 Luv of Dog Rescue will join us for the event to help raise awareness of area dogs in need. They will be at the Center to speak with people who might have questions about, or interest in, adopting one of the many dogs in the area that deserve a good home. Please feel free to ask them if there is any way you would like to support their organization.

For everyone’s safety, the museum asks that all dogs have their shots and be kept on leashes at all times. Help us keep the environment safe and friendly for everyone by being mindful of your pets and how they might interact with other dogs. Water will be available to ensure that everyone’s pets are hydrated and happy. Please enter through the main entrance of the Center for Creativity, located to the west of the main museum building.

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