‘Other Event’ Category

Michael Strand on Alternative Networks: The Beautiful Risk of Being Bold

August 13, 2014
12:00 pmto1:00 pm


This noon-hour workshop with artist Michael Strand will begin with a lightning-fast art making session using clay (less than five minutes), followed by the group collectively examining three elements—what we made, what we value, and what is the appropriate or even alternative venue and audience for the project. These elements are part of Strand’s artistic practice, using an object as the medium to boldly reach out and create projects in partnership with groups and systems as varied as fire stations, libraries, and political organizations.

Convening in Living as Form gallery on the Museum’s second floor, this pop-up event is FREE and open to the public, for all ages and abilities. Bring a bag lunch into the gallery or purchase great fare at our onsite restaurant, Cafe Muse.

The Internet Cat Video Festival

September 4, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Central Time Centric symposium opens on Thursday, September 4, 7 p.m., with a presentation of Walker Art Center’s 2014 Internet Cat Video Festival at the Fargo Theatre. An example of a contemporary art museum showcasing a popular art form and participatory culture, the Internet Cat Video Festival has became a national and international phenomenon and has been presented at South by Southwest and other venues. Get ready for many laughs as you meet some of the screen stars of the cat video world. Open to the public. Cat costume contest with prizes!

Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo • $8


Fall Open House

September 16, 2014
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Check out what is happening at Plains Art Museum and Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity in 2014-2015. We’ll preview upcoming exhibitions and programs, lead guided tours of our Pollinator Garden and Center for Creativity studio spaces, share resources for educators, create art, answer questions, and more. This evening is designed for anyone who wants to learn how the Museum can help them lead a life of creativity and wonder—from educators to families to seniors to artists of all ages.

Free, no registration required.

“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.

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